Barun Law

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Managing Partners: Mr. Cheoll Park, Mr. Jae Peel Park, Mr. Donghoon Lee
Number of partners: approx. 100 Number of lawyers: over 210

Firm Overview:
Barun Law LLC is the newest of Korea’s large full service law firms with over 210 attorneys, and the firm is now the 7th largest Korea-based law firm. Named after the Korean word for ‘righteous,’ Barun Law has quickly taken its place among Korea’s top, full-service law firms, not only in its size but also in its experience and sophistication. Barun Law’s exceptional professionals, many of whom have formerly served as judges in all levels of the Korean judiciary, from district courts to the Supreme Court of Korea, or as senior prosecutors, are actively engaged in a wide range of complex legal matters on behalf of many of the world’s largest companies, major financial institutions and funds, growing firms, entrepreneurs and foreign governments.

Main Areas of Practice:
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
■ Successfully represented the KFTC in a lawsuit filed by Qualcomm regarding an administrative fine of approximately US$ 900 million
Partners: Hye Sook Seo, Youn Woo Ahn, Kyung Hwan Chung
■ Represented the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), overturned the district court judgment and obtained a favourable ruling for KNOC in the case filed by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Partner: Do Hyung Kim
■ Represented Hyundai E&C and obtained a full victory in the lawsuit filed by GS E&C against Hyundai E&C for damages due to low-cost order in the Samcheok Green Power Plant project
Partners: Jae Hwan Kim, Wung Cheol Baek
■ Successfully represented the Australian Government in an employment law-related case; prevailed at all levels of the Korean legal system, including the Supreme Court of Korea
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Rieu Kim, Hyuk Jun Jung
■ Represented a nuclear energy company in a dispute before the KCAB in connection with a nuclear project in Korea
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Rieu Kim
■ Represented a Korean construction company in a dispute before the KCAB against a European engineering and construction company in connection with a construction project in Korea
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Eung Se Lee, Rieu Kim
■ Successfully defending Semi-Materials Co., Ltd. in a US$18 million arbitration claim brought by a Korean construction company
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Rieu Kim
■ Successfully represented a major US medical imaging company in an AAA arbitration against a Korean company
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Rieu Kim
■ Representing IMG in a successful litigation all the way up to the Supreme Court of Korea, as well as representing and winning in arbitration against SBS, regarding broadcasting rights of the European Tour
Partners: Joo Hyoung Jang, Jae Min Chun

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
■ Successfully advised the deal through which Safire Co., Ltd., a company specialised in engineering in the fire prevention and safety area, becomes a member of Jensen Hughes
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Joo Hyoung Jang, Rieu Kim
■ Represented one of top 3 international auto parts maker in selling of its fluid pressure and controls business unit to Hanon Systems
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Rieu Kim
■ Advising Wangsu, China’s largest content delivery network, in acquiring 85% of shares in CDNetworks, approximate total deal value over US$ 200 million
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Joo Hyoung Jang, Rieu Kim
■ Advising ING Groep NV on regulatory matters related to its divestment of shares in its Korean subsidiary, ING Life Insurance Korea Ltd (deal size: USD1.66 billion)
Partners: Joo Hyoung Jang
■ Successfully represented Medytox, a global bio-pharmaceutical company listed on KOSDAQ, for a deal of acquiring 58.3% of shares in Highway1 holding an exclusive distributorship of famous international cosmetics brands
Partners: Mun-Ki Choi, Jae-Woong Choi
■ Advising and representing many multinational corporations including Citigroup, Airbnb and Amazon on a broad range of cutting-edge issues
Partners: Ki Tai Park, Jae Wook Oh, Joo Hyoung Jang

Banking & Finance:
■ Advising Fifth Third Bank in its US$225 million loan to Samick Musical Instruments Co., Ltd. (Korea) for their attempted acquisition of Steinway
Partners: Joo Hyoung Jang
■ Advising Baring Private Equity Asia regarding Baring’s participation in a consortium in their acquisition of Daewoo International’s 24% stake in Kyobo Life Insurance
Partners: Kyung Ho Jeong
■ Advising ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in connection with accepting shares on the Korean Exchange as collateral for loans offered to its Private Banking clients
Partners: Joo Hyoung Jang
■ Advising in connection with the creation of a bridge loan facility with a maximum amount of US$ 890 million
■ Advising in connection with the issuance of senior notes for a total amount of US$ 600 million for a worldwide microchip packaging manufacturer
■ Advising Martin Currie and Deutsche Bank on the Korea-related issues
Partners: Joo Hyoung Jang, Kyung Ho Jeong

Restructuring/Insolvency:
■ Representing creditors including CN Rail in connection with Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Joo Hyoung Jang, Rieu Kim
■ Advised ThyssenKrupp on claims in a pending insolvency/rehabilitation proceeding
Partners/Senior Foreign Attorneys: Joo Hyoung Jang, Rieu Kim
■ Representing a creditor of Cheju Country Club Co., Ltd., Hanp E&C, in connection with the corporate rehabilitation procedure and prepared the pre-packaged plan
Partners: Seok Jun Roh, Min Hoon Yi
■ Assisted the client seeking to improve its sales and to change the existing membership-based business to the public-based one and have applied for the commencement of rehabilitation under a pre-packaged plan
Partners: Seok Jun Roh, Min Hoon Yi
■ Provided comprehensive legal advice services to a Korean client, the creditor, and prepared the pre-packaged plan and received the decision to commence the corporate restructuring procedure in connection with a golf course
Partners: Seok Jun Roh, Min Hoon Yi

Construction & Real Estate:
■ Advising the US Government on real estate and regulatory matters in connection with the build-out of the new diplomatic compound in Central Seoul
■ Retained by the Canadian Government in connection with the acquisition of a new Official Residence and the disposition of various government properties, including the former official residence and secured residential properties
Partners: Ki Tai Park, Joo Hyoung Jang

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Barun Law Building, 92 gil 7

Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

135-846

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