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Jipyong LLC

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Managing Partners: Kong Hyun Lee, Ji Hyung Kim, Young Tae Yang, Sung Taek Lim
Number of partners: 90+
Number of lawyers: 210+
Languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
As one of Korea’s leading full-service law firms, Jipyong LLC (‘Jipyong’) prides itself on the global perspective and experience it brings to its clients’ cases, the depth and breadth of its practice specializations, and the creative problem-solving expertise of its lawyers. With a network of 11 offices across Asia and beyond, the firm provides a one-stop destination for cross-border legal and consulting services; its strong domestic and international client base relies on the firm’s in-depth knowledge of diverse local markets and innovative, business-minded solutions. Jipyong is committed to professional excellence and exceptional client service, underpinned by an unwavering adherence to ethics and social responsibility through pro bono and community service.

Practice Areas:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Cross-Border
Foreign Investment
Finance & Securities
Private Equity & Hedge Funds
Real Estate & Construction
Antitrust & Competition
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employment
Shipping, Maritime & Aviation
White Collar Criminal Defence
Tax
Family Law
Government Contracts
Constitutional Law
Litigation & Arbitration
Legislative
Resources, Energy & Infrastructure
Information Technology & Internet
Health Care & Biomedical
Retail & Consumer
Entertainment & Media
R&D

Main Areas of Practice:

Finance & Securities:
Jipyong spearheads the most innovative financial transactions in Korea, as evidenced by the firm’s advice and representation on the first-ever IPOs of foreign companies from the US, Australia, Vietnam and Laos on the Korea Exchange. Jipyong is also highly regarded for its expertise in project finance, ranging from real estate to social overhead capital, as well as structured finance and derivatives, acquisition financing, private equity investments and financial regulatory matters. Also notable is Jipyong’s rapidly growing FinTech practice, highly sought after by clients in novel ventures involving P2P lending, internet banks, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions:
With in-depth local market knowledge of Korea and other Asian countries where Jipyong has overseas offices, in particular, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar, the firm represents an ever-expanding client base in complex, cutting-edge corporate and M&A transactions in both Korea and other strategic international jurisdictions.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Led by former Justices of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of Korea, Jipyong’s litigation and arbitration practice group is the heart of the firm and widely regarded as among the best in Korea. Jipyong has an impressive track record of success in the most complex and difficult cases. Jipyong also has extensive experience with international arbitrations involving foreign parties from the US, Japan, China, Russia and Vietnam.

Antitrust & Competition:
With a former high-ranking KFTC officer and veteran attorneys leading the charge, the antitrust and competition practice group has achieved remarkable success in representing both corporate clients and the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) in all aspects of antitrust, from KFTC investigations and hearings to administrative appeals and civil follow-on damages actions and criminal antitrust proceedings.

Shipping, Maritime & Aviation:
Jipyong’s shipping, maritime and aviation team is led by highly regarded maritime, admiralty and insurance law experts. Consistently recognised by leading international legal rankings publications as one of the best law firms in the shipping and maritime practice area, Jipyong has advised domestic and international clients on numerous high-profile maritime and insurance matters, including the Hyundai Fortune explosion, the Hebei Spirit oil spill, and the National Maritime Police Agency’s Turtle Ship Fund project.

Resources, Energy & Infrastructure:
Jipyong’s resources, energy and infrastructure practice group advises a broad range of clients on power plant development, infrastructure projects, SOC, project financing, EPC, investments and acquisitions. Jipyong is highly experienced in conventional power as well as renewable and alternative forms of energy; from their development to operation and shutdown. The firm also has extensive experience in resource development projects and investments (including coal and iron ore mining operations and reforestation projects) and infrastructure development (including expressway development projects and urban renewal projects).