Yulchon LLC

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Co-Managing Partners: Yong Sup Yoon, Seok Hoon Kang, Hee Woong Yoon
Number of fee earners: 510+
Languages:
Korean, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Burmese and Cambodian

Firm Overview:
Yulchon is a full-service international law firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It employs over 510 professionals, including more than 60 licensed in jurisdictions outside of Korea. The firm’s perspective is international and its reach is global. Yulchon advises on a full range of specialised practice areas, including corporate and finance, antitrust, tax, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, intellectual property, and labour and employment. In addition to its main office in Seoul, Yulchon maintains offices in Russia, China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia, and has 11 regional practice teams covering the world.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & Finance:
Specialising in sophisticated transactional work, Yulchon’s corporate and finance group focuses on business objectives of the clients and employs a cross-disciplinary team approach to address those objectives efficiently and effectively.
■ Advised Prudential Financial, Inc. in its sale of the Prudential Life Insurance of Korea, Ltd. to Korea’s KB Financial Group for $1.9 billion, one of the Korean market’s largest M&A deals of 2020
■ Advised a group of financial investors selling their equity stake in Woowa Brothers, the #1 platform in Korea’s rapidly-expanding food delivery business sector, to Germany-based Delivery Hero
Contact: Young Su Shin; Sung Wook Eun; Doil Son
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected] com; [email protected]

Antitrust:
Antitrust experts serve multinational clients with simultaneous multi-jurisdictional antitrust investigations and issues that require close coordination among counsel from each jurisdiction. The team has been recognised worldwide for representing clients both local and abroad in various high-profile cases.
■ Advised Korea’s largest online food delivery platform company Woowa Brothers on Korean merger control issues in its $4 billion sale of the company to Germany’s Delivery Hero
■ Advised Advent-Cinven Consortium’s $19 billion acquisition of Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business
Contact: Sung Bom Park
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Comprised of over 60 tax experts, Yulchon’s tax group retains an exclusive team that handles legal services on tax controversy matters for foreign enterprises investing in Korea and Korean enterprises investing overseas.
■ Advised KTB Asset Management on its real estate investment in Austria
■ Assisted consortium of clients in the oil & gas industry in obtaining a favorable Tax Tribunal decision regarding customs duties and VAT
Contact: Dong Soo Kim
Email:
[email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
The real estate and construction group has experts in a wide variety of fields that can assist clients in every major sector of the real estate and construction industries. The group’s knowledge and systemic interdisciplinary approach enable Yulchon to develop innovative structures and creative solutions customised for the most complex and challenging real estate projects and disputes.
■ Successfully represented a consortium of HYUNDAI E&C, GS E&C and SK E&C to win over KRW 200 billion worth of claims regarding the construction of Shin-Hanul nuclear power plants No. 1 and No. 2
■ Obtained successful claim for additional construction costs on the Yeongdo Highway Overpass project
Contact: Ju Bong Park
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The dispute resolution group is made up of highly respected professionals who have considerable experience working in both the public and private sector. It takes on matters in an organic manner whereby attorneys work cooperatively and draw on the widespread specialist expertise within the firm.
■ Successfully obtained acquittal for Korea’s ridesharing platform startup SOCAR and VCNC
■ Successfully mediated on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Medical Korea in a product liability action
Contact: Dong Ryul Choi ; Il Bong Moon
Email:
[email protected]; [email protected] com

Intellectual Property:
IP group focuses on the client’s business strategies in combination with the particular technologies of a relevant industry to provide tailored legal services. The IP group is experienced in all aspects of IP related issues under Korean law, including issues in the fields of patent/utility model, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, entertainment, privacy, and international trade.
■ Successfully represented Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm in a complex patent invalidation proceeding against Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) before the KIPTAB
■ In a rare defense jury victory in the Eastern District of Texas, represented HiCon Ltd., a Korean semi-conductor testing equipment manufacturer, against Dallas-based Plastronics Socket Partners, Ltd. and Plastronics H-Pin, Ltd.
Contact: Jeong Yeol Choe
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
The labour and employment practice has served as advisor to major Korean companies on all aspects of employment-law. The team is able to offer comprehensive assistance with all aspects of individual and collective labour relationships, as well as representation in any disputes related thereto.
■ Litigation victory regarding profit-sharing bonuses
■ Successfully obtained a Korean Supreme Court decision on behalf of Kumho Express on bus driver wages systems
Contact: Sang Wook Cho
Email: [email protected]

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 5 contributions

Law and Practice

Fintech 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Doil Son, Jun Hee Lee, Gun Kim, Sun Hee Kim

Law and Practice

Corporate Tax 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Dong Soo Kim, Kyu Dong Kim, Yong Whan Choi, Jeremy Everett

Law and Practice

Insolvency 2020 in South Korea

Authors: Chul Man Kim, Sy Nae Kim, Young Woo Kim

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Banking & Finance
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Corporate/M&A
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
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Dispute Resolution: Litigation
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Christopher Joon Tae Cho
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Jin Kook Lee
Band 2

Capital Markets: Securitisation


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Cecil Chung
Band 2
Sai Ree Yun
Senior Statespeople
Seuk Joon Lee
Band 3

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Senior Statespeople
Sai Ree YunCompetition/Antitrust
Eminent Practitioners
Hee Woong YoonCorporate/M&A
Yong Sup YoonDispute Resolution: Litigation
Bong Hee HanReal Estate
Kyung Geun LeeTax: Consultants
Band 1
Sung Bom ParkCompetition/Antitrust
Il Bong MoonDispute Resolution: Litigation
Christopher Joon Tae ChoShipping: Finance
Kyu Dong KimTax: Consultants
Band 2
Christopher Joon Tae ChoBanking & Finance
Jin Kook LeeCapital Markets
Geen KimCapital Markets: Securitisation
Cecil ChungCompetition/Antitrust
Sang Wook ChoEmployment
Young Su ShinInsurance
Jeong Yeol ChoeIntellectual Property
Raymond M KangProjects & Energy

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Parnas Tower 38F

521 Teheran-ro

Gangnam-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

06164

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