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Yulchon LLC

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Managing Partners: Seok Hoon Kang and Hee Woong Yoon
Number of Fee Earners: 450+
Languages: Korean, English, German, Russian, Vietnamese, French, Japanese, Spanish, Cambodian, Portuguese, Burmese

Firm Overview:
Yulchon is a full-service international law firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It employs over 450 professionals, including more than 60 licensed in jurisdictions outside of Korea. 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. The firm’s perspective is international and its reach is global. It represents clients from six continents and has helped companies expand around the globe.

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 PHC Group on its creation of a joint venture with Valeo Group in five different countries with different legal systems
■Represented Asia Cement Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of Halla Cement Company
Contact: Hee Woong Yoon
Email: [email protected]

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.
■Delta Air Lines/Korean Air ‘Metal Neutral’ Joint Venture – First-Ever of Its Kind in Korea
■Defence of Qualcomm before KFTC and then Seoul High Court on appeal regarding Qualcomm’s alleged abuse of dominance involving IP Rights
Contact: Hae Sik Park
Email: [email protected]

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 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co,. Ltd. in connection with its restructuring process
■Represented major Korean multinational companies including Hyundai Motors, Kia Motors, LG Group and CJ Group in a suit regarding guarantee fees
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.
■Advised Korea Post on its real estate investment in the US
■Advised Morgan Stanley on its investment into SK Susong Tower
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.
■Represented Hanwha Chemical in a precedent-setting Supreme Court case
■Represented Hana Bank and obtained a favourable decision in its entirety in a lawsuit filed by the foreign carrier Emirates requiring the return of deposits
Contact: Yong Sup Yoon, Hong Kun Yun
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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.
■Represented Celltrion in three separate actions against Roche regarding a Herceptin® biosimilar developed by Celltrion
■Represented Kumkang Shoes Co., Ltd. in a trademark invalidation and injunction related lawsuit filed by Regal Corporation
Contact: Jeong Yeol Choe
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
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.
■Advised L’Oréal group on various HR-related issues in regard to its acquisition of Nanda Co. Ltd., the largest acquisition of a Korean company by a French buyer in history
■Represented Hana Bank in the ‘ordinary wage’ suit filed by its ex-employees
Contact: Hee-Chul Kang
Email: [email protected]


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