South Korea

Parnas Tower, 38F
521 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, 06164
South Korea

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Managing Partner: Seok Hoon KANG
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Managing Partner: Dong Ryul CHOI
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Managing Partner: Hee Woong YOON
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Quick facts:

Number of fee earners: 550+
Languages: Korean, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Burmese and Cambodian
Practice Areas: Corporate & Finance, Antitrust & Competition, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor & Employment, Real Estate & Construction, Tax
Regional Practices: China, EU (France, Germany), Japan, Latin America & Iberia, Middle East, North Korea, Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam), Russia & Commonwealth of Independent States

Yulchons name is formed from two Chinese characters that mean, a community of legal experts. With more than 550 lawyers and specialists across seven practice groups and 12 industry teams, and with six overseas offices, Yulchons experienced professionals work together in a culture of excellence, innovation and collaboration to address the challenges our clients face. Since its founding in 1997, Yulchon has become the fastest-growing among Koreas top law firms. Our perspective is international, and our reach is global. At Yulchon, we put the needs of our clients first, and we are proud that our success is measured by the success and satisfaction of our clients.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

Corporate & Finance
Young Su SHIN
Sung Wook EUN

Yulchon advised Prudential throughout the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, PoK, to Koreas KB Financial Group for 2.3 trillion Korean Won, or $1.9 billion. Handled by a women-led team, this was one of 2020s largest Korean M&A deals. For this work, Yulchon was awarded M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia at The 2021 Asia Legal Awards.

Sung Bom PARK

Yulchon represented Woowa Brothers, Koreas largest online food delivery platform company, in its $4 billion acquisition by Germanys Delivery Hero before the KFTC as the sellers Korean merger control counsel.

Dong Soo KIM

Yulchon advised IGIS Asset Management in the successful acquisition of an Amazon logistics center located in New Mexico through a real estate investment fund.

Real Estate & Construction
Ju Bong PARK

Yulchon successfully represented a global construction company in a USD 165 M lawsuit against Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd.

Dispute Resolution
Il Bong MOON

Yulchon successfully obtained acquittal for Koreas ridesharing platform startup SOCAR and VCNC, a Korean version of Uber, where passenger transport service based on sharing economy was allegedly in violation of current law.

Intellectual Property & Technology

Jeong Yeol CHOE
Doil Son

Yulchon successfully represented Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm in a patent invalidation trial involving a patent that relates to FinFET technology filed against KAIST, and successfully settle the matter.  The corresponding US case resulted in a jury verdict of $200 million.

Labour & Employment
Sang Wook CHO

Yulchon is representing SK Hynix in litigation in which employees are seeking to characterize profit-sharing bonuses as wages which must be included in the base rate for statutory severance benefits and other entitlements.

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
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  • Energy
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Materials
  • Media and entertainment
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

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