South Korea

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

+82 2 528 5200

+82 2 528 5228

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Seok Hoon Kang
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Managing Partner: Hee Woong Yoon
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Managing Partner: Dong Ryul Choi
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers and other professionals: 550+
Languages: Korean, English, German, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, French, Japanese, Spanish, Cambodian, Portuguese and Burmese

Yulchon is a full-service international law firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea. We employ over 550 professionals, including more than 60 licensed in jurisdictions outside of Korea. Yulchon advises on a full range of specialized practice areas, including corporate and finance, antitrust, tax, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, intellectual property & technology, and labor and employment. Our perspective is international and our reach is global. In addition to our main offices in Seoul, Yulchon maintains offices in Russia, China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia, and has 11 regional practice teams covering the world.

In addition to deep industry and international expertise, Yulchon’s culture of innovation and excellence in legal service is committed to putting client needs first. With Yulchon’s practice teams garnering top-tier rankings in 2020, our other noteworthy firm-wide recognitions in recent years include being honored by the Financial Times as “Most Innovative Asia Pacific Law Firm” in 2018, our recognition by Chambers & Partners as “Law Firm of the Year in Korea” in 2017 and being selected by American Lawyer for the “Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year” at the 2019 Asia Legal Awards. Our commitment to our clients means that at Yulchon, we are proud to measure our success by the success and satisfaction of our clients.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds 
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds 
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation

Corporate & Finance
Young Su Shin 

Sung Wook Eun 

Sung Bom Park

Dong Soo Kim

Real Estate & Construction
Ju Bong Park

Dispute Resolution
Dong Ryul Choi 

Il Bong Moon 

Intellectural Property & Technology
Jeong Yeol Choe

Doil Son

Labor & Employment
Sang Wook Cho

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Sale by Hillhouse Capital Management, Altos Ventures and GS PIA of their 87.3% equity stake in Woowa Brothers
  • Prudential Financial’s Sale of Subsidiary Prudential Life Korea
  • Stock Acquisition Deal between Netmarble Games Corporation and Coway Co., Ltd.

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services 
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverages 
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism 
  • Transport 
  • Utilities

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