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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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers and other professionals: 450+
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. It employs over 450 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 specialized practice areas, including corporate and finance, antitrust, tax, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, intellectual property, and labor 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. 

In addition to deep industry and international expertise, Yulchon’s culture of innovation and collaboration offers excellence in legal service that puts client needs first. Among the recognitions received, Yulchon was honored by the Financial Times as “Most Innovative Asia Pacific Law Firm” in 2018 and Korea’s “Most Innovative Law Firm” for two consecutive years (2015-2016), recognized by Chambers & Partners as “Law Firm of the Year in Korea” in 2017 and selected by the American Lawyer as the “Asian Law Firm of the Year” at the 2016 Asia Legal Awards.

  • 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
Doil Son 

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 

Intellectual Property

Jeong Yeol Choe

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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