Grounded on Yoon & Yang’s chance to provide legal advice to a large
domestic IT company that faced a lawsuit in the U.S., Yoon & Yang
started to conduct forensic tasks in 2014, and launched the digital
forensic center in September, 2019.
There are 45 professionals that are part of the Yoon & Yang digital forensic center, including Young Min Suh Esq., who is the center’s head, along with 27 partners, 3 forensic specialists and senior researchers, and approximately 15 professional reviewers.
In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, information protection has become a core technology to all industries. The breach of personal information and confidential corporate information through cybersecurity incidents has now become so significant as to determine the very survival of the corporation, and managing the legal and technical risks of information security has now become a key aspect of corporate management. Yoon & Yang’s Information Security Center, led by its Director, is comprised of attorneys specializing in the protection of personal information.
As an aftermath to the rapid change in the management atmosphere such as the rise of importance in the environment, capitalism of stakeholders, etc., that has occurred due to global climate change, ESG has now become an inevitable trait that companies must be equipped with, in order to maintain itself as a sustainable company. Yoon & Yang is providing tailored advice related to a variety of ESG issues covering companies’ future strategies, compliance, and enforcement that arise in this ESG era with its ESG professionals (attorneys and consultants, etc.) that specialize in environment, labor, information and human rights, green finance, anti-corruption, compliance, etc.
Yoon & Yang’s Discovery Center provides prompt and efficient document review and support to affiliated personnel’s interview/deposition processes in order to efficiently reduce the expenses that are put in the discovery process that is conducted as a response to the investigation, etc., conducted by the government entities or international organizations when domestic corporations engage in litigation and arbitration within Korea and overseas, and effectively manage a variety of discovery risks. For overseas disputes, the Discovery Center works with clients' legal teams to design discovery procedures tailored to the needs of clients and local law firms representing the clients overseas, and adopts a flexible and collaborative operating structure.
The Yoon & Yang Environmental Regulation Response Center is comprised of attorneys with expertise in environmental law and experts who have accumulated practical experience in environmental agencies. Based on our extensive advisory experience and understanding of policies, institutions, technologies, and industries, we provide comprehensive legal services including advice on all environmental laws and regulations, M&A due diligence, and response to administrative adjudication, administrative & civil litigation, and criminal punishment.
To assist corporations in establishing systems for serious accident
preparedness, Yoon & Yang LLC now operates the Corporate Preparedness
Review Center with experts from various fields, having entered into a
strategic alliance with the Cadmus Group, a US Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) contractor.
Taking advantage of the serious accidents prevention and response system successfully implemented by the Cadmus Group in the US and its vast industry and company data, the Yoon & Yang CPR Center provides its services based on scenarios tailored to Korean companies. This helps Korean companies prepare a robust and individualized preparedness system.
Asia Business Law Journal(ABLJ) introduced a comment from Junsang Lee, a managing partner at Yoon & Yang, regarding regional trends to global investment.
Law.com International Asia Pacific published an article on Yoon & Yang's hire of three experts to strengthen its aviation workforce.
Law.com International Asia Pacific published an article on Yoon & Yang's new recruitment of JongKu Choi to its Banking & Finance Practice Group.
asialaw, legal publication specially focusing on Asia-Pacific region, announced asialaw Profiles 2023 and asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023. asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023 has recognized twenty one professionals of Yoon & Yang LLC as leading lawyers for their respective practice areas. asialaw Leading Lawyers is a leading lawyers directory published by asialaw. Following is the list of Yoon & Yang's professionals recognized in their respective practice areas. asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023 (in alphabetical order) Cholsoo Han Competition/antitrust (Notable practitioner) Sang-Goo Han Restructuring and insolvency (Distinguished practitioner) Dong Oh Hong Intellectual Property (Notable practitioner) Young Ho Kang Corporate and M&A (Notable practitioner) Young Min Kang Competition/antitrust (Rising star) Chul Ho Kim Competition/antitrust (Notable practitioner) Myung-Ahn Kim Dispute resolution (Notable practitioner) Sangman Kim Corporate and M&A (Notable practitioner) Sung-Jin Kim Corporate and M&A (Distinguished practitioner) Wonil Kim Intellectual Property (Distinguished practitioner) Junsang Lee Dispute resolution (Distinguished practitioner) Soonghee Lee Capital markets; Banking and finance (Distinguished practitioner) Seung Soon Lim Tax (Elite practitioner) Chan-Keun Park Labour and employment (Notable practitioner) Sang Hoon Park Labour and employment (Distinguished practitioner) Young Woo Park Construction (Notable practitioner) Paul S. Rhee Competition/antitrust (Notable practitioner) Song Ryu Competition/antitrust (Notable practitioner) Dae Sagong Construction; Real estate (Rising star) Soongki Yi Corporate and M&A (Notable practitioner) Hoil Yoon Competition/antitrust (Senior statesman)
Chambers Global Practice Guides: Enforcement of Judgments 2022 South Korea Chapter Chambers and Partners, a leading global guide to the legal market, has published the Chambers Global Practice Guides – Enforcement of Judgments 2022. The South Korea Chapter has been contributed by Yoon & Yang’s Youbum Kim, Young Kang Eo, Su Yeol Lee and Sung Hyun Park.
Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Competition in Digital Markets 2023 Korea Chapter Law Business Research has published Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Competition in Digital Markets 2023. The South Korea Chapter has been contributed by Yoon & Yang’s Chul Ho Kim, Jung Seok Hong, Mae Wha Choi and Bernard Hyungjoon Kim. Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides useful legal information on various practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world.
IFLR1000, an internationally renowned law firm ranking directory specialized in banking, finance, capital markets and M&A, published its 32nd edition (2022/2023).In the 32nd edition of IFLR1000, 20 attorneys of Yoon & Yang LLC were recognized as leading lawyers in each of their practice areas. In particular, partners Sangman Kim, Joon Oh Jo, Chang Wook Shin and associate attorney Bora Kang were recognized as leading lawyers in their practice areas for the first time.IFLR1000, which publishes its 32nd edition this year, evaluates the financial and corporate pratice areas only. This year, research teams based in London, Hong Kong and New York recognized more than 20,000 leading lawyers from 235 jurisdictions worldwide.Following is the list of Yoon & Yang's leading lawyers:IFLR1000 32nd edition (2023) Leading Lawyers (In alphabetical order) Sang-Goo Han Restructuring and insolvency, M&A (Highly Regarded) Joon Oh Jo Restructuring and insolvency (Notable Practitioner) Hyun Suk Jung Capital Markets: Debt, M&A (Notable Practitioner) Bora Kang Capital markets: Equity (Rising Star) Sung Woon Kang Banking, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity (Highly Regarded) Kayoung Kim M&A (Rising Star Partner) Kwon Hoe Kim Capital Markets: Debt, M&A (Notable practitioner) Sangman Kim Corporate and M&A (Highly Regarded) Sung-Jin Kim M&A (Highly Regarded) Bo Hyun Lee Capital Markets: Equity, M&A (Notable Practitioner) Junghwan Lee M&A (Rising Star Partner) Soonghee Lee Banking, Capital markets: Equity, Capital markets: Derivatives, Financial services regulatory, M&A (Highly Regarded) Zunu Lee M&A (Notable Practitioner) Young Woo Park Project Finance, Real Estate Finance (Highly Regarded) Dae Sagong Project Development (Rising Star) Chang Wook Shin Banking and finance (Rising Star)Hye Kyung Helen Sohn Banking, Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation, Project finance (Notable Practitioner) Soongki Yi Project Development (Highly Regarded) Hoil Yoon M&A (Market Leader) Youngkyun Yun Private Equity (Highly Regarded)
Senior Foreign Attorney Edward Dhong and Partner Dae Sagong of Yoon & Yang have been selected as ‘Commended External Counsel’ at the Counsels of the Year Awards 2021 hosted by the Hong Kong-based in-house lawyer legal publication, In-House Community (IHC). Commended External Counsel is an external counsel, usually a private practicing attorney who is recommended by the in house lawyers and decision makers from the corporation. After the in-house lawyers’ voting and judge’s evaluations, Edward Dhong and Dae Sagong were recognized with excellent evaluations by in-house lawyers. Especially, IHC published the client testimonial on Edward Dhong as below:“Having worked with Edward, I can say that he is an excellent operator. “ Also, the publication released the in-house lawyer’s comment on Dae Sagong:“Dae Sagong is driven, reliable, responsive, and accommodating of client’s needs and requests. He is well versed with both commercial and litigation matters, which is helpful in structuring complex transactions and handling pre- or post-acquisition legal issues. “ The In-House Community (IHC) annually hosts the Counsels of the Year Awards for in-house lawyers, which award best in-house lawyers and teams by industry, business and firms. This year's awards ceremony was held online on Wednesday 15 June 2022. In-House Community Counsel of the Year Awards 2021
Yoon & Yang advised the Korea’s largest furniture company Hanssem on the sale of its shares and management rights, successfully closing the transaction on January 4, 2022. The transaction resulted in the transfer of 27.7% of the shares and management rights held by the largest shareholder and related parties to the buyer IMM Private Equity. On behalf of the sellers, Yoon & Yang played a key role in the successful execution of the SPA and closing of the transaction by providing comprehensive and prompt advice on all aspects of legal issues related to the transaction, including reviews and negotiations of the MOU, SPA and the other agreements.
Naver Webtoon, a South Korean internet company Naver’s webtoon business affiliate, has acquired Munpia, the largest web novel platform provider in South Korea, by establishing a consortium with Premier Partners, a private equity fund in South Korea. In this transaction, Yoon & Yang has successfully provided the buyers, Naver Webtoon and Premier Partners, with comprehensive legal advice including reviewing the deal structure from the early phase of the deal, drafting MOU and agreements and handling other related legal issues. This deal was closed on September 30, 2021. It is meaningful in that the transaction required more sophisticated legal reviews for the buyers compared to other mergers and acquisitions deals due to the complicated legal status within the concerned parties such as existing shareholders’ rights of first refusal (ROFR) and tag-along rights. Yoon & Yang successfully helped the buyers in handling such issues and also resolved tax issues in order to close the transaction.
Yoon & Yang has successfully advised Dongbu Corporation Consortium, which consists of Dongbu Corporation, Echoprime Marine Private Equity Fund, and NH-OPUS Corporate Financial Stability Private Equity Fund, on its acquisition of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (“HHIC”) from Korea Development Bank and other shareholders. Yoon & Yang advised the Consortium on all aspects of the transaction, including participation in bidding, legal due diligence, review of the share purchase agreement, negotiations, financing, and government approvals. Yoon & Yang further provided comprehensive advice on a variety of legal matters such as agreements between investors, establishment of PEF and SPC, and business combination reporting to the KFTC. This transaction is meaningful because the Consortium’s acquisition of 66.85% of HHIC’s shares is expected to facilitate business normalization and end monitoring by creditor financial institutions. Prior to the acquisition, HHIC was not only facing heighted scrutiny from creditor financial institutions but had also entered into agreements to normalize its business. Yoon & Yang’s M&A practice team played an integral role in the transaction by navigating various legal issues and providing practical solutions. Significantly, the team effectively reconciled the interests of numerous creditor financial institutions, including that of a Philippines creditor financial institution, and coordinated among the Consortium members. The team also successfully represented the Consortium before regulatory authorities in connection with filing of the business combination report and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration approval.
Yoon & Yang LLC has been invited to present at the Korea Anti-Corruption Forum organized by Asian Legal Business at JW Marriott Hotel on March 29th. Yoon & Yang’s partner Dong Eon Cha will give a presentation on the Korea’s anti-corruption investigations and the heightened anti-corruption standards under the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act.
Yoon & Yang LLC sponsored 2020 In-House Community eCongress Vietnam and South Korea, hosted by In-House Community.
Yoon & Yang LLC participated in In-House Congress (IHC) Ho Chi Minh City 2019 as a panelist of the Plenary Session and as speakers at the Workshop Session.
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