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.
The Legal 500 published its Asia Pacific 2023 edition and Yoon & Yang’s 9 lawyers have been selected as ‘Leading Individual’, ‘Next Generation Partner’ and ‘Rising Star’ in their respective practice areas. In particular, has been newly recognized as Leading Individual in International Arbitration area. The Legal 500, a legal directory published by Legalease, annually evaluates law firms and lawyers across the globe through in-depth research based on work performance and client/peer surveys. List of Yoon & Yang’s ranked individuals in each practice area is as follows (in alphabetical order): Seong Hong Labour and Employment (Next Generation Partner) Oh-Young Jeon Tax (Leading Individual) Myung-Ahn Kim International Arbitration (Leading Individual) Jung Yeol Lee Tax (Rising Star) Kwang-Wook Lee TMT (Next Generation Partner) Song Ryu Antitrust and Competition (Next Generation Partner) Sue Yeon Woo Dispute Resolution (Next Generation Partner) Seung Ryong Yoo Dispute Resolution (Leading Individual) Regulatory: Compliance and Investigations (Leading Individual) Jae Young Yu Corporate and M&A (Rising Star) The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023
Yoon & Yang LLC successfully provided legal advice to Bionote with respect to its new listing on the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI). Bionote, a company that produces bio-contents and animal diagnostics, submitted the application for preliminary listing eligibility review on June 15, 2022, obtained approval for preliminary listing on October 7, 2022, and, after the stock offering process, completed its listing on KOSPI as of December 22, 2022. The initial public offering (IPO) value stood at KRW 93.6 billion, which is the largest amount of funds procured in the IPO market for domestic pharmaceutical and bio industry in 2022. As the legal advisor for the lead underwriters, NH Investment & Securities and Korea Investment & Securities, Yoon & Yang fully utilized its extensive experience to conduct the legal due diligence and advised on overall legal issues that arise during the listing process.
Yoon & Yang LLC was ranked as “Elite,” the highest ranking in the field of Korea’s competition practice in the Global Competition Review (GCR) 100 2023 edition. Yoon & Yang has been ranked as “Elite” in South Korea for the 15th consecutive year by GCR 100. 2023 edition of GCR 100 surveys 57 jurisdictions across all six inhabited continents and groups top tier competition law firms into three categories: “Elite”, “Highly Recommended” and “Recommended.” GCR 100 (2023 edition)
Chambers and Partners, a leading global law firm ranking directory, has released its Asia-Pacific Legal Guide 2023 and it has recognized Yoon & Yang’s 20 attorneys as leading individuals across 12 practice areas. Yoon & Yang is proud to have the following attorneys recognized in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Legal Guide 2023 (in alphabetical order): Sang-Goo Han Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 3) Wankyu Jeon Tax (Up and Coming) Sung Woon Kang Capital Markets (Band 3) Chul Ho Kim Competition/Antitrust (Band 3) Kayoung Kim Corporate/M&A (Up and Coming) Myung-Ahn Kim Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Band 3) Sam Kim Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Band 3) Sung-Jin Kim Corporate/M&A (Band 3) Wonil Kim Intellectual Property (Band 4) Junsang Lee Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Band 4) Sang-Pil Lee Shipping (Band 3) Sungbum Lee International Trade (Band 3) Seung Soon Lim Tax (Senior Statespeople) Tae Hwan Oh Employment (Band 3) Chan-Keun Park Employment (Band 3) Sang Hoon Park Employment (Eminent Practitioner) Young Woo Park Real Estate (Band 3) Paul S. Rhee Competition/Antitrust (Band 3) Seung Ryong Yoo Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Band 2) Hoil Yoon Competition/Antitrust (Senior Statespeople) Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2023
Asia Business Law Journal(ABLJ) quoted senior foreign attorney Edward Dhong in an article about regulations on cryptocurrency in South Korea.
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.
Yoon & Yang LLC provided comprehensive legal services and contributed to successful closing of Doosan Enerbility’s sale of 100% share of Doosan Babcock, a power generation/chemical engineering subsidiary in Europe, to Altrad, a leading French industrial services company. Doosan Babcock, a London-based company established in 1895 with more than 2,000 employees across UK, Europe and Middle East, is highly regarded for its original technologies for making boilers for power plants. Based on extensive experience and expertise in cross-border M&As, Yoon & Yang delivered robust and effective legal services throughout the transaction shuttling back and forth between the UK and Korea, including conducting onsite and remote due diligence, advising on the transaction structure, negotiating the terms and conditions of the transaction, preparing and executing the share purchase agreement and ancillary documents, and providing closing assistance. In 2021, Yoon & Yang also successfully advised Doosan Enerbility on its USD 60 million investment in NuScale Power, a US company, as a part of Doosan Enerbility’s expansion of its small modular reactor (SMR) business.
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.
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.
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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