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Digital Forensics Center

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.

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Information Security Center

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.

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ESG Center

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.

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Discovery Center

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.

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Environmental Regulation Response Center

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.

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Serious Accidents CPR Center

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.

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INSIGHTS

21 Professionals Named as Leading Lawyers by asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023

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)

20 Attorneys Named as Leading Lawyers by IFLR1000 32nd edition (2023)

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)

Dongbu Corporation Consortium’s Acquisition of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction

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. 

  • asialaw Awards 2021
  • asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021
  • In-House Community (IHC) 2021 Firms of the Year
  • Asian Legal Business (ALB) Korea Law Awards 2021
  • ALB IP Rankings 2018-2022
  • The 4th Moneytoday Korea Legal Awards 2021
  • asialaw Awards 2020
  • asialaw Client Service Excellence 2020
  • Asian Legal Business (ALB) Korea Law Awards 2020
  • The 3rd Moneytoday Korea Legal Awards 2020
  • GCR 100
  • The 2nd Moneytoday Korea Legal Awards 2019
  • International Tax Review (ITR) Asia Tax Awards 2019
  • The American Lawyer’s Asia 50 (2019)
  • ALB 2019 Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms
  • FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2018
  • GCR Awards 2018
  • Taiwan M&A Awards 2019
  • Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2018
  • Chambers & Partners Global 2018
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017
  • ALB Korea Law Awards 2017
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Vision

We are seeking lawyers who share our vision
for the firm to become Korea’s leading law
firm with lawyers who are recognized both
locally and internationally.

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Professionalism

We are seeking lawyers who are continuously
striving to develop and improve their legal
capabilities and expertise.

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Passion

We are seeking lawyers who are driven,
dedicated and passionate who will provide
optimal solutions to our clients.

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