YOON&YANG
Young Woo Park Partner
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As a partner of Yoon & Yang LLC, Young Woo Park has rich experience in domestic and foreign real estate-related projects, M&A, and investment-related work.
Mr. Park is achieving successful results in specialized disputes and major corporate litigations in the above areas.

Experience

  • 2006-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2024-present External Expert Member, Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation
  • 2024-present Member, Investment Review Committee, Correctional Mutual Aid Association
  • 2024-present Member, Private Investment Project Evaluation Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • 2024-present Member, Investment Deliberation Committee, Public Officials Benefit Association
  • 2023-present Member, Market Research Advisory Committee, Korea Consumer Agency
  • 2023-present External Member, Management Investment Review Committee, Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • 2023-present Member, REITs management and supervision system reorganization Public-private joint TF, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and transport
  • 2022-present Member, Real Estate Service Industry Policy Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and transport
  • 2022-present Member, Overseas Investment Business Deliberation Committee, Korea Expressway Corporation
  • 2022-present External Member, Investment Review Board, Public Officials Benefit Association
  • 2021-present Member, System Improvement Committee, Korea Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • 2020-present Advisor, Global Project Advisory Committee, Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • 2019-present Member, Management Investment Review Board, Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • 2017-present Advisor, Legal Advisory Group for Outbound SMEs, Ministry of Justice
  • 2017-present External Member, Investment Review Board, Jeonnam Development Corporation
  • 2016-present Insurance Expert, Dispute Settlement Committee, Korea Consumer Agency
  • 2020-21 Advisor, Asset Recovery Advisory Committee, Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • 2018-20 Member, Investment Review Board, Bucheon-si
  • 2017-20 Member, Investment Review Board, Teachers’ Pension
  • 2014-20 Member, Investment Review Board, Local Finance Association
  • 2011 Foreign Legal Consultant, Monroe County Auditor’s Office (Indiana)
  • 2003-06 Public Service Advocate

Education

  • 2021 UCLA Extension ESG and Sustainability Program (coursework completed)
  • 2014 Korea University School of Law, LL.D. coursework completed
  • 2011 Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law, LL.M.
  • 2003 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 2001 Korea University College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

[Domestic Transactions]

  • Advised on acquisition of a hotel by Multi Asset Global Investments (2021)
  • Advised on acquisition of Icheon Logistics Center by Pacific Asset Management (2021)
  • Advised on purchase/sale of KORAMCO’s officetels and commercial buildings by KORAMCO REITS & Trust [purchase of Hanwha Galleria Department Store (2021), purchase of Bundang Tower (2021), purchase of a building of a domestic financial institute (2019), YBM land purchase (2018), sale of P Tower (2018), purchase of Icheon Logistics Center (2017-2018), purchase of Bauhaus Building (2015), purchase of Jump Milano Building (2014), purchase of Lotte Mart (2014), purchase of SEI Tower & Glass Tower (2014), purchase of retail real estate (Geohwa Building, Sambu Plaza) through a blind fund by NPS (2015-2016), sale of Namsan STX Tower (2016), sale of Grace Tower & liquidation of REITs (2015), sale of NH Capital Building & liquidation of REITs (2015), sale of Yeongdeungpo Times Square Building & liquidation of REITs (2016)]
  • Advised on listing of KORAMCO REITS (2018)
  • Advised on the acquisition of a domestic hotel by Toyoko Inn (Japan) (2017)
  • Advised a domestic asset manager on sale of domestic golf course and fund management (2016-2017)
  • Advised Jeonnam Development Corporation on development and transfer of a maritime tourism complex (2016-2017)
  • Advised a domestic company on purchase and development of a golf course on the west coast (2016)
  • Advised a Chinese investor on resort development in Jeju Island (2016)
  • Advised on theme park development projects, such as Lego Land and Universal Studio (2011-2018)
  • Advised domestic and overseas investors on domestic casino permit in Korea (2016)
  • Advised a domestic company on acquisition of Seoul Wedding Hall through an asset manager (2016)
  • Advised MPlus Asset Management on acquisition of a domestic hotel (2016) and advanced purchase of a logistics center (2018)
  • Advised a domestic investor on the investment and operation of logistics centers in Seoul and Bucheon (2010-2016)
  • Advised on the sale of a logistics center established by Alphabet Asset Management (2018)
  • Advised on real estate purchase/development of REITs (e.g., Cheongna REITs, Yeongjong REITs, Byeolnae REITs, Gimpo REITs) established by LH Corporation (2013-2016)
  • Advised on the acquisition/operation of Bundang Hostway Building by JB Asset Management (2015)
  • Advised on the acquisition/operation of Wonju City Shopping Mall by REITs established by JR Asset Management (2014)
  • Advised on the acquisition of Teachers’ Pension Building in Jeonju by KREITS (2014)
  • Advised on the master lease of Mark Hotel by Hana Tour (2015); advised on the acquisition/investment of overseas hotel by Hana Tour (2016)
  • Advised on the sale of Jongno Tower to IGIS Asset Management (2016)
  • Advised on the sale of Eland Building by KREITS (2014)
  • Advised on the sale of real estate by the Korea Professor Mutual Society (2016-2017)


[Overseas Transactions]

  • Advised a domestic financial institution on investment in a Samsung Electronics building in Dallas (2020)
  • Advised on investment in a New York condo development project by a domestic financial institution (2019-2020)
  • Advised on real estate investment in Singapore by a domestic financial institution (2019)
  • Advised on loan transaction within the United States by a Korean affiliate of a foreign financial institution (2018-2019)
  • Advised on acquisition of Prudential Vietnam by Shinhan Financial Group (2018)
  • Advised on a domestic financial company’s purchase of shares in a hotel located in Da Nang, Vietnam (2018-2019)
  • Advised on China/Hong Kong venture investment by a domestic fund (2017-2019)
  • Advised on a biomass project in Japan through an asset management company by a domestic securities company (2019)
  • Advised on purchase of Japanese real estate (TK-GK transaction) via a domestic financial institution (2019)
  • Advised on a domestic company’s purchase of an office building in San Jose, California (2018)
  • Advised a domestic securities company on national park cable car business in Mongolia (2018)
  • Advised on acquisition of a hotel in San Jose (California) by a domestic financial institution (2018)
  • Advised on the New York Times Square remodeling project by a domestic financial institution (2017-2018)
  • Advised an overseas developer on real estate development project in Myanmar (2017)
  • Advised a domestic company on guarantee for mining investment in Australia (2017)
  • Advised a domestic company on investment in hydropower generation in Indonesia (2017)
  • Advised an overseas developer on investment in a condo/hotel development project in Pattaya, Thailand (2017)
  • Advised a domestic company in investment in an incineration plant in Hanoi, Vietnam (2016)
  • Advised on a domestic investor’s investment in a hotel remodeling project in Hawaii through an asset manager (2016)
  • Advised domestic asset manager and securities firms on establishment of and investment in overseas funds by domestic funds (2017-2019)

Awards

  • Leading Individual, Real Estate, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2020-2024)
  • Highly Regarded, Project finance; Real estate finance, IFLR1000 (2022-2023)
  • Notable Practitioner, Construction, asialaw (2021-2023/24)
  • National Leader, Project Finance, Who's Who Legal (2022)
  • Outstanding Lawyer, Client Service Excellence, asialaw (2020)

Publications

  • Renewable Energy Comparative Guide (Co-author, Mondaq, 2023)
  • Presentation and writing on investment in Southeast Asia, Ministry of Justice and FKI (2018)
  • Study on Assignment of Mortgage-Backed Securities, Monthly Housing Finance Report (Co-author, 2013)

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