YOON&YANG
Youngkyun Yun Partner
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Youngkyun Yun is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include finance and corporate law.
Mr. Yun advises on various finance and capital markets related matters such as private equity funds (general, professional investment, management participation, and institutional), venture capital (new technology business finance companies and start-up investment companies), financial regulation, as well as corporate related matters such as M&A, corporate governance, and management rights disputes.

Experience

  • 2006-present Yoon & Yang LLC

Education

  • 2012 University of Washington School of Law, LL.M.
  • 2006 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1988 Yonsei University, B.A. in Political Science (minor in Law)

Representative Matters

[International Trade]

  • Advised on case against WTO regarding anti-dumping tariffs on washing machines (Samsung and LG) and countervailing tariffs (DS 464) (2013-2016)
  • Advised on cases against WTO (DS438, DS487, DS495) (2013-2017)
  • Advised on Investor-State disputes (2013-2017)
  • Advised on export control of strategic commodities (2015-2016)
  • Advised on Korea-US FTA, Korea-EU FTA, Korea-China FTA, Korea-ASEAN FTA, and Korea-Vietnam FTA issues (2013-2015)
  • Provided research on scope ruling on anti-dumping tariffs (2014-2015)
  • Advised on OECD’s guideline for multinational firms (2015)
  • Reviewed trade law issues related to liquor tax system restructuring (2017)
  • Advised on investigations relating to US anti-dumping and countervailing tariffs (2013-present)

 


[Management Rights Dispute]

  • Advised Korea Land Trust on management dispute and general shareholders’ meeting (2014-2015)
  • Advised Hanjin KAL on management dispute and general shareholders’ meeting (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Advised Hanjin on management dispute and general shareholders’ meeting (2020, 2021)
  • Advised Kumho Petrochemical on management rights Dispute and general shareholders’ Meeting (2021, 2022)
  • Advised Il San Trading on management rights dispute and general shareholders’ Meeting (2021)
  • Advised Company S on management rights dispute (2022-2023)
  • Advised Company E on management rights dispute (2022)
  • Advised Osstem Implant on management rights dispute (2022-2023)
  • Advised BYC on management rights dispute (2022-2023)
  • Advised SM Entertainment on management rights dispute (2023)
  • Responded to public tender offer for listed companies (2023)
  • Advised Hyundai Elevator on management dispute and general shareholders’ meeting (2023)
  • Advised Daol Investment & Securities on management dispute and general shareholders’ meeting (2023-2024)
  • Advised Samsung C&T on management rights dispute (2024)
  • Advised Hanmi Science on management rights dispute (2024)
  • Advised DB HiTek on management rights dispute (2024)
  • Advised dispute over management rights of unlisted companies such as Company B and Company H (2024-)

 


[Private Equity & Venture Capital & M&A]

  • Advised on the acquisition of Kumho Life Insurance through PEF (2009-2011)
  • Advised on the acquisition of a domestic optical lens manufacturer by a foreign company (2013)
  • Advised on the acquisition of KOREIT through PEF (2013-15)
  • Advised on investment in Genesis BBQ through PEF (2015)
  • Advised on the acquisition of Korea Asset Pricing through PEF (2016)
  • Advised investments in Hong Kong and China through PEF (2017)
  • Advised on the sale of KT INNOEDU (2017)
  • Advised on liquidation in kind of PEF and SPC, a special purpose company (2017-2018)
  • Advised on CB investment of Deutsch Motors through PEF (2018)
  • Advised on investment in YANOLJA through PEF and venture fund (2018)
  • Advised on the acquisition of three waste companies, including WIK Jungbu, through PEF (2019)
  • Advised on the acquisition of three timber distribution companies through PEF (2019)
  • Advised on investment in TNK by RCPS Factory through PEF (2019)
  • Advised on the acquisition of management company M through PEF (2020)
  • Advised on the acquisition of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding through PEF (2020-2021)
  • Advised on the acquisition of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction through PEF (2020-2021)
  • Advised on the acquisition of company J through PEF (2020-2021)
  • Advised on investment in Korea Shipbuilding through PEF (2022)
  • Advised Ssangyong Motors through PEF (2022)
  • Advised on the acquisition of DCP through PEF (2022)
  • Advised on the sale of the stake to the largest shareholder of Osstem Implant (2023)
  • Advised on the sale of the stake to the largest shareholder of SM Entertainment (2023)
  • Advised on issues relating to PEF (e.g., GP registration, investment approval, and corporate merger report) and investment structure (2013-present)
  • Advised on investment in new technology financing companies through venture capital (2015-present)

Awards

  • Highly Regarded, Private Equity, IFLR1000 (2021-2023)

Publications

  • "Practical Law: Structured Finance and Securitization in South Korea," Thomson Reuters, December 2015
  • "Practical Issues and Problems regarding Private Equity Fund," the Korean Journal of Securities Law, 2013

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