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Eun Chul Choi Partner
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Eun Chul Choi is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include finance (capital markets), real estate investing, real estate trust and real estate project financing, corporate M&A, private equity, internal controls, financial consumer protection, financial company dispute and regulations.
Mr. Choi represented several financial companies in majority of the high-profile cases that followed the implementation of the adversarial system of the Sanction Review Committee of the Financial Supervisory Service. He advised financial companies on various areas, including standards for internal controls, mis-selling, unsound business activities, and suspension in exchange of information. In addition to advising real estate trust companies and real estate investment companies, he is experienced in numerous related transactions, such as real estate purchase/sale and related project financing loans.

Experience

  • 2014-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2023-present Commissioner, Dispute Settlement Deliberation Commission, Korea Exchange
  • 2021-22 Legal Advisor, Korean Securities Association

Education

  • 2021 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Graduate School of Finance, Finance MBA (M.A. in Economics)
  • 2020 University of California, Irvine The Paul Merage School of Business (Advanced Financial Management)
  • 2014 Hanyang University School of Law, J.D.
  • 2011 Korea University College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

[Financial Regulation]

  • Advised financial firms on responding to examinations and sanctions by financial regulators
  • Advised on dispute resolution at the Financial Supervisory Service
  • Advised on private settlement and voluntary compensation with financial consumers

 

[Financial Company Advisory and Consulting]

  • Advised on financial laws and regulations such as the Capital Market Act, Banking Act, Holding Company Act, and Corporate Governance Act
  • Advised banks and other financial companies on the Financial Consumer Protection Act
  • Advised on internal controls for financial companies
  • Advised on the introduction of the Corporate Governance Act's accountability structure chart
  • Advised on financial company licenses, approval of change of majority shareholder, etc
  • Advice on management disputes of financial companies

 

[Real Estate Finance]

  • Advised Koramco Asset Trust on the establishment and management of the Mozaritz structured blind fund
  • Advised Kiwoom Asset Management on establishment and management of real estate blind fund
  • Advised on development and acquisition transactions including Yeosu Gyeonggido Resort and Marine Tourism Complex
  • Advised LH Corporation in connection with real estate acquisition and development projects of real estate investment companies specializing in development (Cheongari Ritz, Yeongjong Ritz, Byeonna Ritz, Gimpo Hangang Ritz, etc
  • Advised KEPCO in connection with the utilization of 20 sites owned by KEPCO
  • (Hotel acquisition, etc.) Advised Toyoko Inn Hotel, Daelim Glad Hotel (Daechi, Gongdeok), Guro Four Points Hotel, Yongsan Grand Mercure Hotel, etc. on hotel acquisition, responsible lease, PF, etc
  • (Commercial transactions) Advised on commercial development, acquisition, PF, securitization, etc. including YBM development project at Gangnam Station, Seoul Signature Tower, Hankook Tire Building in Bundang, Doosan Bundang Center, Seoul Bauhaus, STX Namsan Tower, NH Capital Building, etc
  • (Apartment development, etc.) Advised on real estate sales, PF, securitization, etc. related to apartment development projects such as Gimpo Han River Metrozai, Suwon Gwonseon District 6, Geoje Sangdong Apartment Development, Incheon Gyeyang Regional Housing Development, and Gaesan-dong Private Rental Apartment
  • (Logistics center development, etc.) Advised on real estate sales, PF, and securitization of various logistics centers including Gimpo Logis Valley
  • (Development of knowledge industry centers) Advised on real estate sales, PF, securitization, etc. for development of knowledge industry centers such as Seoul Forest S Tower and SK Seongsu-dong Knowledge Industry Center
  • (Tourism Business) Advised on the designation and operation of Ganghwa Free Economic Zone, advised on the Dongbusan Tourism Complex project, advised on the land purchase and sale of Busan Centum City, and advised on transactions related to tourism business, including the PF of Shinan General Resort
  • Advised a domestic asset management company in connection with the sale of a golf course and fund management in Korea
  • Advised a Chinese investor on the development of a resort in Jeju Island

Awards

  • Rising Star Partner, Banking and finance, IFLR1000 (2023)
  • Top 3 Lawyers, Capital Markets, Law Times (2022)