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David H. PYUN Attorney (Admitted in New York and California)

T.+82-2-3703-1286 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
David H. PYUN Attorney
David H. PYUN Attorney

David H. PYUNAttorney (Admitted in New York and California)

T.+82-2-3703-1286 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.david.pyun@kimchang.com

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David H. Pyun is an foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. As a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice and Energy Practice, Mr. Pyun focuses primarily in advising clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions and leasing in the office, hospitality, and mixed-use sectors as well as joint venture and development transactions.

Mr. Pyun also has substantial experience in a range of corporate and finance law areas, including joint ventures and corporate finance matters including corporate credit facilities, high-yield bond offerings and structured finance transactions.

Mr. Pyun has extensive experience advising asset management companies, corporate clients, private equity funds and other foreign and domestic financial institutions on a large spectrum of domestic and cross-border investment transactions, and also specializes in direct asset purchase and sale, indirect investment and development financing via purchase and issuance of debt securities and domestic and overseas hospitality transactions.

Throughout his career, Mr. Pyun has been actively involved in many high-profile transactions in Korea and overseas, including investment transactions in the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Pyun was a senior foreign counsel (foreign attorney partner) at Yulchon LLC in Seoul with the role of senior supervising foreign attorney for its Real Estate and Construction Practice.

Mr. Pyun previously worked in the New York office of Mayer Brown, where he worked on general corporate and finance matters, including capital markets. Following his experience in New York, he worked for several years at as a general corporate and finance specialist in real estate at Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis LLP and Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2017-Present) 

Yulchon LLC (2010-2017) 

Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis LLP, Los Angeles (2008-2009) 

Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP, Los Angeles (2005-2008) 

Mayer Brown LLP, New York and Los Angeles (2002-2005)

Representative Mattersshow

Acquisition, Leasing and Sale
 
  • Advised a leading asset management company on the acquisition of landmark governmental  buildings in Germany via a Korean real estate fund structure. 
  • Advised a major international retail company on the acquisition and leasing of commercial and office buildings to real estate funds and real estate investment companies. 
  • Advised major Korean department store chains and distribution companies on the sale and leaseback of department stores and other commercial facilities. 
  • Advised leading asset management companies, in their outbound investment in real property in the USA, UK, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam through private real estate funds. 
  • Advised domestic and foreign institutional investors in their acquisition of office buildings in Korea through real estate funds operated by Korean asset management companies.
 
Real Estate Finance
 
  • Advised a Chinese private equity fund in the acquisition of US dollar denominated bonds for the purchase, development and financing of a luxury residence development in Gangnam-gu. 
  • Advised a real estate investment company owning and operating a landmark Seoul office building on multiple refinancing projects. 
  • Advised a leading asset management company on the acquisition of mezzanine loans secured by over 21 hotel properties in London and other major European cities.  
  • Advised a Korean institutional investor on the extension of a loan to a real estate fund acquiring a business hotel in Seoul. 
  • Advised a leading asset management company on the acquisition of a senior loan secured by a major Manhattan hotel.
 
Project Development
 
  • Advised a major U.S. casino owner and operator in obtaining a casino license for the development of a multi-billion dollar integrated resort development in Korea. 
  • Advised a foreign-affiliated financial institution in its acquisition of a commercial office building complex under construction in Seoul through a real estate investment trust fund structure. 
  • Advised a leading asset management company on the investment of a major office building under development in Brussels, Belgium, via its private fund. 
  • Advised a leading asset management company on the investment of what will be Korea’s largest logistics facility in Gyeonggi Province.
 
Hospitality
 
  • Advised domestic and international hotel owners and operators in various hotel management and other real estate and corporate matters. 
  • Advised a leading asset management company on its acquisition and financing of luxury hotels in Hawaii and San Francisco.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2020)

Education

    New York University School of Law (J.D., 2002)

    Cornell University (B.A.,1999)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2004; California, 2006

Languages

English and Korean

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David H. PYUN
Attorney (Admitted in New York and California)


T. +82-2-3703-1286      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




David H. Pyun is an foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. As a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice and Energy Practice, Mr. Pyun focuses primarily in advising clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions and leasing in the office, hospitality, and mixed-use sectors as well as joint venture and development transactions.

Mr. Pyun also has substantial experience in a range of corporate and finance law areas, including joint ventures and corporate finance matters including corporate credit facilities, high-yield bond offerings and structured finance transactions.

Mr. Pyun has extensive experience advising asset management companies, corporate clients, private equity funds and other foreign and domestic financial institutions on a large spectrum of domestic and cross-border investment transactions, and also specializes in direct asset purchase and sale, indirect investment and development financing via purchase and issuance of debt securities and domestic and overseas hospitality transactions.

Throughout his career, Mr. Pyun has been actively involved in many high-profile transactions in Korea and overseas, including investment transactions in the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Pyun was a senior foreign counsel (foreign attorney partner) at Yulchon LLC in Seoul with the role of senior supervising foreign attorney for its Real Estate and Construction Practice.

Mr. Pyun previously worked in the New York office of Mayer Brown, where he worked on general corporate and finance matters, including capital markets. Following his experience in New York, he worked for several years at as a general corporate and finance specialist in real estate at Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis LLP and Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.






    Kim & Chang (2017-Present) 

    Yulchon LLC (2010-2017) 

    Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis LLP, Los Angeles (2008-2009) 

    Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP, Los Angeles (2005-2008) 

    Mayer Brown LLP, New York and Los Angeles (2002-2005)






Acquisition, Leasing and Sale
 
  •   Advised a leading asset management company on the acquisition of landmark governmental  buildings in Germany via a Korean real estate fund structure. 
  •   Advised a major international retail company on the acquisition and leasing of commercial and office buildings to real estate funds and real estate investment companies. 
  •   Advised major Korean department store chains and distribution companies on the sale and leaseback of department stores and other commercial facilities. 
  •   Advised leading asset management companies, in their outbound investment in real property in the USA, UK, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam through private real estate funds. 
  •   Advised domestic and foreign institutional investors in their acquisition of office buildings in Korea through real estate funds operated by Korean asset management companies.
 
Real Estate Finance
 
  •   Advised a Chinese private equity fund in the acquisition of US dollar denominated bonds for the purchase, development and financing of a luxury residence development in Gangnam-gu. 
  •   Advised a real estate investment company owning and operating a landmark Seoul office building on multiple refinancing projects. 
  •   Advised a leading asset management company on the acquisition of mezzanine loans secured by over 21 hotel properties in London and other major European cities.  
  •   Advised a Korean institutional investor on the extension of a loan to a real estate fund acquiring a business hotel in Seoul. 
  •   Advised a leading asset management company on the acquisition of a senior loan secured by a major Manhattan hotel.
 
Project Development
 
  •   Advised a major U.S. casino owner and operator in obtaining a casino license for the development of a multi-billion dollar integrated resort development in Korea. 
  •   Advised a foreign-affiliated financial institution in its acquisition of a commercial office building complex under construction in Seoul through a real estate investment trust fund structure. 
  •   Advised a leading asset management company on the investment of a major office building under development in Brussels, Belgium, via its private fund. 
  •   Advised a leading asset management company on the investment of what will be Korea’s largest logistics facility in Gyeonggi Province.
 
Hospitality
 
  •   Advised domestic and international hotel owners and operators in various hotel management and other real estate and corporate matters. 
  •   Advised a leading asset management company on its acquisition and financing of luxury hotels in Hawaii and San Francisco.





Awards

  •   Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2020)





Education

    New York University School of Law (J.D., 2002)

    Cornell University (B.A.,1999)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2004; California, 2006


Languages
  •    English and Korean





Real Estate ,  International Practice ,  Banking