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Jin Ho SONG Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1520 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jin Ho SONG Attorney
Jin Ho SONG Attorney

Jin Ho SONGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1520 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jhsong@kimchang.com

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Bio

Jin Ho Song is an attorney at Kim & Chang who is licensed to practice in Korea and the State of New York with an LL.M. from UCLA School of Law. He provides legal advice in the areas of real estate, construction, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment, and private equity. 

Mr. Song is one of the key attorneys of the firm’s Real Estate Practice that has extensive experience in advising on real estate transactions. He has primarily advised foreign and institutional investors on domestic commercial real estate transactions, and has led research and implementation of real estate investment plans through various vehicles such as REITs, funds and PFVs. Mr. Song has mainly advised on value-added investments, such as development and remodeling, as well as simple real estate sales transactions. In addition, he has provided one-stop services to clients with his expertise in real estate project finance (PF) and taxation, both of which are essential for giving advice on real estate transaction. 

Mr. Song advises foreign investors and institutions on domestic real estate transactions, and domestic companies on acquisition of overseas real estate. Based on such wide range of experience, Mr. Song provides diverse planning and advice to domestic and foreign companies at the stage of newly entering into real estate investment or reviewing new types of real estate investments.

Mr. Song has been recognized as a leading individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in real estate. Mr. Song has authored various publications, including “The Real Estate Review: Korea chapter" and "Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate (Korea Chapter)".

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2005-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2002-2005)

Representative Mattersshow

Real Estate Development Projects
 
  • Advised on a development project for fulfillment centers in Incheon, Pyeongtaek, Yongin, Icheon, etc. 
  • Advised on a number of projects for land acquisition and real estate development to construct a large-scale furniture store. 
  • Advised on a development project for a complex commercial building including retail stores and hotels in Myeong-dong. 
  • Advised on a development project for luxury housing at a hotel site in Cheongdam-dong. 
  • Advised on a development project and sale of a complex shopping mall in the Technopark business area of Songdo, Incheon. 
  • Advised on a multi-functional complex development project in Myeongji Area, Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone. 
  • Advised on an officetel development project in Seokchon-dong, Songpa-gu. 
  • Advised on land acquisition in Pyeongtaek Industrial Complex and a fulfillment center development project. 
  • Advised on a commercial facility development project in Sinsa-dong. 
  • Advised on an apartment development project in Hannam-dong. 
  • Advised on a development project of an IT center in Jamsil. 
  • Advised on a development project of a complex commercial building in Yeouido. 
  • Advised a foreign automobile company on a development project of a driving center. 
  • Advised on development projects for complex shopping malls in Samsan-dong, Ulsan, etc. 
 
Matters Relating to Resorts and Hotels
 
  • Agreement related to sale of stock and operation of a hotel corporation located in Hannam-dong. 
  • Advised an American company operating a casino business on construction of a complex casino resort in Korea. 
  • Advised on expansion of a foreigner-exclusive casino in a hotel located in Seoul. 
  • Advised a Chinese company on acquisition of and investment into a casino located in Jeju-do. 
  • Advised a Japanese company operating a casino business on establishment and operation of a Korean corporation. 
  • Represented a foreign corporation and advised on domestic gaming regulations, legislative trends, industry-related risk analysis, etc. 
 
Real Estate Sale and Purchase, etc.
 
  • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on sale of its office located in Myeong-dong. 
  • Advised on acquisition and remodeling of an office located at Gangnam Station through REF. 
  • Advised on sale of an office located in Sangam-dong. 
  • Advised on acquisition and remodeling of an office located in Donggyo-dong through REF. 
  • Advised on acquisition of a fulfillment center in Busan through REF. 
  • Advised on acquisition of the Centre Point Gwanghwamun building in Doryeom-dong through REIT. 
  • Advised on acquisition of Mirae Tower in Sindorim-dong through REF. 
  • Advised on acquisition of land and buildings in the urban environment improvement zone in Section 5 of Seosomun-dong. 
  • Advised on sale en bloc of a real-estate portfolio including Korean offices and distribution stores owned by an American financial company. 
  • Advised on other projects for acquisition and sale/lease (details are omitted). 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2021-2023) 
  • Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Real Estate (Legalease, 2021-2022) 
  • Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2019-2020) 
  • Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate (Legal Times, 2018)

Publications/Activities
    • The Real Estate Law Review (Edition 9-11): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2020-2022) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015) 
    • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling (2015 Edition): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2014) 
    • European Lawyer Reference - Gaming Law (Edition 1, 2): South Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2014) 
    • PLC Private Acquisitions Multi-Jurisdictional Guide: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2009-2010)

Education

    UCLA School of Law (LL.M., 2011)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2002)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2000)

Qualifications

    Admitted to Bar, Korea, 2002; New York, 2015

Languages

Korean and English

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Jin Ho SONG
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1520      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jin Ho Song is an attorney at Kim & Chang who is licensed to practice in Korea and the State of New York with an LL.M. from UCLA School of Law. He provides legal advice in the areas of real estate, construction, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment, and private equity. 

Mr. Song is one of the key attorneys of the firm’s Real Estate Practice that has extensive experience in advising on real estate transactions. He has primarily advised foreign and institutional investors on domestic commercial real estate transactions, and has led research and implementation of real estate investment plans through various vehicles such as REITs, funds and PFVs. Mr. Song has mainly advised on value-added investments, such as development and remodeling, as well as simple real estate sales transactions. In addition, he has provided one-stop services to clients with his expertise in real estate project finance (PF) and taxation, both of which are essential for giving advice on real estate transaction. 

Mr. Song advises foreign investors and institutions on domestic real estate transactions, and domestic companies on acquisition of overseas real estate. Based on such wide range of experience, Mr. Song provides diverse planning and advice to domestic and foreign companies at the stage of newly entering into real estate investment or reviewing new types of real estate investments.

Mr. Song has been recognized as a leading individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in real estate. Mr. Song has authored various publications, including “The Real Estate Review: Korea chapter" and "Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate (Korea Chapter)".






    Kim & Chang (2005-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2002-2005)






Real Estate Development Projects
 
  •   Advised on a development project for fulfillment centers in Incheon, Pyeongtaek, Yongin, Icheon, etc. 
  •   Advised on a number of projects for land acquisition and real estate development to construct a large-scale furniture store. 
  •   Advised on a development project for a complex commercial building including retail stores and hotels in Myeong-dong. 
  •   Advised on a development project for luxury housing at a hotel site in Cheongdam-dong. 
  •   Advised on a development project and sale of a complex shopping mall in the Technopark business area of Songdo, Incheon. 
  •   Advised on a multi-functional complex development project in Myeongji Area, Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone. 
  •   Advised on an officetel development project in Seokchon-dong, Songpa-gu. 
  •   Advised on land acquisition in Pyeongtaek Industrial Complex and a fulfillment center development project. 
  •   Advised on a commercial facility development project in Sinsa-dong. 
  •   Advised on an apartment development project in Hannam-dong. 
  •   Advised on a development project of an IT center in Jamsil. 
  •   Advised on a development project of a complex commercial building in Yeouido. 
  •   Advised a foreign automobile company on a development project of a driving center. 
  •   Advised on development projects for complex shopping malls in Samsan-dong, Ulsan, etc. 
 
Matters Relating to Resorts and Hotels
 
  •   Agreement related to sale of stock and operation of a hotel corporation located in Hannam-dong. 
  •   Advised an American company operating a casino business on construction of a complex casino resort in Korea. 
  •   Advised on expansion of a foreigner-exclusive casino in a hotel located in Seoul. 
  •   Advised a Chinese company on acquisition of and investment into a casino located in Jeju-do. 
  •   Advised a Japanese company operating a casino business on establishment and operation of a Korean corporation. 
  •   Represented a foreign corporation and advised on domestic gaming regulations, legislative trends, industry-related risk analysis, etc. 
 
Real Estate Sale and Purchase, etc.
 
  •   Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on sale of its office located in Myeong-dong. 
  •   Advised on acquisition and remodeling of an office located at Gangnam Station through REF. 
  •   Advised on sale of an office located in Sangam-dong. 
  •   Advised on acquisition and remodeling of an office located in Donggyo-dong through REF. 
  •   Advised on acquisition of a fulfillment center in Busan through REF. 
  •   Advised on acquisition of the Centre Point Gwanghwamun building in Doryeom-dong through REIT. 
  •   Advised on acquisition of Mirae Tower in Sindorim-dong through REF. 
  •   Advised on acquisition of land and buildings in the urban environment improvement zone in Section 5 of Seosomun-dong. 
  •   Advised on sale en bloc of a real-estate portfolio including Korean offices and distribution stores owned by an American financial company. 
  •   Advised on other projects for acquisition and sale/lease (details are omitted). 





Awards

  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2021-2023) 
  •   Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Real Estate (Legalease, 2021-2022) 
  •   Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2019-2020) 
  •   Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate (Legal Times, 2018)

Publications/Activities

  •   The Real Estate Law Review (Edition 9-11): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2020-2022) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015) 
  •   The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling (2015 Edition): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2014) 
  •   European Lawyer Reference - Gaming Law (Edition 1, 2): South Korea Chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2014) 
  •   PLC Private Acquisitions Multi-Jurisdictional Guide: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2009-2010)





Education

    UCLA School of Law (LL.M., 2011)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2002)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2000)


Qualifications

    Admitted to Bar, Korea, 2002; New York, 2015


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Real Estate ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Private Equity