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Young Hoon BYUN Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1048 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Young Hoon BYUN Attorney
Young Hoon BYUN Attorney

Young Hoon BYUNAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1048F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.yhbyun@kimchang.com

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Young Hoon Byun is an attorney at Kim & Chang and is primarily in charge of the firm's Japan Practice. 

Mr. Byun practices in a wide range of areas of corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and HR issues. During his over 30 years at the firm, Mr. Byun has advised numerous multinational trading companies, banks, securities houses and manufacturing companies. 

Mr. Byun acted as the Chairman of the Korea Japan Lawyers Association and the President of the Korean Harvard Law Club and frequently gives lectures and speeches on many occasions such as at LAWASIA. Mr. Byun has also taught M&A law at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. 

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Experience

Chairman, Korea Japan Lawyers Association 

President, Korean Harvard Law Club 

Outside Instructor, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2000-2004) 

Special Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, USA (1992-1993) 

Visiting Attorney, Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo, Japan (1987) 

Kim & Chang (1986-Present) 

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy (1983-1986)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised on the LCD display joint-venture project between the two representative electronics companies of Japan and Korea. 
  • Advised a leading chemical company’s sale of its shareholdings in a Korean listed company. 
  • Advised on the M&A transaction of a leading multinational telecommunications company. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of a listed Korean company by a representative advanced materials company in Japan. 
  • Represented many companies in fields including auto parts, chemicals and airlines before the courts and government agencies. 
  • Represented a leading American media company in its launch of new media in the Korean media market. 
  • Advised on many Japanese and multinational companies in their Korea-related M&A, strategic alliance, dispute and HR issues.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: Japan (Expert Based Abroad) (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019)
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: Foreign Expert for Japan (Chambers and Partners, 2013-2016, 2018-2019)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1992) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1983) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1981)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1983; New York, 1993

Languages

Korean, English, Japanese

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Young Hoon BYUN Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1048      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Young Hoon Byun is an attorney at Kim & Chang and is primarily in charge of the firm's Japan Practice. 

Mr. Byun practices in a wide range of areas of corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and HR issues. During his over 30 years at the firm, Mr. Byun has advised numerous multinational trading companies, banks, securities houses and manufacturing companies. 

Mr. Byun acted as the Chairman of the Korea Japan Lawyers Association and the President of the Korean Harvard Law Club and frequently gives lectures and speeches on many occasions such as at LAWASIA. Mr. Byun has also taught M&A law at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. 






    Chairman, Korea Japan Lawyers Association 

    President, Korean Harvard Law Club 

    Outside Instructor, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2000-2004) 

    Special Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, USA (1992-1993) 

    Visiting Attorney, Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo, Japan (1987) 

    Kim & Chang (1986-Present) 

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy (1983-1986)






  •   Advised on the LCD display joint-venture project between the two representative electronics companies of Japan and Korea. 
  •   Advised a leading chemical company’s sale of its shareholdings in a Korean listed company. 
  •   Advised on the M&A transaction of a leading multinational telecommunications company. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of a listed Korean company by a representative advanced materials company in Japan. 
  •   Represented many companies in fields including auto parts, chemicals and airlines before the courts and government agencies. 
  •   Represented a leading American media company in its launch of new media in the Korean media market. 
  •   Advised on many Japanese and multinational companies in their Korea-related M&A, strategic alliance, dispute and HR issues.





Awards

  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: Japan (Expert Based Abroad) (Chambers and Partners, 2017-2019)
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A: Foreign Expert for Japan (Chambers and Partners, 2013-2016, 2018-2019)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1992) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1983) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1981)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1983; New York, 1993


Languages
  •    Korean, English, Japanese





Japan ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Labor & Employment ,  Mergers & Acquisitions