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Yon Kyun OH Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1062 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Yon Kyun OH Attorney
Yon Kyun OH Attorney

Yon Kyun OHAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1062 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.ykoh@kimchang.com

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Bio

Yon Kyun Oh is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices in a wide range of corporate and finance law areas, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, real property and construction law, energy and natural resources law, privatization, asset-backed securitization and structured financing, project financing, and offshore investment.

As a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice and Energy Practice, Mr. Oh advises in a diverse range of investors, specializing in the acquisition, sale and lease of assets, the development of real properties, oil and gas projects, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and construction sectors. Mr. Oh has developed special expertise in the area of LNG transaction and renewable energy areas including related licensing or permit issues.

Mr. Oh served as a Vice-Chairman of the Insolvency Committee of IPBA between 1995 and 2001 and also was a member of the SOC Projects Review Committee in the Korean Ministry of Construction & Transportation (1995-2000), the Korean Ministry of Marine & Fisheries (1996-2000), Government Employees Pension Service Investment Committee (2011-2014) and the Prime Minister's Administrative Appeals Commission (2002-2010.3.). Since 2010, Mr. Oh has been a Member of the Central Land Tribunal. Currently, Mr. Oh is serving as a member of the National Pension Service’s Alternate Investment Committee.

Mr. Oh has authored various publications, including “The Real Estate Review: Korea chapter” (Law Business Research). He has been regularly recognized with the highest rankings by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in real estate.

Mr. Oh received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1991 and an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 1980. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1982. He is admitted to the New York bar and Korea bar.

Profile

Experience

Non-Executive Board Member, Korea Productivity Center (2021-Present) 

Member of Alternate Investment Deliberation Committee, National Pension Service (2009-Present) 

Member of Review Committee, Government Employees Pension Service (2011.10.-2014) 

Member, Central Land Tribunal (2010.4.-2013.4.) 

Member, Prime Minister's Administrative Appeals Commission (2002-2010.3.) 

Member of SOC Projects Review Committee, Korean Ministry of Construction & Transportation (1995-2000) and Korean Ministry of Marine & Fisheries (1996-2000) 

Vice-Chairman of Insolvency Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (1995-2001) 

Participant in Foreign Lawyer’s Program of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York (1991) 

Participant in Foreign Lawyer's Program of Matsuo & Kosugi (1989) 

Kim & Chang (1985-Present) 

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1982-1985)

Representative Mattersshow

Real Estate
 
  • Advised a major Korean company and its affiliates on their KRW 198 billion acquisition of office buildings in Seoul. 
  • Advised on the sale of a commercial building in Seoul by a German asset management company. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of an office building in Sydney, Australia. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of shares of a property in Manhattan, New York, US. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of shares held by a Korean company which operates a spa and resort facilities in Cebu, Philippines. 
  • Advised on the sale and purchase of real estate properties in Beijing, China. 
  • Advised a REIT on its KRW 119 billion acquisition of real property in Korea. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of warehouse properties in Korea by a CR-REIT. 
  • Advised on real estate transactions with nonprofit organizations. 
 
Energy
 
  • Advised on a dispute between a local IPP company and EPC over construction fee. 
  • Represented a Korean power company in the acquisition through private placement of shares in a Canadian company and joint venture to develop a uranium mine in the US. 
  • Represented a large Korean energy company in a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a US oil company through a consortium led by private equity funds in the US. 
  • Represented a large Japanese company in the sale of its shareholding in a wind farm. 
  • Represented a Korean oil company in the acquisition of a Canadian company holding oil fields in Kazakhstan. 
  • Represented a French company in its acquisition of a 70% interest in a Korean health care company from four individual shareholders. 
  • Represented a large Korean energy company in its acquisition of a Kazakh oil company with a joint venture partner. 
  • Represented one of the largest Korean banks in its acquisition of redeemable and convertible preferred shares. 
  • Represented a Korean power company in its acquisition of shares in a power company and development of a power project in Haiti. 
  • Represented a Korean public utility company in acquiring a uranium mine in Africa. 
  • Represented a large Korean construction company in entering into an EPC contract for a hydroelectric power project in Pakistan. 
  • Advised on the acquisition of two local wind power projects on behalf of a consortium between a local energy company and a financial asset management company. 
  • Advised a Korean PEF in its acquisition of an integrated energy supplier. 
  • Advised a Korean public company in its floating solar farm project. 
  • Advised a global PEF in its acquisition of a solar farm located in Korea. 
  • Advised a large Korean company in acquiring a solar farm business located overseas. 
  • Advised a private thermal power producer in Korea in its cost specification and billing of electricity prices. 
  • Advised on an LNG sale and purchase agreement between a local energy company (and power generation company) and a foreign LNG supplier. 
  • Advised on an amendment to or dispute of an LNG sale and purchase agreement between a foreign LNG supplier and a local importer company. 
  • Advised on multiple offshore wind power projects in Korea (power stations located in the Yellow Sea, South Sea, East Sea and Jeju Island). 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Real Estate (Euromoney, 2021-2022) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Expert Guides: Construction and Real Estate (Euromoney, 2016) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2010-2022)

Publications/Activities
    • Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015)
    • PLC Private Acquisitions Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2009-2013)

Education

    School of Law, Columbia University (LL.M., 1991) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1982) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 1980)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1982; New York, 1991

    Certified Construction Manager, Korea Construction Management Center, Korea, 2014

Languages

Korean, English and Japanese

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Yon Kyun OH
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1062      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Yon Kyun Oh is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices in a wide range of corporate and finance law areas, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, real property and construction law, energy and natural resources law, privatization, asset-backed securitization and structured financing, project financing, and offshore investment.

As a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice and Energy Practice, Mr. Oh advises in a diverse range of investors, specializing in the acquisition, sale and lease of assets, the development of real properties, oil and gas projects, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and construction sectors. Mr. Oh has developed special expertise in the area of LNG transaction and renewable energy areas including related licensing or permit issues.

Mr. Oh served as a Vice-Chairman of the Insolvency Committee of IPBA between 1995 and 2001 and also was a member of the SOC Projects Review Committee in the Korean Ministry of Construction & Transportation (1995-2000), the Korean Ministry of Marine & Fisheries (1996-2000), Government Employees Pension Service Investment Committee (2011-2014) and the Prime Minister's Administrative Appeals Commission (2002-2010.3.). Since 2010, Mr. Oh has been a Member of the Central Land Tribunal. Currently, Mr. Oh is serving as a member of the National Pension Service’s Alternate Investment Committee.

Mr. Oh has authored various publications, including “The Real Estate Review: Korea chapter” (Law Business Research). He has been regularly recognized with the highest rankings by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in real estate.

Mr. Oh received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1991 and an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 1980. He attended the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1982. He is admitted to the New York bar and Korea bar.






    Non-Executive Board Member, Korea Productivity Center (2021-Present) 

    Member of Alternate Investment Deliberation Committee, National Pension Service (2009-Present) 

    Member of Review Committee, Government Employees Pension Service (2011.10.-2014) 

    Member, Central Land Tribunal (2010.4.-2013.4.) 

    Member, Prime Minister's Administrative Appeals Commission (2002-2010.3.) 

    Member of SOC Projects Review Committee, Korean Ministry of Construction & Transportation (1995-2000) and Korean Ministry of Marine & Fisheries (1996-2000) 

    Vice-Chairman of Insolvency Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (1995-2001) 

    Participant in Foreign Lawyer’s Program of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York (1991) 

    Participant in Foreign Lawyer's Program of Matsuo & Kosugi (1989) 

    Kim & Chang (1985-Present) 

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1982-1985)






Real Estate
 
  •   Advised a major Korean company and its affiliates on their KRW 198 billion acquisition of office buildings in Seoul. 
  •   Advised on the sale of a commercial building in Seoul by a German asset management company. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of an office building in Sydney, Australia. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of shares of a property in Manhattan, New York, US. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of shares held by a Korean company which operates a spa and resort facilities in Cebu, Philippines. 
  •   Advised on the sale and purchase of real estate properties in Beijing, China. 
  •   Advised a REIT on its KRW 119 billion acquisition of real property in Korea. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of warehouse properties in Korea by a CR-REIT. 
  •   Advised on real estate transactions with nonprofit organizations. 
 
Energy
 
  •   Advised on a dispute between a local IPP company and EPC over construction fee. 
  •   Represented a Korean power company in the acquisition through private placement of shares in a Canadian company and joint venture to develop a uranium mine in the US. 
  •   Represented a large Korean energy company in a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a US oil company through a consortium led by private equity funds in the US. 
  •   Represented a large Japanese company in the sale of its shareholding in a wind farm. 
  •   Represented a Korean oil company in the acquisition of a Canadian company holding oil fields in Kazakhstan. 
  •   Represented a French company in its acquisition of a 70% interest in a Korean health care company from four individual shareholders. 
  •   Represented a large Korean energy company in its acquisition of a Kazakh oil company with a joint venture partner. 
  •   Represented one of the largest Korean banks in its acquisition of redeemable and convertible preferred shares. 
  •   Represented a Korean power company in its acquisition of shares in a power company and development of a power project in Haiti. 
  •   Represented a Korean public utility company in acquiring a uranium mine in Africa. 
  •   Represented a large Korean construction company in entering into an EPC contract for a hydroelectric power project in Pakistan. 
  •   Advised on the acquisition of two local wind power projects on behalf of a consortium between a local energy company and a financial asset management company. 
  •   Advised a Korean PEF in its acquisition of an integrated energy supplier. 
  •   Advised a Korean public company in its floating solar farm project. 
  •   Advised a global PEF in its acquisition of a solar farm located in Korea. 
  •   Advised a large Korean company in acquiring a solar farm business located overseas. 
  •   Advised a private thermal power producer in Korea in its cost specification and billing of electricity prices. 
  •   Advised on an LNG sale and purchase agreement between a local energy company (and power generation company) and a foreign LNG supplier. 
  •   Advised on an amendment to or dispute of an LNG sale and purchase agreement between a foreign LNG supplier and a local importer company. 
  •   Advised on multiple offshore wind power projects in Korea (power stations located in the Yellow Sea, South Sea, East Sea and Jeju Island). 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Real Estate (Euromoney, 2021-2022) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Expert Guides: Construction and Real Estate (Euromoney, 2016) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2010-2022)

Publications/Activities

  •   Getting the Deal Through - Real Estate: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015)
  •   PLC Private Acquisitions Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2009-2013)





Education

    School of Law, Columbia University (LL.M., 1991) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1982) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 1980)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1982; New York, 1991

    Certified Construction Manager, Korea Construction Management Center, Korea, 2014


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Japanese





Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Real Estate ,  Energy ,  Japan ,  Structured Finance ,  International Practice ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  International Trade & Customs ,  Foreign Direct Investment