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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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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 & Construction Practice and Energy Practice, Mr. Oh advises in a diverse range of investors, specializing in the acquisition, sale and lease of assets, indirect investment vehicles, including related licensing or permit issues, the development of real properties, zoning issues, oil and gas E&P projects, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and construction sectors. Mr. Oh has also developed special expertise in the area of PPP and infrastructure. 

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.

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Experience

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

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

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

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

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

Vice-Chairman of Insolvency Committee of 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 & Construction
 
  • 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 City, U.S. 
  • Advise 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.
 
Energy
 
  • Advice 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 U.S. 
  • Represented a large Korean energy company in a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a U.S. oil company through a consortium led by private equity funds in the U.S. 
  • 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 Korean power company in its investment in a mining company in Namibia. 
  • Represented a subsidiary of a large French corporation in its acquisition of a 100% stake in a Korean industrial gas producer. 
  • Represented a foreign company in its sale of an equity interest in a real estate development company to a large Korean corporation. 
  • 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. 
  • Represented a consortium of Korean steel makers in an acquisition of one of the largest steel producers in Korea.

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2010-2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Expert Guides: Construction and Real Estate (Euromoney, 2016)

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)

    College of Law, 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 & Construction Practice and Energy Practice, Mr. Oh advises in a diverse range of investors, specializing in the acquisition, sale and lease of assets, indirect investment vehicles, including related licensing or permit issues, the development of real properties, zoning issues, oil and gas E&P projects, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and construction sectors. Mr. Oh has also developed special expertise in the area of PPP and infrastructure. 

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.






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

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

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

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

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

    Vice-Chairman of Insolvency Committee of 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 & Construction
 
  •   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 City, U.S. 
  •   Advise 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.
 
Energy
 
  •   Advice 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 U.S. 
  •   Represented a large Korean energy company in a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a U.S. oil company through a consortium led by private equity funds in the U.S. 
  •   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 Korean power company in its investment in a mining company in Namibia. 
  •   Represented a subsidiary of a large French corporation in its acquisition of a 100% stake in a Korean industrial gas producer. 
  •   Represented a foreign company in its sale of an equity interest in a real estate development company to a large Korean corporation. 
  •   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. 
  •   Represented a consortium of Korean steel makers in an acquisition of one of the largest steel producers in Korea.





Awards

  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Real Estate (Chambers and Partners, 2010-2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Expert Guides: Construction and Real Estate (Euromoney, 2016)

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)

    College of Law, 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