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Yoon & Yang’s China Practice Group is a specialized team that can provide the highest caliber of legal services to Korean companies seeking to enter the Chinese market and Chinese companies seeking to enter the Korean market with respect to cross-border transactions, litigations and other disputes between Chinese and Korean companies.

The Group is led by Seung-Bok Nah, who obtained a Ph.D. in jurisprudence from Peking University Graduate School of Law in China, and is comprised of around ten Korean, Chinese and U.S. attorneys. Our Group provides the legal services of the highest caliber to clients in Korea and abroad based on a deep understanding of the Chinese legal system and business culture along with expert knowledge, unsurpassed experience and strong language skills.

Broad and expert legal services to Korean and Chinese companies
This Group provides Chinese legal advisory and litigation services covering areas such as investment, M&A, project financing (PF), non-performing loans (NPLs), real estate, trade, commerce and bond collection to a wide range of clients including the Korean government, associations and companies. In order to provide prompt and effective legal assistance, the Group maintains close cooperative relationships with several Chinese courts, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the Chinese central and local governments and various associations, and also holds close business relationships with leading law firms in China and Taiwan.

Our Group provides effective legal services relating to Korea in many areas including investment, M&A, intellectual property rights, IPO, trade, and litigation/arbitration to Chinese companies and associations in Korea and Chinese clients, through cooperation with the various expert legal teams at the firm as well as our advisors with expert insight in their respective fields.

Pioneering a Client-centric Legal Service Model
The Group provides expert and effective legal advice based on a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and alignment with our clients’ interests regarding the advice sought or the dispute at issue. We provide client-centric legal services in representing clients by providing real-time prevention and effective resolution of legal disputes.

Even when faced with novel challenges, our Group takes an optimistic and proactive approach to provide the best legal services to our clients, and have played a pioneering role regarding many matters that were historic firsts in Korea.

Our Group played a central role in providing advisory services to 3NOD Digital Group Co., Ltd. based in Shenzhen, China with respect to the first IPO of a Chinese firm on the Korean Stock Exchange in 2007. The Group also represented LS Industrial System Co., Ltd. in 2009 to obtain a decision from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to exclude a joint firm from the application of the antitrust law for the first time in Korea. More recently, in 2012, we advised KINDEX ETF, the first company to invest in stocks issued in China, with respect to listing on the Korea Exchange securities market.


The China Practice Group provides the following comprehensive legal services to Korean and Chinese clients in Korean, Chinese and English from the preparatory stages to the closing stages of a transaction, and provides legal services regarding consultation, document preparation, legal reviews, participation in negotiations and representation in litigations:

Advice on overall investment issues including review of laws, preparation of contracts and articles of incorporation, and establishment of local subsidiaries
Legal advice on M&A, legal due diligence investigation and preparation of contracts, and relevant legal advisory services
Document preparation and legal advisory services on foreign borrowing, loans, securities and finance
Legal advice and representation concerning tax, administration, technology transfer, trademarks and patents
Legal advice and representation on dispute settlement cases such as bond collection, preservative measures, arbitration, litigation, compulsory enforcement
Advisory services to Chinese clients on various Korean law issues in Korea such as corporate legal matters, IPO, M&A, private equity fund (PEF), tax and labor issues
Represent Chinese clients in various litigations in Korea such as civil, criminal and, administrative matters regarding family, intellectual property and labor issues

Representative Matters

The China practice group has represented and assisted Korean and Chinese clients with respect to a variety of advisory and litigation services, including the following examples:

Investment, M&A, finance and securities in China for Korean clients

(1) Investment, real estate, M&A, etc
[ Investment and real estate ]
Advisory services for YJ’s Beijing Construction Sales Project
Advisory services for UT’s establishment of Qingdao Design Joint Venture Company
Advisory services for KG’s Changchun Real Estate Development Project
Advisory services for KC’s Beijing Building Purchase Agreement
Advisory services for CA’s establishment of real estate and auto lease firms
Advisory services for FT’s land use right transfer contract
Advisory services for AC’s establishment of a construction company
Advisory services for YL’s factory lease
Advisory services for DT’s mobile content joint venture
Advisory services for SJ’s launch into the additional telecommunication service business
Advisory services for GR’s establishment of a game joint venture company
Advisory services for CT’s technology support contract
Advisory services for MC’s trademark purchase agreement
Advisory services for SCC’s system licensing agreement
Advisory services for DH’s equipment supply and technical support agreements
Advisory services for GH’s transfer pricing taxation
Advisory services to KX regarding foreign exchange and dividends
Advisory services to NB regarding entry into the seed business

[ M&A ]
Advised on HP’s purchase of a golf course company’s shares
Negotiation and advising on the sale of a refinery company to a Chinese company based on the shares of IP’s Chinese company
Advised on KST’s Chinese share sale
Advised on KH’s share sale and debt-to-equity swap of a Chinese chemical textile company
Advised on HV’s acquisition of a Chinese company’s shares
Advised on LO’s equity transfer of a company in Yantai, China
Advised on CV’s Chinese factory sale
Advised on MAC’s share acquisition of a Chinese real estate company
Advised on KDB’s project relating to share sale of a Taiwan company
Advised on LI’s acquisition of a Chinese company’s shares
Advised on EL’s acquisition of the shares of a construction company in Kunsan, China
Advised on Mr. C’s delegation of management regarding a manufacturing company

(2) Finance and securities
Advisory services for SC’s establishment of a subsidiary
Advisory services for HV’s bank borrowing project
Advisory services for HB’s real estate development project financing
Advisory services for KM’s Chinese real estate private equity trust project
Advisory services for CH’s Tree Fund
Advisory services for KM’s ship guarantee
Advisory services for DA’s acquisition of Chinese Non-performing Loans (NPLs)
Advisory services for DS’s foreign guarantee agreement
Advisory services for SI’s exercise of security right in China
Advisory services for BS’s Gold Fund
Advisory services for GH’s loan sale

Investment, M&A, finance and securities in Korea for Chinese clients

[ IPO ]
Represented 3NOD Digital Group Co., Ltd. regarding its listing on KOSDAQ (the first IPO of a Chinese company on KOSDAQ)
Represented Fuijan-based China Great Star International Limited regarding its listing on KOSDAQ
Represented Guangdong-based SF regarding its listing on the Korean securities market
Represented Fuijan-based CM regarding its listing on the Korean stock market

[ Investment and M&A ]
Advised on Chinese B’s acquisition of a casino business
Advised on Chinese CDB’s Jeju real estate development fund financing
Advised on Chinese ZH’s trust stock of a Korean company
Advised on Chinese Y’s establishment of a local subsidiary in Korea
Advised on Chinese TS’ establishment of a local subsidiary in Korea
Advised on Chinese HW’s closure of an office and establishment of a local subsidiary in Korea
Advised on Chinese HW’s asset acquisition in Korea
Advised on Chinese AC’s takeover of semiconductor production lines
Advised on Taiwanese TR’s places of origin
Advised on Chinese L’s debt guarantee

Litigation and trade for Korean and Chinese clients

[ Korean clients ]
Advisory services for AM’s claim regarding damages related to licensing
Advisory services for SW’s cancellation of trademark registration
Advisory services for AL’s patent infringement suit
Advisory services for AMO’s dispute concerning payment for ship export
Advisory services for YS’s litigation in Shanghai
Advisory services for SW’s trade arbitration and revocation of provisional attachment
Advisory services for KCT’s trade dispute in Taiwan
Advisory services for FT’s trade dispute
Advisory services for TM’s trade arbitration

[ China clients ]
Advised on a trade claim of PX in Henan Province, China
Advised on a claim for contractual penalty of YD in Hebei Province, China
Advised on claim for payment for goods on behalf of SF in Jiangsu Province, China
Advised on claim for payment for goods on behalf of WX in Shandong Province, China
Advised on claim for payment for marine products on behalf of KY in Qingdao, China
Negotiated for recovery of payment for exports on behalf of NX in Quindao
Advised on Chinese SL’s enforcement judgment of arbitration
Advised on Chinese H’s bond collection
Defended Chinese national Mr. X in criminal litigation (the special robbery case)
Represented client in a fraud complaint suit by SF in Jiangsu Province, China
Advised on Taiwanese S’s payment for goods
Advised on claim for payment for goods on behalf of Taiwanese GT

[ Trade ]
Advisory services for the Chinese anti-dumping case regarding corrugated cardboards of Korean KH and DI
Represented client in a Korean anti-dumping case regarding Chinese GZ’s Sodium hydrosulfite
Represented client in a Korean anti-dumping re-examination case regarding Chinese GZ’s Sodium hydrosulfite
Represented client in a Korean anti-dumping case regarding Chinese EB’s tiles
Represented client in a Korean anti-dumping case regarding Chinese JJ’s glass
Represented client in a Korean anti-dumping case regarding Chinese JY’s ethyl acetate

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