Byung-Chae You Partner
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Byung-Chae You is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include corporate law, real estate and construction.
Mr. You has advised on various corporate issues, e.g. M&As, compliance, corporate governance, management rights disputes, bankruptcy, and legislative consulting, for a wide range of major clients such as Hyundai Mobis, Kookmin Bank, Korea Power Exchange, Korea Rating & Data, Hanwha Energy, Hanwha Aerospace, Aju Hotels & Resorts, Dual, Xcure, Saehwa IMC, Enzychem Lifesciences. Based on his expertise and experiences in the fields of real estate and construction, he provides legal services involving construction costs, real estate development, project financing, and real estate trust, etc. for leading companies, e.g. Korea Water Resources Corporation, LTP Korea, Kwangju Bank, Meritz Securities, Mugunghwa Trust, and JK Partners Group, etc.


  • 2003-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2016-present Advisor, Legal Advisory Group for Outbound SMEs, Ministry of Justice
  • 2016-present Commissioner, Rules Revision Committee, Korea Power Exchange
  • 2009-present Commissioner, Dispute Resolution Committee, Korea Power Exchange
  • 2008-present Member, Korean Institute of Bankruptcy Law
  • 2000-present Member, Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 2018-20 Non-executive Director, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
  • 2016-20 Outside Director, DUAL Co., Ltd.
  • 2016-18 Commissioner, Non-metal Mineral Industry Committee, Korea Federation of SMEs
  • 2013-15 Legal Advisor, Public Procurement Service
  • 2009-15 Members of Public Interests, Adjudication Committee, Seoul Labor Relations Commission
  • 2008-10 Expert Committee for Law and Dispute Mediation, Electricity Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 2008-10 Outside Auditor, VATECH Co., Ltd.
  • 2007-09 Commissioner, BTL Negotiation Committee, Department of Industry Support, Environmental Management Corporation
  • 2004-08 Professor for Corporate Law and Reconstruction, Graduate School of Legal Studies, Youngsan University
  • 2002 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P (Washington DC)
  • 1993-03 Roh & Yang


  • 2003 Seoul National University Law Research Center, Professional Legal Research Course, Laws and Tax Issues Regarding Strategic Management of Business
  • 2001-02 University of California at Berkeley, The School of Law, Visiting Scholar,
  • 1999 Korea University Graduate School of Legal Studies, LL.M. coursework completed
  • 1995 Korea University, Medical Law Institute, Medical Law Research Program
  • 1993 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1986 Korea University College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

  • Advised Dual on sale of Dual Industrial and Dual Moolsan
  • Advised Dual on acquisition of Borgstena Group Sweden AB (Swedish autopart manufacturer)
  • Advised Aju Hotels & Resorts on sale of Aju Hotel Jeju
  • Advised the Korea Water Resources Corporation on acquisition of a hydroelectric power plant in Pakistan
  • Advised Aju Corporation on the business transfer agreement related to quarries, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt concrete
  • Advised EA Tech on sale of shares in ERG Service

[Management Rights Disputes]
  • Handled litigation involving management right disputes of XCure
  • Handled litigation involving management right disputes of Pharmswell Bio
  • Handled litigation involving inspection and copying of accounting books, etc. of Jisan Logistics
  • Handled litigation involving management right disputes of Saehwa IMC

[Legislative Consulting]
  • Advised the Korea Power Exchange and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on amendment of the Electric Utility Act in relation to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and cap on coal-fired power generation, etc.
  • Advised the Korea Power Exchange on amendment of the Electric Utility Act, the Rules on Operating Electricity Market and the Rules on Operation of Cost Evaluation, etc.
  • Advised Hyundai Mobis on application of the Industrial Cluster Development and Factory Establishment Act and Act on the Management and Promotion of Real Estate Development Business, and handling of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Advised Aju Corporation and Tongyang Pile on deliberation of mandatory criminal charges by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups
  • Advised the Korea Used Car Dealers Association on designation as business suitable for livelihood of the used car business
  • Advised the Korea PHC Pile Association on exclusion from designation as competitive projects between SMEs

[Real Estate, Construction]
  • Advised JK Partners on construction of an office building in Tangjeong and the relevant project financing
  • Represented Dow Icons in a litigation involving the Yongin Yeoksam District Urban Development Project
  • Advised the Korea Water Resources Corporation on the international theme park project in Songsan Green City
  • Advised LTP Korea on the Lego Land Theme Park project
  • Advised Ido Land on acquisition of Tiger World (sports complex with indoor ski facilities, water parks, and golf courses, etc.) and project financing
  • Advised Aju Frontier on development of apartments in Shenyang, China, and the relevant project financing
  • Represented the Korea Water Resources Corporation in several litigations seeking payment of indirect costs
  • Provided legal advice for reconstruction or housing improvement project associations or local housing associations, e.g. Banpo Jugong Complex 3 Housing Improvement Project Association or Osan Won-dong Local Housing Association, etc.


  • Protective Measures for Computer Programs in Korean Patent Law - Korea University Press (1998)