Soongki Yi Partner
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Soong-Ki Yi is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC. His main practice areas include compliance, corporate governance, management rights disputes, energy and natural resources, infrastructure development, and cross border M&A.
Since 1999, Soong-Ki Yi has represented foreign investors and Korean companies in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. In particular, Mr. Yi has extensive experience in M&A transactions relating to cable TV service providers and has advised on a variety of legal issues relating to the operation of cable TV businesses. Mr. Yi is a renowned practitioner in the media & telecommunications field and was selected by Legal Times for his practice area in 2013. Recently, Mr. Yi has advised domestic and foreign companies on matters relating to compliance and corporate governance, as well as renewable energy development projects.


  • 2003-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2020-present Outside Director, Rayence Co., Ltd.
  • 2020-present Member, Overseas Business Advisory Committee, Korea Water Resources Corporation
  • 2019-present Member, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea Power Exchange
  • 2014-present Member, Legal Advisory Group for SMEs Entering Overseas Markets, Ministry of Justice
  • 2015-16 Non-Standing Member, Alternative Investment Committee, Teachers Pension
  • 2013-16 Outside Director, Rayence Co., Ltd.
  • 2011-12 Outside Director, Shinhan Special Purpose Acquisition Company
  • 2009 Lecturer (MBA), Dongguk University
  • 2006-10 Member, C&M Viewers Committee
  • 1999-03 Yoon & Partners
  • 1996-99 Judge Advocate


  • 2005 University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, LL.M.
  • 2004 Professional Legal Research Course on Business Planning, Seoul National University College of Law (coursework completed)
  • 1996 Judicial Research and Training Institute
  • 1994 Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (coursework completed)
  • 1992 Seoul National University, College of Law, LL.B.

Representative Matters

  • Advised Corporate Group H on compliance matters
  • Advised Kering Group on global compliance matters
  • Advised listed company H on compliance matters
  • Advised mid-sized corporate group S on compliance matters
  • Advised listed distributor M on compliance matters
  • Advised KOSDAQ-listed company A on compliance matters

[Corporate Governance (Management Rights Disputes)]
  • Advised Hanjin Group on management rights dispute
  • Advised company L and its subsidiary on improving corporate governance
  • Advised private company S on management rights dispute
  • Advised KOSDAQ-listed company B and its affiliates on improving corporate governance
  • Advised KOSDAQ-listed company P and its affiliates on improving corporate governance
  • Advised private educational institute G on improving corporate governance

[Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure Development]
  • Advised foreign companies E, O, and M on offshore wind power generation projects in the East Sea and West Sea
  • Advised domestic power generation companies, including Korea Western Power Co., Ltd. on domestic solar power generation projects
  • Advised Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (KIND) on a project to advance new and renewable energy in Japan
  • Advised Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (KIND) on an expressway project in Uganda
  • Advised Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Water Resources Corporation, Korea Energy Agency, Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd., and Korea Southern Power Co., Ltd. on domestic and overseas power generation businesses
  • Advised Korea Water Resources Corporation and Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. on participation in hydroelectric power generation project in Pakistan

[Cross Border M&A]
  • Advised listed company H on establishing a joint venture in the United States=
  • Advised listed company H on cross-border triangular merger
  • Advised KB Kookmin Bank on establishing a Singapore branch
  • Advised Dual Corporation on acquisition of a Swedish automobile parts and materials company
  • Advised Bukuk Securities on acquisition of shares in PT. UB Energy Indonesia
  • Advised Atinum Partners, a Korean investment firm, on acquisition of a Chinese cable TV company.
  • Advised Japanese company Wavelock on acquisition of Kraze Vision
  • Advised LS Cable & System Ltd. on acquisition of a stake in a Chinese company
  • Advised LS Mtron Ltd. on sale of its stake in a Singapore subsidiary


  • Highly Regarded, Project ㅇevelopment, IFLR1000 (2020-2023)
  • Notable Practitioner, Corporate and M&A, asialaw (2021-2023/24)


  • Security Class Action in Korea (LL.M. Thesis)
  • Korea Chapter, The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (6th, 7th ed.): Law Business Research (co-author), 2017, 2018
  • Public-Private Partnership Law Review (4th, 5th ed.) Law Reviews (co-author) 2018, 2019.