Jiwon Karen Kwak Senior Foreign Attorney
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Jiwon Karen Kwak is a Senior foreign attorney at Yoon & Yang, and her main practice area is corporate law, finance, M&As, foreign investment and privacy and data security.
After being admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois in 2015, she worked at Webber & Thies, P.C. Attorney at Law, Woori Bank and Shin & Kim.


  • 2021-present Yoon & Yang LLC
  • 2017-21 Shin & Kim LLC
  • 2017 Woori Bank
  • 2014-16 Webber & Thies, P.C.


  • 2015 University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana Champaign, J.D.
  • 2011 Pennsylvania State University, B.A. in International Politics and French and Francophone Studies

Representative Matters

  • Advised on the sale of a Korean company’s shares to Hublot (Swiss company)
  • Advised on investment in Iyuno (Swedish company) by IMM PEF
  • Advised on RCPS issuance and investment by multiple domestic and foreign companies
  • Advised on KB Asset Management’s acquisition of an asset management company In Indonesia
  • Advised on CAC Investment Asset Management’s domestic real estate investment
  • Advised on Hyundai Asset Management’s equity investment in real estate located in Denver (US)
  • Advised Hana Securities on shares in a securities firm in the US
  • Advised Hana Alternative Investment Asset’s establishment, investment & extension of fund in Canada
  • Advised on Kia’s establishment of production company in Thailand
  • Advised on establishment of joint venture in Korea for multiple domestic and foreign companies
  • Advised on Korea Investment Corporation’s investment and joint investment in US fund
  • Advised on Hyundai Motor’s acquisition of a Swedish dealership and establishment of new entity
  • Advised Hanwha Investment Securities on acquisition of a securities firm in Indonesia
  • Advised KB Securities on acquisition of PT Valbury Sekuritas Indonesia (securities firm)
  • Advised Woori Card on acquisition of an Indonesian installment financing company
  • Advised on ECA syndicated loan for procurement of construction working capital for PT KP (joint venture between POSCO and Indonesia’s state-owned steel company)
  • Advised IBM Global Financial Korea on liquidation of debt
  • Advised on offshore real estate investment & acquisition by a fund established by Kiwoom Asset Management
  •  Advised KORAMCO REITs Management & Trust and KORAMCO Asset Management on purchase & sale of officetels and commercial buildings
  • Advised Export-Import Bank of Korean on global bond issuance (US Shelftakedown)
  •  Advised on fund establishment and investment for Korean asset management companies and securities firms related to a domestic fund’s offshore fund investment
  • Advised on financial agreements for the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK)
  • Advised on financial agreements for foreign banks
  • Advised on overseas alternative investment (i.e., PEF) for National Pension Service (NPS)
  • Handled the review & drafting of agreements and MOUs for a multinational company set to enter the Korean market


  • Best Brief Award of Jessup International Moot Court Competition (2014)