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Shin & Kim

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Jae-Yun Yun

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Senior Partner.


Shin & Kim (2012-Present);Member of Expert Area Review Committee, Korean Bar Association(2016 - Present); President, Korean Construction Law Association (2015 - Present); Director, ‘SARANGSAEM’ (Foundation of Korean Bar Association) (2014 - Present); Director, Human Rights Law Foundation ’GongGam’ (2014 - Present); Member, Public Official Ethics Committee of Constitutional Court of Korea (2013 - Present);Auditor, Samsung Science & Technology Foundation(2013 - Present); Arbitrator, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2013 - Present ); Chief Judge, Chuncheon District Court (2010); (Acting) Chairman of the Central Land Expropriation Committee (2006-2007); Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Construction Legal Affairs, Kwangwoon University (2005-Present); Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court (2005); Presiding Judge, Busan High Court (2004); Head of Arbitration Division, Press Arbitration Commission (2000-2003); Presiding Judge, Seoul Civil District Court (2000); Presiding Judge, Southern Branch, Seoul District Court (1999); Presiding Judge, Incheon District Court (1998); Presiding Judge, Ulsan Branch, Busan District Court (1996); Judge, Seoul High Court (1994); Investigation Review Officer, Office of Court Administration (1992); Judge, Seoul High Court(Acting Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court); Judge, Southern Branch, Seoul District Court (1989); Chief, Geochang Branch, Masan District Court (1987); Judge, Seoul District Court(1985); Judge, Seoul Family Court (1983); Judge, Suwon District Court (1981).


Korean and English.


Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.


Washington State University (Visiting Scholar, 1988-1990); Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M., 1981); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea (1981); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1975).

South Korea: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

Shin & Kim has notable expertise across a range of disputes including administrative and fair trade, construction, capital markets and crime, to name but a few. Standout wins for the team include representing Incheon Metropolitan City and Lotte Group in a long-running dispute against Shinsegae Department Store concerning the sale and transfer of a terminal site. Elsewhere, Jong-Han Oh, Hyun-Jeong Kang and Jin-Ho Jeong are active in key financial disputes. Jae-Yun Yun is a well-regarded construction and real estate litigator. Seung Soo Lee is also a name to note.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
    - Shin & Kim

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