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Keun Ah Cho

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Kim & Chang

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Real Estate & Construction, International Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate Governance


Keun Ah Cho is an attorney in the firm's Real Estate & Construction Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Insolvency & Restructuring Practice.

Ms. Cho has extensive experience in representing clients in real property transactions and in mergers and acquisitions, including various tax-efficient real property investment structures such as REITs, asset-backed securitization and fund, business transfer, project financing, share acquisition, and acquisition under insolvency proceedings. She has also advised various clients for real property regulations, construction law, and insolvency law as well as on general corporate and commercial law matters in connection with their investment and operation in Korea.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 2001


Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2008)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1999)

South Korea: Real estate

Real estate – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Keun Ah Cho - Kim & Chang

Within: Real estate – Local firms

Kim & Chang's market-leading real estate practice has enjoyed another strong year; the team has been active in several significant inbound transactions including advising Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management in the $679m sale of Signature Tower. Kwan Sik Yu is singled out for his ‘profound legal knowledge’ and is ‘always aware of up-to-date regulation changes’; he and Jin-Ho Song continue to advise Mastern No.28 CENTRE POINT Myeongdong PFV on land acquisition and development in the Myeongdong area of Seoul. In outbound investment work, Keun Ah Cho, Sang Min Lee and David Pyun acted for Mirae Asset Global Investments in the acquisition of a landmark building in Frankfurt, Germany, valued at €281m. Practice head Yon-Kyun Oh has a strong reputation in the real estate and construction sector.

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South Korea: Tax

Tax – Local firms

Within: Tax – Local firms

Kim & Chang's ‘excellent in every factor’ practice handles all tax-related matters including M&A, transfer pricing, tax audit litigation and appeals. Co-heads Woo Hyun Baik and Byung Moon Jung are highly regarded, while Seung Jong Yang and Je Heum Baik are singled out for their ‘outstanding reputation’ in tax audit and disputes. Im Jung Choi, Seung Hwan Jin and Jong Koo Park acted for MBK Partners on a transaction valued at $ 1.1bn. Jin and Keun Ah Cho represented JP Morgan Asset Management on the first REF trust sale. Tae-Yeon Nam has extensive expertise in transfer pricing and audit matters. Also of note for tax disputes, M&A and audits are Hae Ma Joong Kim and foreign attorney Jeremy Everett.

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