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Lee & Ko

HANJIN BUILDING, 63 NAMDAEMUN-RO, JUNG-GU, SEOUL 04532, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 772 4000
Fax:
Fax +82 2 772 4001
Email:
Web:
www.leeko.com
Seoul, Seoul

Jin Wook Yang

Tel:
Work +82-2- 772-4415
Email:
Lee & Ko

Work Department

Banking & Finance Group

Position

Partner

Career

Lee & Ko : 2001-Present

Languages

Korean and English

Member

Admitted to Bar, New York: 2007
Admitted to Bar, Korea: 1998

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M. : 2007
Seoul National University School of Law, LL.M. : 1997
Seoul National University School of Law, B.A. : 1994


South Korea: Real estate

Real estate – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jin Wook Yang - Lee & Ko

Within: Real estate – Local firms

Lee & Ko draws on its multi-disciplinary expertise to act in inbound and outbound real estate transactions; the practice is active in commercial development, overseas projects, REIT, and trust and real estate litigation. The sizeable team is jointly led by Chan Ik Jang, Jin Wook Yang and Jung Hwan Lee. Joong Hoon Kwak and Eun Young Shin represented Kookmin Bank, the sellers, in the $241m sale of the KB Myeongdong Office Building. In outbound transactions, Lee acted for Hyundai Investment in the acquisition of a commercial building in Belgium. Dong Eun Kim and Dong Seok Woo are also highly recommended. Associate Jee In Kim frequently assists in real estate acquisitions and financing as well as domestic and overseas investment.

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Legal Developments by:
Lee & Ko

  • Korean Supreme Court Confirms Licensee’s Standing to Challenge Patent Validity

    On February 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of Korea issued an en banc decision overruling its prior precedents on the issue of whether a licensee who is continuing to make royalty payments under an existing license agreement nevertheless has standing to challenge the validity of the licensed patent. In short, the Korean Supreme Court held that absent special circumstance, a patent licensee is an “interested party” eligible for challenging the validity of a licensed patent, despite the lack of any threat or potential threat posed by the patent holder against the licensee’s right to use the patented invention. (Supreme Court En Banc Decision No. 2017Hu2819).
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