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Hyeon KANG

Hyeon KANG



Hyeon KANG is a partner in the firm’s real estate and finance department. He advises various domestic and international clients in the area of real estate (including construction) and finance. He graduated from Korea University Law School (LL.B.) in 1990 and University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.) in 2000. He is a member of the Korean Bar Association and New York Bar Association.
Since the Korean real estate market opened to the foreign investment in 1998, he has focused mainly on the field of real estate and finance transactions as well as the real estate development projects. He has been dealing with the collective investment in the real estate through real estate holding companies, real estate funds/trusts, project finance vehicles and similar special purpose vehicles. He has been instrumental in the amendment to the relevant acts and regulations with respect to the collective investment in real estate, advising the Korean government on the collective investment regime. He has also lectured on the collective investment in the Lawyer Training Institute of the Korean Bar Association and the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Korean Supreme Court.
  • Experience List
    1994-presentBae, Kim & Lee LLC (Real Estate Team)
    2016.5.-presentMember, Newstay Evaluation Committee, Korea Financial Investment Association
    2016-presentThe annual Practice Editor for Real Estate within South Korea, Chambers and Partners
    2014.8.-presentMember, Rental Housing REITs Fund Investment Deliberation committee, Korea Housing & Urban Guarantee Corporation
    2013-presentCommissioner, Statutory Interpretation Deliberation Committee, Ministry of Government Legislation
    2012-presentIndependent Member, Alternative Investment Committee, National Penssion Service
    2010-presentArbitrator, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
    2014-2015Member, Regulatory and Deliberation Committee, Korea Asset Management Corporation
    2014-2015Member, Foreign Legal Consultant Disciplinary Committee, Ministry of Justice
    2005-2015Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea (Lecture on Collective Real Property Investment and Finance)
    2014-2015Commissioner, Financial Institution Creditors Adjustment Committee
    2013-2014Senior Vice President, Korean Bar Association
    2011-2013Secretary General, Korean Bar Association
    2011-2012Director, Educational foundation Duksung School
    2007-2010Member, Electronic Committee, Ministry of Knowledge Economy
    2007-2010Steering Committee Member, Construction Guarantee, Ministry of Construction & Transportation
    2006Lecturer, Lawyer Training Institute, Korean Bar Association (Lecture on Financial Transaction Law)
Representative Matters
  • Advice on establishment and management of special purpose companies related to real estate(KOCREF, KOCREF NPS, Macquarie Central Office Corporate Restructuring Real Estate Investment Company)
    Advice on special types of real estate transactions including ABS, CR REIT, ABL and Fund(KOCREF Aerif Korea1, PAMCO Retail 1)
    Advice on establishment and operation of asset management companies(PAMCO AMC)
    Provision of advisory service related to transactions of large-scale real property(Acquisition of Carrefour stores, Bokwang Golf Resort and Myungdong Avatar Mall, Sale of Myungdong Tower and Mesa)
    Legal advice on development, including reconstruction, redevelopment, city development, company city development, tourism complex development and formation of golf courses(City development of Dongchung
    2nd District, Development of JejuDo Sungsanpo Marine Complex, Development of New Songdo City, Formation of DaekwanRyung Alpensia, Reconstruction of Lotte Village)
    Advice on overseas real estate transaction and construction(Acquisition of real estate located in USA, etc., Collection of accounts receivable from the Republic of Iraq,
    Development of Real Estate in Cambodia, Phuket and Baku City Azerbaidzhan, Investment in Angola
    and South Africa, Power Plant EPC Contract, Vietnam Hanoi New Town Development Project)
    Handling litigation on behalf of construction companies and providing advice in relation to various
    cases concerning construction, real estate and environment
  • Education List
    2000University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.)
    1993Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea
    1990Korea University Law School (LL.B.)
  • Qualifications List
    1990Passed the Bar Exam, Korea
    2000Admitted to the Bar, NewYork, USA
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Projects in Korea (Lawasia, 2010)
    Real Estate Investment Trusts in South Korea (PLC Cross-border Corporate Real Estate Handbook, Practical Law Company, 2008)
    Real Estate Development in South Korea (IFLR Real Estate Guide, 2008)
    Collective Investment in Real Estate and Finance (Judicial Research & Training Institute, 2005)
    An Analysis & Critique of WTO Holding in the Shrimp-Sea Turtle Controversy (UPENN Law School LL.M., 2000)
  • World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyer(Euromoney’s Guide, 2008-2016)
    Chambers Asia-Pacific Leading Individual(Chambers and Partners, 2009-2016)
    This Year's Real Estate Lawyer (Legal Times, 2016)