Eric Eunyong YANG

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0670
  • F. +82-2-3404-0803
  • E. eric.yang@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Eric YANG has over 15 years of experience in large scale investment and dealing with various disputes in Southeast Asian countries and he currently serves as member of executive committee of LAWASIA.

He earned his LL.B. from Korea University and LL.M. from University of California at Los Angeles. Having begun his career as an attorney at Yulchon, he was dispatched to Hong Kong branch of Allen & Overy from 2004 to early 2005. He currently directs overall Southeast Asia affairs in Bae, Kim & Lee, LLC. As an expert in international trade and foreign investment, he provides the best resolution and optimal alternatives for clients, based on his experiences in providing successful advices on foreign investment, off-shore financing and various international disputes. And he also has wide experience in power generation, resource development and infrastructure development projects. He engages in various activities including the publication of guide on investment and the presentation at seminars to introduce regulations on investments in Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Representative Experience

2021-Present Managing Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee, Singapore
2015-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2007-2015 Managing Partner, Yulchon LLC, Vietnam
2007-Present Registered Foreign Attorney in Vietnam
2006-2015 Partner, Yulchon LLC
2004-2005 Allen & Overy LLP, Hong Kong (Secondment)
2000-2005 Associate, Yulchon LLC
1997-2000 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2018-2019 Member, Organizing Committee for the Seoul General Assembly 2019, International Bar Association
2017-2021 Member, International Affairs Committee, Korean Bar Association
2016-Present Member, Executive Committee, Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (Law Asia)
2016-Present Registered Lawyer specializing in cross-border transactions and overseas investment, Korean Bar Association
2016-2018 Expert Advisor, Council of Fashion Designers of Korea
2016-2017 Expert Advisor, Attracting Prime Companies in Asia (Vietnam) to Be Listed KOSPI, Market Division, Korea Exchange
2015-Present Advisory Member, Legal Advisory Group for Overseas Expansion of Small and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Justice
2015-2017 Vice President (International Affairs), Korean Bar Association
2009-2012 Legal Advisor, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Ho Chi Minh
2007-2013 Director, Seoul Welfare Foundation

Representative Matters

Advised KEB Hana Bank on the strategic investment in BIDV in Vietnam
Advised KB Bank on its acquisition of Prasac Microfiance Institution Limited in Cambodia
Advised Korean bank on its shareholder dispute in Cambodia
Advised Hanwha Asset Management on the acquisition of convertible preferred shares in Vingroup Joint Stock Company, a Vietnam listed company
Advised Korean bank on its legal proceeding for damages in Indonesia
Advised KEB Hana Bank on the strategic investment in BIDV in Vietnam
Advised KB Bank on its acquisition of Prasac Microfiance Institution Limited in Cambodia
Advised Korean bank on its shareholder dispute in Cambodia
Advised Hanwha Asset Management on the acquisition of convertible preferred shares in Vingroup Joint Stock Company, a Vietnam listed company
Advised Korean bank on its legal proceeding for damages in Indonesia
Advised Lotte Card on its acquisition of Techcom Finance in Vietnam
Advised Korean company on its joint venture of battery business in Indonesia
Advised KB Bank on licensing procedures in setting up a subsidiary bank in Myanmar
Advised KDB Bank on licensing procedures in setting up a branch in Myanmar
Advised KB Securities on its acquisition of shares in Maritime Securities Incorporation in Vietnam
Advised Korean company on its investment in real estate development project, including golf course and hotel resort, in the Philippines
Advised Korean financial institution on its subsidiary's operation and contentious matters in Thailand
Advised Korean company on operation of shopping mall in the Philippines
Advised CJ CheilJedang Corporation on the acquisition of Cau Tre Export Goods Processing and MINH DAT FOOD, Vietnam-based food companies
Advised Korean company on its legal proceeding to recover damages from sale of goods in Indonesia
Advised CJ Logistics on its acquisition of logistics company, Century, in Malaysia
Advised Korean asset management company on its investment in multipurpose real estate development project in the Philippines
Advised on LG Display on the establishment of OLED module factory in Vietnam ( investment capital totalled USD 1.5 billion)
Advised Korean company on its structure of large-scale factory investment in Indonesia
Advised Posco Daewoo Corporation on its luxury hotel project in Myanmar
Advised Iljin Materials on issuance of convertible bonds by its subsidiary in Malaysia
Advised Korean financial institution on its repurchase transaction of listed company in Indonesia
Advised SSG Foods on its joint venture with Mamee in Malaysia
Advised Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance on the investment in VietinBank’s insurance company based in Vietnam
Advised Korean financial institution on its acquisition of stake in hotel and resorts business in Indonesia
Advised CJ E&M on the establishment of a joint-venture film production corporation with a Vietnam-based corporation
Advised Dongwon Group on the acquisition of Vietnam-based TTP(listed company) and MVP
Conducted various overseas feasibility studies related to SOC projects in Southeast Asia

Education

2004 University of California, Los Angels School of Law (LL.M.)
1997 Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1993 Korea University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Investment & Business Guide (Co-author, Ministry of Justice, 2015)
Guide to Public and Private Partnership Projects in Vietnam (Co-author, 2013)
Comparative Study of Investment-Related Legal Systems at Home and Abroad, Myanmar (Co-author, Presidential Council on National Competitiveness, 2012)
Legal Guide to Investment in Cambodia (Co-author, 2008)
Integration of Korea into Global Securities Market (Master’s Thesis, University of California, Los Angels School of Law, 2004)
Awards
Legal Times, The lawyer of the year 2016 (2017)
Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2015)
Appreciation Plaque (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam, 2013)

Qualifications

2005 New York
1997 Korea