Yangho OH

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0128
  • F. +82-2-3404-7308
  • E. yangho.oh@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Yangho Oh is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL), who has been with the firm for over 20 years. Mr. Oh's practice focuses on advising corporate clients in areas of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), broadcasting, energy, and legislation.

Since joining BKL in 1989, Mr. Oh has successfully handled, among others, the international arbitration over CDMA royalty between Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Qualcomm; sale of Daewoo Motors; restructuring and division of Daewoo Heavy Industries; reorganization of the structure of electro-refining industry; restructuring of foreign bonds of KEPCO; privatization of KT; SKT's merger with Shinsegi Telecom; and KT's merger with KTF.

Mr. Oh served as a legal advisor and a member of the advisory committee for government agencies, including the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (now called the Ministry of Science and ICT) and the Korea Communications Commission. He served as a legal advisor to large Korean companies, such as KEPCO, KT, SKT, and SBS, and is a member of the Management Normalization Committee for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. He earned an LL.B. from Seoul National University and completed the Judicial Research and Training Institute course. He earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar.

Representative Experience

1995 Visiting Scholar, University of Missouri School of Journalism
1989-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1986-1988 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2017-Present Member, Management Normalization Committee, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering
2014-2016 Non-Executive Director, Korea Internet & Security Agency
2013-2016 Director, Korea Post Foundation
2011-2015 Member, KIF Investment Steering Committee, Korea Telecommunications Operations Association
2010-Present Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2010-2013 Director, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2009-Present Auditor, Chosun Ilbo Media Research Center
2007-2012 Member, Broadcasting Dispute Conciliation Committee, Korea Communications Commission
2007-2010 Non-Executive Director, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
2006-2014 Member, Telecommunication Service Charge Review Committee, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
2006-2014 Evaluation and Assessment Commissioner, Information and Communication Technology Promotion Fund, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
2006-2008 Expert Commissioner, Broadcasting and Telecommunication Convergence Promotion Committee
2004-2016 Legal Advisor, Korea Communications Commission
2004-2016 Member, Internet Address Policy Review Committee, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
2004-2007 Non-Executive Director, Korea Western Power
2003-2007 Member, Korea Internet Safety Commission
2003-2006 Legal Advisor, Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development
2003-2005 Auditor, Chosun Ilbo Media Research Center
2002-2017 Member, Digital Media City Planning Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government
2001-2004 Non-Executive Director, Korea Power Exchange
2000-2001 Member, Domain Dispute Resolution Committee, Ministry of Information and Communication
1998-1999 Expert Advisor, Marketing, World Cup Organizing Committee

Representative Matters

Advised on the sale of Daewoo Motors
Advised on the restructuring of electricity industry
Advised on international arbitration in the ETRI vs. Qualcomm CDMA royalty dispute
Advised on merger between KT and KTF
Advised SKT on the protection of its controal against foreign investors such Tiger Fund or Sovereign
Advised on the sale of Daewoo Motors
Advised on the restructuring of electricity industry
Advised on international arbitration in the ETRI vs. Qualcomm CDMA royalty dispute
Advised on merger between KT and KTF
Advised SKT on the protection of its controal against foreign investors such Tiger Fund or Sovereign
Advised Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machiner on its restructuring and split-off
Advised SKYLIFE, a digital satellite broadcasting, on its acquisition of business license and the matters regarding its consortium
Advised Hanaro Telecom on its attraction of foreign investment
Advised KEPCO on the restructuring of its domestic and foreign bonds
Advised Hanwha Investment Bank and Shinhan Investment Bank on hostile M&As
Advised Equant and Yahoo on their VOIP and portal site business, respectively
Advised KT on its privatization
Advised KT and Microsoft on the formation of strategic partnership
Advised KTF on its merger with Hansolm.com
Advised LEVEL3 Communication on its dedicated line business
Advised LG Telecom on the acquisition of its IMT-2000 business operator status and formation of consortium
Advised LG Powercom on its retail business of high-speed internet service
Advised SBS on the re-acquisition of broadcasting license
Advised SK on its purchase of shares in shares IMT and merger between SK and IMT
Advised SKT on its merger with ShinSegi Telecom

Education

1994 Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
1985 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1984 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Civil Case and Good Faith Principle, Collection of Papers written by the graduates from the 15th Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) course (JRTI, 1984)
Activity
Lecturer, JRTI (1995-1997)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2016-2022)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2019-2022)
Asia Business Law Journal - Korea's Top 100 Lawyers (2021)

Qualifications

1995 New York
1985 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition