Byoungha JEON

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0136
  • F. +82-2-3404-0006
  • E. byoungha.jeon@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Byoungha Jeon focuses his practice on litigating financial, real estate, construction and general civil matters as well as advising on matters concerning real estate development, real estate transactions, and real estate indirect investments.

Immediately after completing his military service as judge advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force, Mr. Jeon joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 1992. Drawing upon his long experience and expertise in finance and real estate litigations, he served as a member of the Financial City Advisory Group, Seoul Metropolitan City, the Civil Law Amendment Commission, Ministry of Justice, and National Housing Fund Steering Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. For 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 2020, he was selected as a Leading Lawyer in areas of real estate, and litigation and dispute resolution by Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Representative Experience

1999 Visiting Scholar, Duke University School of Law
1992-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2021 Adjunct Professor, Sungkyunkwan University Law School
2016-Present Adjunct Professor, Jeju National University School of Law
2012-2013 Member, Real Right Division, Civil Code Amendment Committee, Ministry of Justice
2008-2013 Member, Financial City Advisory Group, Seoul Metropolitan City
2007-2013 Member, National Housing Fund Operation Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport
2006 Member, Advertisement Deliberation Committee, Korean Bar Association
1989-1992 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force

Representative Matters

Represented an accounting firm in a litigation seeking damages for poor audit of fraudulent accounting
Represented banks, including Kookmin Bank, savings banks and insurers in a litigation seeking return of mortgage fees
Represented Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank in a litigation seeking damages for the incomplete sale of KIKO
Represented Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank in a litigation seeking damages for the incomplete sale of real estate funds
Represented Chohung Bank, Woori Bank, Korea Life Insurance in a litigation seeking damages against officers and employees of financial institutions for non-performing PF loans, etc.
Represented an accounting firm in a litigation seeking damages for poor audit of fraudulent accounting
Represented banks, including Kookmin Bank, savings banks and insurers in a litigation seeking return of mortgage fees
Represented Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank in a litigation seeking damages for the incomplete sale of KIKO
Represented Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank in a litigation seeking damages for the incomplete sale of real estate funds
Represented Chohung Bank, Woori Bank, Korea Life Insurance in a litigation seeking damages against officers and employees of financial institutions for non-performing PF loans, etc.
Represented Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, and Daegu Bank in a litigation seeking damages for the incomplete sale of forward exchange agreements
Represented Seoul Mutual Savings Bank in a dispute in respect of the loan exceeding a certain amount of a loan made available by savings banks to the same person under the Mutual Savings Banks Act
Represented Shinhan Investment Bank in a litigation seeking payment of the transfer amount by the seller of the land in connection with development of Dankook University
Represented an asset management company in a litigation filed by ship fund investors seeking damages for its poor management
Represented an asset management company in a litigation filed by a real estate investment company seeking cancellation of an asset sale and purchase agreement
Represented Shinhan Bank in a litigation seeking damages for wrongful withdrawal using a forged Kookmin Bank CD
Represented Shinhan Bank and many others in a litigation seeking recovery of loans extended to real estate PF
Represented residents of a Jugong apartment in a litigation seeking damages for shortage of the apartment's site area
Represented Chohung Bank in a litigation seeking damages as set forth in the forward exchange agreement relating to a fund that invests in Russian government bonds
Represented Chohung Bank, Korea Life Insurance, Kyobo Life Insurance and Daegu Bank in a litigation seeking the payment of the repurchase amount of the beneficiary certificates relating to repurchase of bonds issued by Daewoo
Represented Chohung Bank, Woori Bank and Korea Life Insurance in a litigation seeking damages against officers and employees of a financial institution for non-performing PF loans

Education

1998 Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
1989 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1986 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Activity
Lecturer, Youngsan University Graduate School of Legal Affairs (2008)
Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2008-2014, 2017-2022)
Chambers Global - Leading Lawyer (2017-2022)
The Legal 500 - Leading Individual (2008-2010)
Asialaw - Leading Lawyer (2019-2022)
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific - Leading Individual (2019-2022)

Qualifications

1999 New York
1989 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition