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Yulchon is one of the first law firms in Korea to establish a team of experts specializing in investment and business transactions in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (“CIS”).  Our Russia / CIS Practice Group is staffed with distinguished lawyers qualified in Russia, Korea, the United States, and Europe who are fully acquainted with the legal, economic and cultural systems of Russia and the CIS.  Our team sees tremendous growth potential in Russia and the CIS.  Their domestic markets are seeing rapid growth backed by high oil prices and they are working to improve relations with various nations, including Korea and the US, as part of an attempt to expand their roles in the global marketplace.  To meet the growing needs of our clients and deliver more timely and effective services to Korean and foreign clients, Yulchon plans to open branch offices in Russia and Kazakhstan soon.


Major Practice Areas

  • M&A and General Corporate Matters
  • Real Estate Development, Acquisition and Management
  • Energy Development Projects
  • SOC Projects
  • Taxation and Accounting-related Structuring & Consultancy
  • Trade and Duties
  • Foreign/Local Finance and Structured Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Act
  • Competition Act
  • Direct Investment
  • Strategic Joint Ventures
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Dispute Resolution

Russia

  • Arranging interviews for a large Korean enterprise with key contacts in the Ministry of Construction and Port Authority of Russia in relation to a port construction project on the Black Sea, and providing consultancy on the laws of Russia
  • Providing advice on Russian law to a large Korean enterprise seeking to establish a local subsidiary, as well as advice on tax and labor, with regard to the development of a department store and a hotel in downtown Moscow
  • Providing consulting services to a large Korean enterprise on the Russian approvals and permits system for a construction project of a large scale shopping mall in downtown Saint Petersburg
  • Providing advice on Russian law to a Korean company involved in various investment schemes and the establishment of a local SPC to develop an agricultural complex in the Russian Far East
  • Providing advice on Russian law to a Korean company regarding the acquisition of a Kamchatka-based hotel
  • Providing legal advice to a Korean enterprise on its acquisition of a Siberia-based oil company 
  • Providing advice on Russian law to a Korean enterprise navigating the approvals, permits and taxation systems of Russia with regard to an oil field development project in the Komi Republic
  • Providing advice on Russian law to a Korean enterprise concerning the approvals and permits and creation of security for a mine development project in Sakhalin

CIS

  • Providing advice on Kazakh law to a Korean company  navigating the Kazakh system of approvals, permits and taxation to establish a cement producing company in Kazakhstan
  • Providing a Korean company with legal advice in litigation related to a redevelopment project promoted in Kazakhstan
  • Providing a Korean company with legal advice in litigation related to a Kazakhstan mine development project
  • Providing legal advice to a Korean company for an Almaty-based residential-commercial building development project
  • Providing advice on Uzbek law to a Korean company on the relevant approvals and permits, as well as a product distribution agreement, with regard to a natural gas development project in Uzbekistan
  • Providing legal advice to a Korean company for an Azerbaijan wind power plant construction project
  • Providing legal advice on the Georgian approval and permit system to a Korean company with regard to a Tbilisi New Town development project
  • Enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitration rulings in the Russian Federation (2012) 
  • Review on Russian Labor Law, Ministry of Legislative, Korea (2007) 
  • Review on Russian Tax Law, Ministry of Legislative, Korea (2006) 
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