In this chapter we highlight 15 lawyers for their excellent work in matters ranging from transactions to disputes in the construction and real estate sectors.
Most Highly Regarded:
Bae Kim & Lee receives three listings here.
Respondents credit “standout practitioner” John Bang with “true expertise in the construction arena, acting as an advocate and co-counsel for a range of disputes”. His capability as “a very incisive strategist” makes him “definitely deserving of a place in the rankings”.
Seung-Hyeon (Alex) Kim possesses strong experience, having “worked for a number of years as an in-house counsel for high-profile construction companies”. He has represented international corporations in notable construction arbitration cases.
Gun Chul Do is regarded as “simply the best real estate lawyer” by respondents impressed with his wide-ranging contentious and non-contentious offering.
Lee & Ko achieves three listings here.
Chan Ik Jang leads the construction team and is known for his deep expertise in government contracts, project financing and real estate projects.
Dong Eun Kim shines in construction and real estate matters. His expertise encompasses real estate development, financing, investment and restructuring.
Hun Ko excels as “an exceptional real estate finance lawyer”, with a notable specialism in project finance, PPI and development.
At Kim & Chang, Matthew Christensen is one of the foremost construction lawyers in the country, hailed for his adept handling of sector-related litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Byung-Woo Im is “a top name in construction, without a shadow of a doubt”, and has impressive experience of contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to infrastructure projects.
Eun Young Park garners recognition for his exceptional work in high-value construction arbitrations.
Kap-You (Kevin) Kim of Peter & Kim is singled out by peers as “a very respected arbitration lawyer practising construction disputes”.
Shin & Kim’s Kyung Don Lee is “a famous lawyer in the real estate area”, according to peers impressed with his sterling reputation in financing and transactional work for international investors.
At Arnold & Porter, Jun Hee Kim wins accolades as a “very good competitor and top player in the field” for his involvement in real estate transactions.
KL Partners is home to the “excellent” Dong-Seok (Johan) Oh and his outstanding work on post-M&A construction disputes.
Mike McClure of Herbert Smith Freehills is renowned for his top-tier arbitration practice, using his international experience to resolve global construction disputes.
At Dentons Lee, Timothy Trinka impresses with his considerable experience in the construction and real estate sectors, handling a range of matters from joint ventures and M&A to leasing and development.