In the real estate trust practice area, Yoon & Yang provides the best legal services in accordance with the “client first” principle, which is its top priority. With trust companies expected to conduct more diversified tasks and face more competition in future real estate development projects, Yoon & Yang offers professional and balanced one-stop legal services required for the execution of various major trust-related agreements, due diligence, response to regulations, management, and supervision, tax affairs, and mediation/resolution of disputes among stakeholders throughout the entire lifecycle of a real estate development project, from the purchase and operation to the sale and liquidation of real estate.
Yoon & Yang’s Real Estate Trust Practice offers comprehensive advisory and litigation services to leading domestic trust companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate funds (REFs), PFVs, and others including KOREIT, KORAMCO REITs Management & Trust, Woori Asset Trust, Hana Asset Trust, Asia Trust, Kyobo Asset Trust, KB Real Estate Trust, and Korea Trust, and consists of professionals who have accumulated the best expertise in the field. Based on such expertise and experience and its organic collaboration with our Finance Practice and other Practices, the Real Estate Practice presents balanced and optimal solutions in all tasks related to real estate trusts.

Key Services

  • Advising on the transaction structures of real estate development projects that use real estate trusts and the establishment of various vehicles
  • Advising on real estate financing and indirect investment
  • Advising on major agreements and various transactions related to real estate trusts
  • Advising on improvement projects in which real estate trust companies participate as project developers
  • Advising on various disputes and negotiations related to real estate trusts
  • Advising on overall matters regarding the stakeholders of real estate trusts
  • Handling litigation related to real estate trusts

Representative Cases

  • Advised on the establishment and licenses of a real estate trust company
  • Advised on the establishment of REITs by trust companies, AMC licenses, and real estate trading transactions that used REITs
  • Advised on the overall matters regarding the trust business of a trust company and responded to relevant litigation
  • Successfully represented a trust company in a litigation regarding soil contamination of a gas station site that the trust company acquired through a public sale
  • Successfully represented a trust company in a litigation regarding the issue of the agreement to succeed for indemnification following the expiration of a trust agreement
  • Successfully represented a trust company in a preliminary injunction case requesting a ban on the sale of real estate filed by the subordinated preferred beneficiary
  • Represented a trust company in litigation of demurrer against distribution regarding the issue of the right to preferential payment of the cost repayment claims