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The members of Yulchon’s Environment and Energy Practice Group have broad experience and expertise in all aspects of the environmental and energy sectors. As the premier law firm in Korea, Yulchon has a strong advantage in assisting clients with a variety of issues related to energy and the environment. The attorneys in this practice group have advised on the privatization of Korea Electric Power Corporation, M&A transactions between private power project enterprises, overseas resources development by Korea National Oil Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation, the overseas power plant business of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and other wide-ranging projects in the energy industry.

Major Practice Areas

  • Privatizations of government-invested enterprises in industries relating to energy and overseas natural resources
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving major corporations in the energy industry and due diligence on assets, liabilities and regulatory issues
  • Transaction structuring and drafting of agreements in connection with overseas resource development in the energy industry
  • Analysis of various tax impacts of overseas investment

  • Advised GS Caltex on general domestic issues
  • Sales of Korea Electronic Power Corporation’s Anyang Buchon Cogeneration Plants
  • POSCO’s acquisition of Hanhwa Energy
  • Sales of Samsung Total’s Cogeneration Plants and Water Treatment Facilities
  • Hynix’s purchase of materials for its Cogeneration Plants
  • Advised GS EPS on sales of its shares and fund raising
  • Advised Mirant on the acquisition of GS Power’s shares and fund raising
  • Advised Seoul City Gas on the Development Project of Resources  in Australia
  • Advised Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Limited on investments in Sakhalin
  • Advised CIS Komi Republic on the acquisition of an oil exploration company
  • Advised Korea National Oil Corporation on development projects in Nigeria and Venezuela
  • Advised Korea National Oil Corporation in connection with the Deep Sea Exploration service in the East Sea of Korea
  • Advised Korea Gas Corporation on investments in Oman and Uzbekistan
  • Advised Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction on its participation in the Cambodian power network construction business
  • Advised Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction on civil power plant construction businesses in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan
  • Advised Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction on the execution of a technology agreement with GE
  • Advised Samtan on the provision of coal to Philippine GN Power
  • Checklist for ESCO contract in Korea, Esco, July/August Issue (2016)  pdf
  • Analysis of Korean Court Cases on ESCO Project, Esco, May/June Issue (2015) 
  • "Research on EU Environmental Law," the Ministry of Environment of Korea (2014) (co-author) 

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