Real Estate Trust Disputes


Since the inception of the real estate trust system, Shin & Kim’s Real Estate Trust Disputes Practice has been advising clients in the resolution of disputes. Our team of experts has a wide range of experience in advising on disputes relating to asset management, land trusts, collateral trusts and disposal trusts, fund management agent services, REITs and real estate consulting. More recently, our team has been advising clients on disputes relating to urban planning (e.g., redevelopment and reconstruction) project development. The Practice accesses experts from different practice areas to provide strategies to best position clients in a dispute. With the wide range of experience, our team is able to position clients to optimize the results from a dispute.

Key Services

The Practice provides advice for or with respect to the following:

  • Real estate trusts.
  • Real estate trust companies.
  • Urban planning as developers.
  • Development and management of real properties. 
  • Development of real estate.
  • Beneficiaries of real estate trust . 
  • Creditors and buyers of real estate trust businesses.
  • KB Real Estate Trust with respect to a dispute in relation to the invalidation of fraudulent act.
  • Kwangju Bank in a claim of fraudulent trust.
  • Korea Real Estate Investment & Trust against a claim of revocation of trust agreement and damages by 169 claimants.
  • Korea Real Estate Investment & Trust in relation to a breach of a pledge in favor of Kookmin Bank.
  • KB Asset Management in the successful application for provisional attachment on certain trust proceeds of the Daehan Real Estate Trust.
  • Woori Investment & Securities with respect to the return of trust money which had been siphoned off through a sophisticated counterfeit operation.
  • KB Real Estate Trust in a complex dispute relating to priorities of credit support involving Korea Housing Guarantee.
  • A construction company with respect to a dispute relating to the ownership of certain trust property.
Awards and Rankings
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  • Ranked Tier 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution
    Asia Pacific Legal500 2015-2018, 2020-2023
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Dispute Resolution - Litigation
    Chambers Global / Chambers Asia 2014-2017, 2021-2022
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
    ALB Korea Law Awards 2018