Jae-Yun Yun

Jae-Yun Yun




Mr. Jae-Yun Yun is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Yun’s main areas of practice include construction and real estate disputes, white collar criminal litigations, administrative litigations, corporate general disputes, media and broadcasting disputes, and family cases. He has successfully led Samsung inheritance case (the largest inheritance lawsuit) and shown excellent performance in many large civil cases and large corporate crime cases.

Mr. Yun was given a Chulwoo Media Law Award by the Korean Society for Media Law. He has had extensive experience in handling media, administration and criminal cases, including serving as the (acting) Chairman of the Central Land Expropriation Committee, as the presiding judge of court cases related to land expropriation at Seoul High Court, and as the presiding judge of court cases related to corruption related criminal.

He served for the longest time as the presiding judge in construction related court cases at Seoul Central District Court and Seoul High Court. For about 15 years, he has been training lawyers and judges for construction related court cases. Also, he is the author of a book “Laws Related to Construction Disputes”, a must regarding construction dispute practice. All these activities make him the highest authority in the area of construction dispute lawsuits.

  • 1989-1990University of Washington (Visiting Scholar)
  • 1975-1981Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 1971-1975Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2016-2019Member of Expert Area Review Committee, Korean Bar Association
  • 2015-2019President of Managerial and Disciplinary Committee of Certified Public Appraiser (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
  • 2015-PresentPresident, Korean Construction Law Association
  • 2015-PresentDirector, ‘SARANGSAEM’
  • 2014-PresentDirector, Human Rights Law Foundation ’GongGam’
  • 2013-PresentAuditor, Samsung Science & Technology Foundation
  • 2013-PresentArbitrator, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 2013-2017Member, Public Official Ethics Committee of Constitutional Court of Korea
  • 2012-PresentShin & Kim LLC (2012-2015: Senior Partner)
  • 2010-2012Chairperson, Election Commission of Gangwon-do
  • 2010Chief Judge, Chuncheon District Court
  • 2006-2007(Acting) Chairman of the Central Land Expropriation Committee
  • 2005-PresentAdjunct Professor, Graduate School of Construction Legal Affairs, Kwangwoon University
  • 2005Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2004Presiding Judge, Busan High Court
  • 2000-2004Head of Arbitration Division, Press Arbitration Commission
  • 2000Presiding Judge, Seoul Civil District Court
  • 1999Presiding Judge, Southern Branch, Seoul District Court
  • 1998Presiding Judge, Incheon District Court
  • 1996Presiding Judge, Ulsan Branch, Busan District Court
  • 1992Investigation Review Officer, Office of Court Administration
  • 1991Judge, Seoul High Court(Acting Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court)
  • 1987Chief, Geochang Branch, Masan District Court
  • 1986Judge, Seoul District Court
  • 1983Judge, Seoul Family Court
  • 1981Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 1981Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1981Korea
  • Korean Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

  • Small, true smile - The joy of living with authentic self (Namu Saenggak, 2019)
  • Laws Related to Construction Disputes (Pakyoungsa, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018)
  • Cry with Crying People (Joeun Saenggak, 2010)
  • Media Disputes and Law (Chungrim Publishing, 2005)
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2006Chulwoo Media Law Award
Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Chambers Global/Chambers Asia, 2018-2020
  • "Leading Individual” for Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2015-2020
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2014
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Construction and Real Estate, Legal Times, 2017, 2019
  • “Best Lawyer” for Real Estate & Construction, Lawtimes, 2014, 2016, 2020


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