Sai Ree Yun, a founding partner of Yulchon, is the managing partner of the firm. Mr Yun practises in the areas of corporate (with an emphasis on M&A), antitrust, tax and government relations. Before founding Yulchon, Mr Yun was a prosecutor with the Pusan District Prosecutor’s Office, an associate with the law firms Lee & Ko and Baker McKenzie (Chicago and New York), and a partner at Yoon & Partners.
Mr Yun has written many articles for various publications, including ‘Regulation of Business Combinations under the Antimonopoly and Fair Trade Act with Emphasis on Case Law’, Journal of Korean Law (2002).
Mr Yun has given lectures at both the Judicial Research and Training Institute and Seoul National University Law School. He has served as outside legal adviser to various government agencies, such as the KFTC and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and was a member of the Competition Policy Advisory Board for the Korea Fair Trade Commission. Mr Yun has also served on the Legal Advisory Committee of the Korean Broadcasting Commission and was a technical adviser for the Tax Policy Review Council for the then Ministry of Finance and Economy.
In recent years, Mr Yun has been selected as a Global Competition Review leading (competition) lawyer and as one of Asia’s leading (competition) lawyers by AsiaLaw. He has been selected by Who’s Who Legal as a leading competition lawyer every year since 2004. Additionally, Mr Yun has received a Prime Minister’s Award for antitrust administration and a Deputy Prime Minister’s Award for tax administration.
Mr Yun holds LLB and LLM degrees from Seoul National University, an LLM from Harvard Law School and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He is admitted to practise in Korea, New York, Illinois and Washington, DC.