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Yoo, Jeoung Hoon

Partner/Leader of Asia Practice Group


Mr. YOO, Jeoung-hoon graduated from Seoul National University Law School with a major in law. He is a partner at D’LIGHT Law Firm and serves as the Managing Partner of the Myanmar office. He oversees the Korea Desk for the offices in Cambodia and Thailand, providing comprehensive management of the firm’s Asia Practice Group.

With decades of experience in litigation and financial matters at major law firms in Korea, he has been actively involved in Southeast Asia practice, serving as the head of regional offices and leading the firm’s practical work in Southeast Asia since 2009, focusing on Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and other countries. Notably, as one of the first Korean attorneys to enter Cambodia in 2009 and Myanmar in 2012, he has become known as one of the most prominent legal experts in the South East Asia region and has a well-established reputation, particularly among Korean and Japanese corporate clients.

Specializing in foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia, overseas real estate development, regulatory advice for financial institutions, project financing, and IPO transactions, he has achieved significant success in this realm. One of his major accomplishments includes successfully overseeing the initial public offering (IPO) of Phnom Penh Water Supply, a state-owned enterprise, making it the first IPO on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).

Currently serving as a partner at D’LIGHT, he strives to meet client demands, providing top-notch legal advice in a wide range of areas, including resource development, hotel construction, real estate development projects, manufacturing investments, and banking and finance throughout Southeast Asia.


  • 2003
Public Service Advocate, Ministry of Justice
  • 2005
Jeonju District Public Prosecutors’ Office (National, Administrative Litigation Division, National Compensation Review Division)
  • 2006
Lawyer, Dae Ryuk Law Firm
  • 2007
Chief Lawyer of Cambodia Office, Sewha Law Firm
  • 2009
Chief Lawyer of Myanmar Office and Head of Cambodia Office of Jipyong
  • 2012
Partner of Jipyong and Senior Lawyer of Myanmar Office of Jipyong
  • 2013
Visitor Lawyer at Kitahama Law firm in Tokyo office
  • 2014
Legal Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Myanmar
  • 2017
ASEAN Practice Group, LIWU JCP
  • 2017-present
Legal Counselor, the Korea Construction Association in Myanmar
  • 2020
Legal Counselor, the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar
  • 2023-present
Group Leader, Asia Practice Group of D’LIGHT Law Group


  • 1998
College of Law, Seoul National University
  • 2003
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea

Selected Activities

  • Introduction of Cambodia Insolvency Procedures (Kotra, 2009)
  • Cambodia Foreign Investment Guide (co-author, Ministry of Strategy and Finance of South Korea, 2010)
  • Myanmar Foreign Investment Guide (co-author, Ministry of Government of Legislation of South Korea, 2012)
  • Foreigners’ land acquisition system for commercial agriculture investment in Myanmar (Korea Overseas Agro-development Association, 2012)
  • Myanmar Agricultural Sector Investment Guide (Korea Overseas Agro-development Association, 2020)
  • Korea Labor and Employment Service, Myanmar Labor Management Q&A (2023)
  • Korea Labor and Employment Service, Thailand Labor Management Q&A (2023)


  • 2006
Admitted to bar, Korea


Korean, English, Japanese