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Youngjin JUNG

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Youngjin Jung is a partner at Kim & Chang’s antitrust and competition law practice. Dr. Jung has significant experience in all areas of antitrust enforcement in merger control, international cartel and abuse of market dominance (including abuse cases of major global technology companies) in major industries such as the technology and IT sector among others. He also leads the firm’s international trade practice (including trade remedies, WTO/FTA and sanctions). 

Dr. Jung was a visiting professor at Duke Law School and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School. He was a legal advisor for the Korea-US/Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as a member of the cartel advisory board of the Korea Fair Trade Commission and of the Korea Communication Commission. Prior to these experiences, Dr. Jung was a professorial fellow at the Institute for International Economic Law in Washington, DC. He has also participated as a member of the Korean delegation in the OECD competition committee and the WTO Working Party on Interactions between Trade and Competition, and has served as a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) for the ICN. He also worked at the International Trade Ministry, and is the current president of the Korean Society of International Economic Law. 

Dr. Jung was a registered arbitrator at the World Bank's ICSID Arbitration Panel and the Korea Commercial Arbitration Board, and is currently a registered panelist at Korea-US FTA’s dispute settlement body. He worked as the vice-chair of the ABA International Antitrust Committee, and an executive member of the IBA Trade and Customs Committee. Currently he serves as an Officer of IBA International Antitrust Committee. 

Dr. Jung has authored numerous articles on competition law and international trade, including an ABA Treatise entitled “Competition Laws outside the United States” (co-authored, 2011); “Cartel Enforcement Worldwide” (Cambridge University Press, 2009); “How Far WTO Should Reach into Income Tax Policies” (Journal of International Taxation, 2005); and “How Intellectual Property Rights Interact with Competition Law and Policy in Korea: QUO VADIS?” (Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2018). 

He has been consistently listed in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and Chambers Asia-Pacific. He has also consistently been listed as a leading lawyer in WTO and International Trade in Chambers Global, Euromoney, and Who's Who International of Customs and Trade lawyers. He was also noted as a leading expert in Technology, Media and Telecommunication by Euromoney.

  • Admitted to bar, Korea, 1993; New York, 2001
  • Yale Law School (LL.M., 2000; J.S.D., 2003)
    Passed the 30th Higher Civil Service Examination on Foreign Affairs (1996)
    Passed the 40th Higher Civil Service Examination on Government Administration (1996)
    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1993)
    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1991)
  • Korean and English