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Kim & Chang Continues to Set Market-Leading Record with Top Rankings in All 8 Practice Areas and 34 Attorney Recognitions - Chambers Global 2018

19 Feb 2018

In the recently published 2018 edition of Chambers Global, a leading global law firm directory published by Chambers & Partners, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to receive “Band 1” rankings across all eight practice areas surveyed.  

Additionally, our firm was once again ranked "Band 4" for International Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region, and recognized for our country-based expertise such as "Corporate/M&A: Foreign Expertise for China" and "General Business Law: North Korea." 


For individual rankings, a total of 34 of our attorneys were recognized, up 4 from last year.  28 received "Leading Individual" recognitions, and six were named as "Other Noted Practitioners."


Below are the details of Chambers Global 2018 wins: 


Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Band 1” in All Eight Practice Areas)

  •  Banking & Finance (Domestic Firms)

  •  Capital Markets (Domestic Firms)

  •  Corporate/M&A

     - Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise for China)

     - Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise for North Korea)

  •  Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

  •  Dispute Resolution: Litigation

  •  Intellectual Property

  •  Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Agents

  •  International Trade


Asia Pacific

  •  Arbitration (International) - Band 4



  •  Corporate/M&A (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad)


North Korea

  •  General Business Law (Expertise based Abroad) 


Individual Rankings

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets: Young Man Huh, Chang Hyeon Ko, Myoung Jae Chung
  • Capital Markets - Securitisation: Hoin Lee
  • Corporate/M&A: Kyung Taek Jung, Jong Koo Park, Young Jay Ro, Young Man Huh, Bo Yong Ahn, Young Hoon Byun (Foreign expert for Japan), Shin Kwon Lim**, Jong Hyun Park**, Sun Yul Lee** 
  • Dispute Resolution - Arbitration: Byung Chol Yoon*, Eun Young Park, Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Richard Menard, Joel E. Richardson, Byung Woo Im**
  • Dispute Resolution - Litigation: Sang Ho Han*, Jin Yeong Chung, Jung Keol Suh, Hye Kwang Lee
  • Intellectual Property: Young June Yang, Duck Soon Chang, Young Kim, Sang-Wook Han, Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon**, In Hwan Kim**
  • International Trade: Ju-Hong Kim



  • Corporate/M&A: Young Hoon Byun (Expertise Based Abroad)


North Korea

  • General Business Law: Eun Min Kwon (Expertise Based Abroad)

About Chambers Global and Its Methodology:  Chambers Global is an annual global legal ranking directory put out by the leading legal publisher Chambers & Partners.  It conducts independent research and analyses to determine the most outstanding law firms and lawyers from more than 190 countries.

* A "Star" ranking is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.

** A "Other Noted Practitioner" handles notable matters and / or has received some recommendation during the course of our research.  However, they have not received a sufficiently high level of sustained recommendation to be included in the printed version of the Chambers guide. Instead, the "Other Noted Practitioner" category shows that these individuals are on our research radar.


Chambers Global 2018