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Kim & Chang has been consistently recognized for our outstanding client work.  Some recent awards and recognition for our commitment to excellence include:

Asian Law Firm of the Year

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards (2017)

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards (2017)

Kim & Chang was honored as the “Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year” in the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017. Our firm also received four more recognitions, “South Korea Firm of the Year,” “Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year,” “Financial Services Regulatory Firm of the Year,” and “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

The Asia Legal Awards (2015)

The Asia Legal Awards (2015)

Kim & Chang was selected as “Asian Law Firm of the Year” at the Asia Legal Awards 2015, hosted by ALM. In addition, 2 deals in which our firm acted as the legal advisor to were selected as the “Dispute of the Year” and “M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity.”

Korea Law Firm of the Year

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards (2016)

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards (2016)

Kim & Chang has been awarded “South Korea National Law Firm of the Year” at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016, organized by Chambers and Partners, an internationally renowned legal publication publishing a directory of the world’s leading law firms.

Who's Who Legal Awards (2017)

Who's Who Legal Awards (2017)

Kim & Chang has been awarded “Country and State Awards: Korea” at Who's Who Legal Awards 2017 held by Who's Who Legal, an international legal media affiliated with Law Business Research. With this latest award, Kim & Chang has been named the top law firm in Korea for the 12th consecutive years.

IFLR Asia Awards (2017)

IFLR Asia Awards (2017)

Kim & Chang has again won the “National Law Firm of the Year: Korea” award at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017. With this latest award, Kim & Chang has been named the top law firm in Korea for the 15th consecutive years by IFLR (International Financial Law Review), which is published by Euromoney, one of the world's leading media group.

ALB Korea Law Awards (2017)

ALB Korea Law Awards (2017)

Kim & Chang received the highest number of awards in ALB Korea Law Awards 2017, including “Korea Law Firm of the Year.” The recognitions that our firm received are as follows: “Korea Law Firm of the Year,” “Deal Firm of the Year,” “Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year,” “Private Equity Law Firm of the Year,” “Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year,” “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year,” “Debt Market Deal of the Year,” “M&A Deal of the Year,” “Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year,” and “Real Estate Deal of the Year.”

Top Tier Rankings in All Practices

Chambers Global (2017)

Chambers Global (2017)

In the 2017 edition of the Chambers Global Guide, a leading global law firm directory published by Chambers and Partners, Kim & Chang received top rankings (“Band 1”) in all 7 practice areas surveyed: Banking & Finance, Capital Market, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Intellectual Property, and International Trade. Most notably, the firm was again ranked the highest among South Korean law firms.

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018)

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018)

In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018, a leading law firm directory of Asia-Pacific region published by Chambers and Partners, Kim & Chang was ranked “Band 1” in all 19 practice areas surveyed: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution - Arbitration, Dispute Resolution - Litigation, Dispute Resolution - White-Collar Crime, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property - Patent Specialist, International Trade, Project & Energy, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Shipping, Shipping - Finance, Tax, and Technologies, Media & Telecommunications (TMT).

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)

Kim & Chang was recognized in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information, as a “Tier 1” law firm in all 16 practice areas. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea to receive a top ranking in all surveyed areas: Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property: Patents & Trademarks, International Arbitration, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Regulatory Compliance and Investigations, Shipping, TMT, and Tax.

IFLR1000 (2018)

IFLR1000 (2018)

In IFLR1000 (2018), a Euromoney publication, Kim & Chang was recognized as a “Tier 1” law firm for all six practice areas for the 14th consecutive year: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition, M&A, Project Development, and Restructuring & Insolvency.

Asialaw Profiles (2018)

Asialaw Profiles (2018)

In the Asialaw Profiles 2018, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to receive “Outstanding,” the highest possible ranking, across all 18 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition & Antitrust, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Services Regulatory, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, IT, Telco & Media, Labour & Employment, Private Equity, Projects & Infrastructure, Restructuring & Insolvency, Shipping, Maritime & Aviation, and Taxation.