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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

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 (2016)

ALB Korea Awards (2016)

Kim & Chang received the highest number of awards in ALB Korea Law Awards 2016, including “Korea Law Firm of the Year.” The categories that the firm was named in are as follows: Korea Law Firm of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year: Kye Sung Chung, International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year, Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year, Shipping Law Firm of the Year, Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year, Korea Deal of the Year, Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize), Equity Market Deal of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize), and M&A Deal of the Year (Premium).

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 (2017)

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017)

In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017, a leading global law firm directory published by Chambers and Partners, Kim & Chang was ranked as the top firm in Korea in the following all 18 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution - Arbitration, Dispute Resolution - Litigation, Dispute Resolution - White-Collar Crime, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Project & Energy, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Shipping, Shipping - Finance, Tax, and Technologies, Media & Telecommunications (TMT).

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017)

Kim & Chang was recognized in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information, as a top-tier law firm for all 15 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, Shipping, TMT, and Tax.

IFLR1000 (2017)

IFLR1000 (2017)

In IFLR1000 (2017), a Euromoney publication, Kim & Chang was recognized as a top-tier law firm for all 5 practice areas for the 13th consecutive year: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition, M&A, and Restructuring & Insolvency.