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28 Kim & Chang Professionals Recognized as Leading Practitioners in Asia, the Most Ever for a Korean Law Firm - Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017

03 Jul 2017

29 of our professionals have been named as Korea’s leading lawyers by Asialaw, one of the world’s major legal media, in its annually published directory, Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017.

With this, Kim & Chang records another “first-in-the-market” achievement, placing more individuals on the list than any other Korean firm in history.  Further, 10 additional individuals from our firm have been recognized by this ranking as compared to last year’s list.

Our Recognized Practitioners on the Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017

Market-Leading Lawyer:

  • Kye Sung Chung (Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A)
  • Kyung Taek Jung (Competition & Antitrust, Corporate/M&A)
  • Kook Hyun Yoo (Dispute Resolution & Litigation)
  • Jay (Young-June) Yang (Intellectual Property)
  • Dong Shik Choi (IT, Telco & Media)
  • Jin Yeong Chung (Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • Jay Ahn (Competition & Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Insurance)
  • Eun Young Park (Dispute Resolution & Litigation)


Leading Lawyer:

  • Sang Hwan Lee (Banking & Finance)
  • Hi Sun Yoon (Banking & Finance)
  • Hoin Lee (Banking & Finance,  Labour & Employment)
  • Young Jay Ro (Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A)
  • Young Man Huh (Capital Markets, Private Equity)
  • Myoung Jae Chung (Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Investment Funds)
  • Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim (Competition & Antitrust)
  • Jae Ho Baek (Competition & Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Insurance)
  • Jong Koo Park (Corporate/M&A)
  • Sup Joon Byun (Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution & Litigation)
  • Byung-Chol Yoon (Dispute Resolution & Litigation)
  • Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung (Dispute Resolution & Litigation)
  • Jin Hwan Kim (IT, Telco & Media)
  • Deok Il Seo (Labour & Employment)
  • Yun Bak Chung (Private Equity)
  • Byung-Suk Chung (Shipping, Maritime & Aviation)
  • Woo Hyun Baik (Tax)
  • Je Heum Baik (Tax)


Rising Star:

  • Joon B. Kim (Corporate/M&A)
  • Hee Jeong Kim (Capital Markets)

About Euromoney and Asialaw


A division of the legal media Euromoney, Asialaw annually publishes Asialaw Leading Lawyers, a directory of leading lawyers in the Asia Pacific region.  The 2017 edition selected legal professionals in 18 practice areas in 24 jurisdictions.  Lawyers are ranked in three categories: “market-leading lawyer,” “leading lawyer,” and “rising star.”

The selections were drawn from the results of an extensive online survey conducted in late 2016 of in-house counsels, corporate executives, and private practitioners, as well as from independent research on its separately published law firm ranking directory, Asialaw Profiles 2017


- A market-leading lawyer is a head of practice and / or with a management role in their firm, and has an exceptional record of client service.

- A leading lawyer is a long established member of a practice team with a reputation for superior client service.

- A rising star is a lawyer, including junior partner, of less seven years’ experience who has made an immediate impact as an adviser in their practice area.