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Maria HAJIYEROU 外国律师 (Admitted in New York)

Maria HAJIYEROU 外国律师
Maria HAJIYEROU 外国律师

Maria HAJIYEROU外国律师 (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1329 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.maria.hajiyerou@kimchang.com

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Maria Hajiyerou is a senior foreign attorney and an experienced antitrust and competition lawyer, with extensive experience handling international clients in cross-border merger reviews and KFTC investigations. Her vast portfolio of cross-border merger review work before the KFTC includes contentious and non-contentious transactions involving acquisitions related to software, food, chemical and healthcare companies.

In addition to merger control matters, Ms. Hajiyerou also has extensive experience in handling other types of KFTC investigations, including international cartel cases and other types of abusive practices under Korea’s Fair Trade Law, including abuse of market dominance cases and unfair trade practices.

Ms. Hajiyerou successfully led a team that overturned a 2017 KFTC decision against a US-based advanced materials company for unfairly restricting the sale of its products through certain distribution channels. This milestone decision marked the first case where the Korean Supreme Court concluded that non-pricing vertical restraint is legal under the Korean competition law.

She has also led the team for a large financial institution, successfully providing assistance on closing KFTC’s investigation on allegations of collusion for lack of extraterritorial jurisdiction under Korea’s Fair Trade Law.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

Shin & Kim (2009-2010)

Hanwha Group (2007-2009)

Office of Korean Affairs, United States Department of State (2002-2003)

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Awards

  • Global Elite Thought Leader, Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite - Competition_Under 45 (Who’s Who Legal, 2024)
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2021-2023)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2022, 2024)
  • Future Leader, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2018, 2021-2023)

Publications/Activities
    • GCR Know-How: "Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct - Korea" (GCR, 2015)
    • The Essentials of Merger Review, chapter 32, Korea (Co-author, ABA, 2013)
    • Antitrust Year in Review: "Korea" chapter (Co-author, ABA, 2012)
    • ABA International Antitrust Law Committee: "Antitrust Year in Review: South Korea" (ABA, 2011)

Education

    The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2007)

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A., 2002)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2008

Languages

English and Korean (conversational)

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Maria HAJIYEROU
外国律师 (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1329      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Maria Hajiyerou is a senior foreign attorney and an experienced antitrust and competition lawyer, with extensive experience handling international clients in cross-border merger reviews and KFTC investigations. Her vast portfolio of cross-border merger review work before the KFTC includes contentious and non-contentious transactions involving acquisitions related to software, food, chemical and healthcare companies.

In addition to merger control matters, Ms. Hajiyerou also has extensive experience in handling other types of KFTC investigations, including international cartel cases and other types of abusive practices under Korea’s Fair Trade Law, including abuse of market dominance cases and unfair trade practices.

Ms. Hajiyerou successfully led a team that overturned a 2017 KFTC decision against a US-based advanced materials company for unfairly restricting the sale of its products through certain distribution channels. This milestone decision marked the first case where the Korean Supreme Court concluded that non-pricing vertical restraint is legal under the Korean competition law.

She has also led the team for a large financial institution, successfully providing assistance on closing KFTC’s investigation on allegations of collusion for lack of extraterritorial jurisdiction under Korea’s Fair Trade Law.






    Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

    Shin & Kim (2009-2010)

    Hanwha Group (2007-2009)

    Office of Korean Affairs, United States Department of State (2002-2003)






Awards

  •   Global Elite Thought Leader, Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite - Competition_Under 45 (Who’s Who Legal, 2024)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2021-2023)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2022, 2024)
  •   Future Leader, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2018, 2021-2023)

Publications/Activities

  •   GCR Know-How: "Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct - Korea" (GCR, 2015)
  •   The Essentials of Merger Review, chapter 32, Korea (Co-author, ABA, 2013)
  •   Antitrust Year in Review: "Korea" chapter (Co-author, ABA, 2012)
  •   ABA International Antitrust Law Committee: "Antitrust Year in Review: South Korea" (ABA, 2011)





Education

    The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2007)

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A., 2002)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2008


Languages
  •    English and Korean (conversational)





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