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Top rankings for all 18 practice areas and recognition of 50 leading individuals - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016


Kim & Chang ranked “Band 1” in all 18 practice areas surveyed in the 2016 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, a leading law firm directory of Asia-Pacific region, published by Chambers & Partners.  The firm had the highest ranking among law firms in South Korea.  The firm also ranked “Band 4” in International Arbitration in Asia-Pacific region.

Separately, 50 professionals were selected as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practice areas; additional 9 professionals of the firm were recognized as “Other Noted Practitioners” in their fields. 



Our winning details are as below:

Practice Areas

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance: Band 1
  • Capital Markets: Band 1 
  • Competition/Antitrust: Band 1 
  • Corporate/M&A: Band 1 
  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: Band 1 
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Band 1 
  • Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Band 1 
  • Employment: Band 1 
  • Insurance: Band 1 
  • Intellectual Property: Band 1 
  • International Trade: Band 1 
  • Projects & Energy: Band 1 
  • Real Estate: Band 1 
  • Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 1 
  • Shipping: Band 1
  • Shipping: Finance: Band 1 
  • Tax: Band 1 
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) : Band 1


  • Arbitration (International): Band 4

Leading Individuals

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance: Ick Ryol Huh, Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets: Chang Hyeon Ko, Young Man Huh, Myoung Jae Chung
  • Competition/Antitrust: Kyung Taek Jung, Sung Eyup Park, Jae Hong Ahn, Youngjin Jung, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim
  • Corporate/M&A: Kyung Taek Jung, Young Jay Ro, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, 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**
  • Dispute Resolution - Litigation: Jin Yeong Chung, Jung Keol Suh
  • Dispute Resolution - White-Collar Crime: Kook Hyun Yoo, Myungsuk Choi, Seung-Ho Lee, Byung-Suk Lee**
  • Employment: Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim, Wan Joo, Deok-Il Seo, Jung Taek Park
  • Insurance: Jae Hong Ahn, Woong Park, Jae Ho Baek**, Hyun Wook Shin**
  • Intellectual Property: Young June Yang, Duck Soon Chang, Chun Y. Yang, Young Kim, Sang-Wook Han, Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon **
  • International Trade: Ju-Hong Kim **
  • Projects & Energy: Young-Kyun Cho
  • Real Estate: Yon-Kyun Oh, Kwan-Sik Yu, Keun-Ah Cho
  • Restructuring/Insolvency: Jin-Yeong Chung, Chiyong Rim
  • Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung, Jin-Hong Lee
  • Shipping - Finance: Hi-Sun Yoon
  • Tax: Je-Heum Baik, Woo-Hyun Baik, Dong-Jun Yeo, Tae-Yeon Nam, Dong-So Kim, Stefan L. Moller, Im-Jung Choi **
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Dong-Shik Choi, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Min-Chul Park


* Star Individual: A lawyer with exceptional recommendations in his field.
** Other Noted Practitioner: An individual who handles notable matters and / or has received some recommendation during the course of our research. However, he has 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 the individual is on Chambers’ research radar.