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Kim & Chang Again Wins Top Rankings for All 7 Practice Categories, and 26 Leading Individuals Are Recognized in Chambers Global 2017


In the 2017 edition of Chambers Global – a global-wide leading law firm directory, published by Chambers and Partners – Kim & Chang received top rankings (“Band 1”) in all seven practice areas surveyed.

Most notably, the firm was again ranked the highest among South Korean law firms, and also received top ranking in General Business Law in North Korea.  Regionally, the firm ranked “Band 4” in International Arbitration in Asia-Pacific region, and awarded “Expertise Based Abroad” recognition in Corporate/M&A in China.

Separately, 26 professionals were selected as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practice areas, while four additional professionals received “Other Noted Practitioners” recognition in their respective fields.




The following is Kim & Chang’s winning details:

Practice Areas

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance (Domestic Firms) : Band 1
  • Capital Markets (Domestic Firms) : Band 1
  • Corporate/M&A : Band 1
  • Corporate/M&A : Foreign Expertise for China
  • Corporate/M&A : Foreign Expertise for North Korea
  • Dispute Resolution-Arbitration : Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution-Litigation : Band 1
  • Intellectual Property : Band 1
  • International Trade : Band 1 

Asia Pacific

  • Arbitration (International): Band 4


  • Corporate/M&A (International Firms): Expertise Based Abroad

North Korea

  • General Business Law (Expertise based Abroad) : Band 1

Leading Individuals

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets: Chang Hyeon Ko, Young Man Huh, Myoung Jae Chung, Hoin Lee
  • Corporate/M&A: Kyung Taek Jung, Young Jay Ro, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Bo Yong Ahn, 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
  • 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**


  • Young Hoon Byun (Expertise Based Abroad)

North Korea

  • Eun Min Kwon (Expertise Based Abroad)

About Chambers Global & Ranking Methodology:  Chambers Global covers over 190 countries across the world. It is the only Chambers guide to cover jurisdictions such as Canada, Africa and the Middle East. It ranks both lawyers and law firms covering over 190 countries across the world, and do so via independent research (i.e., assessment of law firms’ submissions, and interviews with both clients and lawyers.)


* 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.