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Highest Recognition in All 15 Categories Surveyed - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019


According to The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, Kim & Chang received “Tier 1” (top ranking) in all 15 practice areas surveyed.  By maintaining the “Tier 1” position in every category year after year, we continue to be recognized as the market-leading law firm in Korea.

Additionally, 26 of our attorneys were named as “Leading Individuals,” and 13 were named as “Next Generation Lawyers” for their outstanding expertise in their respective practice areas. 


Below are the details of our rankings: 

Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Tier 1” in All 15 Categories)

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Labour and Employment
  • Projects & Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations
  • Shipping
  • TMT
  • Tax

Asia Pacific

  • Regional International Arbitration: Tier 3

Leading Individuals

  • Antitrust and Competition: Youngjin Jung
  • Banking and Finance: Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets: Myoung Jae Chung
  • Corporate and M&A: Young Jay Ro, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh
  • Dispute Resolution: Jin Yeong Chung
  • Insurance: Jay Ahn
  • Intellectual Property: Young Kim, Sung-Nam Kim
  • International Arbitration: Eun Young Park, Kay-Jannes Wegner
  • Labor and Employment: Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim
  • Projects and Energy: Young Kyun Cho, Dong-Seok (Johan) Oh
  • Real Estate: Kwan Sik Yu, Keun Ah Cho
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations: Kook Hyun Yoo, Ho Keun Ryu
  • Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung, Chul-Won Lee
  • TMT: Dong Shik Choi
  • Tax: Byung-Moon Jung, Tae-Yeon Nam

Next Generation Lawyers

  • Antitrust and Competition: Kyung Yul Lee, Tae Kyu Kang
  • Banking and Finance: Ie Hwan Yoo
  • Capital Markets: Kwon-Eui Park
  • Corporate and M&A: Jong Hyun Park
  • Dispute Resolution: Chang Beom Ryu
  • Insurance: Joon Young Kim
  • Labor and Employment: Hyun Jae Park
  • Projects and Energy: Claire (Mi-Jin) Kim
  • Real Estate: Sang Min Lee
  • Shipping: Joon Hwan Park
  • TMT: Seong-Hyeon Bang
  • Tax: Hae Ma Joong Kim

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019:  A market-leading law firm directory for the region, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is annually published by Legalease, a world-renowned UK legal media.  The directory conducts extensive research and analyzes feedback of clients to publish law firm rankings in 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions across major practice areas.