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Most “Leading Lawyers” in the Asia-Pacific – Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019


In the 20th edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019, 12 Kim & Chang antitrust & competition law experts were selected as “Leading Lawyers,” placing the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice 13th in the world and 1st in the Asia-Pacific region.  
Our attorneys were chosen for their outstanding work on a variety of matters, including merger control, abuse of dominance cases, cartel investigations, state aid matters, and high-stakes antitrust litigation. 

Of the 12 ranked individuals, nine were also selected as “Thought Leaders,” while Youngjin Jung was recognized as the only Korean lawyer among seven “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in the Asia-Pacific region for being a “truly outstanding practitioner and the very best in his field.” 
Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019 also provided the following words of praise for our recognized attorneys:

  • Youngjin Jung is “a top cartel defense practitioner” who possesses “great insight into, and a strong relationship with, the KFTC.”  One source remarked: “He is very creative and has very good knowledge and experience in antitrust issues.”

  • Jung Won Hyun is cited as “the go-to person for merger filings at Kim & Chang” by impressed respondents who add she is “one of Korea’s foremost experts on merger review.”  She stands out among peers for her “practical guidance” and “clear analysis.”

  • Sung-Joo Yoon is recognized for his “good knowledge and experience” in the competition space, where he is well acquainted with dominance cases and cartel investigations.

  • Jay Ahn draws high praise from sources who note that he is “very dedicated to the client,” while another noted that “[h]e really fought for us and has amazing technical skills.”

  • Jae Hyung Ban is singled out for his “deep subject matter knowledge of competition law and the ability to apply it to complex business settings.”  According to peers, he provides “close and timely support for clients” and takes a “strategic approach for a practical resolution.”

  • Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, according to sources, is “amazing on the details” and has “impressive technical skills.” Further, they are “impressed by his depth of knowledge.”

See below for a full list of Kim & Chang’s recognitions:
Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019

  • Leading Lawyers: Kyung Won Choi, Kyung Taek Jung, Sung Eyup Park, Jay Ahn, Sung-Joo Yoon, Youngjin Jung, Luke Shin, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Jung Won Hyun, Seoung Hee Park, Kee Hong Chun, Jae Hyung Ban
  • Thought Leaders: Kyung Won Choi, Kyung Taek Jung, Sung Eyup Park, Jay Ahn, Sung-Joo Yoon, Youngjin Jung, Luke Shin, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Kee Hong Chun
  • Global Elite Thought Leader: Youngjin Jung

About Who’s Who Legal:  Who’s Who Legal, a leading UK-based legal directory, lists only individual lawyers, not law firms.  The Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019 results were based on a survey conducted in collaboration with Global Competition Review and recognized 1,068 lawyers from over 400 firms across 55 jurisdictions who stood out as the foremost legal practitioners in the competition space.  “Thought Leaders” and “Global Elite Thought Leaders” are typically the top 15% and 2%, respectively, of those who received the most votes across all areas.