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Ranked Top Across the Board – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020


According to The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, Kim & Chang is once again the only Korean law firm to rank “Tier 1” (top ranking) across all practice areas surveyed for Korea.  We also continued to rank “Tier 3” in the Asia-Pacific Regional International Arbitration category. 

As for individual rankings, 26 of our attorneys, patent attorneys and tax attorneys/CPAs were recognized as “Leading Individuals,” 12 as “Next Generation Partners,” and two as “Rising Stars” in their respective practice areas. 



Following below are the details of our win: 

Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Tier 1” in all 15 practice areas)

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


  • Regional International Arbitration: Tier 3

Individual Rankings

Leading Individuals

  • Antitrust and Competition: Youngjin Jung, Min-Ho Lee
  • 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
  • International Arbitration: Byung-Chol Yoon, Eun Young Park, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Matthew Christensen, Sae Youn Kim
  • Labour and Employment: Weon Jung Kim
  • Projects and Energy: Young Kyun Cho
  • Real Estate: 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 Partners

  • Antitrust and Competition: Tae-Kyu Kang
  • Banking and Finance: Ie Hwan Yoo
  • Corporate and M&A: Jong Hyun Park
  • Dispute Resolution: Chang Beom Ryu
  • Insurance: Joon Young Kim
  • Labour 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, Sang Woo Lee

Rising Stars

  • Capital Markets: Kwon Eui Park
  • International Arbitration: Wonyoung (Karyn) Yoo

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 Legal 500 conducts in-depth research and interviews to publish law firm rankings in 25 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions across major practice areas.