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Tier 1 in All Ten Practice Areas – Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020


In the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, a leading guide to Asia-Pacific’s litigation and disputes market, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be awarded “Tier 1” (top tier) in all ten practice areas.  

We also earned the most number of individual recognitions among Korean law firms, with 17 of our attorneys named “Dispute Resolution Stars” and “Future Star” in their respective practice areas.

The following is a full list of our wins:

Firm Rankings (“Tier 1” in all ten practice areas)

  • Commercial and Transactions 
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Construction 
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property 
  • International Arbitration 
  • Labor and Employment 
  • Product Liability and Recall
  • Tax*
  • White Collar Crime*

(*new practice areas added this year)

Litigation Star

  • Je Heum Baik (Tax)
  • Duck Soon Chang (Intellectual property)
  • Matthew Christensen (International Arbitration)
  • Jin Yeong Chung (Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency) 
  • Sang Ho Han (Product Liability and Recall)
  • Sang-Wook Han (Intellectual Property)
  • Sae Youn Kim (International Arbitration)
  • Yong Sang Kim (Commercial and Transactions)
  • Hye Kwang Lee (Commercial and Transactions)
  • Eun Young Park (International Arbitration)
  • Joel Richardson (International Arbitration)
  • Chiyong Rim (Insolvency)
  • Jung Keol Suh (Commercial and Transactions) 
  • Kay-Jannes Wegner (International Arbitration)
  • Jay (Young-June) Yang (Intellectual Property) 
  • Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon (International Arbitration)

Future Star

  • Hye Sung Kim (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)



About Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific:  Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, published by the global legal media group Euromoney, identifies the most distinguished dispute resolution and litigation firms and attorneys in the Asia-Pacific region based on law firm submissions, interviews and independent research.  This year, the scope of the guide expanded to include two new countries, surveying a total of 14 countries, and two new categories were added to the practice areas surveyed for Korea.