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84 Professionals Named National Leaders – Who’s Who Legal: Korea 2020


Who’s Who Legal: Korea 2020 recognized 84 Kim & Chang professionals, including attorneys, patent attorneys and certified public accountants, as “National Leaders” across 22 practice areas.  For the second year in a row, we had the highest number of listings among Korean law firms.  

Who’s Who Legal (“WWL”), in its analysis of leading firms in Korea, praised that our firm “dominates the competition market with 19 lawyers distinguished for their brilliance” and that our “experience in corporate transactions is also renowned.”  WWL also described our capital markets and corporate tax practices as “leading” practices and our dispute resolution practice as an “area in which the firm truly excels.”    

The following is a complete list of our rankings: 

  • Arbitration: Una Cho, Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Eun Young Park, Joel E. Richardson, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon
  • Banking: Sang Jin Ahn, Seong-Koo Cheong, Hoin Lee, Chan Moon Park
  • Business Crime Defence & Investigations: Hwa Soo Chung, Byung-Suk Lee, Scott Lee, Eun Young Park
  • Capital Markets: Bo Yong Ahn, Seong-Koo Cheong, Yong Ho Choi, Myoung Jae Chung, Young Man Huh, Chang Hyeon Ko, Seon-Jee Lee, Jong-Goo Yi, Ie Hwan Yoo
  • Competition: Jay Ahn, Jae Hyung Ban, Kyung Won Choi, Kee Hong Chun, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Seung Hwan (Miles) Chung, Maria Hajiyerou, Jung Won Hyun, Kyung Taek Jung, Youngjin Jung, Tae Kyu Kang, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim, Tae Hyuk Ko, Kyung Yul Lee, Seounghee Park, Sung Eyup Park, Luke Shin, Sung-Joo Yoon 
  • Construction & Real Estate: Matthew J. Christensen, Byung-Woo Im, Eun Young Park
  • Corporate Tax: Je Heum Baik, Byung-Moon Jung, Hae Ma Joong Kim, John Lee, Michael Quigley, Seung Jong Yang
  • Data: Dong Shik Choi, Eugene Kim
  • Energy: Young Kyun Cho, Chang-Hee Shin 
  • Environment: Hyeong Jun Hwang, Yoon Jeong Lee
  • Franchise: Anthony (Haejin) Jeong
  • Intellectual Property: Duck Soon Chang, Alex Hyon Cho, Sang-Wook Han, Man Gi Paik, Jay (Young-June) Yang
  • Labour Employment & Benefits: Paul Cho, Chun Wook Hyun, Wan Joo, Jong Chul Jung, Ki Young Kim, Weon Jung Kim, Do Hyung Lee, Jung Taek Park, Deok Il Seo
  • M&A and Governance: Bo Yong Ahn, Young Man Huh, Ji Pyoung Kim, Joon Kim, Yun Goo Kwon, Shin Kwon Lim, Jong Hyun Park
  • Mediation: Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Joel E. Richardson
  • Patents: Duck Soon Chang, Alex Hyon Cho, Sang-Wook Han, Man Gi Paik, Jay (Young-June) Yang
  • Private Funds: Young Man Huh, Sang Goo Lee
  • Product Liability Defence: Brian C. Oh
  • Project Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Ick Ryol Huh
  • Restructuring & Insolvency: Chiyong Rim
  • Trade & Customs: Youngjin Jung, Juhong Kim, Seong Joong Kim, Jin Hwan Lee
  • Transport - Aviation: Young Kyun Cho, Robert Gilbert
  • Transport - Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung, Jin Hong Lee

Who’s Who Legal: Korea 2020:  Who’s Who Legal: Korea, published by leading UK-based legal directory WWL, is part of its WWL National Guides, a report of legal markets in countries across the globe.  Through independent research and interviews with clients and industry experts, WWL publishes an in-depth analysis of Korea’s legal market with listings of leading practitioners in each practice area surveyed in Korea. 



WWL: Korea 2020