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“Outstanding” Across All 24 Categories and 55 “Leading Lawyers” – Asialaw Profiles 2021 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021


Winning “Outstanding” ranking in all 24 practice areas and industry sectors surveyed in the Asialaw Profiles 2021, Kim & Chang was once again the only Korean law firm to receive the highest recognition across all categories.  Additionally, Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021 named 55 of our attorneys and patent attorneys as “Leading Lawyers” in Korea. 



Below are the details of our wins from this year’s results. 

Firm Rankings (“Outstanding” in all 24 categories surveyed in Korea)

Practice Areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Labour and employment
  • Private equity
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

Industry Sectors

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Media and entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

Individual Rankings

  • Banking and finance: Kye Sung Chung, Young Kyun Cho, Ick Ryol Huh, Young Min Kim, Sangmyoung Shin, Ie Hwan Yoo, Hi Sun Yoon
  • Capital markets: Seong-Koo Cheong, Myoung Jae Chung, Young Man Huh, Yong-Ho Kim, Chang Hyeon Ko, Hoin Lee 
  • Competition/antitrust: Jay Ahn, Kee Hong Chun, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Maria Hajiyerou, Jung Won Hyun, Kyung Taek Jung, Youngjin Jung, Tae Kyu Kang, Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Luke Shin 
  • Corporate/M&A: Kye Sung Chung, Young Man Huh, Kyung Taek Jung, Joon Kim, Jong Koo Park, Young Jay Ro
  • Dispute resolution: Jin Yeong Chung, Byung-Woo Im, Sae Youn Kim, Eun Young Park, Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon 
  • Energy: Chang Sup Kwon, Chang-hee Shin
  • Insurance: Jae Ho Baek
  • Intellectual property: Duck Soon Chang, Sang Wook Han, Young Kim, Jay (Young-June) Yang
  • Investment funds: Young Man Huh
  • Labour and employment: Weon Jung Kim, Deok Il Seo
  • Real estate: Keun Ah Cho, Yon Kyun Oh
  • Regulatory: Myungsuk Sean Choi, Seung Ho Lee, Kook Hyun Yoo
  • Restructuring and insolvency: Jin Yeong Chung, Jungho Hong, Janghoon Kim, Chiyong Rim
  • Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung, Chul-Won Lee, Jin Hong Lee
  • Tax: Je Heum Baik
  • Technology and telecommunications: Dong Shik Choi, Min Chul Park

Asialaw Profiles and Asialaw Leading Lawyers:  Asialaw Profiles and Asialaw Leading Lawyers are annually published legal directories by Asialaw, a legal media associated with Euromoney, covering law firms and legal practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region.  Drawing from law firm submissions, press releases, and client and peer feedback, Asialaw published this year’s results from its research on Korean law firms on 13 practice areas and 11 industry sectors.