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Top Ranking in 18 Areas and 75 Individual Recognitions – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 recognized Kim & Chang with “Band 1” rankings, the highest tier, in 18 practice areas. 

Once again, we received the most number of “Band 1” rankings among Korean law firms.  With the guide also naming 75 of our attorneys, patent attorneys and certified public accountants as “Leading Individuals” across all surveyed practice areas, we demonstrated our market-leading capabilities across a wide range of fields. 

In particular, we were the only Korean law firm to rank “Band 1” in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime.  Additionally, we continued to rank in Arbitration (International): Asia-Pacific Region and General Business Law: North Korea.

Below are the details of our rankings:

Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Band 1” in 18 out of 19 practice areas surveyed for Korea)

  • Banking & Finance:  Band 1
  • Capital Markets:  Band 1
  • Competition/Antitrust:  Band 1
  • Corporate/M&A:  Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration:  Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation:  Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime:  Band 1
  • Employment:  Band 1
  • Insurance:  Band 1
  • Intellectual Property:  Band 1
  • Intellectual Property – Patent Specialist:  Band 1
  • International Trade:  Band 1
  • Projects & Energy:  Band 1
  • Real Estate:  Band 1
  • Restructuring/Insolvency:  Band 1
  • Shipping:  Band 1
  • Shipping – Finance:  Band 2
  • Tax:  Band 1
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT):  Band 1

North Korea

  • General Business Law

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Arbitration (International):  Band 4

Leading Individuals

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance:  Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets – Capital Markets:  Chang Hyeon Ko, Myoung Jae Chung
  • Capital Markets – Securitisation:  Hoin Lee, Ie Hwan Yoo, Yong-Seung Sun
  • Competition/Antitrust:  Kyung Taek Jung, Youngjin Jung, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Min-Ho Lee
  • Corporate/M&A:  Kyung Taek Jung, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Young Jay Ro, Jong Hyun Park, Bo Yong Ahn, Shin Kwon Lim, Yun Goo Kwon, Sang Goo Lee, Sun Yul Lee
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration:  Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon, Eun Young Park, Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Joel E. Richardson, Byung-Woo Im, Woochul Hwang
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation:  Jin Yeong Chung, Hye Kwang Lee 
  • Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime:  Kook Hyun Yoo, Sung Gwan Chun, Dong Min Cha, Myungsuk Sean Choi, Seung Ho Lee, Byung Suk Lee
  • Employment:  Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim, Wan Joo, Ki Young Kim, Jong Chul Jung
  • Insurance:  Jay Ahn
  • Intellectual Property:  Jay (Young-June) Yang, Duck Soon Chang, Young Kim, Sang-Wook Han, Seong-Soo Park, Yu-Seog Won
  • International Trade:  Juhong Kim, Seong Joong Kim 
  • Projects & Energy:  Young Kyun Cho, Chang-hee Shin, Sangmyoung Shin
  • Real Estate:  Yon Kyun Oh, Keun Ah Cho, Jin Ho Song, David H. Pyun, Heung Suk Oh, Sang Min Lee, Seung Hoon Yeom
  • Restructuring/Insolvency:  Jin Yeong Chung, Chiyong Rim
  • Shipping:  Byung-Suk Chung, Jin Hong Lee, Chul-Won Lee
  • Shipping – Finance:  Hi Sun Yoon
  • Tax:  Je Heum Baik, Sang-Woo Lee
  • Tax – Consultants:  Woo Hyun Baik, Tae-Yeon Nam, Dong Jun Yeo, Dong So Kim, Im Jung Choi
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT):  Dong Shik Choi, Min Chul Park

North Korea

  • General Business Law:  Eun Min Kwon (Expert based abroad)

About Chambers Asia-Pacific:  Chambers Asia-Pacific is an annual guide to the Asia-Pacific legal market, and is compiled by the leading global legal publisher, Chambers and Partners.  Covering 36 jurisdictions and surveying 19 practice areas for Korea, the guide ranks law firms and legal practitioners based on in-depth interviews with key clients and lawyers in the market, assessments of recent works, independent research and data analysis.