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Tier 1 in All Ten Practice Areas – Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2021


Kim & Chang was again the only Korean law firm to receive “Tier 1” (top tier) rankings across all ten practice areas surveyed in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, which serves as a guide to the litigation and disputes market in the Asia-Pacific. 

With the guide naming 17 of our attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and “Future Star” in each of their practice areas, we also had the most number of individuals recognized among Korean firms. 

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

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, uses law firm submissions, interviews and independent research to identify leading dispute resolution and litigation firms and attorneys in 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region across ten practice areas.