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93 Professionals Named National Leaders – Who’s Who Legal: Korea 2021


In the 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Korea, 93 attorneys, patent attorneys and certified public accountants from Kim & Chang were named “National Leaders.”  An outstanding achievement of a total of 109 listings across 23 practice areas in the guide demonstrates our broad and deep expertise in all surveyed areas. 

In an analysis of leading firms, Who’s Who Legal (“WWL”) described Kim & Chang as a “full-service powerhouse” that is especially a “dominant player” in competition law, an area in which 22 of our attorneys were listed.  WWL also highlighted our strength in the areas of corporate tax and labor & employment, which both had nine of our practitioners listed, as well as arbitration, capital markets, and M&A and governance, each in which we earned eight listings. 

The following is a complete list of our rankings: 

  • Arbitration:  Una Cho, Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Hyungkeun Lee, Eun Young Park, Joel E. Richardson, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon
  • Banking:  Sang Jin Ahn, Seong-Koo Cheong, Chan Moon Park, Hi Sun Yoon 
  • 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, Ie Hwan Yoo
  • Competition:  Jay Ahn, Jae Hyung Ban, In Seon Choi, 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, Hemi Lee, Kyung Yul Lee, Sang Hyuk Park, 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, Sung Gweon Cho, Byung-Moon Jung, Hae Ma Joong Kim, John Lee, Sang Woo Lee, Tae-Yeon Nam, Michael Quigley, Seung Jong Yang
  • Data:  Dong Shik Choi, Eugene Kim, Min Chul Park
  • 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:  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
  • Litigation:  Jin Yeong Chung
  • M&A and Governance:  Bo Yong Ahn, Myoung Jae Chung, 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
  • Private Funds:  Young Man Huh, Yun Goo Kwon, Sang Goo Lee, Shin Kwon Lim
  • Product Liability Defence:  Sang Ho Han, 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:  Published by leading UK-based legal directory WWL, Who’s Who Legal: Korea is part of 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 2021

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