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“Outstanding” in All 24 Categories and 67 “Leading Lawyers” – asialaw Profiles 2022 & asialaw Leading Lawyers 2022


Named “Outstanding” in all 24 categories in the 2022 edition of asialaw Profiles, Kim & Chang once again received the highest recognition across the entire surveyed categories.  In asialaw Leading Lawyers 2022, we also had 67 of our attorneys and patent attorneys rank as Korea’s “Leading Lawyers” in each of their respective areas of expertise. 

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, Eun Hee Kim, Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Tae Hyuk Ko, Hwan Beom Lee, Luke Shin
  • Corporate and M&A: Kye Sung Chung, Young Man Huh, Kyung Taek Jung, Joon Kim, Kyung Yul Lee, Jong Koo Park, Young Jay Ro 
  • Dispute resolution: Jin Yeong Chung, Byung-Woo Im, Don Jeon, Hye Sung Kim, Sae Youn Kim, Hyo Je Lee, Hee Won (Marina) Moon, Eun Young Park, Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon
  • Energy: Chang Sup Kwon, Chang-hee Shin
  • Insurance: Jae Ho Baek, Sung Woo Huh
  • Intellectual property: Duck Soon Chang, Hyun-Jin Chang, Sang Wook Han, Young Kim, Jay (Young-June) Yang 
  • Investment funds: Young Man Huh
  • Labour and employment: Weon Jung Kim, Deok Il Seo
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences: Myung Soon Chung, Eun Hee Kim, Hwan Beom Lee
  • Real estate: Keun Ah Cho, Yon Kyun Oh
  • Regulatory: Myungsuk Sean Choi, Seung Ho Lee, Hee Won (Marina) Moon, 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, Taeheung Ha
  • 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 company associated with Euromoney, covering law firms and legal practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region.  Drawing from law firm submissions, client and peer feedback, and independent research and data analysis, asialaw published its rankings of Korean law firms in 13 practice areas and 11 industry sectors.