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“Tier 1” in All Ten Practice Areas – Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2023


In the 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, a guide that recognizes leading litigation law firms and lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region, Kim & Chang once again received “Tier 1” (top tier) rankings across all ten practice areas surveyed.  Additionally, this year, 44 of our attorneys were named “Litigation Stars” and “Future Stars” in their respective practice areas.

The following list details this year’s rankings:

Firm Rankings 

South Korea (“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

Individual Rankings

Litigation Star

  • Commercial and Transactions: Jin Yeong Chung, Yong Sang Kim, Hye Kwang Lee, Cheolhee Park, Jung Keol Suh

  • Competition/Antitrust: Cheol Hwan Choi, Sang Wook Kang, In Sung Yoon

  • Construction: Song-Ho Lee, Yong Ho Ryu

  • Insolvency: Jin Yeong Chung, Hee-Joong Kim, Janghoon Kim, Chiyong Rim

  • Intellectual Property: Duck Soon Chang, Sang-Wook Han, Seong-Soo Park, Yu-Seog Won, Jay (Young-June) Yang

  • International Arbitration: Matthew J. Christensen, Byung-Woo Im, Sae Youn Kim, Chul-Won Lee, Hyungkeun Lee, Joel E. Richardson, Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon

  • Labor and Employment: Junho Hong, Weon Jung Kim 

  • Product Liability and Recall: Sang Ho Han, Sung Jin Kim, Sungwook Kim

  • Shipping: Chul-Won Lee

  • Tax: Sung Gweon Cho, Taeheung Ha, Byung-Moon Jung, Sang Woo Lee

  • White-Collar Crime: Myungsuk Sean Choi

Future Star

  • Insolvency: Jungho Hong

  • International Arbitration: Woochul Hwang, Don Jeon, Hye Sung Kim, Harold Noh, Wonyoung (Karyn) Yoo

  • Tax: Kwang-Jin Jung, Hae Ma Joong Kim, Jae Chan Park

About Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific:  Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, a guide published by the global legal media group Euromoney, evaluates law firm submissions, interviews and independent research results to identify leading dispute resolution and litigation firms and attorneys in 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.