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Ranked “Band 1” in 18 Areas, 86 “Leading Individuals” - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024


Kim & Chang obtained a “Band 1” ranking in 18 practice areas in the 2024 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, once again receiving the most “Band 1” rankings among Korean law firms. With the guide also recognizing 86 of our professionals, the highest number among Korean law firms, as “Leading Individuals,” we have demonstrated our market-leading capabilities across a wide range of fields.

In particular, for the fourth consecutive year, we were the only Korean law firm to be ranked “Band 1” in the Dispute Resolution - Arbitration category. Moreover, for the second year in a row, we were the only Korean law firm to be ranked “Band 1” in the Intellectual Property: Patent Specialist and Shipping categories.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

About Chambers Asia-Pacific: The Chambers Asia-Pacific guide, which is published annually by world-renowned legal media Chambers and Partners, provides an assessment of the Asia-Pacific legal market. This year, the guide recognized outstanding law firms and lawyers across 19 practice areas specific to Korea based on its evaluation of firms’ submissions, interviews with key clients and partners, and independent research.

Below are the details of our rankings this year:

Firm Rankings

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

  • Banking & Finance:  Band 1

  • Capital Markets (Capital Markets: Securitisation):  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 (Tax: Consultant):  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, Ie Hwan Yoo

  • Capital Markets:  Chang Hyeon Ko, Youngjin Sohn, Myoung Jae Chung

  • Capital Markets – Securitisation:  Yong-Seung Sun

  • Competition/Antitrust:  Kyung Taek Jung, Youngjin Jung, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Min-Ho Lee, Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim, Kee Hong Chun

  • Corporate/M&A:  Kyung Taek Jung, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Jong Hyun Park, Bo Yong Ahn, Shin Kwon Lim, Sang Goo Lee, Sun Yul Lee

  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration:  Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon, Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Byung-Woo Im, Joel E. Richardson, Chul-Won Lee, Woochul Hwang, Hye Sung Kim

  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation:  Hye Kwang Lee, Jin Yeong Chung, Sungwook Kim

  • Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime:  Kook Hyun Yoo, Dong Min Cha, Myungsuk Sean Choi, Seung Ho Lee, Kyson Keebong Paek, Byung Suk Lee

  • Employment:  Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim, Paul Cho, Hyun Jae Park

  • Insurance:  Jay Ahn, Jae Ho Baek, Sang Mi Baek

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

  • International Trade:  Juhong Kim, Seong Joong Kim

  • Projects & Energy:  Young Kyun Cho, Chang-hee Shin, John Sangho Park, Geon Ho Kim, Chang Sup Kwon, Dae-Hyuk Choi, Ken Nam, Min-Young Oh

  • Real Estate:  Yon Kyun Oh, Keun Ah Cho, Jin Ho Song, Sang Min Lee, David H. Pyun, Heung Suk Oh, Seung Hoon Yeom

  • Restructuring/Insolvency:  Jin Yeong Chung, Chiyong Rim, Janghoon Kim

  • Shipping:  Byung-Suk Chung, Jin Hong Lee, Chul-Won Lee, Jae Bok Lee

  • Shipping – Finance:  Hi Sun Yoon

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

  • Tax – Consultants:  Woo Hyun Baik, Tae-Yeon Nam, Im Jung Choi, Dong So Kim

  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT):  Dong Shik Choi, Min Chul Park, Brian C. OH, Seong-Hyeon Bang

North Korea

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