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Ranked “Band 1” in All Nine Areas, 39 “Leading Individuals” Recognized - Chambers Global 2024


In the 2024 edition of Chambers Global, Kim & Chang was once again the only Korean law firm ranked “Band 1” in all nine practice areas that were surveyed for Korea. In addition, in the Global Market Leader ranking table, our firm was selected as “Band 5” in the Arbitration (International) category for the fourth consecutive year. In the individual categories, 39 of our attorneys and patent attorneys were recognized as “Leading Individuals.”

Moreover, in the 2024 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, which was issued in December 2023, Kim & Chang received “Band 1” rankings in 18 areas and had the most lawyers listed as “Leading Individuals,” obtaining the highest achievement among Korean law firms (Link).

About Chambers Global:  A global legal market assessment directory published annually by the world-renowned legal media Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global conducts extensive investigations based on law firms’ submissions, interviews with key clients and partners, and its own research and data analysis to name outstanding law firms and lawyers in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world.

The following details our 2024 rankings.

Firm Rankings

Global Market Leader

  • Arbitration (International): Band 5

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Arbitration (International) : Band 4

South Korea (“Band 1” in all nine categories surveyed for Korea)

  • Banking & Finance: Band 1

  • Capital Markets: Band 1
    -  Capital Markets: Securitisation

  • Corporate/M&A: Band 1
    -  Corporate/M&A: Spotlight[1] (Foreign Expertise for North Korea)

  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration: Band 1

  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation: Band 1

  • Intellectual Property: Band 1

  • Intellectual Property – Patent Specialists: Band 1

  • International Trade: Band 1

  • International & Cross-Border Capabilities: Band 1

North Korea

  • General Business Law (Expertise based Abroad): Spotlight

Leading Individuals

Global Market Leader

  • International Arbitration: Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim, Ie Hwan Yoo

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

  • Capital Markets – Securitisation: Yong Seung Sun

  • Corporate/M&A: Kyung Taek Jung, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Bo Yong Ahn, Sang Goo Lee, Jong Hyun Park, Shin Kwon Lim, Sun Yul Lee, Eun Min Kwon (Foreign expert for North Korea)

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

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

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

  • International Trade: Juhong Kim, Seong Joong Kim

North Korea

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


[1]   A “Spotlight” ranking is given to firms or individuals where the table does not have numerical rankings.