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Hyeong Jun HWANG Attorney

Hyeong Jun HWANG Attorney
Hyeong Jun HWANG Attorney

Hyeong Jun HWANGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1546 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.hyeongjun.hwang@kimchang.com

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Hyeong-Jun Hwang is an attorney at Kim & Chang who practices primarily in the areas of environment, energy, antitrust and competition, and administrative and public law. Mr. Hwang has not only advised major Korean and multinational corporate clients on transactional and regulatory matters, but he has also successfully litigated in administrative appeals as well as civil, criminal and administrative trials. 

In particular, Mr. Hwang has extensive experience in environmental and energy related matters: he has handled various cases regarding air/water pollution, soil contamination, public nuisance, waste disposal, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and more. His experience also includes advising clients on chemical regulations, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental due diligence, renewable energy, combined heat and power plants, and nuclear power plants. 

He has authored various publications, including “Major Issues of the Korean Renewable Portfolio Standards” (Seoul National University Center for Energy & Environmental Law and Policy), “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment Law 2009 (Chapter on Korea)” (Global Legal Group), and “Intel Case in Korea and the EU Jurisprudence” (European Competition Law Review).

Mr. Hwang received a Ph.D. in 2018, M.A. in 2004 and L.L.B. in 1999 from Seoul National University. In addition, he received an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School in 2013. He graduated the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2008.

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2017-Present) 

Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, D.C. (2013.9.-2014.1.) 

Yulchon LLC (2008-2017)

Representative Mattersshow

Environment
 
  • Represented a Korean company in the biggest oil spill case in Korea. 
  • Represented the Korean government in collective compensatory damages action filed by victims of air pollution. 
  • Represented a Korean company in civil and criminal cases regarding soil pollution. 
  • Advised on infringement of environmental rights due to a skyscraper. 
  • Advised on the K-REACH for various multinational and Korean companies. 
  • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on chemical compliance. 
  • Advised vehicle manufacturers on chemical compliance. 
 
Climate Change and Energy
 
  • Represented a Korean company in an arbitration proceedings regarding CDM (Clean Development Mechanism). 
  • Advised on the Korean Emissions Trading Scheme for various Korean companies. 
  • Represented a Korean power company in arbitration proceedings regarding combined heat and power plant. 
  • Advised a combined heat and power plant on issues regarding Power Purchase Agreement. 
  • Represented a major oil-refining company in litigation seeking the cancellation of clawback of petroleum import tax refunds. 
 
Antitrust/Competition
 
  • Represented a major US computer chipmaker in the abuse of market dominance case in Korea. 
  • Represented major European cargo airline companies in the air cargo surcharge cartel case in Korea. 
  • Represented a major Korean shipping company in the European Commission’s cartel investigation of shipping operator companies. 
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a business swap transaction with another major pharmaceutical company for the KFTC’s merger approval. 
  • Represented Korean construction companies in several bid-rigging cases in Korea. 
  • Represented a major German bearings manufacturer in the international cartels case in Korea. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)

Publications/Activities
    [Publications]
     
    • Ideas and Principles of Sustainable Energy Law (Seoul National University, Ph.D. Thesis, 2018) 
    • Energy Law and Policy in the Age of Climate Change: Major Issues on the Renewables Portfolio Standard (Co-author, Seoul National University Center for Energy & Environmental Law and Policy, 2013) 
    • The Intel Case in Korea and EU Jurisprudence (Co-author, European Competition Law Review, 2012) 
    • Cooperation among Republic of Korea and Countries in Middle East and North Africa in a Renewable Energy Industry (Co-author, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2012) 
    • Emissions Trading Scheme in EU and UK, Climate Change and Rule of Law (Seoul National University Law Research Institute, 2010) 
    • Climate Change Bill of UK and ‘Stern Report’, Economic Efficiency and Rule of Law (Co-author, Seoul National University Law Research Institute, 2009) 
    • Green Growth and Response of Environmental Laws, Korean Journal of Legislation Research (Co-author, Korea Legislation Research Institute, 2009) 
    • Chapter on Korea, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment Law 2009 (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2009) 
     
    [Speaking Engagements]
     
    • Speaker, “South Korea’s Way of Fighting Climate Change with Green Energy,” Asia Clean Energy Forum (2017.6.) 
    • Special lecturer, “Energy Investment and Investment Treaties in Africa,” African Experts Course (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2011.11.) 
    • Special lecturer, “Legal Issues for Entry to the African Market,” Entry to the African Market Course (KOTRA, 2011.11.) 
    • Special lecturer, “Bioenergy Legal System and Legal Cases,” Bioenergy Business Strategy Course (Maeil Business Newspaper, 2010.5.) 
    • Special lecturer, “Legal System of Renewable Energy in Korea,” Renewable Energy Leader Course (Hanyang University, 2010.4.) 
    • Special lecturer, “Green Growth and Legal Issues,” Chonnam National University - Climate Change Post-Graduate School (2009.11.)

Education

    Seoul National University (Ph.D., Law, 2018)

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2013)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2008)

    Seoul National University (M.A., 2004)

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 1999)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008

Languages

Korean and English

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Hyeong Jun HWANG
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1546      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Hyeong-Jun Hwang is an attorney at Kim & Chang who practices primarily in the areas of environment, energy, antitrust and competition, and administrative and public law. Mr. Hwang has not only advised major Korean and multinational corporate clients on transactional and regulatory matters, but he has also successfully litigated in administrative appeals as well as civil, criminal and administrative trials. 

In particular, Mr. Hwang has extensive experience in environmental and energy related matters: he has handled various cases regarding air/water pollution, soil contamination, public nuisance, waste disposal, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and more. His experience also includes advising clients on chemical regulations, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental due diligence, renewable energy, combined heat and power plants, and nuclear power plants. 

He has authored various publications, including “Major Issues of the Korean Renewable Portfolio Standards” (Seoul National University Center for Energy & Environmental Law and Policy), “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment Law 2009 (Chapter on Korea)” (Global Legal Group), and “Intel Case in Korea and the EU Jurisprudence” (European Competition Law Review).

Mr. Hwang received a Ph.D. in 2018, M.A. in 2004 and L.L.B. in 1999 from Seoul National University. In addition, he received an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School in 2013. He graduated the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2008.






    Kim & Chang (2017-Present) 

    Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, D.C. (2013.9.-2014.1.) 

    Yulchon LLC (2008-2017)






Environment
 
  •   Represented a Korean company in the biggest oil spill case in Korea. 
  •   Represented the Korean government in collective compensatory damages action filed by victims of air pollution. 
  •   Represented a Korean company in civil and criminal cases regarding soil pollution. 
  •   Advised on infringement of environmental rights due to a skyscraper. 
  •   Advised on the K-REACH for various multinational and Korean companies. 
  •   Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on chemical compliance. 
  •   Advised vehicle manufacturers on chemical compliance. 
 
Climate Change and Energy
 
  •   Represented a Korean company in an arbitration proceedings regarding CDM (Clean Development Mechanism). 
  •   Advised on the Korean Emissions Trading Scheme for various Korean companies. 
  •   Represented a Korean power company in arbitration proceedings regarding combined heat and power plant. 
  •   Advised a combined heat and power plant on issues regarding Power Purchase Agreement. 
  •   Represented a major oil-refining company in litigation seeking the cancellation of clawback of petroleum import tax refunds. 
 
Antitrust/Competition
 
  •   Represented a major US computer chipmaker in the abuse of market dominance case in Korea. 
  •   Represented major European cargo airline companies in the air cargo surcharge cartel case in Korea. 
  •   Represented a major Korean shipping company in the European Commission’s cartel investigation of shipping operator companies. 
  •   Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a business swap transaction with another major pharmaceutical company for the KFTC’s merger approval. 
  •   Represented Korean construction companies in several bid-rigging cases in Korea. 
  •   Represented a major German bearings manufacturer in the international cartels case in Korea. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019)

Publications/Activities

[Publications]
 
  •   Ideas and Principles of Sustainable Energy Law (Seoul National University, Ph.D. Thesis, 2018) 
  •   Energy Law and Policy in the Age of Climate Change: Major Issues on the Renewables Portfolio Standard (Co-author, Seoul National University Center for Energy & Environmental Law and Policy, 2013) 
  •   The Intel Case in Korea and EU Jurisprudence (Co-author, European Competition Law Review, 2012) 
  •   Cooperation among Republic of Korea and Countries in Middle East and North Africa in a Renewable Energy Industry (Co-author, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2012) 
  •   Emissions Trading Scheme in EU and UK, Climate Change and Rule of Law (Seoul National University Law Research Institute, 2010) 
  •   Climate Change Bill of UK and ‘Stern Report’, Economic Efficiency and Rule of Law (Co-author, Seoul National University Law Research Institute, 2009) 
  •   Green Growth and Response of Environmental Laws, Korean Journal of Legislation Research (Co-author, Korea Legislation Research Institute, 2009) 
  •   Chapter on Korea, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment Law 2009 (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2009) 
 
[Speaking Engagements]
 
  •   Speaker, “South Korea’s Way of Fighting Climate Change with Green Energy,” Asia Clean Energy Forum (2017.6.) 
  •   Special lecturer, “Energy Investment and Investment Treaties in Africa,” African Experts Course (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2011.11.) 
  •   Special lecturer, “Legal Issues for Entry to the African Market,” Entry to the African Market Course (KOTRA, 2011.11.) 
  •   Special lecturer, “Bioenergy Legal System and Legal Cases,” Bioenergy Business Strategy Course (Maeil Business Newspaper, 2010.5.) 
  •   Special lecturer, “Legal System of Renewable Energy in Korea,” Renewable Energy Leader Course (Hanyang University, 2010.4.) 
  •   Special lecturer, “Green Growth and Legal Issues,” Chonnam National University - Climate Change Post-Graduate School (2009.11.)





Education

    Seoul National University (Ph.D., Law, 2018)

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2013)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2008)

    Seoul National University (M.A., 2004)

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 1999)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Environment ,  Energy ,  Antitrust & Competition ,  Antitrust & Competition Litigation ,  Administrative & Public Law Litigation ,  Litigation ,  Product Liability & Consumer Claims