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Kee Hong CHUN Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1618 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Kee Hong CHUN Attorney
Kee Hong CHUN Attorney

Kee Hong CHUNAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1618 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.khchun1@kimchang.com

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Kee-Hong Chun is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of Antitrust & Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investment and China Practices. 

Mr. Chun has extensive experience representing multinational and domestic companies in connection with various antitrust issues concerning cartel matters, litigation, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, intellectual property and competitor collaborations. Mr. Chun has also defended substantial merger investigations and other civil and criminal investigations involving a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, online markets, super stores, chemicals, IT, aviation and heavy industries. Mr. Chun successfully represented Korea’s largest internet search engine in a KFTC investigation where the client made the first-ever successful application to resolve the investigation through the KFTC’s consent resolution system.

As a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and China Practice, Mr. Chun advises clients on a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions, including share and asset purchase and joint ventures, corporate governance, and general corporate and commercial law matters.

Mr. Chun was named in Asian Legal Review's "40 under 40" list in 2015 and was recognized among the "40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region." The publication ranked only three practitioners in Korea, of which Mr. Chun was the only competition law specialist. He was also recognized by Euromoney Expert Guides as Rising Star in 2016 and by Who's Who Legal: Competition 2017. In 2018, he was selected as the "Attorney of the Year" by Legal Times, a key legal publication in Korea.

In addition to his experience in Korea, Mr. Chun was a visiting attorney at Shearman & Sterling’s New York office in 2012 and 2013. He was also a visiting associate at Han Kun Law Offices in Beijing in 2007 and 2008. 

Mr. Chun received an LL.M. from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2012 and his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1999. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2003. He is admitted to the Korea bar and the New York bar.

Profile

Experience

Visiting Attorney in antitrust group, Shearman & Sterling, New York (2012-2013)

Visiting Associate, HanKun Law Offices, Beijing (2007-2008)

Kim & Chang (2006-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korean Army (2003-2006)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a leading consumer electronics company in the KFTC's investigation of resale price maintenance for products sold by online distributors. 
  • Represented a leading Japanese auto parts manufacturing company in the establishment of JV with a major Japanese electronics company. 
  • Represented a leading Glass company in the KFTC's investigation into the alleged abuse of superior bargaining position and obtained a dismissal of the case at the KFTC hearing. 
  • Represented a financial institution in the KFTC's investigation into the alleged collusion and obtained a dismissal of the case at the KFTC hearing. 
  • Represented a global data storage company in the acquisition of a global flash memory manufacturing company. 
  • Represented a leading IT company in the KFTC’s investigation of alleged abuse of trading position. 
  • Represented a leading cable company in the KFTC’s investigation of bid-rigging. 
  • Represented a leading chemical company in the KFTC’s cartel investigation. 
  • Represented a leading internet portal in Korea in the KFTC’s investigation of alleged abuse of market dominant position and unfair trade practice, which was the first KFTC investigation concluded through a consent resolution. 
  • Represented a global brewing company in the acquisition of a market leading South Korean brewery, the leading brewer in Korea. 
  • Represented a leading German company in the acquisition of a global rotating equipment manufacturer. 
  • Represented a LCD manufacturer in an international LCD cartel investigation. 
  • Represented an air cargo company in the KFTC’s investigation of price-fixing. 
  • Represented IT companies in the KFTC’s investigation of abuse of intellectual properties. 
  • Represented aviation companies in the immunity application procedures for alliance agreement. 
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in the KFTC’s investigation of unfair inducement of customers and resale price maintenance. 
  • Represented a multinational company in the acquisition of the largest online-marketplace operator in Korea. 
  • Represented a financing company in establishing auto financing joint venture in China.

 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Attorney of the Year 2018 (Legal Times, 2019.1.) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (Who's Who Legal, 2017-2019) 
  • Rising Star, Expert Guides: Competition and Antitrust (Euromoney, 2016, 2018) 
  • 40 under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2015.9.)

Publications/Activities
    • The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2018 (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018)
    • GCR Know-how: IP & Antitrust 2017 – Korea (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017)
    • China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2016 (Co-author, MRLC, 2016)
    • The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2016: "Korea" Chapter (Co-author, Global Competition Review, 2016)
    • Recent Application of the Korean Competition Law to Internet-related Industries, International Symposium on Extraterritorial Experiences and Chinese Style of Enforcement of Antimonopoly Law (Competition Law Association, Zhejiang Law Society, 2015)
    • Introduction of Procedures for Consent Decree in Korea and Comparison with Chinese System, MRLC Shanghai International Conference (China-Korea Market & Regulation Law Center, 2014)
    • Advertising to minors under Korean Law, Young Consumers, Vol. 15 Issue 4 (Co-author, 2014)
    • The Essentials of Merger Review: Korea Chapter (Co-author, ABA, 2013)
    • Market Definition of Submarket, Journal of Competition Vol. 131 (2007)

Education

    Law Research Program in Special Field, Seoul National University (Fair Trade Law, 2014)

    UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M., 2012)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2003)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (Completed Master's Coursework, 2002)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1999)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2003; New York, 2013

Languages

Korean, English and Chinese

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Kee Hong CHUN
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1618      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Kee-Hong Chun is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of Antitrust & Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investment and China Practices. 

Mr. Chun has extensive experience representing multinational and domestic companies in connection with various antitrust issues concerning cartel matters, litigation, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, intellectual property and competitor collaborations. Mr. Chun has also defended substantial merger investigations and other civil and criminal investigations involving a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, online markets, super stores, chemicals, IT, aviation and heavy industries. Mr. Chun successfully represented Korea’s largest internet search engine in a KFTC investigation where the client made the first-ever successful application to resolve the investigation through the KFTC’s consent resolution system.

As a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and China Practice, Mr. Chun advises clients on a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions, including share and asset purchase and joint ventures, corporate governance, and general corporate and commercial law matters.

Mr. Chun was named in Asian Legal Review's "40 under 40" list in 2015 and was recognized among the "40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region." The publication ranked only three practitioners in Korea, of which Mr. Chun was the only competition law specialist. He was also recognized by Euromoney Expert Guides as Rising Star in 2016 and by Who's Who Legal: Competition 2017. In 2018, he was selected as the "Attorney of the Year" by Legal Times, a key legal publication in Korea.

In addition to his experience in Korea, Mr. Chun was a visiting attorney at Shearman & Sterling’s New York office in 2012 and 2013. He was also a visiting associate at Han Kun Law Offices in Beijing in 2007 and 2008. 

Mr. Chun received an LL.M. from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2012 and his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1999. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2003. He is admitted to the Korea bar and the New York bar.






    Visiting Attorney in antitrust group, Shearman & Sterling, New York (2012-2013)

    Visiting Associate, HanKun Law Offices, Beijing (2007-2008)

    Kim & Chang (2006-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korean Army (2003-2006)






  •   Represented a leading consumer electronics company in the KFTC's investigation of resale price maintenance for products sold by online distributors. 
  •   Represented a leading Japanese auto parts manufacturing company in the establishment of JV with a major Japanese electronics company. 
  •   Represented a leading Glass company in the KFTC's investigation into the alleged abuse of superior bargaining position and obtained a dismissal of the case at the KFTC hearing. 
  •   Represented a financial institution in the KFTC's investigation into the alleged collusion and obtained a dismissal of the case at the KFTC hearing. 
  •   Represented a global data storage company in the acquisition of a global flash memory manufacturing company. 
  •   Represented a leading IT company in the KFTC’s investigation of alleged abuse of trading position. 
  •   Represented a leading cable company in the KFTC’s investigation of bid-rigging. 
  •   Represented a leading chemical company in the KFTC’s cartel investigation. 
  •   Represented a leading internet portal in Korea in the KFTC’s investigation of alleged abuse of market dominant position and unfair trade practice, which was the first KFTC investigation concluded through a consent resolution. 
  •   Represented a global brewing company in the acquisition of a market leading South Korean brewery, the leading brewer in Korea. 
  •   Represented a leading German company in the acquisition of a global rotating equipment manufacturer. 
  •   Represented a LCD manufacturer in an international LCD cartel investigation. 
  •   Represented an air cargo company in the KFTC’s investigation of price-fixing. 
  •   Represented IT companies in the KFTC’s investigation of abuse of intellectual properties. 
  •   Represented aviation companies in the immunity application procedures for alliance agreement. 
  •   Represented a pharmaceutical company in the KFTC’s investigation of unfair inducement of customers and resale price maintenance. 
  •   Represented a multinational company in the acquisition of the largest online-marketplace operator in Korea. 
  •   Represented a financing company in establishing auto financing joint venture in China.

 






Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Attorney of the Year 2018 (Legal Times, 2019.1.) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (Who's Who Legal, 2017-2019) 
  •   Rising Star, Expert Guides: Competition and Antitrust (Euromoney, 2016, 2018) 
  •   40 under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2015.9.)

Publications/Activities

  •   The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2018 (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018)
  •   GCR Know-how: IP & Antitrust 2017 – Korea (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2017)
  •   China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2016 (Co-author, MRLC, 2016)
  •   The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2016: "Korea" Chapter (Co-author, Global Competition Review, 2016)
  •   Recent Application of the Korean Competition Law to Internet-related Industries, International Symposium on Extraterritorial Experiences and Chinese Style of Enforcement of Antimonopoly Law (Competition Law Association, Zhejiang Law Society, 2015)
  •   Introduction of Procedures for Consent Decree in Korea and Comparison with Chinese System, MRLC Shanghai International Conference (China-Korea Market & Regulation Law Center, 2014)
  •   Advertising to minors under Korean Law, Young Consumers, Vol. 15 Issue 4 (Co-author, 2014)
  •   The Essentials of Merger Review: Korea Chapter (Co-author, ABA, 2013)
  •   Market Definition of Submarket, Journal of Competition Vol. 131 (2007)





Education

    Law Research Program in Special Field, Seoul National University (Fair Trade Law, 2014)

    UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M., 2012)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2003)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (Completed Master's Coursework, 2002)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1999)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2003; New York, 2013


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Chinese





Antitrust & Competition ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  China ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes