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Kyoung Yeon (Kay) KIM Attorney

Kyoung Yeon (Kay) KIM Attorney
Kyoung Yeon (Kay) KIM Attorney

Kyoung Yeon (Kay) KIMAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-5889 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.kyoungyeon.kim@kimchang.com

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Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang who specializes in antitrust and competition, international practice, data privacy and environment. 

Ms. Kim advises the firm’s clients in the semiconductor, IT, automobile, aerospace and retail distribution industries. In addition, Ms. Kim represents various multinational companies in the antitrust area, including merger filings related to mergers & acquisitions, abuse of dominance and cartel activities. 

Ms. Kim worked on secondment at the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Hong Kong office from 2007 to 2008. 

Ms. Kim has regularly participated in the activities of ABA International Section and ICC Competition task force related to antitrust law and has contributed to several leading legal publications, including Chapter on Korea – The Cartels and Leniency Review and Merger Control Review – Law Business Research. She was also recognized by major legal media outlets as a Leading Lawyer. 

Ms. Kim received an LL.M. from University of Michigan Law School in 2007, graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2001, and received an LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1998. She is admitted to the New York bar and the Korean bar. 

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2020.4.-Present) 

Task Force Member on Court Proceedings in Antitrust Damage Claims, ICC (2019-2020) 

Steering Group Member, International Antitrust Law Committee, ABA SIL (American Bar Association, Section of International Law) (2018-2019) 

Task Force member on Cartels and Leniency, ICC (2017-2018) 

Vice Chair, Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security (PEDS) Committee, ABA SIL (2014-2017) 

Legal Counsel, Legal Advisory Program for Small and Medium Sized Companies, Ministry of Justice (2011-Present) 

Counsel, WCC (World Conservation Congress) (2011-2012) 

Counsel, Ministry of Environment (2010-2013) 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Hong Kong (Secondment, 2007-2008) 

Yulchon LLC (2001.2.-2020.4.)

Representative Mattersshow

Antitrust and Competition
 
  • Represented a global OTA in a violation of Regulation of Standardized Contracts Act 
  • Represented a US telecommunications technology/chipset company in an abuse of market dominance case 
  • Represented a domestic insurance company in a cartel case over reinsurance in general aviation reinsurance market 
  • Represented a Swiss bank in FX cartel investigation 
  • Represented a foreign shipping company in an international car carrier cartel 
  • Represented a multinational automobile company in a cartel, unfair trade practice and violation of the Fair Labeling and Advertising Act 
  • Represented a domestic bank in a cartel probe over CD issuing rate 
  • Represented a domestic company in a cartel issue of commercial and automobile bearings    
  • Represented the KFTC in a vitamin cartel case 
  • Represented a global private equity fund consortium in a merger filing for its acquisition of elevator business from a global company   
  • Represented a global private equity fund company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a domestic weaning food company 
  • Represented a US pharmaceutical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a biotechnology company 
  • Represented a US pharmaceutical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of another US pharmaceutical company’s consumer healthcare business 
  • Represented a German semiconductor company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a US semiconductor company 
  • Represented a domestic electronics company in a merger filing for its joint venture with a global aviation technology company 
  • Represented domestic and foreign companies in a merger filing for its joint venture with a domestic hydrogen charging station 
  • Represented a US aerospace company in a merger filing for a joint venture with aerospace and vehicle parts manufacturers and an acquisition of an aviation parts manufacturer 
  • Represented a French cosmetics company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a domestic cosmetics company 
  • Represented a global private equity fund company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a domestic retailer 
  • Represented a domestic retailer in a merger filing for its acquisition of another domestic retailer specializing in electronics 
  • Represented a domestic retailer in a merger filing for its acquisition of a department store and a major supermarket 
  • Represented a domestic institution specializing in corporate credit information in a merger filing 
 
Airline, Automobile, Electronics, etc.
 
  • Represented a US airline in a metal neutral joint venture with a domestic airline 
  • Represented a multinational automobile company in its individual consumption tax-related civil suits and unfair advertisement case 
  • Represented seven domestic auto parts suppliers for a domestic auto company in their industrial park project in Russia 
  • Represented domestic electronic company and electronic component manufacturer in their joint venture for a company specializing in electronic parts 
  • Represented a domestic electronics company in its incorporation of a company establishment specializing in display 
  • Represented a domestic steel company in an abuse of market dominance case 
  • Represented a domestic telecommunications company in a merger case 
  • Represented a domestic confectionery company in its acquisition of another domestic confectionery and foods company 
  • Represented a domestic memory semiconductor manufacturer in its sale of display division 
  • Represented a domestic shipping company in its sale of a terminal

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Korea, Environment (Who's Who Legal, 2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2020) 
  • Future Leader, Who's Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2017-2018) 
  • Rising Star, Expert Guides: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2016, 2018) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2019)

Publications/Activities
    • Discovery Across the Globe – Obtaining Evidence Abroad to Support US Proceedings, Korea Chapter (co-author, ABA Book Publishing, 2020) 
    • Chapter on Merger Control in Korea, China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report (China-Korea Market & Regulation Law Center, 2017-2019) 
    • Chapter on Korea, ICC Leniency Manual 1ST and 2nd Edition (International Chamber Of Commerce, 2017-2018) 
    • Recent Trends in KFTC Enforcement Activities Regarding IPRs (Competition Policy International’s Asia Column, 2017) 
    • Regarding competition regulation on cartel activities through AI or pricing algorithm, Vol. 192. (co-author, The Journal of Competition – Fair Competition Federation, 2017) 
    • Chapter on Korea, The Cartels and Leniency Review, Edition 3-7 (co-author, Law Business Research, 2015-2019) 
    • Establishing the Regulatory Foundations for Big Data 2.0, Volume 12 Issue 05 (co-author, Data Protection Law & Policy, 2015) 
    • Chapter on Korea, Competition Law in Asia Pacific – A Practical Guide (Wolters Kluwer, 2015) 
    • Korea’s Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement in Financial Product Markets, Volume 12 Issue 5 (co-author, Asian-Mena Counsel, 2015) 
    • Chapter on Korea, Rowley & Baker: International Mergers – the Antitrust Process (Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016) 
    • Early Signs of Protectionist Merger Control in Korea? Probably No, At Least Not Yet, Antitrust Chronicle (co-author, Competition Policy International, 2014) 
    • Chapter on Korea, The Merger Control Review, Edition 1-9 (co-author, Law Business Research, 2010-2018)

Education

    UC Berkeley School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014) 

    University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 2007) 

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Completed LL.M. Coursework, 2001) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1998)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2001; New York, 2008

Languages

Korean and English

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Kyoung Yeon (Kay) KIM
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-5889      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim is an attorney at Kim & Chang who specializes in antitrust and competition, international practice, data privacy and environment. 

Ms. Kim advises the firm’s clients in the semiconductor, IT, automobile, aerospace and retail distribution industries. In addition, Ms. Kim represents various multinational companies in the antitrust area, including merger filings related to mergers & acquisitions, abuse of dominance and cartel activities. 

Ms. Kim worked on secondment at the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Hong Kong office from 2007 to 2008. 

Ms. Kim has regularly participated in the activities of ABA International Section and ICC Competition task force related to antitrust law and has contributed to several leading legal publications, including Chapter on Korea – The Cartels and Leniency Review and Merger Control Review – Law Business Research. She was also recognized by major legal media outlets as a Leading Lawyer. 

Ms. Kim received an LL.M. from University of Michigan Law School in 2007, graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2001, and received an LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law in 1998. She is admitted to the New York bar and the Korean bar. 






    Kim & Chang (2020.4.-Present) 

    Task Force Member on Court Proceedings in Antitrust Damage Claims, ICC (2019-2020) 

    Steering Group Member, International Antitrust Law Committee, ABA SIL (American Bar Association, Section of International Law) (2018-2019) 

    Task Force member on Cartels and Leniency, ICC (2017-2018) 

    Vice Chair, Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security (PEDS) Committee, ABA SIL (2014-2017) 

    Legal Counsel, Legal Advisory Program for Small and Medium Sized Companies, Ministry of Justice (2011-Present) 

    Counsel, WCC (World Conservation Congress) (2011-2012) 

    Counsel, Ministry of Environment (2010-2013) 

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Hong Kong (Secondment, 2007-2008) 

    Yulchon LLC (2001.2.-2020.4.)






Antitrust and Competition
 
  •   Represented a global OTA in a violation of Regulation of Standardized Contracts Act 
  •   Represented a US telecommunications technology/chipset company in an abuse of market dominance case 
  •   Represented a domestic insurance company in a cartel case over reinsurance in general aviation reinsurance market 
  •   Represented a Swiss bank in FX cartel investigation 
  •   Represented a foreign shipping company in an international car carrier cartel 
  •   Represented a multinational automobile company in a cartel, unfair trade practice and violation of the Fair Labeling and Advertising Act 
  •   Represented a domestic bank in a cartel probe over CD issuing rate 
  •   Represented a domestic company in a cartel issue of commercial and automobile bearings    
  •   Represented the KFTC in a vitamin cartel case 
  •   Represented a global private equity fund consortium in a merger filing for its acquisition of elevator business from a global company   
  •   Represented a global private equity fund company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a domestic weaning food company 
  •   Represented a US pharmaceutical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a biotechnology company 
  •   Represented a US pharmaceutical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of another US pharmaceutical company’s consumer healthcare business 
  •   Represented a German semiconductor company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a US semiconductor company 
  •   Represented a domestic electronics company in a merger filing for its joint venture with a global aviation technology company 
  •   Represented domestic and foreign companies in a merger filing for its joint venture with a domestic hydrogen charging station 
  •   Represented a US aerospace company in a merger filing for a joint venture with aerospace and vehicle parts manufacturers and an acquisition of an aviation parts manufacturer 
  •   Represented a French cosmetics company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a domestic cosmetics company 
  •   Represented a global private equity fund company in a merger filing for its acquisition of a domestic retailer 
  •   Represented a domestic retailer in a merger filing for its acquisition of another domestic retailer specializing in electronics 
  •   Represented a domestic retailer in a merger filing for its acquisition of a department store and a major supermarket 
  •   Represented a domestic institution specializing in corporate credit information in a merger filing 
 
Airline, Automobile, Electronics, etc.
 
  •   Represented a US airline in a metal neutral joint venture with a domestic airline 
  •   Represented a multinational automobile company in its individual consumption tax-related civil suits and unfair advertisement case 
  •   Represented seven domestic auto parts suppliers for a domestic auto company in their industrial park project in Russia 
  •   Represented domestic electronic company and electronic component manufacturer in their joint venture for a company specializing in electronic parts 
  •   Represented a domestic electronics company in its incorporation of a company establishment specializing in display 
  •   Represented a domestic steel company in an abuse of market dominance case 
  •   Represented a domestic telecommunications company in a merger case 
  •   Represented a domestic confectionery company in its acquisition of another domestic confectionery and foods company 
  •   Represented a domestic memory semiconductor manufacturer in its sale of display division 
  •   Represented a domestic shipping company in its sale of a terminal





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Korea, Environment (Who's Who Legal, 2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2020) 
  •   Future Leader, Who's Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2017-2018) 
  •   Rising Star, Expert Guides: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2016, 2018) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   Discovery Across the Globe – Obtaining Evidence Abroad to Support US Proceedings, Korea Chapter (co-author, ABA Book Publishing, 2020) 
  •   Chapter on Merger Control in Korea, China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report (China-Korea Market & Regulation Law Center, 2017-2019) 
  •   Chapter on Korea, ICC Leniency Manual 1ST and 2nd Edition (International Chamber Of Commerce, 2017-2018) 
  •   Recent Trends in KFTC Enforcement Activities Regarding IPRs (Competition Policy International’s Asia Column, 2017) 
  •   Regarding competition regulation on cartel activities through AI or pricing algorithm, Vol. 192. (co-author, The Journal of Competition – Fair Competition Federation, 2017) 
  •   Chapter on Korea, The Cartels and Leniency Review, Edition 3-7 (co-author, Law Business Research, 2015-2019) 
  •   Establishing the Regulatory Foundations for Big Data 2.0, Volume 12 Issue 05 (co-author, Data Protection Law & Policy, 2015) 
  •   Chapter on Korea, Competition Law in Asia Pacific – A Practical Guide (Wolters Kluwer, 2015) 
  •   Korea’s Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement in Financial Product Markets, Volume 12 Issue 5 (co-author, Asian-Mena Counsel, 2015) 
  •   Chapter on Korea, Rowley & Baker: International Mergers – the Antitrust Process (Thomson Reuters, 2014-2016) 
  •   Early Signs of Protectionist Merger Control in Korea? Probably No, At Least Not Yet, Antitrust Chronicle (co-author, Competition Policy International, 2014) 
  •   Chapter on Korea, The Merger Control Review, Edition 1-9 (co-author, Law Business Research, 2010-2018)





Education

    UC Berkeley School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014) 

    University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 2007) 

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Completed LL.M. Coursework, 2001) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2001) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1998)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2001; New York, 2008


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Antitrust & Competition ,  International Practice ,  Privacy & Data Security ,  Environment