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Kyung Yul LEE Attorney

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Kyung Yul LEE Attorney

Kyung Yul LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1706 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.kyungyul.lee@kimchang.com

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Kyung Yul Lee is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices in a wide range of corporate areas, with a focus on antitrust and competition, corporate governance, foreign direct investment, and mergers & acquisitions. 

Mr. Lee advises clients on competition law issues arising from their daily operations and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Throughout his career, Mr. Lee has been actively involved in numerous high-profile competition cases in Korea, including investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) into violations of competition law. He has also represented clients in their appeal of the KFTC’s decisions before the Korean courts. 

Mr. Lee also regularly advises the firm’s clients in the IT and health industries and multinational companies in their acquisition and consolidation of local affiliates and joint ventures with local conglomerates. 

Mr. Lee received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2014, where he was the recipient of three Dean’s Scholar Prizes, including for Antitrust Law and Economics - US. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2005 and received an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2003. He is admitted to the Korea bar.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2008-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (2005-2008)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a multinational financial IT services provider against a KFTC complaint and mediation request alleging unfair trade practice. 
  • Represented a global mobile technology company in the KFTC's merger review of its acquisition of a major semiconductor company. 
  • Represented a global enterprise software company in the KFTC’s investigation of abuse of dominance. 
  • Represented a global petrochemical company in its production of a joint venture in Korea with a major Korean conglomerate. 
  • Represented a global mobile technology company in a court appeal against the KFTC’s abuse of dominance decision. 
  • Represented a multinational animal feed company in the KFTC’s investigation of price-fixing. 
  • Advised various multinational IT and pharmaceutical companies in the KFTC’s survey of abuse of IP rights. 
  • Advised clients in multi-jurisdictional automotive parts and air cargo cartel investigations. 
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in the KFTC’s investigation of unfair inducement of customers. 
  • Represented a Korean general hospital in the KFTC’s investigation of abuse of superior bargaining position. 

 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Antitrust and Competition (Legalease, 2019) 
  • Acritas Star – Independently Rated Lawyers (Acritas, 2019)

Publications/Activities
    • GCR: IP & Antitrust Know-How 2019 (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
    • China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2017 (MRLC, 2018) 
    • China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2016 (MRLC, 2017) 
    • The Competition Law Regulation of Standard Essential Patents in South Korea, The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 62 Issue 3 (Co-author, SAGE Journals, 2017)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2014)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2005)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2003)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2005; New York, 2018

Languages

Korean and English

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Kyung Yul LEE
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1706      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Kyung Yul Lee is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices in a wide range of corporate areas, with a focus on antitrust and competition, corporate governance, foreign direct investment, and mergers & acquisitions. 

Mr. Lee advises clients on competition law issues arising from their daily operations and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Throughout his career, Mr. Lee has been actively involved in numerous high-profile competition cases in Korea, including investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) into violations of competition law. He has also represented clients in their appeal of the KFTC’s decisions before the Korean courts. 

Mr. Lee also regularly advises the firm’s clients in the IT and health industries and multinational companies in their acquisition and consolidation of local affiliates and joint ventures with local conglomerates. 

Mr. Lee received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2014, where he was the recipient of three Dean’s Scholar Prizes, including for Antitrust Law and Economics - US. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2005 and received an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2003. He is admitted to the Korea bar.






    Kim & Chang (2008-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (2005-2008)






  •   Represented a multinational financial IT services provider against a KFTC complaint and mediation request alleging unfair trade practice. 
  •   Represented a global mobile technology company in the KFTC's merger review of its acquisition of a major semiconductor company. 
  •   Represented a global enterprise software company in the KFTC’s investigation of abuse of dominance. 
  •   Represented a global petrochemical company in its production of a joint venture in Korea with a major Korean conglomerate. 
  •   Represented a global mobile technology company in a court appeal against the KFTC’s abuse of dominance decision. 
  •   Represented a multinational animal feed company in the KFTC’s investigation of price-fixing. 
  •   Advised various multinational IT and pharmaceutical companies in the KFTC’s survey of abuse of IP rights. 
  •   Advised clients in multi-jurisdictional automotive parts and air cargo cartel investigations. 
  •   Represented a global pharmaceutical company in the KFTC’s investigation of unfair inducement of customers. 
  •   Represented a Korean general hospital in the KFTC’s investigation of abuse of superior bargaining position. 

 






Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Antitrust and Competition (Legalease, 2019) 
  •   Acritas Star – Independently Rated Lawyers (Acritas, 2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   GCR: IP & Antitrust Know-How 2019 (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019) 
  •   China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2017 (MRLC, 2018) 
  •   China-Korea IP & Competition Law Annual Report 2016 (MRLC, 2017) 
  •   The Competition Law Regulation of Standard Essential Patents in South Korea, The Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 62 Issue 3 (Co-author, SAGE Journals, 2017)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2014)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2005)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2003)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2005; New York, 2018


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Antitrust & Competition ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Health