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Min-Ho LEE Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-4642 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Min-Ho LEE Attorney
Min-Ho LEE Attorney

Min-Ho LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-4642 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.minho.lee1@kimchang.com

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Min-Ho Lee is an attorney in the Antitrust & Competition Practice at Kim & Chang. Highly regarded for his antitrust expertise, he has advised and represented leading global companies from a diverse range of industries in many precedent-setting antitrust cases. 

Dr. Lee, who holds a Ph.D. in law from Seoul National University, specializes in antitrust and consumer protection laws. He handles complicated abuse of dominance cases, including those involving intellectual property rights, and advises multinational clients on high-profile merger cases with substantive concerns. Dr. Lee is also sought out for difficult appeals of Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) decisions; he has assisted multiple clients in obtaining significant court victories, including cases where the KFTC’s decisions were bolstered by evidence from leniency applicants. 

Dr. Lee served as the head of the Litigation Office of the KFTC for two years, where he played a pivotal role in developing key legal strategies in numerous high-profile cases. Dr. Lee also practiced law at major law firms for two decades. 

A prolific writer, Dr. Lee has authored numerous articles on antitrust and competition issues and a book entitled “Substantive Test for Merger Control in Korea – Focusing on Horizontal Mergers.” He is also a well-known lecturer of antitrust law at law schools, universities and government institutions. 

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2019-Present) 

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Law, Yonsei University (2018-Present) 

Adjunct Professor, Sogang University (2017-2018) 

Adjunct Professor, Korea University (2013-2018) 

Member, Regulatory Reform Deliberative Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2012-2014) 

Member, Self- Evaluation Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2011-2013) 

Member, Market Structure Policy Advisory Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2011-2012) 

Director/ Executive Director, Korean Competition Law Association (2010-Present) 

Executive Committee Member, Center for Competition Law, Seoul National University (2008-Present) 

Director, Litigation Office, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2006-2008) 

Member, Competition Policy Advisory Committee (Telecommunication Industry), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2004-2005) 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Antitrust & Competition (Legalease, 2019-2020) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Competition/Antitrust (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers (Euromoney, 2017-2018) 
  • Competition Lawyer of the Year, The Asia Legal Awards (The Asian Lawyer, 2017)

Publications/Activities
    [Publication]
     
    • “Advertisement” under the Fair Labeling and Advertising Act, 100 Advertisement Judicial Precedents (Korea Internet Advertising Foundation, 2019) 
    • Single Economic Entity and Bid-Rigging, Journal of Competition Vol. 191 (Co-author, 2017) 
    • Legal Principles for Assessing Illegality in Horizontal Agreement Cases, JURIS Vol. 39 (2017) 
    • Abuse of Superior Bargaining Power and Relevance to Trade Order, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 34 (Bobmunsa, 2016) 
    • Administrative Measures Subject to Appeal When Multiple Measures Are Imposed by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, Journal of Competition Vol. 189 (Co-author, 2016) 
    • An Analysis of an Unilateral Refusal to Deal Case, Journal of Competition Vol. 185 (Co-author, 2016) 
    • Issues on Interior and Facilities Costs Under the Large-Scaled Distribution Business Act, Journal of Competition Law and Policy Vol. 4 (Co-author, 2015) 
    • Substantive Test for Vertical Mergers, Market Economy and Social Harmonization (Festschrift for the Retirement of Prof. Dr. Ohseung Kwon) (Bobmunsa, 2015) 
    • Issues on the Changes of Interior and Facilities in a Store under the Franchise Act, Journal of Competition Law and Policy Vol. 3 (Co-author, 2014) 
    • Requirements of Certification for Antitrust Class Actions, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 28 (Bobmunsa, 2013) 
    • Tie-Ins and Exclusive Dealing, Journal of Competition Vol. 169 (2013) 
    • Substantive Test for Merger Control in Korea – Focusing on Horizontal Mergers – (Kyung-in Publishing Co., 2013) 
    • “Unreasonableness” in the Abuse of Market Dominance, JURIS Vol. 22 (Co-author, 2012) 
    • An Analysis of the Casual Connection Between Antitrust Violation and Damages: Focusing on the U.S. Perspective, Korean Lawyers Association Journal (BUP JO) Vol. 665 (Co-author, 2012) 
    • Korea Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Dominance (Co-author, 2011) 
    • Acquisition of Youngchang Music Instrument by Samick Music Instrument, 30 Benchmarking Decisions of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (Korea Fair Trade Commission, 2011) 
    • Merger Control Chapter, 30 Year History of the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act (Bobmunsa, 2011) 
    • Conditional Rebates as Abuse of Market Dominance, Issues and Problems with the Fair Trade Act (Bobmunsa, 2010) 
    • Merger Control Cases of Korean Courts in 2008, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 19 (Bobmunsa, 2009) 
    • The Judgment of the Court of First Instance in GE/Honeywell: The Portfolio Effects in the Assessment of Conglomerate Mergers, Study of Antitrust Cases Vol. 5 (Bobmunsa, 2008) 
    • Cartel and Administrative Guidance, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 16 (Bobmunsa, 2007) 
    • Restraints of Competition in the Private Law Perspective, Comparative Private Law Vol. 14 No. 1 (Co-author, 2007) 
    • Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Mergers, Fair Trade and Regulated Industries (Bobmunsa, 2007) 
    • Substantive Test of Anti-Competitive Mergers, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 13 (Bobmunsa, 2006) 
    • Illegal Refusal to Deal, Study of Antitrust Cases Vol. 2 (Bobmunsa, 2005) 
    • Recent Developments in the Treatment of Collusion by Korean Courts, Journal of Korean Law Vol. 4 No. 2 (Seoul National University College of Law, 2005) 
    • Review of Restrictions on Parallel Importation (Seoul National University, LL.M. Thesis, 2002) 
     
    [Activities] 
     
    • Adjunct professor/lecturer on Antitrust Law at Seoul National University, Korea University and Sogang University 
    • Speaker/lecturer at Korean Competition Law Association, Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency, Fair Competition Federation, and Judicial Research & Training Institute 
    • Panelist, “Multinational Mergers with an Asian Dimension” (13th Annual IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference, 2017) 
    • Speaker, “M&A and Antitrust Law Issues” (In-House Congress Seoul, 2017) 
    • Panelist, “Regulatory Scrutiny in Technology M&A Transactions,” Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector (IBA, 2015) 
    • Speaker, “Merger Control,” Antitrust Law Center (Seoul Bar Association, 2013-2018)

Education

    Graduate School, Seoul National University (Ph.D., 2012) 

    University of California Hastings College of the Law (LL.M., 2003) 

    Graduate School, Seoul National University (LL.M., 2002) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1998) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1996)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1998; New York, 2004

Languages

Korean and English

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Min-Ho LEE
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-4642      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Min-Ho Lee is an attorney in the Antitrust & Competition Practice at Kim & Chang. Highly regarded for his antitrust expertise, he has advised and represented leading global companies from a diverse range of industries in many precedent-setting antitrust cases. 

Dr. Lee, who holds a Ph.D. in law from Seoul National University, specializes in antitrust and consumer protection laws. He handles complicated abuse of dominance cases, including those involving intellectual property rights, and advises multinational clients on high-profile merger cases with substantive concerns. Dr. Lee is also sought out for difficult appeals of Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) decisions; he has assisted multiple clients in obtaining significant court victories, including cases where the KFTC’s decisions were bolstered by evidence from leniency applicants. 

Dr. Lee served as the head of the Litigation Office of the KFTC for two years, where he played a pivotal role in developing key legal strategies in numerous high-profile cases. Dr. Lee also practiced law at major law firms for two decades. 

A prolific writer, Dr. Lee has authored numerous articles on antitrust and competition issues and a book entitled “Substantive Test for Merger Control in Korea – Focusing on Horizontal Mergers.” He is also a well-known lecturer of antitrust law at law schools, universities and government institutions. 






    Kim & Chang (2019-Present) 

    Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Law, Yonsei University (2018-Present) 

    Adjunct Professor, Sogang University (2017-2018) 

    Adjunct Professor, Korea University (2013-2018) 

    Member, Regulatory Reform Deliberative Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2012-2014) 

    Member, Self- Evaluation Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2011-2013) 

    Member, Market Structure Policy Advisory Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2011-2012) 

    Director/ Executive Director, Korean Competition Law Association (2010-Present) 

    Executive Committee Member, Center for Competition Law, Seoul National University (2008-Present) 

    Director, Litigation Office, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2006-2008) 

    Member, Competition Policy Advisory Committee (Telecommunication Industry), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2004-2005) 






Awards

  •   Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Antitrust & Competition (Legalease, 2019-2020) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Competition/Antitrust (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Asialaw Leading Lawyers (Euromoney, 2017-2018) 
  •   Competition Lawyer of the Year, The Asia Legal Awards (The Asian Lawyer, 2017)

Publications/Activities

[Publication]
 
  •   “Advertisement” under the Fair Labeling and Advertising Act, 100 Advertisement Judicial Precedents (Korea Internet Advertising Foundation, 2019) 
  •   Single Economic Entity and Bid-Rigging, Journal of Competition Vol. 191 (Co-author, 2017) 
  •   Legal Principles for Assessing Illegality in Horizontal Agreement Cases, JURIS Vol. 39 (2017) 
  •   Abuse of Superior Bargaining Power and Relevance to Trade Order, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 34 (Bobmunsa, 2016) 
  •   Administrative Measures Subject to Appeal When Multiple Measures Are Imposed by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, Journal of Competition Vol. 189 (Co-author, 2016) 
  •   An Analysis of an Unilateral Refusal to Deal Case, Journal of Competition Vol. 185 (Co-author, 2016) 
  •   Issues on Interior and Facilities Costs Under the Large-Scaled Distribution Business Act, Journal of Competition Law and Policy Vol. 4 (Co-author, 2015) 
  •   Substantive Test for Vertical Mergers, Market Economy and Social Harmonization (Festschrift for the Retirement of Prof. Dr. Ohseung Kwon) (Bobmunsa, 2015) 
  •   Issues on the Changes of Interior and Facilities in a Store under the Franchise Act, Journal of Competition Law and Policy Vol. 3 (Co-author, 2014) 
  •   Requirements of Certification for Antitrust Class Actions, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 28 (Bobmunsa, 2013) 
  •   Tie-Ins and Exclusive Dealing, Journal of Competition Vol. 169 (2013) 
  •   Substantive Test for Merger Control in Korea – Focusing on Horizontal Mergers – (Kyung-in Publishing Co., 2013) 
  •   “Unreasonableness” in the Abuse of Market Dominance, JURIS Vol. 22 (Co-author, 2012) 
  •   An Analysis of the Casual Connection Between Antitrust Violation and Damages: Focusing on the U.S. Perspective, Korean Lawyers Association Journal (BUP JO) Vol. 665 (Co-author, 2012) 
  •   Korea Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Dominance (Co-author, 2011) 
  •   Acquisition of Youngchang Music Instrument by Samick Music Instrument, 30 Benchmarking Decisions of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (Korea Fair Trade Commission, 2011) 
  •   Merger Control Chapter, 30 Year History of the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act (Bobmunsa, 2011) 
  •   Conditional Rebates as Abuse of Market Dominance, Issues and Problems with the Fair Trade Act (Bobmunsa, 2010) 
  •   Merger Control Cases of Korean Courts in 2008, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 19 (Bobmunsa, 2009) 
  •   The Judgment of the Court of First Instance in GE/Honeywell: The Portfolio Effects in the Assessment of Conglomerate Mergers, Study of Antitrust Cases Vol. 5 (Bobmunsa, 2008) 
  •   Cartel and Administrative Guidance, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 16 (Bobmunsa, 2007) 
  •   Restraints of Competition in the Private Law Perspective, Comparative Private Law Vol. 14 No. 1 (Co-author, 2007) 
  •   Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Mergers, Fair Trade and Regulated Industries (Bobmunsa, 2007) 
  •   Substantive Test of Anti-Competitive Mergers, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 13 (Bobmunsa, 2006) 
  •   Illegal Refusal to Deal, Study of Antitrust Cases Vol. 2 (Bobmunsa, 2005) 
  •   Recent Developments in the Treatment of Collusion by Korean Courts, Journal of Korean Law Vol. 4 No. 2 (Seoul National University College of Law, 2005) 
  •   Review of Restrictions on Parallel Importation (Seoul National University, LL.M. Thesis, 2002) 
 
[Activities] 
 
  •   Adjunct professor/lecturer on Antitrust Law at Seoul National University, Korea University and Sogang University 
  •   Speaker/lecturer at Korean Competition Law Association, Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency, Fair Competition Federation, and Judicial Research & Training Institute 
  •   Panelist, “Multinational Mergers with an Asian Dimension” (13th Annual IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference, 2017) 
  •   Speaker, “M&A and Antitrust Law Issues” (In-House Congress Seoul, 2017) 
  •   Panelist, “Regulatory Scrutiny in Technology M&A Transactions,” Mergers & Acquisitions in the Technology Sector (IBA, 2015) 
  •   Speaker, “Merger Control,” Antitrust Law Center (Seoul Bar Association, 2013-2018)





Education

    Graduate School, Seoul National University (Ph.D., 2012) 

    University of California Hastings College of the Law (LL.M., 2003) 

    Graduate School, Seoul National University (LL.M., 2002) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1998) 

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1996)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1998; New York, 2004


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Antitrust & Competition ,  Antitrust & Competition Litigation