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Tae Hyuk KO Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1820 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Tae Hyuk KO Attorney
Tae Hyuk KO Attorney

Tae Hyuk KOAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1820 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.taehyuk.ko@kimchang.com

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Tae Hyuk Ko is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of antitrust and competition, corporate governance, foreign direct investment, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Ko also has extensive experience advising the firm's clients in the chemical and IT industries.

Mr. Ko advises clients on competition law issues arising from their daily operations, mergers & acquisitions transactions, and investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission into violations of competition law. In particular, he counsels foreign IT companies in complex competition law investigations/litigations, especially those involving advanced technology issues.
He received an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law in 2016, graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2007, and received an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2004. He is admitted to the Korea bar.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2007-2010)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a global oil refinery company in the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)'s price-fixing investigation. 
  • Advised a global ICT company in the KFTC’s review of general terms and conditions. 
  • Advised a global tire manufacturer based in Korea on franchise issues. 
  • Advised a global tire manufacturer based in Korea on distributorship issues. 
  • Represented a global auto manufacturer in the KFTC's investigation of abuse of superior bargaining position. 
  • Represented a global audio technology company in the KFTC's investigation of abuse of superior bargaining position. 
  • Successfully obtained the first consent order entered in Korea as to a foreign company (represented a leading ICT company to obtain the KFTC’s approval of a consent order for alleged unfair trade practices). 
  • Advised a multinational chemical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of another multinational chemical company. 
  • Advised a Korean pharmaceutical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of another pharmaceutical company. 
  • Represented a multinational chemical company in its sale of global polyamide business and engineering plastic business. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders (Who's Who Legal, 2017-2019)

Publications/Activities
    • GCR The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2014: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014)

Education

    School of Law, Duke University (LL.M., 2016)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (2009)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2007)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2004)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2007

Languages

Korean and English

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Tae Hyuk KO
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1820      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Tae Hyuk Ko is an attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of antitrust and competition, corporate governance, foreign direct investment, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Ko also has extensive experience advising the firm's clients in the chemical and IT industries.

Mr. Ko advises clients on competition law issues arising from their daily operations, mergers & acquisitions transactions, and investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission into violations of competition law. In particular, he counsels foreign IT companies in complex competition law investigations/litigations, especially those involving advanced technology issues.
He received an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law in 2016, graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2007, and received an LL.B. from Seoul National University in 2004. He is admitted to the Korea bar.






    Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2007-2010)






  •   Represented a global oil refinery company in the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)'s price-fixing investigation. 
  •   Advised a global ICT company in the KFTC’s review of general terms and conditions. 
  •   Advised a global tire manufacturer based in Korea on franchise issues. 
  •   Advised a global tire manufacturer based in Korea on distributorship issues. 
  •   Represented a global auto manufacturer in the KFTC's investigation of abuse of superior bargaining position. 
  •   Represented a global audio technology company in the KFTC's investigation of abuse of superior bargaining position. 
  •   Successfully obtained the first consent order entered in Korea as to a foreign company (represented a leading ICT company to obtain the KFTC’s approval of a consent order for alleged unfair trade practices). 
  •   Advised a multinational chemical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of another multinational chemical company. 
  •   Advised a Korean pharmaceutical company in a merger filing for its acquisition of another pharmaceutical company. 
  •   Represented a multinational chemical company in its sale of global polyamide business and engineering plastic business. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders (Who's Who Legal, 2017-2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   GCR The Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2014: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014)





Education

    School of Law, Duke University (LL.M., 2016)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (2009)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2007)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2004)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2007


Languages
  •    Korean and English





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