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Tae Kyu KANG Attorney

Tae Kyu KANG Attorney
Tae Kyu KANG Attorney

Tae Kyu KANGAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1660 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.taekyu.kang@kimchang.com

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Taekyu Kang is a key member of Merger Control team at Kim & Chang.

He has represented multinational clients in high profile and contentious merger review matters before the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”). On top of his role within the team, Taekyu Kang also a member of Antitrust & Competition Case Analysis team, conducting assessment of all antitrust cases pending at Korean courts to gauge recent trends and shifts in court decisions, for the purpose of educating and updating the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group which consists of more than 100 members.

Most notably, Mr. Kang advised a client of the semiconductor industry in the largest vertical integration merger case in 2013.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kang has represented clients before the KFTC for the most high profile cartel investigations, including but not limited to a cartel among life insurance companies regarding interest rates (2011) and a pricing cartel among commercial vehicle manufacturers (which remains pending within the Korean High Court). He recently represented a multinational bank in a KFTC investigation into the bank’s alleged collusion in a cross-currency swap (2016).

Mr. Kang also handled several Abuse of Market Dominance cases which lasted years. Mr. Kang represented a multinational industrial gas company and his team was able to secure the non-guilty decision from the KFTC (2013). In the other case, Mr. Kang also represented a global payments technology company in the KFTC’s investigation into its alleged abuse of market dominance, which led to the KFTC’s decision to discontinue the investigation without issuing an Examiner’s Report (2014).

Mr. Kang is also a prolific writer in the area of antitrust and competition. His most recent publications include an article on leniency, entitled, “To Secure Truthfulness on Leniency in Cartel Cases” (Journal of Competition, May 2012), and “Exchange of Information among Competitors and Its Implication in Tacit Cartel Case” (Research Association of Economic Law, November 2015).

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Experience

Weil Gotshal & Manges New York office (2015)

Kim & Chang (2008-Present)

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Awards

  • Rising Star, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2020)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Antitrust and Competition (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019) 
  • Future Leaders, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2018-2019)

Education

    Columbia Law School (Visiting Scholar, 2014-2015)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2008)

    Department of Economics, Seoul National University (B.A., 2006)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008

Languages

Korean, English and Chinese

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Tae Kyu KANG
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1660      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Taekyu Kang is a key member of Merger Control team at Kim & Chang.

He has represented multinational clients in high profile and contentious merger review matters before the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”). On top of his role within the team, Taekyu Kang also a member of Antitrust & Competition Case Analysis team, conducting assessment of all antitrust cases pending at Korean courts to gauge recent trends and shifts in court decisions, for the purpose of educating and updating the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group which consists of more than 100 members.

Most notably, Mr. Kang advised a client of the semiconductor industry in the largest vertical integration merger case in 2013.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kang has represented clients before the KFTC for the most high profile cartel investigations, including but not limited to a cartel among life insurance companies regarding interest rates (2011) and a pricing cartel among commercial vehicle manufacturers (which remains pending within the Korean High Court). He recently represented a multinational bank in a KFTC investigation into the bank’s alleged collusion in a cross-currency swap (2016).

Mr. Kang also handled several Abuse of Market Dominance cases which lasted years. Mr. Kang represented a multinational industrial gas company and his team was able to secure the non-guilty decision from the KFTC (2013). In the other case, Mr. Kang also represented a global payments technology company in the KFTC’s investigation into its alleged abuse of market dominance, which led to the KFTC’s decision to discontinue the investigation without issuing an Examiner’s Report (2014).

Mr. Kang is also a prolific writer in the area of antitrust and competition. His most recent publications include an article on leniency, entitled, “To Secure Truthfulness on Leniency in Cartel Cases” (Journal of Competition, May 2012), and “Exchange of Information among Competitors and Its Implication in Tacit Cartel Case” (Research Association of Economic Law, November 2015).






    Weil Gotshal & Manges New York office (2015)

    Kim & Chang (2008-Present)






Awards

  •   Rising Star, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Competition/Antitrust (Euromoney, 2020)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Antitrust and Competition (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019) 
  •   Future Leaders, Who’s Who Legal: Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2018-2019)





Education

    Columbia Law School (Visiting Scholar, 2014-2015)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2008)

    Department of Economics, Seoul National University (B.A., 2006)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008


Languages
  •    Korean, English and Chinese





Antitrust & Competition ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation