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Top Ranking in 18 Areas and 74 Individual Recognitions – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022


Kim & Chang ranked “Band 1” in 18 practice areas in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022, once again receiving the most number of “Band 1” rankings among Korean law firms.  With the guide also naming 74 of our attorneys, patent attorneys and certified public accountants, the highest number of any Korea law firm, as “Leading Individuals,” we demonstrated our market-leading capabilities across a wide range of fields. 

In particular, we were the only Korean law firm to be ranked “Band 1” in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime since last year. In addition, we continued to rank in Arbitration (International): Asia-Pacific Region and General Business Law: North Korea. 

Chambers Asia-Pacific, an annual Asia-Pacific legal market assessment published by world-renowned legal media Chambers and Partners, conducted extensive research this year in 36 countries in the Asia-Pacific and in 19 practice areas specific to Korea and named outstanding law firms and lawyers based on its evaluation of firms’ submissions, interviews of key clients and partners, and its independent research and data analysis.

Below are the details of our rankings:


Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Band 1” in 18 out of 19 practice areas surveyed for Korea)

  • Banking & Finance:  Band 1
  • Capital Markets (Capital Markets: Securitisation):  Band 1
  • Competition/Antitrust:  Band 1
  • Corporate/M&A:  Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration:  Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation:  Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime:  Band 1
  • Employment:  Band 1
  • Insurance:  Band 1
  • Intellectual Property:  Band 1
  • Intellectual Property – Patent Specialist:  Band 1
  • International Trade:  Band 1
  • Projects & Energy:  Band 1
  • Real Estate:  Band 1
  • Restructuring/Insolvency:  Band 1
  • Shipping:  Band 1
  • Shipping – Finance:  Band 2
  • Tax:  Band 1
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT):  Band 1

North Korea

  • General Business Law

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Arbitration (International):  Band 4


Leading Individuals

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance:  Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets – Capital Markets:  Chang Hyeon Ko, Myoung Jae Chung
  • Capital Markets – Securitisation: Ie Hwan Yoo, Hoin Lee, Yong-Seung Sun
  • Competition/Antitrust:  Kyung Taek Jung, Youngjin Jung, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Min-Ho Lee
  • Corporate/M&A:  Kyung Taek Jung, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Jong Hyun Park, Bo Yong Ahn, Shin Kwon Lim, Yun Goo Kwon, Sang Goo Lee, Sun Yul Lee
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration:  Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon, Eun Young Park, Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Joel E. Richardson, Byung-Woo Im, Woochul Hwang, Hye Sung Kim
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation:  Jin Yeong Chung, Hye Kwang Lee 
  • Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime:  Kook Hyun Yoo, Dong Min Cha, Myungsuk Sean Choi, Seung Ho Lee, Byung Suk Lee
  • Employment:  Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim, Wan Joo, Ki Young Kim, Jong Chul Jung
  • Insurance:  Jay Ahn
  • Intellectual Property:  Jay (Young-June) Yang, Duck Soon Chang, Young Kim, Sang-Wook Han, Seong-Soo Park, Yu-Seog Won
  • International Trade:  Juhong Kim, Seong Joong Kim 
  • Projects & Energy:  Young Kyun Cho, Chang-hee Shin, Sangmyoung Shin
  • Real Estate:  Yon Kyun Oh, Keun Ah Cho, Jin Ho Song, David H. Pyun, Heung Suk Oh, Sang Min Lee, Seung Hoon Yeom
  • Restructuring/Insolvency:  Jin Yeong Chung, Chiyong Rim
  • Shipping:  Byung-Suk Chung, Jin Hong Lee, Chul-Won Lee
  • Shipping – Finance:  Hi Sun Yoon
  • Tax:  Je Heum Baik, Sang-Woo Lee
  • Tax – Consultants:  Woo Hyun Baik, Tae-Yeon Nam, Im Jung Choi, Dong So Kim, Dong Jun Yeo
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT):  Dong Shik Choi, Min Chul Park

North Korea

  • General Business Law:  Eun Min Kwon (Expert based abroad)