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“Tier 1” in All 15 Practice Areas – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022


In the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be selected as “Tier 1” in all 15 areas surveyed for Korea this year.  In addition, we maintained our “Tier 3” ranking in the Regional International Arbitration category, which was evaluated across the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition, 46 attorneys, patent attorneys, and tax attorneys/CPAs were recognized as “Leading Individuals,” “Next-Generation Partners,” and “Rising Stars” in the individual category.  The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, a market-leading law firm directory published by renowned UK legal publisher Legalease, conducted extensive research on 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific region based on submissions from law firms and interviews of partners and clients, and announced the rankings of law firms across major practice areas.

Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Tier 1” in all 15 practice areas)

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Labour and Employment
  • Projects and Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations
  • Shipping
  • Tax
  • TMT

Asia Pacific

  • Regional International Arbitration: Tier 3

Lawyer Rankings

Leading Individuals

  • Antitrust and Competition: Youngjin Jung, Min-Ho Lee, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung
  • Banking and Finance: Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim
  • Capital Markets: Myoung Jae Chung
  • Corporate and M&A: Young Jay Ro*, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Jong Hyun Park
  • Dispute Resolution: Jin Yeong Chung
  • Insurance: Jay Ahn
  • Intellectual Property: Young Kim
  • International Arbitration: Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon, Eun Young Park, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Matthew Christensen, Sae Youn Kim
  • Labour and Employment: Weon Jung Kim
  • Projects and Energy: Young Kyun Cho
  • Real Estate: Keun Ah Cho
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations: Kook Hyun Yoo, Ho-Keun Ryu
  • Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung*, Chul-Won Lee
  • Tax: Byung-Moon Jung, Woo Hyun Baik, Tae-Yeon Nam
  • TMT: Dong Shik Choi

Next Generation Partners

  • Banking and Finance: Ie Hwan Yoo
  • Insurance: Jae Ho Baek, Joon Young Kim, Hyun Wook Shin
  • International Arbitration: Shul Park
  • Labour and Employment: Hyun Jae Park
  • Projects and Energy: Claire (Mi-Jin) Kim
  • Real Estate: Sang Min Lee, Jin Ho Song
  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations: Sung Won Hong
  • Tax: Hae Ma Joong Kim, Sang Woo Lee
  • TMT: Seong-Hyeon Bang, Min Chul Park

Rising Stars

  • Antitrust and Competition: Jung Won Hyun
  • Capital Markets: Tae Min Yun
  • Labour and Employment: Do Hyung Lee


* Hall of fame: Individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence