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Ranked “Band 1” in All Nine Areas, 37 “Leading Individuals” Recognized – Chambers Global 2022


In the Chambers Global 2022 edition, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be ranked “Band 1” in all nine practice areas that were surveyed for Korea this year.  In addition, in the Global Market Leader ranking table, our firm was selected as “Band 5” in the Arbitration (International) category for the second consecutive year.  For individual categories, 37 attorneys and patent attorneys were recognized as “Leading Individuals.”

In the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 edition issued in December 2021, Kim & Chang received the highest rating of “Band 1” in 18 areas and had the most lawyers listed as “Leading Individuals,” demonstrating the highest achievement among Korean law firms.

About Chambers Global:  A global legal market assessment directory published annually by the world-renowned legal media Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global conducts extensive investigations based on law firms’ submissions, interviews with key clients and partners, and its own research and data analysis to name outstanding law firms and lawyers in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world on an annual basis.  

The following details our 2022 rankings results.

Firm Rankings

Global Market Leader

  • Arbitration (International): Band 5

Asia-Pacific Region

  • Arbitration (International): Band 4

South Korea (“Band 1” in all nine categories surveyed for Korea)

  • Banking & Finance: Band 1
  • Capital Markets: Band 1
    - Capital Markets: Securitisation
  • Corporate/M&A: Band 1}
    - Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise for North Korea)
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration: Band 1
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation: Band 1
  • Intellectual Property: Band 1
  • Intellectual Property – Patent & Trade Mark Agents: Band 1
  • International Trade: Band 1
  • International & Cross-Border Capabilities: Band 1

North Korea
General Business Law (Expertise based Abroad): Spotlight

Leading Individuals

Global Market Leader

  • Arbitration (International): Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon

South Korea

  • Banking & Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim 
  • Capital Markets: Chang Hyeon Ko, Myoung Jae Chung
  • Capital Markets – Securitisation: Hoin Lee, Ie Hwan Yoo, Yong Seung Sun
  • Corporate/M&A: Kyung Taek Jung, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Jong Hyun Park, Bo Yong Ahn, Yun Goo Kwon, Shin Kwon Lim, Sang Goo Lee, Sun Yul Lee, Eun Min Kwon (Foreign expert for North Korea)
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration: Byung-Chol (B.C.) Yoon, Eun Young Park, Matthew J. Christensen, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Sae Youn Kim, Joel E. Richardson, Byung-Woo Im, Woochul Hwang, Hye Sung Kim
  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation: Jin Yeong Chung, Hye Kwang Lee
  • 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

North Korea

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