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Ranked “Band 1” in 18 Areas, 76 “Leading Individuals” - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023


Kim & Chang obtained a “Band 1” ranking in 18 practice areas in the 2023 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, once again receiving the most number of “Band 1” rankings among Korean law firms.  With the guide also naming 76 of our professionals, the highest number among Korea law firms, as “Leading Individuals,” we have demonstrated our market-leading capabilities across a wide range of fields.

In particular, for the third consecutive year, we were the only Korean law firm to be ranked “Band 1” in the Dispute Resolution - Arbitration category.  Moreover, we were the only Korean law firm to be ranked “Band 1” in the Intellectual Property: Patent Specialist and Shipping categories.

About Chambers Asia-Pacific: The Chambers Asia-Pacific guide, which is published annually by world-renowned legal media Chambers and Partners, provides an assessment of the Asia-Pacific legal market.  This year, the guide recognized outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and across 19 practice areas specific to Korea based on its evaluation of firms’ submissions, interviews with key clients and partners, and independent research.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

Below are the details of our rankings this year:

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, Ie Hwan Yoo

  • Capital Markets:  Chang Hyeon Ko, Myoung Jae Chung

  • Capital Markets – Securitisation:  Ie Hwan Yoo, Yong-Seung Sun, Hoin Lee

  • Competition/Antitrust:  Kyung Taek Jung, Youngjin Jung, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Min-Ho Lee, Kyoung Yeon (Kay) Kim

  • 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, Matthew J. Christensen, Sae Youn Kim, Byung-Woo Im, Joel E. Richardson, 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, Kyson Keebong Paek

  • Employment:  Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim

  • Insurance:  Jay Ahn, Sang Mi Baek

  • 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, Chang Sup Kwon

  • 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:  Byung-Moon Jung, Sung Gweon Cho, 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, Brian C. OH, Seong-Hyeon Bang

North Korea

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