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“Tier 1” in All 17 Practice Areas – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024


In the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be recognized as “Tier 1” in all 17 areas surveyed for Korea. Additionally, for the sixth consecutive year, we maintained our “Tier 3” ranking in the Regional International Arbitration category, which was evaluated across the Asia-Pacific region.

Moreover, 56 of our attorneys, patent attorneys, and tax attorneys/CPAs were recognized in the following individual categories: “Hall of Fame” (three professionals), “Leading Individuals” (31 professionals), “Next-Generation Partners” (16 professionals), and “Rising Stars” (six professionals).

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, a market-leading law firm directory published by renowned UK legal publisher Legalease, conducted extensive research on 27 countries in the Asia-Pacific region based on submissions from law firms and interviews with partners and clients, and announced law firm rankings across major practice areas.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

Below are the details of our rankings this year:

Firm Rankings

South Korea (“Tier 1” in all 17 practice areas)

  • Antitrust and Competition

  • Banking and Finance

  • Capital Markets

  • Corporate and M&A

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Fintech & Financial Service Regulatory

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property – PATMA

  • 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, Brian Tae-Hyun Chung, Min-Ho Lee, Jung-Won Hyun

  • 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, Chul-Won Lee

  • Insurance: Jay Ahn

  • Intellectual Property: Jay (Young-June) Yang*, In Hwan Kim, Won Kim

  • Intellectual Property – PATMA: Young Kim, Chul Hwan Jung, Monica Hyon Kyong Leeu

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

  • Antitrust and Competition: Kyung Min Koh

  • Banking and Finance: Ie Hwan Yoo, Seon-Jee Lee

  • Insurance: Jae Ho Baek, Joon-Young Kim, Hyun Wook Shin

  • Intellectual Property: Minjung Park

  • Intellectual Property – PATMA: Kang Kwon

  • International Arbitration: Shul Park

  • Labour and Employment: Hyun Jae Park

  • Real Estate: Jin Ho Song, Sang Min Lee

  • Regulatory Compliance and Investigations: Sung Won Hong

  • Tax: Sang Woo Lee

  • TMT: Min Chul Park, Seong-Hyeon Bang

Rising Stars

  • Antitrust and Competition: Hemi Lee

  • Capital Markets: Tae Min Yun

  • Intellectual Property: Jongmin Lee

  • Labour and Employment: Do-Yoon Kim

  • Shipping: Na-Rae Kim, Sang-Hyup Lee


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