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BKL Named “Competition & Antitrust Firm of the Year” by Asialaw

December 2017 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC.

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC ("BKL") was named as the "Competition & Antitrust Firm of the Year" at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong on November 28, 2017. The "Competition & Antitrust Firm of the Year" is a highly coveted award bestowed by Asialaw, which is the Asia Pacific's leading legal publisher owned by Euromoney, a global business and finance magazine.

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, given for the first time this year, is a set of awards for law firms across 24 jurisdictions to recognize excellence in their achievements in 18 practice areas based on their performance between July 2016 and June 2017, which was evaluated by Asialaw’s dedicated researchers.

BKL’s Antitrust and Competition team has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in the area by handling a number of high-profile cases both in Korea and abroad. BKL represented the intervenors in a case filed by Qualcomm seeking to revoke corrective measures imposed by the Korean Fair Trade Commission; successfully defended cinema operators in a film producer’s claim for damages allegedly arising from the cinema operator’s distribution of free movie tickets, and advised LG Uplus to challenge the proposed anticompetitive merger of SK Telecom and CJ HelloVision, among others.

Furthermore, Mr. Keumseok OH, a partner, was selected among “Market Leading Lawyers” and Mr. Seong Un YUN, a partner, was named among “Leading Lawyers” in Competition & Antitrust in the 2017 edition of Asialaw’s Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers.

BKL’s Antitrust and Competition team, comprising about 40 prominent practitioners, has recently published the revised edition of “Theory and Practice of the Act on Fair Transactions in Large Franchise and Retail Business” and endeavored to expand research and education in fair trade law. Mr. OH commented in response to BKL’s recognition at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017, “I believe this award was an acknowledgment of our tireless efforts.”