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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

[KIM & CHANG] Top-ranked in All 16 Practice Areas Surveyed - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the recently published The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, one of the legal industry’s most prominent guides to the legal market in Asia, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be top-ranked ("Tier 1") in all 16 practice areas surveyed.  Particularly noteworthy is the fact that our IP group was the only Tier 1-ranked practice to be recognized in the “Intellectual property – Patents and Trademarks” category.

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[KIM & CHANG] Making and Donating Kimchi to the Community

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On November 18, 2017, more than 40 Kim & Chang attorneys and K&C Friends (staff volunteers) of Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution volunteered in gimjang, a Korean tradition of preparing large quantities of kimchi for the winter.  Volunteers gathered early in the morning to learn how to do gimjang, and helped to make kimchi.  The kimchi prepared through this event was  donated to 100 foster care families supported by the Central Foster Care Family Center .

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[KIM & CHANG] Highest Rankings in All 18 Practice Areas - Asialaw Profiles 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to receive “Outstanding,” the highest possible ranking, across all 18 practice areas in the 22nd edition of Asialaw Profiles 2018, a definitive guide to Asia-Pacific’s leading regional and domestic law firms.  Additionally, we were the only Korean firm to be awarded “Outstanding” in the Financial Services Regulatory and Intellectual Property practice areas. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Delivering Coal Briquettes to Low-income Families and the Elderly Living Alone in...

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On December 9, 2017, Kim & Chang attorneys and K&C Friends (staff volunteers) of Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution together with youth members of Deulggot Youth World, an organization dedicated to caring for and educating children in need, delivered coal briquettes to a jjokbang town in Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo District.  Jjokbang towns are low-income neighborhoods comprised of tenement housings with small rooms that barely accommodate one person.  

The volunteers delivered the briquettes to low-income families, the elderly living alone, and others in the jjokbang town with hopes to give them a warmer winter.

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[KIM & CHANG] Highest Number of Wins Among Korean Firms - Asian-MENA Counsel Firms of the Year 2017

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the recently published Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East Survey, an annual ranking survey published by Asian-MENA Counsel, Kim & Chang won "In-House Community Firm of the Year" in 14 categories.

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[KIM & CHANG] Second Law Academy of 2017 at Gyeongsan Multicultural Family Support Center

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On October 31, 2017, Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution hosted its second Multicultural Family Law Academy for 2017, a “mobile” legal service for multicultural families in Korea, in the City of Gyeongsan in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.  The first session was held in the City of Gimje in Jeollabuk-do Province earlier in 2017.

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[KIM & CHANG] “Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year” - Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On November 28, 2017, Kim & Chang was recognized as the "Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year" in the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Korea's Top Law Firm in the Asia-Pacific - The American Lawyer's Asia 50 (2017)

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

According to the latest "Asia 50," an annual special feature published by The American Lawyer, Kim & Chang ranked 11th among the top 50 Asia-Pacific law firms.

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[KIM & CHANG] Still Among Largest Asian Law Firms and Biggest in Korea - ALB Asia's Top 50 (2017)

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

According to “Asia’s Top 50,” a feature story in the November issue of Asian Legal Business (ALB), Kim & Chang is the 12th largest Asian law firm, with the top 11 being China-based firms.  Our firm continues to lead this chart among Korean firms, and once again, this is the highest ranking for a Korean firm.  

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[KIM & CHANG] "Korea Law Firm of the Year" for the 5th Consecutive Year - ALB Korea Law Awards 2017

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was once again named "Korea Law Firm of the Year" at the ALB Korean Law Awards 2017, a recognition we have won five consecutive times since these awards began in 2012.  Our firm was also once again honored with the highest number of recognitions at this year's ceremony held on November 16 at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Top Rankings Across All 19 Practice Areas Surveyed - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the 2018 edition of the prestigious legal guide, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Kim & Chang was the only law firm in Korea to receive top rankings (“Band 1”) across all 19 practice areas surveyed.

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[KIM & CHANG] Top Tier in All Six Areas Surveyed - IFLR 1000

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has consolidated its position as the leading law firm in Korea ranking “Tier 1” across all six practice areas in the 2018 edition of IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate.  We are the only Korean firm to receive top tier rankings in all categories for 14 consecutive years. 

In addition, IFLR named nine Kim & Chang attorneys as "Highly Regarded," two as "Market Leader," and one attorney as a "Rising Star."  According to IFLR, our firm "dominates the market and is routinely involved in the best mandates available across all practice areas."  

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[KIM & CHANG] Only Korean Firm Among the World's Top 100 Law Firms- The American Lawyer’s Global 1

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For the fourth year in a row, Kim & Chang is the only ranked law firm in Korea among the world’s largest law firms in the American Lawyer's “The Global 100" report.  

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[KIM & CHANG] "South Korea Firm of the Year" for the Seventh Year - China Law & Pr

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

At the China Law & Practice Awards 2017, Kim & Chang won "South Korea Firm of the Year.”  This is the seventh consecutive year that our firm’s China Practice has received such recognition.  Further, we are the only Korean firm to be so named.   

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[KIM & CHANG] "National Law Firm of the Year" - Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

December 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On September 28, at the prestigious third annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017, Kim & Chang was named "National Law Firm of the Year - South Korea," along with top recognition in one other major category. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Who’s Who Legal Names Kim & Chang as “Korea Law Firm of the Year"

August 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On May 15, 2017, Who’s Who Legal awarded Kim & Chang “Country and State Awards 2017: Korea.”  This is the twelfth consecutive year that the firm has received this recognition.

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[KIM & CHANG] Who’s Who Legal Names Kim & Chang as the “Pro Bono Firm of the Year” in Global S

August 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang is pleased to announce that it was named as “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal for our firm’s steadfast commitment to pro bono work and for providing phenomenal services in 2016.  Also, Kim & Chang is the only Asian law firm to be recognized as one of the top 10 leading law firms in the world for its pro bono services for four consecutive years. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Ranked 4th in the Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2017

August 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the recently announced Acritas “Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2017,” Kim & Chang was again recognized as a top 5 law firm brand in the AP region.  Our fourth ranking is the highest distinction earned by a local firm.  The top 3 firms are global firms with regional offices worldwide.

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[KIM & CHANG] “Best Asian Law Firm 2017: Gold Award” at International Legal Alliance Summit & Aw

August 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On June 15, 2017, at The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2017, Kim & Chang received the Gold Award – the highest recognition – in the “Best Asian Law Firm 2017” category.   

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[KIM & CHANG] “South Korea Tax Firm of the Year” at the 2017 Asia Tax Awards

August 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

On May 4, 2017, Kim & Chang was named “South Korea Tax Firm of the Year” and “Asia Tax Transactions Firm of the Year” at the 2017 Asia Tax Awards. 

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[KIM & CHANG] Winner of Asian-MENA Counsel Deals of the Year 2016

August 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

"Hyundai Merchant Marine Restructuring," one of Kim & Chang's 2016 representations, was among the 38 “Winning Deals” chosen by Asian-MENA Counsel for its annual “Deals of the Year” awards.  

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[KIM & CHANG] Top Rankings for All 7 Practice Categories in Chambers Global 2017

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the 2017 edition of Chambers Global – a global-wide leading law firm directory, published by Chambers & Partners – Kim & Chang received top rankings (“Band 1”) in all 7 practice areas surveyed.

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[KIM & CHANG] Highest Ranking Among South Korean Law Firms in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was top ranked (“Band 1”) in all 18 practice areas surveyed in the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, a leading law firm directory of Asia-Pacific region, published by Chambers & Partners.  

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[KIM & CHANG] “National Law Firm of the Year: Korea” at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For the 15th consecutive year, Kim & Chang was recognized as the “National Law Firm of the Year: Korea” at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017.

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[KIM & CHANG] “Compliance/Investigations Firm of the Year” at the Asia Legal Awards 2017

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For the second consecutive year, Kim & Chang was recognized as the "Compliance/Investigations Firm of the Year" at the Asia Legal Awards 2017.  On February 22nd, “The Asian Lawyer” – an affiliate of ALM, a world-renowned legal media group – hosted the awards ceremony at Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel, to honor Asia’s top lawyers, law firms, and in-house teams.

 

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[KIM & CHANG] “Korea Firm of the Year 2016” in 19 Practice Areas Surveyed - Asian-MENA Counsel

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as “Korea Firm of the Year” in 19 practice areas in the 10th annual “Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey,” which was conducted and announced by Asian-MENA Counsel magazine.  

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[KIM & CHANG] No. 1 M&A Advisor in Korea - Bloomberg Asia Pacific Legal Advisory M&A Rankings 2016

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor in Korea - both by volume and deal count - with 110 deals worth USD 27.565 billion in the Bloomberg Asia-Pacific Legal Advisory M&A Rankings 2016.

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[KIM & CHANG] No. 1 M&A Advisor in Korea - Mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisors 2016

May 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

According to the “Mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisors 2016,” Kim & Chang ranks as the No. 1 M&A advisor in South Korea by deal value and count (USD 22.994 billion and 80 counts).

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[KIM & CHANG] Ranked 68th among the 100 largest law firms - The American Lawyer’s Global 100 (2016

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been named in the "Global 100," a special feature of The American Lawyer, a renowned US-based legal magazine, for three years in a row.  Our firm was ranked among the Top 100 firms in each of the following charts: 68th on the "Most Lawyers (rank by number of lawyers)", 59th on the “Most Revenue (rank by gross revenue)”, 46th on the “Most Profits Per Partners (rank by profits per partners).  Kim & Chang is the only Korean firm to be listed on these charts.

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[KIM & CHANG] Ranked 10th among the largest 50 law firms based in the Asia-Pacific region

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Ranked 10th among the largest 50 law firms based in the Asia-Pacific region - The American Lawyer’s Asia 50 (2016)

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[KIM & CHANG] Korea Law Firm of the Year - China Law & Practice Awards 2016

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as “Korea Law Firm of the Year” at China Law & Practice Awards 2016, an event hosted by China Law & Practice, an affiliate of ALM, a world-renowned legal media group.  Kim & Chang has been recognized as “Korea Law Firm of the Year” for sixth consecutive years.

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[KIM & CHANG] Tier 1 in all 15 practice areas - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as “Tier 1” in all 15 practice areas surveyed, according to the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017 edition), a leading global law firm directory published by Legalease, a UK legal publisher.

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[KIM & CHANG] Tier 1 in all practice areas - IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2017

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as “Tier 1” in all five practice areas surveyed by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate for the 13th consecutive year.

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[KIM & CHANG] Outstanding in 17 practice areas - Asialaw Profiles 2017

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as “Outstanding” in 17 practice areas out of 18 areas surveyed and also selected as “Highly recommended” in one practice area, according to Asialaw Profiles 2017, a publication of Asialaw, affiliated with Euromoney.

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[KIM & CHANG] Tier 1 in M&A in South Korea – ALB M&A Rankings 2016

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as one of the leading M&A firms in South Korea, named as a Tier 1 firm in the ALB (Asian Legal Business) M&A Rankings 2016, a feature article in the September 2016 issue of ALB.

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[KIM & CHANG] National Law Firm of the Year - Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as “National Law Firm of the Year - South Korea” at Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016, hosted by Asialaw, a legal media group, affiliated with Euromoney.

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[KIM & CHANG] Leading Tax Advisory Firm - World Tax 2017

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as one of the leading (Tier 1) tax advisory firms in Korea by World Tax 2017.

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[KIM & CHANG] Best National Firm for Work-Life Balance - Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards

February 2017. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as the “Best National Firm for Work-Life Balance” at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016, hosted by Euromoney.

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[Kim & Chang] Kim & Chang Ranks First Among Korean Law Firms by Revenue and Headcount in The Lawyer'

October 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang Ranks First Among Korean Law Firms by Revenue and Headcount in The Lawyer's Global 200 (June 2016)

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[Kim & Chang] Only Korean Firm Named by Acritas' Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2016, Ranking 4th

October 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Only Korean Firm Named by Acritas' Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2016, Ranking 4th Overall

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[Kim & Chang] Kim & Chang Receives Top Tier Ranking in the IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure (2016)

October 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For the third consecutive year, Kim & Chang has been ranked as a top tier firm in Energy and Infrastructure. This recognition was recently announced in the 2016 rankings for IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure, a Euromoney publication.

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[Kim & Chang] Breaks into Top 5 Ranking - Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Recently, the Financial Times (“FT”) issued its FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report 2016.  For the first time, Kim & Chang has broken into the top 5 ranking in the “FT Law 25 - Asia-Pacific Headquartered Firms” category, ranking 5th among the top 25. 

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[Kim & Chang] Korea Law Firm of the Year - Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been awarded "Korea Law Firm of the Year" by Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016 held by Who’s Who Legal, an international legal media affiliated with Law Business Research.  This is the eleventh consecutive year that our firm has been honored for this recognition. 

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[Kim & Chang] South Korea National Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been awarded "South Korea National Law Firm of the Year" by Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016, organized by Chambers and Partners, an internationally renowned legal publication publishing a directory of the world’s leading law firms. 

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[Kim & Chang] Korea Law Firm of the Year - IFLR Asia Awards 2016

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has won the “Korea Law Firm of the Year” award at the IFLR Asia Awards 2016.  Our firm has been named the top law firm in Korea for the fourteenth consecutive years by IFLR (International Financial Law Review), which is published by Euromoney, one of the world’s leading media groups.  In addition, Restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker in which our firm acted as legal advisor, was selected as the “Restructuring Deal of the Year.” Mr. Sookyung Lee of our firm was also recognized as one of “Rising Stars of the Year” in M&A. 

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[Kim & Chang] Top rankings for all 7 practice areas - Chambers Global 2016

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked “Band 1” in all 7 practice areas surveyed in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global, a leading law firm directory published by Chambers & Partners.  The firm had the highest ranking among law firms in South Korea.  The firm also ranked “Band 4” in International Arbitration in Asia-Pacific region.

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[Kim & Chang] Former Constitutional Court Justice and Former Chief Prosecutor Among the Many Who ...

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

[Former Constitutional Court Justice and Former Chief Prosecutor Among the Many Who Donate Their Voice and Time to Become “Storybook Readers” for Multicultural Children]

Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution (“CSC”) held a “Voice Donation Project” for children of multicultural families.

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[Kim & Chang] Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution and Jongno-gu District Office Sign MOU..

July 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

[Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution and Jongno-gu District Office Sign MOU to Collaborate on Outreach and Welfare Promotion for Underprivileged Youth]

Kim & Chang Committee for Social Contribution (“CSC”) and Jongno-gu Office (the central Seoul district office) signed a MOU, showing their joint commitment to work together in various outreach and welfare promotion efforts geared towards underprivileged children in the neighborhood. Jongno-gu is the district in which Kim & Chang’s offices are located

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[Kim & Chang] Tier 1 in all 15 areas - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016)

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as “Tier 1” in all 15 practice areas surveyed, according to the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016 edition), a leading global law firm directory published by Legalease, a UK legal media.

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[Kim & Chang] Top rankings for all 18 practice areas - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked “Band 1” in all 18 practice areas surveyed in the 2016 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, a leading law firm directory of Asia-Pacific region, published by Chambers & Partners.  The firm had the highest ranking among law firms in South Korea.  The firm also ranked “Band 4” in International Arbitration in Asia-Pacific region.

Separately, 54 professionals were selected as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practice areas; additional 9 professionals of the firm were recognized as “Other Noted Practitioners” in their fields. 

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[Kim & Chang] 10 awards including "Korea Law Firm of the Year" - ALB Korea Law Awards 2015

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as “Korea Law Firm of the Year” for the third consecutive year at the ALB Korea Law Awards 2015 hosted by Asian Legal Business (ALB), a renowned legal publication in Asia affiliated with Thomson Reuters.  The awards were held in Seoul on November 13, 2015.

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked as “Elite” in Competition Practice - GCR 100 (2016)

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100), the world's leading journal in competition law, ranked Kim & Chang's Antitrust & Competition Practice as “Elite”, the highest possible classification, in its 2016 edition.

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[Kim & Chang] Leading Tax Advisory Firms - World Tax 2016

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as one of the leading (Tier 1) tax advisory firms in Korea by World Tax 2016

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[Kim & Chang] Tier 1 in M&A in South Korea - ALB M&A Rankings 2015

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as one of the leading M&A firms in South Korea, named in Tier 1 inALB (Asian Legal Business) M&A Rankings 2015, a feature article in the October 2015 issue of ALB.

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[Kim & Chang] Recognized as one of the world’s Top 10 Pro Bono Firms - Who’s Who Legal

March 2016. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as one of the top ten leading law firms in the world for its pro bono services according to Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Survey 2015, for three consecutive years.  Kim & Chang was the only Asian law firm to be listed.  Who’s Who Legal, an international legal media, has been conducting global surveys on law firms’ pro bono services since 2013.

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[Kim & Chang] Tier 1 in all practice areas - IFLR1000 (2016)

December 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as "Tier 1" in all five practice areas surveyed for the 12th consecutive year, according to the recent edition of IFLR1000, a global law firm directory published by Euromoney.

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[Kim & Chang] Outstanding in 11 practice areas - Asialaw Profiles (2016)

December 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as "Outstanding" in 11 practice areas, "Highly recommended" in four practice areas and "Recommended" in three practice areas, according to Asialaw Profiles 2016, a publication of Asia Law & Practice, affiliated with Euromoney. 

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked No. 5 Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand - Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2015

December 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked 5th in the Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2015 by Acritas, a global legal market researcher based in the UK.  Among local firms, Kim & Chang took the first place in Acritas' "Top 20 Law Firms," and was the only Korean firm to be named in the survey.

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked 71st among the largest 100 law firms - The American Lawyer Magazine’s Global.

December 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Ranked 71st among the largest 100 law firms - The American Lawyer Magazine's Global 100 (2015)

Kim & Chang has been named in "Global 100," a special feature of The American Lawyer Magazine (ALM), a renowned US-based legal magazine.  Our firm was ranked 71st among the Top 100 firms in the "Most Lawyers (List of number of lawyers)" and 99th among the "Most Global (List of number of countries where the firm has offices)" charts.  Kim & Chang is the only Korean firm to be listed in these charts.

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[Kim & Chang] Korea Law Firm of the Year - China Law & Practice Awards 2015

December 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year' at China Law & Practice Awards 2015, hosted by China Law & Practice, an affiliate of ALM, a world-renowned legal media group.  Kim & Chang has been recognized as ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year' for five consecutive years.

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[Kim & Chang] Only Korean law firm with recognized individuals on the 40 Under 40 List...

December 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Only Korean law firm with recognized individuals on the 40 Under 40 List - Asian Legal Business 2015

Mr. Kee Hong Chun , Mr. Han-Cheol Kang and Mr. Young Min Lee of Kim & Chang were recognized in the '40 Under 40 List' by Asian Legal Business (ALB), in a feature article in the September 2015 issue of ALB Magazine. 

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[Kim & Chang] Korea Law Firm of the Year - Who’s Who Legal Awards 2015

September 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been awarded ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year 2015’ at Who’s Who Legal Awards 2015 held by Who’s Who Legal, an international legal media affiliated with Law Business Research.  This is the tenth consecutive year that our firm has been honored for this recognition. 

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked 10th Largest Law Firm in Asia-Pacific - The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150

September 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been ranked as the tenth largest law firm in the Asia Pacific region in ‘Asia Pacific 150,’ a special feature of The Lawyer.

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[Kim & Chang] South Korea National Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015

August 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been awarded ‘South Korea National Law Firm of the Year’ at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015, organized by Chambers and Partners, an internationally renowned legal publication publishing a directory of the world’s leading law firms.

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[Kim & Chang] Employer of Choice 2015 - Asian Legal Business 2015

August 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as ‘Employer of Choice 2015’ in The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings, a feature article in the April issue of ALB Magazine.

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[Kim & Chang] Kim & Chang’s Committee for Social Contribution Launches “Dream Project for Future

August 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang’s Committee for Social Contribution (“CSC”) recently entered into a MOU with Seongbuk-gu Government (a ward within the city of Seoul), formalizing a collaborative relationship that allows both Kim & Chang and the Seongbuk-gu Government to support the development of the education sector.

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[Kim & Chang] Kim & Chang Establishes a Printing Office for People with Disabilities

August 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has recently established the “K&C Garam Printing Office for People with Disabilities.”  Kim & Chang acquired a 70% stake through its investment.

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[Kim & Chang] Best Asian Law Firm 2015: Gold Award - International

August 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been named as the ‘Best Asian Law Firm 2015: Gold Award’ by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2015 for two consecutive years.

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[Kim & Chang] Recognized as one of the world’s top 150 law firms - Who's Who Legal 100 (2014)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been recognized as one of the world’s top 150 law firms in the Who’s Who Legal 100 (2014 edition, 3rd edition), published by Who’s Who Legal that is an international publication affiliated with London-based publishing group, Law Business Research. Kim & Chang has been the only law firm in Korea to be included in the list for three consecutive years.

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked amongst top 100 law firms - The American Lawyer Magazine’s Global 100 (2014)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been named in ‘Global 100,’ a special feature of The American Lawyer Magazine (ALM), a renowned US-based legal magazine.  Our firm was ranked amongst Top 100 firms in ‘Most Lawyers (List of the number of lawyers)’ chart, in ‘Most Global (List of the number of countries in the firm has offices)’ chart, as well as in ‘Pro Bono Commitment’ chart.  Kim & Chang is the only Korean firm to be listed inthese charts.

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[Kim & Chang] Recognized as one of the world’s top 10 pro bono firms-Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Su

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as one of the top 10 leading law firms in the world for its pro bono services according to Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Survey 2014 for two consecutive years. Kim & Chang is the only Asian firm to be listed. Who’s Who Legal, an international legal media, conducts global surveys on law firms’ pro bono services since 2013.

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[Kim & Chang] Band 1 in all 14 areas - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015 edition), a leading global law firm directory published by Legalease, UK legal media, as a band 1 law firm for all 14 practice areas surveyed as below.

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[Kim & Chang] Tier 1 in all practice areas - IFLR 1000 (2015)

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as a top-tier law firm for all practice areas surveyed for the 11th successive year, according to the recent edition of IFLR1000, a Euromoney publication.

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[Kim & Chang] Ranked No. 6 Asia Pacific Law Firm - Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2014

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked sixth in the Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index 2014 by Acritas, a global legal market researcher based in UK.  Among the local firms, Kim & Chang took the second place in the Acritas’ ‘Top 20 Law Firms,’ and was the only Korean firm named in the survey.

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[Kim & Chang] 9 awards including ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year’ - ALB Korea Law Awards 2014

June 2015. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as the ‘Korea Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2nd annual ALB Korea Law Awards 2014, hosted by ALB (Asian Legal Business), a renowned legal publication in Asia affiliated with Thomson Reuters.  The awards was held in Seoul on November 14, 2014.

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Kim & Chang: Top rankings in five practice areas - Chambers Global 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the recent edition of the Chambers Global Guide, a leading global law firm directory published by Chambers & Partners, Kim & Chang was ranked as Band 1 (top ranking) law firm in Korea in five practice areas. In addition, Arbitration (International) practice has been named in Asia-Pacific region and Corporate/M&A practice has been named in China region.

 

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Kim & Chang: Top rankings for 12 practice areas - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 Guide

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 Guide, published by a leading legal publisher Chambers & Partners, announced the best law firms and lawyers in Asia-Pacific region selected based on their own research.

 

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Kim & Chang: Best Law Firm for Asset Management - AsianInvestor Korea Fund Awards 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been named as the "Best Law Firm for Asset Management" from AsianInvestor Korea Fund Awards 2014, hosted by AsianInvestor affiliated with Haymarket Media Ltd, a global media company. It is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has been honored for this award.

 

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Kim & Chang Recognized in Financial Times AP Innovative Lawyers Awards & Report 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been selected for the "Legal Innovation in Real Estate Finance" award for providing exceptional legal advice in connection with the case involving KHFC's issuance of two different types of covered bonds in the first-ever Financial Times (FT) Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014.

 

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Kim & Chang recognized as one of the world’s top 150 law firms - Who's Who Legal 100 (2014)

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been recognized as one of the world's top 150 law firms in the Who's Who Legal 100 (2014 edition, 3rd edition), published by Who's Who Legal that is an international publication affiliated with London-based publishing group, Law Business Research. Kim & Chang has been the only law firm in Korea to be included in the list for three consecutive years.

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Law Firm of the Year - Who’s Who Legal Awards 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been awarded "Korea Law Firm of the Year 2014" in Who's Who Legal Awards 2014 by Who's Who Legal, an international legal media published by Law Business Research. This is the ninth consecutive year that our firm has been honored for this recognition.

 

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Kim & Chang: Regional Firm of the Year - GCR Awards 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been selected by the Global Competition Review (GCR) as the recipient of the "Regional Firm of the Year - Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa Award," at the 4th Annual GCR Awards held at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 25, 2014.

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Kim & Chang's attorneys received "All-Star Award" - The Asian Lawyer All-Star Legal Awards 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The Asian Lawyer All-Star Legal Awards 2014, hosted by Asian Lawyer Magazine (ALM), was held in Hong Kong on March 5, 2014.

 

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Kim & Chang: The highest ranked Korean law firm - Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100 (2014)

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been recognized as a top 100 law firm in its practice of international arbitration. The firm was recently ranked 32nd amongst the "Top 100 Law Firms" (also known as GAR 100) by a renowned international arbitration publication, Global Arbitration Review (GAR).

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Law Firm of the Year - IFLR Asia Awards 2014

September 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has again won the "Korea Law Firm of the Year" award at the IFLR Asia Awards 2014. With this award, Kim & Chang has been named the top law firm in Korea for twelve consecutive years by IFLR (International Financial Law Review), which is published by Euromoney, one of the world's leading media group. The awards were given based on the firm's performance in 2013.

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Law Firm of the Year – The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as ‘The Korea Law Firm of the Year' at the Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013, surveyed and announced by ALB (Asian Legal Business), a renowned legal publication in Asia owned by Thomson Reuters.

 

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Kim & Chang recognized as one of world’s top 10 pro bono firms- Who’s Who Legal Pro Bono Survey

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as one of the top 10 pro bono leading law firms in the world according to Who's Who Legal Pro Bono Survey 2013, published by Who's Who Legal, an international legal media. Kim & Chang is the only Asian firm to be selected.

 

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Kim & Chang: No. 1 M&A advisor in Korea - Mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisors 2013

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked No. 1 M&A advisor both by deal value and count with USD 23,911 million and 65 counts in Mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisers 2013.

 

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Kim & Chang: No.1 M&A advisor in Asia Pacific - Bloomberg Asia Pacific Legal Advisory M&A Rankings

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Bloomberg Asia Pacific Legal Advisory M&A Rankings 2013 named Kim & Chang No. 1 in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) by deal count of 100 deals and No. 1 M&A advisor in Korea both by deal count of 99 deals and deal volume of USD 17,474 million.

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Kim & Chang ranked as top-tier tax law firm in Korea - Tax Directors Handbook 2014

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as a top-tier tax law firm in the Tax Directors Handbook 2014, the guide to the world's premier tax law firms published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information.

 

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Kim & Chang: Tier 1 in all practice areas – IFLR1000 (2014 edition)

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as a top-tier law firm for all practice areas surveyed for the 10th successive year, according to the recent edition of IFLR1000, a Euromoney publication.

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Law Firm of the Year – ALB Korea Law Awards 2013

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

ALB (Asian Legal Business), an Asian legal media affiliated with Thomson Reuters held ALB Korea Law Awards 2013 at Grand Hyatt Seoul on November 14, 2013.

 

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Kim & Chang: Korea Firm of the Year – China Law & Practice Awards 2013

April 2014. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as ‘Korea Firm of the Year' at China Law & Practice Awards 2013, hosted by China Law & Practice, an affiliate of Euromoney, and Kim & Chang has been recognized as ‘Korea Firm of the Year' for three years in a row.

 

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Tier 1 in M&A in South Korea – ALB (Asian Legal Business) M&A Rankings 2013

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was selected as one of the leading M&A firms in South Korea, named in Tier 1 in ALB (Asian Legal Business) M&A Rankings 2013, a feature article of August 2013 issue of ALB.

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Kim & Chang recognized as one of the world’s top 100 law firms – Who’s Who Legal 100 (2013)

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named as one of the world's top 100 law firms, according to the Who's Who Legal 100 (Second Edition, 2013) recently published by Who's Who Legal. Kim & Chang was the only Korean firm to be listed for two consecutive years.

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Kim & Chang: No. 1 M&A advisor in Korea - mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisors H1 2013

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked as the No. 1 M&A legal advisor in Korea by deal value and deal counts with USD 7,313 million and 28 deals in the mergermaKim & Chang ranked as the No. 1 M&A legal advisor in Korea by deal value and deal counts with USD 7,313 million and 28 deals in the mergermarket Legal Advisor League Table H1 2013. rket Legal Advisor League Table H1 2013.

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Kim & Chang: Winner of the ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deals of the Year 2012

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang won the ‘ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deals of the Year 2012' for its work on the acquisition of El Paso's oil and gas assets by the Apollo-led consortium.

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Kim & Chang: Best Law Firm for Asset Management - AsianInvestor Korea Awards 2013

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named the ‘Best Law Firm for Asset Management' for its work in 2012 by AsianInvestor Korea Awards 2013.

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Kim & Chang: Winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2013

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named the best law firm in Korea by the International Law Office's (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2013.

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Kim & Chang: Korea Law Firm of the Year - IFLR Asia Awards 2013

October 2013. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has again won the "Korea Law Firm of the Year" award at the IFLR Asia Awards 2013. With this latest award, Kim & Chang has been named the top law firm in Korea for eleven consecutive years by IFLR (International Financial Law Review), which is published by Euromoney, one of the world's leading media group. The awards are based on the firm's performance in 2012.

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Kim & Chang: No.1 M&A advisor in Korea and Asia – mergermarket M&A League Tables for H1 2012

November 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was ranked as No.1 M&A legal advisor in Korea by value ($3,879M) and by volume (23 deals), according to mergermarket M&A League Table for H1 2012.

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Kim & Chang: No. 1 M&A legal advisor in Korea – Thomson Reuters Korea M&A League Tables H1 2012

November 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has topped the Thomson Reuters Korea M&A League Tables H1 2012.

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Leading IP law firm in Asia - ALB Asia Intellectual Property Rankings 2012

August 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been selected as a leading IP firm in Asia by Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine.

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Named Korea Law Firm of the Year 2012 - Who’s Who Legal Awards 2012

August 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named 'Korea Law Firm of the Year 2012' in Who's Who Legal Awards 2012, conducted by Who's Who Legal. It is the seventh consecutive occasion that the firm has gained this recognition.

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Best law firm for asset management – AsianInvestor Korea Awards 2012

June 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The 'AsianInvestor Korea Awards 2012' were held on March 15, 2012, at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul. At the awards, Kim & Chang was named the "Best Law Firm for Asset Management" for its work in 2011.

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Kim & Chang globally ranked in top 30 for its international arbitration practice - GAR Awards 2012

June 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been recognized as a top 30 law firm in its practice of international arbitration.

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Ranked as "Elite" in the competition practice area – GCR 100 2012 edition

May 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The world's leading journal in competition law, Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100) has ranked Kim & Chang's Antitrust & Competition Practice as "Elite", which is the highest possible classification in its 2012 edition.

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Top rankings for major 15 practice areas and recognition of 40 leading individuals

May 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

- Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 Guide

In the 2012 edition of the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, a leading global legal journal published by Chambers and Partners, Kim & Chang was ranked as the top firm in Korea in the following 15 major practice areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Shipping, Shipping: Finance, Tax, Technology, Media & Telecoms.  

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Kim & Chang wins the National Law Firm for South Korea award

April 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named the 'National Law Firm for South Korea' at the Chambers Asia Awards 2012 hosted by Chambers and Partners, which publishes the world's leading law firm directories.

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Winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2012

April 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was named the best law firm in Korea by the International Law Office's (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2012. In particular, Ms. Eun Jin Jung of our firm was selected this year as an individual winner in the intellectual property practice area in Korea.

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Ranked as top-tier tax law firm in Korea - Tax Directors Handbook 2012

March 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as a top-tier law firm on tax-related matter in Tax Directors Handbook 2012, which is published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information. The firm also ranked 12th in the "Law Firm Tax 100" which lists the world's leading law firms by size of tax department. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea ranked in the Law Firm Tax 100.

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Top-tier law firm in all areas - Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2012 edition)

March 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2012 edition), which is published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information, as a top-tier law firm for all 14 practice areas surveyed. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea to receive a top ranking in all surveyed areas.

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Top rankings for all 9 practice areas in Asialaw Profiles 2012

February 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the Asialaw Profiles 2012, a publication of Asia Law & Practice that is affiliated with Euromoney, Kim & Chang was ranked as the top firm in Korea in the following 9 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Construction & Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, IT, Telco & Media, Labour & Employment, Shipping Maritime & Aviation and Tax.

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Leader in all practice areas - IFLR 1000 (2012 edition)

February 2012. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the 2012 edition of IFLR 1000, a Euromoney publication, Kim & Chang was recognized as a top-tier law firm for all five practice areas surveyed: capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, competition, banking and project finance, and restructuring and insolvency. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea to receive a top ranking in all surveyed areas.

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Korea Deal Firm of the Year - ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2011

November 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was awarded the "Korea Deal Firm of the Year" at the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2011, which was organized by ALB (Asian Legal Business), a renowned legal publication in Asia.

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Korea Firm of the Year - China Law & Practice Awards 2011

October 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The China Law & Practice, which is published by Asia Law & Practice, affiliated with Euromoney, presented its annual Awards in Beijing, celebrating China's most innovative legal deals of 2010/2011 and the firms that completed them. Kim & Chang was selected as a winner of Korea Firm of the Year.

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ADR in Asia Conference 2011 hosted by HKIAC

October 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

ADR in Asia Conference 2011, which was hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and sponsored by Kim & Chang, was held on September 28, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

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Seminar on "Singapore Arbitration for Korean Companies"

October 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For a second consecutive year, our firm and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) held a joint seminar titled "Singapore Arbitration for Korean Companies" on August 31, 2011 at the Lotte Hotel Seoul with Mr. Minn Naing Oo and Ms. Rachel Foxton of SIAC as key speakers.

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Leading M&A advisor in Korea - Bloomberg Q2 2011 Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory Rankings

September 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked no.1 in Korea in Bloomberg's Q2 2011 Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory Rankings, based on deal count.

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Winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has been named the best law firm in Korea by the International Law Office's (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2011. In particular, Mr. Chun Y. Yang of our firm was selected this year as an individual winner in the Intellectual Property practice area in Korea.

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Leading M&A advisor in Asia - mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisers for H1 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisers for H1 2011, Kim & Chang ranked first in Korea as well as in the Asia region (excluding Japan), based on deal count.

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"Competition Law Conference" in Seoul co-hosted by IBA and KBA

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The "Competition Law Conference" which was presented by the International Bar Association's (IBA) Antitrust Committee and supported by the Korean Bar Association (KBA), was held at Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul on April 28 - 29, 2011 with around 160 professionals in attendance.

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2011 Global Financial Conference

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The 2011 Global Financial Conference, organized by Korea Business News and The Korea Economic Daily Media Group, was held at Shilla Hotel Seoul on March 9-10, 2011.

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"International Arbitration Day" in Seoul organized by the International Bar Association

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The IBA (International Bar Association) held its annual "International Arbitration Day" event at Shilla Hotel Seoul on March 3 - 4, 2011 on the theme of "The inherent powers of arbitral tribunals: good faith, ethics and efficiency in international arbitration.

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Top rankings in all practice areas - Chambers Global 2011 Guide

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the 2011 edition of the Chambers Global Guide, a leading global law firm directory published by Chambers and Partners, Kim & Chang was ranked as the top firm in Korea in the following 5 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and International Trade. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea to receive top rankings in all of the surveyed areas.

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No.1 M&A advisor in Korea - mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisors for Q1 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the mergermarket M&A League Tables of Legal Advisers for Q1 2011, Kim & Chang ranked no.1 in Korea based on both deal volume and deal count. In the Asia region (excluding Japan/Australasia), Kim & Chang ranked fourth based on deal count and eighth based on deal volume, and in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan), the firm ranked ninth based on deal count and sixteenth based on deal volume.

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Jubail Export Refinery Project receives Trade Finance Magazine's Deal of the Year Award

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The Jubail Export Refinery Project, for which Kim & Chang acted as Korean counsel, has been selected as the Deal of the Year 2010 by Trade Finance Magazine, an affiliate of Euromoney. The award was announced and published in Trade Finance Magazine's March Deals of the Year issue.

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Top rankings in all 15 practice areas and 39 leading individuals in Korea

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In the 2011 edition of the Chambers Asia Guide, a leading global legal journal published by Chambers and Partners, Kim & Chang was ranked as the top firm in Korea in the following 15 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Shipping, Shipping: Finance, Tax and Technologies, Media & Telecommunications. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea with a top ranking in all of the surveyed areas.

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Ranked as one of the top 100 arbitration practices worldwide - GAR 100

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

For a third year in a row, Kim & Chang has been ranked as one of the top 100 arbitration practices worldwide in Global Arbitration Review's "GAR 100". GAR is the leading news provider in international arbitration and conducts a survey of the world's leading arbitration firms every year. GAR 100 rankings are based on number of completed merits hearings; number of "bet the company" merits hearings; value of current portfolio; number of pending cases as counsel; number of pending cases under investment treaties; and number of pending cases as arbitrator.

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Named "National Law Firm of the Year for Korea" - IFLR Asia Awards 2011

June 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang won the "National Law Firm of the Year for Korea" award at the IFLR Asian Awards 2011. With this latest award, Kim & Chang has been named the top law firm in Korea for nine consecutive years by IFLR (International Financial Law Review), which is published by Euromoney, the world's leading media group. The journal awarded national law firms in 14 countries in Asia based on performance in 2010.

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Winner of "Asian Counsel Deals of the Year 2010"

March 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has won a Honorable Mention in "Asian-Counsel Deals of the Year 2010" (for work completed between December 2009 and November 2010), for its involvement in the following:

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Dual-listing on the Korea Exchange of a Chinese Company listed on the Singapore Exchange

February 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

China Gaoxian Fibre Fabric Holdings Ltd. ("Gaoxian"), a synthetic fibre manufacturer listed on the Singapore Exchange ("SGX"), issued 30 million depository receipts ("DR"), each DR representing 20 shares of common stock of Gaoxian, through a public offering in Korea and listed the DRs on the Korea Exchange ("KRX") on January 25, 2011. The offering price of each DR was 7,000 Won and the total proceeds from the public offering were 210 billion Won.

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Kim & Chang ranked as “Elite” in competition practice – GCR 100

February 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

The world's leading journal in competition law, Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100) has ranked Kim & Chang's Antitrust & Competition Practice as "Elite", which is the highest possible classification.

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16 Korean attorneys joined the firm

February 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that 16 Korean attorneys who completed their training at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea joined the firm on February 1, 2011. 

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Maintains No.1 in Korea - mergermarket League Tables of Legal Advisers to Global M&A 2010

February 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

In "mergermarket League Tables of Legal Advisers to Global M&A - Year End 2010", Kim & Chang maintained its first place ranking in the league tables of legal advisors in Korea, based on both deal volume and deal count.

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No.1 M&A advisor in Korea - Bloomberg 2010 Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory Rankings

February 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked no.1 in Korea for the fifth consecutive year in Bloomberg's 2010 Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory Rankings, based on both deal volume and deal count. Kim & Chang acted as legal counsel in six out of the top 10 M&A deals in 2010.

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Kim & Chang chosen as top-tier tax law firm in Korea - Tax Directors Handbook 2011

February 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized as a top-tier law firm in the tax field in Tax Directors Handbook 2011, which is published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information.

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Kim & Chang Maintains No.1 in Korea -

January 2011. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Mergermarket League Tables of Legal Advisers to Global M&A 2010

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Korean No.1 M&A advisor in the Bloomberg Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory Rankings for Q3 2010

December 2010. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang ranked as the no.1 legal advisor in Korea in Bloomberg's 2010 Q3 Asia Pacific M&A Legal Advisory Rankings based on both deal volume and count of M&A transactions in the third quarter of 2010.

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Kim & Chang recognized as top-tier law firm in all areas in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2010/11 edition)

November 2010. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang was recognized in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2010/11 edition), which is published by Legalease, a leading UK publisher of legal market information, as a top-tier law firm for all 14 practice areas surveyed. Kim & Chang is the only law firm in Korea to receive a top ranking in all surveyed areas.

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Kim & Chang Strengthens and Expands its Practice Groups by Recruiting Valuable New Members

March 2010. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang is pleased to announce a distinguished group of new partners and senior counsel. They exemplify the legal excellence and the high level of client service that distinguishes our firm in the marketplace. They will add to the success of their respective practices and contribute to our clients’ success.

Our new partners and senior counsel illustrate the firm’s continued wide-ranging growth in key practice areas. 

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Kim & Chang has a growing list of honors and rankings for 2009

March 2010. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

Kim & Chang has a growing list of honors for its representation of clients across the globe, as well as for excellence in the legal profession.

Kim & Chang’s recent honors recognize many of its 700 professionals and practice groups.

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Kim & Chang advised AB InBev in USD 1.8 bil sale of OB - PE Deal of the Year, IFLR Asian Awards 2010

March 2010. Press Releases by Kim & Chang (view listing).

At Kim & Chang, we offer unrivaled expertise on all aspects of public and private M&A transactions in Korea . Our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group is widely recognized in Korea and throughout Asia as the best of its kind, and our preeminence in this practice area has been recognized over the years through the quality of our deals. The following is a summary of the firm’s recent engagements in 2009. 

 

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