The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +82 2 3703 1114

Show all Press releases

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

May 2017

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.  

Our firm had the highest ranking among law firms in South Korea. We were also ranked “Band 1” in General Business Law in North Korea category, and received a “Band 4” recognition in International Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region.

Separately, 55 professionals were selected as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practice areas, while 6 more professionals were recognized as “Other Noted Practitioners” in their fields.

Our winning details are as below:

Practice Area

South Korea

•Banking & Finance: Band 1

•Capital Markets: 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

•International Trade: Band 1

•Projects & Energy: Band 1

•Real Estate: Band 1

•Restructuring/Insolvency: Band 1

•Shipping: Band 1

•Shipping: Finance: Band 1

•Tax: Band 1

•Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Band 1

North Korea

•General Business Law: Band 1



•Arbitration (International): Band 4


Leading Individuals


South Korea

•Banking & Finance: Young Kyun Cho, Hi Sun Yoon, Young Min Kim

•Capital Markets: Chang Hyeon Ko, Young Man Huh, Myoung Jae Chung, Hoin Lee

•Competition/Antitrust: Kyung Taek Jung, Sung Eyup Park, Jae Hong Ahn, Youngjin Jung, Gene-Oh (Gene) Kim

•Corporate/M&A: Kyung Taek Jung, Young Jay Ro, Jong Koo Park, Young Man Huh, Bo Yong Ahn, Jong Hyun Park**, Sun Yul Lee**

•Dispute Resolution - Arbitration: Byung Chol Yoon*, Eun Young Park, Liz Kyo-Hwa Chung, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Richard Menard, Joel E. Richardson

•Dispute Resolution - Litigation: Jin Yeong Chung, Jung Keol Suh

•Dispute Resolution - White-Collar Crime: Kook Hyun Yoo, Myungsuk Choi, Seung-Ho Lee, Byung-Suk Lee, Michael H. Yu**

•Employment: Chun Wook Hyun, Weon Jung Kim, Wan Joo, Deok-Il Seo, Jung Taek Park

•Insurance: Jae Hong Ahn, Woong Park, Jae Ho Baek**, Hyun Wook Shin

•Intellectual Property: Young June Yang, Duck Soon Chang, Chun Y. Yang, Young Kim, Sang-Wook Han, Ann Nam-Yeon Kwon **

•International Trade: Ju-Hong Kim **

•Projects & Energy: Young-Kyun Cho

•Real Estate: Yon-Kyun Oh, Kwan-Sik Yu, Keun-Ah Cho

•Restructuring/Insolvency: Jin-Yeong Chung, Chiyong Rim

•Shipping: Byung-Suk Chung, Jin-Hong Lee

•Shipping - Finance: Hi-Sun Yoon

•Tax: Je-Heum Baik, Woo-Hyun Baik, Dong-Jun Yeo, Dong-So Kim, Im Jung Choi, Tae-Yeon Nam, Stefan L. Moller

•Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Dong-Shik Choi, Min-Chul Park

North Korea

•General Business Law: Eun Min Kwon

  * Star Individual: A lawyer with exceptional recommendations in his field.

** Other Noted Practitioner: An individual who handles notable matters and / or has received some recommendation during the course of our research. However, he has not received a sufficiently high level of sustained recommendation to be included in the printed version of the Chambers guide. Instead, the ‘Other Noted Practitioner' category shows that the individual is on Chambers’ research radar.


Legal Developments by:
Kim & Chang

Legal Developments in South Korea

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to