Recent Developments in Derivative Actions and Director’s Obligations and Liabilities

The public’s interest in minority shareholders’ rights has recently increased and the possibility of the National Pension Service’s (the “NPS”) taking derivative actions has garnered attention. Given this context, it is noteworthy that, in a recent derivative action case, the Supreme Court rendered a decision that broadly interprets directors’ obligations and responsibilities.

Top Ranking in 18 Areas and 74 Individual Recognitions – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

Kim & Chang ranked “Band 1” in 18 practice areas in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022, once again receiving the most number of “Band 1” rankings among Korean law firms.  With the guide also naming 74 of our attorneys, patent attorneys and certified public accountants, the highest number of any Korea law firm, as “Leading Individuals,” we demonstrated …

“Tier 1” in All 15 Practice Areas – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

In the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Kim & Chang was the only Korean law firm to be selected as “Tier 1” in all 15 areas surveyed for Korea this year. In addition, we maintained our “Tier 3” ranking in the Regional International Arbitration category, which was evaluated across the Asia-Pacific region.

Winner of “Country and State Awards: Korea” for the Sixteenth Consecutive Year – Who’s Who Legal Awards 2021

Kim & Chang won the “Country and State Awards: Korea” for the sixteenth consecutive year at the 2021 Who’s Who Legal Awards.

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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.

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

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.