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Shin & Kim

23TH FLOOR, D-TOWER (D2), 17 JONGNO 3-GIL, JONGNO-GU, SEOUL 03155, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4114
Fax:
Fax +82 2 756 6226
Email:
Web:
www.shinkim.com
Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Sangdon Lee

Tel:
Work +82 2 316 4638
Email:
Shin & Kim

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition.

Position

Partner.

Career

Shin & Kim(2007-Present);Legal Counsel, Korea Midland Power(KOMIPO)(2017 - Present); Allen & Overy Paris Office, France (Visiting Lawyer, 2013-2014); Passed New York State Bar Exam(2013); Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army(2004-2007).

Languages

Korean and English, Japanese

Member

Korean and Seoul Bar Associations.

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., 2013); Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea(2004); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 2002).


South Korea: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition – Local firms

Within: Next generation lawyers

Sangdon Lee - Shin & Kim

Within: Antitrust and competition – Local firms

Shin & Kim’s team continues to hold a dominant position within the antitrust and competition practice and the 22-partner strong team continues to act as legal counsel for Qualcomm in its appeal to the Korean Supreme Court in relation to abuse of dominance cases. Cartel and merger control specialist Sangdon Lee assisted Valeo in obtaining merger clearance for its formation of a joint venture with PHC Group across multiple jurisdictions. He and foreign attorney Jeannie Y Jeong led Linde’s merger filings to the KFTC for Linde’s merger with Praxair valued at $85bn. Practice head Young Chul Yim is involved in defending automakers, marine transportation companies and manufacturers against KFTC investigations for collusion and litigation. Other significant figures include John H Choi, Jooyoung Park, Chang-young Cho, Daeyong Baek and Hyun Ah Kim. Sohyun Hong departed to Kim & Chang.

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Legal Developments by:
Shin & Kim

  • Essilor’s Proposed Combination with an Optical Lens Maker in Korea is Blocked

    In its press release on March 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") blocked the proposed acquisition of 50% shares by Essilor Amera Investment Pte. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Essilor International S.A., the largest optical lens maker in the world) in Daemyung Optical Co., Ltd. (the second largest optical lens maker in Korea) citing inter alia the likely lessening effect on price competition and the probable future abuses of the enhanced market power. On top of the expressed competitive concerns, the KFTC observed that allowing foreign firms to acquire local firms and turn them into their local sub-contractors worsens the competitive market structure of the domestic optical lens industry.
    - Shin & Kim

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