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Shin & Kim

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Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Jooyoung Park

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Shin & Kim

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition.


Senior Foreign Attorney.


Shin & Kim (2008–Present); Member of the Advisory Committee on Fair Trade Law, Korea Contents Dispute Conciliation Board (2011); Instructor in Fair Trade Course, Law School, Korea University (2011); General Counsel (Director), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2007–2008); Competition Policy Bureau (Grade-IV official), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2007); Market Monitoring Bureau (Grade-IV official), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2006); Consumer Protection Bureau (Grade-V official), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2003–2005); North Carolina Business Court (Judicial Observership, 2002-2003); Business Group Division, Monopoly Bureau (Grade-V official), Korea Fair Trade Commission (2000–2001); General Counsel (Grade-V official), Korea Fair Trade Commission (1997–2000); Investigation Bureau (Grade-V official), Korea Fair Trade Commission (1995–1997); Passed the 38th Higher Civil Service Examination (1994).


Korean and English, Japanese


New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association.


Wake Forest University Law School, USA (LL.M., 2002); Yonsei University, College of Law, Seoul, Korea (LL.B. 1989).

South Korea: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition – Local firms

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.
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