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Shin & Kim

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Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai

Daeyong Baek

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Shin & Kim

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition; Broadcasting and Telecommunications; Privacy and Data Security; Legislative Advisory; Government Investigations & Compliance; Environment, Climate Changes; Environmental Disputes




Shin & Kim (2007-Present); Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University Law School(2017-Present); Vice President, Consumers Korea(2016-Present); Member, Deliberation Committee of Korea Copyright Protection Agency Investigator(2016-Present); National Assembly Special Investigation Committee on humidifier germicides(2016); Member, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations(2015-Present); Member, Defect Evaluation Dispute Mediation Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (2015 - Present); Member of Advisory Committee on Public Enterprise Audit, The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (2014 - Present); Advisory Counsel, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) (2012-Present); Advisory Counsel, National Information Society Agency (NIA) (2011 - Present); Advisory Counsel, Personal Information Protection Commission (2011 - Present); Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (2011 - Present); Advisory Counsel, Korea Communications Commission (2011 - Present); Commissioner, Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee of the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (2009 - Present); Advisory Counsel, Korean Fair Trade Commission (2008 - 2009); Advisory Counsel, Korea Internet Security Agency (2006 - Present); Advisory Counsel, Seoul Electronic Commerce Center (2004-Present); Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Information and Communication (2006 - 2007); Fair Trade Commission (2003);


Korean and English.


Korean and Seoul Bar Associations; New York State Bar Association.


Yonsei University, College of Law (Ph. D. Coursework completed) (2014); Georgetown Law Center (LL.M, 2010); Yonsei University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M., 2006); Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2000 - 2002); Yonsei University, College of Law (LL.B., 2001).

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.
    - Shin & Kim

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