Kyung Taek Jung > Kim & Chang > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Kim & Chang
SEOUL 03170
South Korea
Kyung Taek Jung photo

Work Department

Antitrust & Competition; Mergers & Acquisitions; Health; Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes; Foreign Direct Investment


K.T. Jung is a managing partner at Kim & Chang. Mr. Jung also serves as the Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Mr. Jung practices in a wide range of areas of corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and antitrust/competition law. He has extensive experience in the corporate aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including corporate restructurings, private equity transactions and joint venture transactions. His expertise in antitrust/competition law spans over 39 years and involves many of the most prominent antitrust/competition law cases in Korea over those years. Because of his knowledge and experience in such cases, Mr. Jung is highly regarded by clients and peers and is regularly sought out by the Korean Fair Trade Commission to advise on policy matters. He also advises clients in IT, pharmaceutical, energy and automobile industries.

He is the recipient of numerous notable awards and citations for distinguished service to clients. He has consistently been named as a leading lawyer in antitrust/competition, M&A and corporate law by many highly respected professional publications including Chambers and Partners, Euromoney and The Legal 500.

Mr. Jung received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1986 and his LL.B. from College of Law, Seoul National University in 1974. He attended Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1977. He is admitted to the Korean bar.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1977


Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1986)
Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1977)
College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1974)

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Kyung Taek Jung leads Kim & Chang‘s first-rate corporate and M&A team, which distinguishes itself in headline deals at the premium end of the market. Equally highly regarded by Korean and international clients, its recent work included Yun Goo KwonYunbak ChungYoungjin Jung and others advising Hyundai Heavy Industries on its circa KRW2.09tn takeover bid for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Also notable is that, in 2018, a group led by Sookyung Lee and Byung Min Choi acted for a consortium comprising of Macquarie Korea Opportunities Management and SK Telecom on its $2.64bn acquisition of ADT Caps from Carlyle Group. Jong-Koo Park has a track record in market-shaping M&A and private equity transactions which date back to the late 1990s. Young Man HuhBo Yong AhnYoung Jay RoJoon KimJong Hyun Park and Teo Kim are among many other standout names in the team.