Firm Profile > Lee & Ko > Seoul, South Korea

Lee & Ko
HANJIN BUILDING
63 NAMDAEMUN-RO, JUNG-GU
SEOUL 04532
South Korea

Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 1

Notable strengths of Lee & Ko's practice include cartel investigations, merger control and antitrust litigation. The firm's expertise in the latter of these areas is particularly strengthened by the presence of numerous practitioners with experience of serving as former prosecutors, as well as former judges of the Supreme Court of Korea and the Seoul District Courts. On a related note, Jang Woo Park, who formerly worked at the Seoul High Prosecutors Office, was a recent arrival. Elsewhere, the practice is also strengthening its investigations offering, particularly in relation to unfair trade practices. Suruyn Kim is a key contact for complex merger review cases. Other key figures in the group are managing partner Yong Seok Ahn and senior associate Jung Won Kwon. The practice is led by Hwan Jeong, who provides 'insightful and effective advice'.

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Testimonials

Due to its amicable relationship with the KFTC and great communication skills, Lee & Ko’s Antitrust & Competition Group can ease the tension that may arise during a KFTC investigation.

Hwan Jeong gives insightful and effective advice when responding to any KFTC action.

The group has substantial experience and provides in-depth analyses when obtaining antitrust clearance for Korean and international matters.

Jung Won Kwon not only reviewed a vast amount of materials and conducted swift and accurate fact-finding, but also helped to make decisions in a direction that would minimise the risks while maximising the benefits.

Key clients

Saudi Arabian Oil Company

SK Telecom Co., Ltd., SK Broadband Co., Ltd.

SKC Co., Ltd.

General Electric Company

Jeju Air, Eastar Jet

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Eukor Car Carriers Inc.

Hanwha Systems, Co., Ltd.

NAVER Corporation

Mirae Asset Consulting, Mirae Asset Daewoo, Mirae Asset Life Insurance

Dong-A Pharmaceutical

Banking and finance: local firms Tier 1

The dedicated banking and finance team at Lee & Ko provides a wide range of advisory services to Korean and multinational financial institutions and corporates. The group, which is led by Woo Young Jung, includes aircraft finance expert H.K. Helen SohnYun Jeong Seo regularly advises domestic and international financial institutions, and all major Korean companies, on shipping financing transactions. Both Yeo Kyoon Yoon and Myoung Chul Kwak are recommended for acquisition financing work.

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Key clients

BNP Paribas

JPMorgan Chase Bank

KEB Hana Bank

Kookmin Bank

Korean Air Co., Ltd.

Korea Development Bank

Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.

Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd.

NH Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.

Samsung Securities Co., Ltd.

Shinhan Bank

Societe Generale

Standard Chartered Bank Korea Limited

Woori Bank

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 1

The corporate team at Lee & Ko is experienced in handling cross-border M&A transactions involving inbound and outbound investments, as well as complex international joint venture projects, for major corporates and prominent private equity houses. Sang Gon Kim handles a wide variety of transactions on behalf of clients from the financial and petrochemical industries. Hyeong Gun Lee acts for clients such as Ford, Hana Financial Group, Hanwha Group and the Korea Development Bank. Kim and Lee co-head the practice with deal structuring expert Hyun Tae Kim. Other notable individuals include Ho Joon MoonKyungchun KimDaehoon Koo and Sung Min Kim. The firm also fields a number of M&A disputes specialists, including Yong Joon Yoon.

Testimonials

Lee & Ko has fruitful experience and expertise in the field of M&A.

In terms of expertise, work quality, commitment and value for money, Lee & Ko outshines other firms.

Lee & Ko has successfully represented numerous landmark cases.’

Key clients

Samsung Group

LG Group

SK Group

Saudi Aramco

Carlyle Group

MBK Partners

IMM Private Equity

Lotte Group

CJ Group

Korea Development Bank

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko's specialist dispute resolution offering consists of more than 40 practice groups, which focus on areas such as M&A, banking, healthcare, regulatory and antitrust. In addition to handling a varied portfolio of high-profile domestic and cross-border cases, the firm is seeing an increase in class action lawsuits; in a recent highlight, Seong Won ChangJeong Kyoo Han and Jae Heon Park led a team which successfully defended Samsung Electronics against a class action brought by more than 1800 consumers for damages arising from faulty batteries in Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The practice is led by Won Seok Ko and also includes TMT specialist Pyoung Keun Song and life sciences expert Yang Suk HanJeong Kyoo Han leads on financial disputes.

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Key clients

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd.

Microsoft Corporation

Lotte Shopping Co., Ltd

LG Chem Ltd.

SK telecom Co., Ltd.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd.

Kookmin Bank

Booyoung Group Co., Ltd.

Insurance: local firms Tier 1

The 'very knowledgeable' team at Lee & Ko acts for many leading insurance industry players based in Korea and further afield globally. Its client roster includes life and non-life insurance providers, reinsurers, agents and claims adjusters, The group's work covers insurance regulatory matters, disputes and transactions. Practice head Jin Hong Kwon regularly works on matters involving licensing and registrations, policy wording reviews and cross-border transactions. 'Stand-out lawyerJin Young Jung is a key contact for maritime insurance matters and is noted for his 'strong understanding of the insurance markets'. Also recommended is Sae Um Kim, who advises on a wide spectrum of policies; areas of expertise include life insurance, mobile phone insurance, trade insurance and EAR insurance.

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Very knowledgeable team on all areas of insurance and reinsurance.

Jin Young Jung is a stand-out lawyer who has a strong understanding of the insurance markets.

The firm is responsive and commercially astute.

The team has insight on how to resolve problems.

Key clients

ABL Life Insurance Co., Ltd., formerly known as Allianz Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Ace American Fire Marine Insurance Co., Ltd (Korea Branch)

AIA Group Limited (AIA Korea)

AIG (American International Group) Insurance Co., Ltd.

Allied World Assurance Company Ltd.

Aon Korea Inc.

Aon Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Aon PLC

Arch MI Asia Limited

Berkley Re

BNP Paribas Cardif General Insurance Co., Ltd.

Chubb Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

CNA Hardy

Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur

Corstone Asia

DB Insurance Co., Ltd.

DB Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Euler Hermes Hong Kong Services Limited

Euler Hermes Korea Non-Life Broker, Co., Ltd.

Fusion Specialty Insurance Pty Ltd

General Insurance Association of Korea

General Reinsurance Corporation

Hanjin Busan Newport Co., Ltd.

Hanwha General Insurance Co., Ltd.

Heungkuk Fire Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Heungkuk Life Insurance

Hyundai Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

ING Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Asia

KB Insurance Co., Ltd.

Korea General Insurance Association

Korea Life Insurance Association

Korea Shipping Association

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation

Korean Reinsurance Company

Kyobo Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

LINA Life Insurance Company of Korea

Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

MetLife Insurance Co., Ltd.

Mirae Asset Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Munich Reinsurance Company, Korea Branch

Pacific Life Re

RGA Reinsurance Company

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Samsung Life Insurance Co., Ltd

Seoul Guarantee Insurance

SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Intellectual property: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko advises a number of multinational companies, including names such as Samsung Electronics and Novartis. Its work spans a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electrical, telecommunications, and computer software. The firm frequently sets Supreme Court precedents and litigates landmark cases; the team includes many former members of the judiciary, including practice head Un Ho Kim, who served for 15 years as a judge for the Seoul High Court’s IP Division. The group also fields many industry experts, including licensed pharmacist Keum Nang Park. Another key practitioner who focuses on matters relating to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries is Hui Jin YangYoung Mo Kwon and Choong Jin Oh are also noted.

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Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

LG Electronics Inc.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

eBay Inc.

Hanwha Q Cells Co., Ltd.

Novartis International AG

Bristol Myers Squibb

Celgene Corporation

Bayer AG

Ericsson-LG

Giorgio Armani S.p.A.

Marriott International, Inc.

Google LLC

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Big Hit Entertainment

King.com

SKC Kolon PI, Inc.

GS Caltex Corporation

Eider Co., Ltd.

Simplot Plant Sciences

Manda Fermentation Co., Ltd.

VSL Pharmaceuticals

LG Household & Health Care Ltd.

Naver

Netmarble Corporation

HARIBO GmbH & Co. KG

JUUL Labs UK Ltd.

Kakao Corp.

Entegris, Inc.

Coupang Corp.

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Tory Burch LLC

International arbitration Tier 1

Lee & Ko's strong capabilities and experience in investor-state disputes were evidenced recently by it representing the Republic of Korea in two important ISDS cases. Other areas of strength include IP and life sciences, M&A disputes, general commercial disputes and sports arbitration. In addition, the firm fields a newly-formed international construction dispute resolution group, which is jointly led by David Kim and Sanghoon HanSunyoung Kim is particularly noted as having 'diverse language capabilities, networking connections and insights'. Senior associate Saemee Kim is also recommended. The team is jointly led by Sean (Sungwoo) Lim and Robert Wachter.

Testimonials

Lee & Ko is well positioned to offer dynamic and strategic scenario planning in a case that involves unpredictable directions.

The team provides a one-to-one customised service which increase the probability of a winning verdict.

Sunyoung Kim possesses the diverse language capabilities, networking connections, and insights required of an international lawyer.

Key clients

Republic of Korea (for three separate ISD cases)

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Dr. Chang Jae Shin (Chairman of Kyobo Life Insurance) (for two separate ICC cases)

Hyundai Rotem Co., Ltd

GS Engineering & Construction Corporation

YG Entertainment Inc.

The Republic of Korea represented by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration

Hyundai Steel Company

Consus Management

KB Kookmin Bank

Projects and energy: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko's team acts on the majority of large domestic and foreign energy and infrastructure projects involving a Korean sponsor or lender.  Practice head Dong Eun Kim leads on a wide range of inbound and outbound transactions related to social overhead capital, energy and real estate development, construction, operation, financing and investment. Project finance specialist Hun Ko has a particular focus on PPI projects, such as toll roads, railways, ports and power plants. Renewable energy finance is an area of expertise for Tom Shin . Also recommended is Hyunsu Kim, who advises major domestic banks and other financial investors on infrastructure projects.

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Key clients

Seoul Beltway Co., Ltd

Daesung Group Partners Co., Ltd.

Korea National Oil Corporation

Daelim Industrial Co., ltd

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

Hyundai Rotem

Bloom Energy

Dealim Energy

Samsung Life Insurance

KEPCO

SK E&S

IGIS Asset Management Co., Ltd

Meritz Securities Co., Ltd

NH-Amundi Asset Management

NH Investment Securities

Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd

Mirae Asset Daewoo

KB Securities Co., Ltd.

Industrial Bank of Korea

Korea Development Bank

KDB Infrastructure Asset Management Co., Ltd

Shinhan Bank

Shinhan BNP Paribas

Hanwha Asset Management Co., Ltd

Samchully Asset Management Company

Macquarie Capital Korea Limited

Kookmin Bank

Samsung Securities

Hyundai Energy Private Equity Co., Ltd

Stonebridge Capital

FG Partners

Hangang Asset Management Co., Ltd.

EQ Partners

Hana Financial Investment

Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd

KB Asset Management Company

Samtan

Equis Pte.

Real estate: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko's practice is split internally into five key areas of real estate work. Both domestic and overseas real estate investment and development matters are handled by focused specialists, with Jin Wook Yang focusing on the former, while the latter falls increasingly under the purview of Junghwan Lee and Jee In KimDong Seok Woo's expertise covers a broad range of Korean and international real estate projects, including commercial transactions and fund-of-funds investments. Domestic reconstruction and redevelopment matters are a key element of Chan Ik Chang's practice, and he is frequently instructed by notable engineering and construction companies. The firm also handles real estate trusts work, as well as dispute resolution and litigation.

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Key clients

IGIS Asset Management Co., Ltd.

LB Asset Management Inc.

Tiger Alternative Investors Co., Ltd.

Samsung SRA Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Vestas Investment Management

AIP Asset

Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd.

Gaw Capital

Ascendas Asset Management Co., Ltd.

D&D Investment

ALPHA Asset Management

Shinhan REITs

DWS Asset Management

Shinhan Alternative Investment Management, Inc.

Hana Alternative Management Co., Ltd.

Mastern Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Paradise Co., Ltd.

ELand Retail Ltd.

KTB Asset Management Co., Ltd.

BNK Asset Management

Korea Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Kyungbang Co., Ltd.

Regulatory: compliance and investigations: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko's regulatory compliance and investigations practice is spread between three sub-groups. The white-collar crime team has an outstanding track record in bet-the-company cases and matters concerning evolving industries, such as pharmaceuticals and IT. Also notable is that the firm has an internal investigations group, which includes leading experts from sectors in which particularly complex and challenging investigations are carried out. In addition, the compliance team advises an enviable roster of clients on cross-border regulatory work. Kyunghoon Lee and Chang-Hee Suh jointly lead the group, which also includes former prosecutors Tae-Ki GhilTae Yop Lee and Taek Rim (Terry) Oh. Ghil, who has served as the Deputy Prosecutor General at the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office and the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Justice, is a noted expert in the fields of antitrust, banking, securities, taxation and intellectual property rights.

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Key clients

Sony Interactive Entertainment Korea Inc

LG Chemical Co., Ltd.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL); Eukor Car Carriers Inc. (Eukor)

Woori Bank

BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (“SKT”), SK Broadband Co., Ltd. (“SKB”)

Hyundai-Kia

Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, BMS Korea, Pfizer Korea

Eli Lilly

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Shipping: local firms Tier 1

The shipping practice at Lee & Ko comprises of two dedicated sub-teams; the shipping and logistics group consists of six partners under the leadership of Jin-Young Jung and handles all work relating to marine insurance, sales and purchases, shipbuilding disputes, regulatory issues and commodity trading. Yun-Jeong Suh, who heads up a separate shipping finance group, advises shipping companies, financial institutions and investors on the acquisition of new and second-hand ships, offshore oil and gas, and cross-border leases. The firm also includes maritime and international trade disputes specialist Yang Ho Yoon, who has recently handled a number of cases involving chemical cargo contamination. Gidon Nam is a key contact for bankruptcy work, while Sang Hyup Lee is noted for his insurance and logistics knowledge.

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Testimonials

The shipping team in Lee & Ko is one of the largest in South Korea with a great reputation.

Since they have deep knowledge about the market and practice, they are capable of finding commercially helpful solutions.

Jin-Young Jung is concise in his legal analysis and wise in finding resolutions.

They provide legal service in a very prompt and professional way and their legal advice and opinion is very accurate and practical.

Key clients

HYDOR AS, a Norwegian P&I club

Japan P & I Club

HMM Corporation Limited (formerly known as Hyundai Merchant Marine Co, Ltd.)

Pan Ocean Co., Ltd. (formerly known as STX Pan Ocean)

Busan Port Terminal Co., Ltd

Taeyoung Shipping Co., Ltd.

Heung-A Shipping Co., Ltd

DSEC Co. ,Ltd.

Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Lotte Global Logistics Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Hyundai Logistics)

Samsung SDS Co., Ltd.

Pantos Logistics Co., Ltd.

CJ Korex Co., Ltd.

Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd.

Orient Shipyard Co., Ltd.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airline

Turkish Airlines

FINNAIR

E1 Corporation

Korea Middle Power Corporation

Hyundai Oil Bank Co.,Ltd

SK E&S Co., Ltd.

SK Networks Co., Ltd.

KORES

Tax: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko has long been recognised for its strengths in corporate tax consulting, audits and dispute resolution. Also notable is that the team is increasingly focused on cross-border tax matters. Jay Shim, who leads the international tax planning and transactions practice, is an expert in overseas investment and offshore fund formation. The group also fields a large number of former National Tax Service (NTS) and government officials, including Sung Hyun RyuTae Young Kwon and Jae Woong Kim. The firm generates mandates from clients in a wide range of sectors, including real estate, TMT, banking and manufacturing. Myung Sub KimByeong Jun Son and Kyung Tae Kim are also recommended.

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Testimonials

Able to consult on tax issues from a new perspective without relying on existing conclusions.

The team has good communication with customers, is enthusiastic, and provides a logical analysis.

Key clients

MasterCard

Microsoft

Amazon

ADT Caps

Bayer Korea Ltd.

NH Amundi Investment & Securities

Baring Private Equity Asia

Polaris Shipping Co., Ltd.

Shinsegae

SK Telecom

Songwon Industrial Group

Hwagok 3 Reconstruction Association

Police Mutual Aid Association

Korean Veterans Association

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding

Golfzon

Dongwon Enterprise

Medtronic Korea

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation

Hanwha Asset Management

Samsung SRA Asset Management

POSCO

CJ

Daelim Industrial

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

GS E&C

Hyundai Motor

Korean Air

LG

Lotte Shopping

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Humax

Woori Bank

Korea Development Bank

Quilvest Private Equity

Alazar Technologies Inc.

Ingevity

Beijing Kunlun Tech Co., Ltd.

Lindstrom Oy

MaeilFoods

Showbox Co., Ltd

Korea Professional Golf Association

United Air Lines, Inc.

Lotte Property & Development

Dongwon Loex

Busan Port Authority

Samsung C&T Corporation

Samsung Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Omicron electronics GmbH

TMT: local firms Tier 1

Lee & Ko's TMT practice is known for its 'depth in understanding the subject matter' and showing 'perseverance in dealing with difficult issues'. The team's proficiency in handling advisory work is demonstrated by its retention in a regulatory capacity by a number of government bodies, including the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korea Communications Commission and the KFTC. On the contentious side, the group frequently represents clients in lawsuits over interconnection fees, requests for disclosure of operating costs, data breaches and criminal cases stemming from the operation of crypto-currency exchanges. Kwang Bae Park takes the lead on data privacy, cybersecurity and fintech matters, while Soon Yub (Samuel) Kwon heads up the practice. Other key members of the group include Jongsoo (Jay) Yoon, Hyun Jun KimHwan Kyoung Ko and Ju Bong Jang.

Testimonials

This firm has more variety in their specialised fields, more depth in understanding the subject matter and more consistency and perseverance in dealing with difficult issues.

The team consists of top-tier attorneys from various fields.

Park Kwang Bae is a good strategist.’

Key clients

Marriott

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation

eBay Korea Co., Ltd.

LG Electronics

SK Telecom

Naver

Audi Volkswagen Korea

Google LLC

Shinhan Financial Group

Korea Credit Bureau

Capital markets: local firms Tier 2

Lee & Ko's team is regularly instructed by notable global underwriters such as the Korea Development Bank and POSCO, with it having a strong reputation for debt capital markets work; its strengths include advising on a wide range of securitisation and structured finance deals. In addition, the firm has a growing equity capital markets practice and is also active in capital markets disputes. The fintech industry is another area of increasing strength, as is the issuance and subscription of structured finance products in real estate, infrastructure, energy, and other alternative assets. Practice head Wonkyu HanHyunjoo Oh and Won Sik Choo are among the names to note.

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Key clients

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Deutsche Borse AG

ICBC Standard Bank Plc

BankerStreet

BlackRock, Inc.

Agricultural Bank of China

National Pension Service

Export-Import Bank of Korea

Korea Development Bank

Korea Post

ING Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

BNP Paribas

Deutsche Bank

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Korea Investment Corporation

Societe Generale

Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd.

Samsung Securities Co., Ltd.

Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd.

Meritz Securities Co., Ltd.

Hana Bank

Shinhan Bank

NH Investment & Securities

Labour and employment: local firms Tier 2

Lee & Ko's client base includes entities operating in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, technology, media, aviation and pharmaceuticals. The team advises on matters ranging in scope from collective bargaining negotiations to sexual harassment investigations. Under the joint leadership of Sang-Hoon Lee and Chang-Soo Jin, the group is also strong in litigation, which includes defending employers against wrongful termination claims and disputes over allegedly unfair labour practices. In a recent highlight, a group led by Yong-Moon Kim (which also included senior associate William Kim) served as the primary legal counsel to the Ministry of Employment and Labour following allegations that South Korea’s employment laws fell short of the UN standards. Jae-Hoon Choi is another key contact.

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The team understands commercial objectives very well.

Flexible, easy to understand and to reach.

The team provides more than just a black or white answer, instead it provides solutions and suggestions that would meet the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Oracle Korea

Hyundai Motors

NongHyup Financial Group

International Labour Organization

Seoul National University Hospital

Citibank

LG Display

Kia Motors

Korea Racing Authority

LyondellBasell Industries N.V.

  • Premier full-service law firm in Korea
  • Founded in 1977, and comprising more than 700 professionals, organized into 8 practice groups with 40 specialty teams
  • One-stop service for all legal needs, based on efficient collaboration among highly specialized team
  • Emphasis on responsiveness and practical solutions
  • 8 major practice groups: (i) corporate and M&A, (ii) banking, finance and securities, (iii) litigation (both civil and criminal) and alternative dispute resolution (iv) tax and customs, (v) antitrust and competition, (vi) labour and employment, (vii) intellectual property and (viii) white-collar crime
  • 40 specialised teams: Within the firm’s seven major practice groups there are approximately 40 highly specialised teams of legal professionals including the following: anti-corruption and FCPA; antitrust and competition; aviation; banking; bankruptcy, insolvency and corporate restructuring; capital markets and securities; class actions and consumer claims; construction; consumer goods and services; corporate and M&A; corporate governance; derivatives; dispute resolution; energy; entertainment; environment; finance (acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance, structured finance); foreign direct investment; healthcare; industry and manufacturing; infrastructure; insurance; intellectual property; internal investigations; international practice (Chinese, European, Japanese practice); international trade; investment funds; labour and employment; maritime and shipping; overseas investment; private equity and venture capital; privatisation; product liability; real estate; regulatory compliance; tax and customs (tax consulting, audits, dispute resolution, transfer pricing); technology, media and telecommunications; and white-collar crime.

Recognition and Awards

  • “Impact Deal of the Year” – Asialaw (2020)
  • “Aviation and Shipping Firm of the Year” – Asialaw (2020)
  • “Patent Contentious Firm of the Year” – MIP (2020)
  • “Copyright Firm of the Year” – MIP (2020)
  • “Elite Law Firm” – Global Competition Review (2020)
  • “Best Firm in South Korea” – Euromoney (2019)
  • “Korea Deal Firm of the Year” – Thomson Reuters (2019)
  • “Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year” – Thomson Reuters (2019)
  • “Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year” – Thomson Reuters (2019)
  • “Regulatory and Compliance Law Firm of the Year” – Thomson Reuters (2019)
  • “TMT Deal of the Year” – Thomson Reuters (2019)
  • “M&A Deal of the Year” – Thomson Reuters (2019)
  • “Korea TMT Firm of the Year” – The Asian Lawyer (2019)
  • “Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year” – Asialaw (2019)
  • “Korea Patent Firm of the Year” – Asia IP Awards (2019)
  • “Korea Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year Award 2019” – MIP (2019)
  • “Korea Finance Firm of the Year” – The Asian Lawyer (2018)
  • “Behavioural Matter of the Year (Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa)” – Global Competition Review (2017)
  • “Transfer Pricing firm of the Year” – Euromoney ITR Asia Tax Awards (2016)
  • Tier 1 in all or a majority of practice areas by Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Asialaw Profiles and Chambers Asia
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KFTC Enhances the Predictability and Clarity of Decisions but Potentially Increase the Overall Administrative Fine Levels

Facing continued criticisms that the existing rules allowed overly broad discretion to the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the “KFTC”) in setting the amount of administrative fine, the KFTC amended the Notification on Detailed Standards for Imposition of Administrative Fine (the “Notification”). The amendments (the “Amendments”) were passed by the KFTC’s full Committee of Commissioners on December 21, 2016, and came into effect on December 30, 2016.