We rank 38 lawyers for their outstanding handling of internal, regulatory and criminal investigations, merger filings, civil and criminal litigation, and cartel matters.
Most Highly Regarded
Kim & Chang excels here with 18 lawyers highlighted for their excellence in competition law.
Youngjin Jung is a truly outstanding practitioner with substantial experience in merger controls for high-profile technology clients.
Gene Oh Kim is recognised for the top-tier counsel he delivers to clients on antitrust aspects of cross-border and domestic M&A transactions.
Jay Ahn is renowned for his “exceptional knowledge and antitrust expertise”, with a broad practice encompassing contentious and non-contentious matters.
Jung-Won Hyun “provides consistent and high-quality work” for impressed clients, who further commend her for “always giving practical, business-friendly advice” in antitrust investigations and cross-border transactions.
Kyung Taek Jung is “a well-known figure” in the antitrust market, with over 35 years’ experience advising clients in industries ranging from pharmaceutical to energy.
The “accessible and highly responsive” Kee-Hong Chun is widely respected for his contentious and non-contentious antitrust work, ranging from distribution arrangements to criminal investigations.
Sung Joo Yoon excels in representing international corporations in domestic investigations and enforcement actions from the KFTC.
Seung Hwan (Miles) Chung garners an outstanding response from interviewees, who praise his “masterful, substantive knowledge” and “excellent work guiding a deal through clearance”.
Brian Tae Hyun Chung is “extremely good at coming up with solutions” for media, telecommunications and technology clients facing complex antitrust and competition issues.
Maria Hajiyerou is “an outstanding communicator and excellent at explaining complex Korean legal concepts in a readily understandable way to non-Korean clients”.
Tae Hyuk Ko is “diligent, smart and capable of handling delicate issues”, report respondents who compliment his “sharp-sighted, comprehensive anticipation of risk”.
Sung Eyup Park gains recognition for his detailed focus on competition-related M&A matters for clients in the energy and technology industries.
Lee & Ko sees six lawyers listed here.
Head partner Yong Seok Ahn is renowned for his “extensive experience, good knowledge and detailed approach” in merger filing, unfair trade practice cases and corporate transactions.
Hwan Jeong is broadly commended for his astute work in international cartel cases, global merger reviews and cross-border investment matters.
The “excellent” Jin Hwan Chung has a stellar reputation as “a leading lawyer in the market” when it comes to representing pharmaceutical and medical device corporations in wide-ranging antitrust issues.
Jung Won Park is singled out as “an astute lawyer with good experience in multiple antitrust cases” including cartel, unfair assistance and unfair trade act work.
Shin & Kim’s John Choi is “exceptionally active in the antitrust field and well regarded” for his notable experience in high-profile international cases ranging from cartel to abuse of dominance.
Sang Don Lee is an “up-and-coming” lawyer with “considerable merger filing expertise”, according to respondents.
Bae Kim & Lee’s Seong Un Yun is a standout practitioner with strong experience in international cartel matters and damages claims.
Sang Hoon Shin is “an expert in Korean competition law and has a true understanding in how to provide practical advice to multinational clients”.