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Korea - Competition Economists

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Dong-Pyo Hong ranks prominently as one of the foremost competition economists in the region. He has been involved in cases covering a range of issues, such as competition matters involving IP rights.


Dong-Pyo Hong is an expert adviser at Lee & Ko. Dr Hong has a BA from Seoul National University and a PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining Lee & Ko, Dr Hong worked as a research fellow at the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), a government research organisation specialised in the ICT sector; and as an expert adviser at Kim & Chang.

As a highly respected expert in the field of law and economics, Dr Hong has been involved in many high-profile antitrust cases as well as damage litigations in sectors such as ICT, IPR, finance, retail, transportation, construction, etc. Dr Hong also analyses the economic impact of regulations in many industries. Dr Hong contributes to Lee & Ko’s high-quality legal service by integrating economic analysis into legal arguments.

In addition to his expert advisory work at Lee & Ko, Dr Hong has served on the advisory council for the Korea Fair Trade Commission, and is a member of the public corporation evaluation committee at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Dr Hong is also well known in academic circles, as a member of the Korean Economic Association and a director of both the Korea Academic Society of Industrial Organisation and the Korean Law and Economics Association. Dr Hong is a frequent speaker in conferences and seminars and has written many articles on topics related to antitrust economics.

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