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Hoil Yoon

Hoil Yoon

Yoon & Yang18, 19, 22, 23 & 34 Floors, ASEM Tower517 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-GuSeoulKorea06164

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Korea - Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hoil Yoon is a distinguished figure in competition law, renowned for his top-tier expertise in high-value transactions and related antitrust issues.


Hoil Yoon is a managing partner of Yoon & Yang. His practice concentrates on antitrust, international business transactions, and international litigation and arbitration.

Prior to establishing Yoon & Partners (a predecessor of Yoon & Yang), Mr Yoon practised law in the United States as a partner of Baker & McKenzie. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Korean Bar Association; an ambassador for International Economy and Trade of the Korean government; a non-standing commissioner of the Korea Fair Trade Commission; and a judge of the Seoul District Court.

Mr Yoon was the chairman of the Asia Competition Association. He is a member of the ABA's section of antitrust law, where he was a member of the international cartel task force and the international task force. He was the chairman of the Korea Competition Forum. He served as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network.

He received a national camellia medal from the Korean government for his contributions to the advancement of antitrust law. Also, he has repeatedly been named by legal media as a leading lawyer in antitrust, corporate, and dispute resolution. He has written numerous articles on antitrust and corporate law, and co-authored the Korea chapters of the ABA's Competition Laws Outside the United States (second edition) and the ABA's Antitrust Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions.

He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame University; and his LLM and LLB from Seoul National University. He is admitted to the Bars of Korea, New York, Illinois and Washington, DC, as well as the US Supreme Court.

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