Hwan Jeong ranks prominently in the competition market thanks to his expansive knowledge of unfair trade practices, merger review and abuse of dominance matters.
Hwan Jeong is a senior partner and the head of the antitrust and competition group at Lee & Ko. His practice focuses on a broad range of antitrust and competition law matters including investigation of merger review; cartels; abuse of market dominance and unfair trade practices; and antitrust litigation.
Mr Jeong has handled many high-profile antitrust cases in his 20-plus years of practice, including the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) case against Microsoft, in which he represented the Commission. He has also handled many cartel cases, such as an international FX cartel, an international auto parts cartel, an international capacitor cartel, an international airline cartel, an international LCD cartel, and an international DRAM cartel. He also has been involved in many global merger review cases, cross-border investments and general corporate transactions. He is a member of the International Bar Association antitrust committee unilateral conduct working group.
Mr Jeong served as an advisory counsel for the competition policy advisory committee of the KFTC. He was an ad hoc instructor at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea, where he taught international contract law; the Seoul National University Law School; and the Korea University Law School, where he taught antitrust law. He is a frequent speaker and has also written extensively on topics related to antitrust and competition law. He provides legal advice to the KFTC in connection with the amendment of Korean antitrust laws and regulations as an antitrust expert.