Jeong-Ho Sun is highly sought after by respondents who endorse his “excellent technical skills and experience in all competition matters”.
Jeong-Ho Sun is a partner in Lee & Ko’s antitrust & competition practice group. Mr Sun was admitted to the Korean Bar in 2008 after he completed a two-year legal training course at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea; and he was admitted to the New York Bar in 2013. He received an LLB from the Seoul National University College of Law in 1999; and an LLM from University of California School of Law, in Los Angeles, in 2013. Mr Sun also worked as a foreign legal consultant in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP between 2013 and 2014.
Since joining Lee & Ko in 2008, he has been involved in many high-profile antitrust cases including international cartel cases, abuse of market dominance cases, unfair trade practice cases and multi-jurisdictional merger filing cases. Most of Mr Sun’s practice has involved defending and advising clients against investigation and review by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) and the prosecutor’s office of Korea. His experience also includes advising clients on investigations and reviews by foreign competition authorities, such as the US Department of Justice and the EU Directorate General of Competition, in cooperation with prominent foreign law firms. Mr Sun has represented clients in such sectors as technology and telecommunications; shipping; chemistry; electronics; and automotives. Due to his outstanding levels of experience, Mr Sun was recognised as one of the leading lawyers in competition/ antitrust by Asialaw 2018.
Mr Sun has been invited to speak on antitrust and competition law at various conferences and lectures, including those held by the KFTC, the Korean Fair Competition Federation (KFCF) and various Korean law schools. Mr Sun has also written noteworthy articles on various antitrust and competition law issues, such as “Antitrust Regulation on Product Hopping” (Journal of Competition Law and Policy, volume 7); “Practical Issues Regarding Multi-Jurisdictional Merger Filing” (Journal of Competition, volume 186); and “An Analysis of the Causal Connection Between Antitrust Violation and Damages under the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act of Korea: Focusing on the US Perspective” (Lawyers Association Journal, volume 665).