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Competition 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"John is very active in antitrust law"
"A go-to name in the Korean market"


John H Choi is a member of Shin & Kim's antitrust practice group. Mr. Choi graduated from law school in 1994 and was admitted to the California Bar in the same year. Before coming to Korea more than twenty-five years ago, Mr. Choi practiced law with a major firm in California. In the years immediately following the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, Mr. Choi led many cutting-edge investment transactions. For more than a decade, Mr. Choi was involved in the widest range of global antitrust investigations in Korea, including international cartel cases, abuse of market dominance cases, and merger filings. Mr. Choi is widely recognized as the leading foreign lawyer in Korea. Mr. Choi has been ranked in various publications, including being ranked band 1 by Chambers Asia.

Mr. Choi was also an adjunct professor of law at Seoul National University, College of Law, Korea's top undergraduate law school. Mr. Choi currently serves on the Steering Committee and Advisory Committee at Korea University's American Law Center. Mr. Choi has been a non-government adviser for the International Competition Network for many years and served as chair of the GCR Conference in Seoul. Mr. Choi has also been a guest lecturer at Korea University and Yonsei University.

Mr. Choi is regularly invited to speak at various conferences and seminars. Mr. Choi's recent notable speaking engagements include speaking at multiple chambers on the antitrust enforcement trends in Korea, at annual ICN meetings, at annual IBA meetings, at cartel conference hosted by the KFTC, and cartel conference hosted by American Bar Association.   

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