Korea: Environment 2019

In this chapter, we present seven environment and climate change practitioners who have been selected for their outstanding work in advising clients on investigations, compliance matters, administrative sanctions and general climate change disputes.

Kim & Chang performs well this year with three listings in this chapter.
Hyeong Jun Hwang is recognised as one of Korea’s leading environment specialists. He “listens to the client and works efficiently in the interest of the client”, praise sources who add that he brings a “strong background in the environmental legal industry”.
Yoon Jeong Lee is “a very famous climate change lawyer" in the market say peers who distinguish her as “a great communicator”.  She specialises in advising multinationals on environmental criminal investigations and administrative sanctions.
Seong-Ik Hwang is a "very well-known name" in the market who has over a decade of experience handling complex environmental disputes.

Kyoung Yeon Kim at Yulchon is a prominent figure in the domestic market who has nearly 20 years of experience in environmental law and wins recommendations from peers in North America and Asia.

Dong Kyu Kang of Ahn & Partners is described as an “extremely brilliant” lawyer who excels when it comes to protecting victims of environmental disasters.

Sang Yeol Park with EJELAW is held in high regard by sources who note he is "very famous for environmental law and has an excellent reputation in the field”.

Lee & Ko’s Tong Keun Seol is “among the top names in Korea” for environmental and climate change law extol respondents who credit his “long and practical experience in this area of law”. They add, “Many clients have strong trust in him.”

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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