Korea: Litigation 2019

In this chapter we recognise Korea’s 14 leading litigation specialists. They have distinguished themselves through their skill and experience in representing clients in a large variety of international and domestic disputes across the Korean courts.

Most Highly Regarded
1. John P Bang Bae Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul
2. Kap-You (Kevin) Kim Bae Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul 

Bae Kim & Lee emerges as one of the leading litigation firms in the domestic market, with four listings here.  
John Bang is a well-regarded name in the litigation space who has extensive experience with cross-border disputes across a multitude of industries including banking, telecommunications and energy.
Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is “an obvious standout” in the market who possesses “true expertise the construction arena” say sources who commend his considerable experience in litigious matters.
Tony Dongwook Kang is “a great lawyer" who is singled out for being “very active in the field" when it comes to civil, commercial and product liability matters among others. 
Young-Bo Noh is “a much-respected litigator" who specialises in finance litigation, as well as corporate criminal and insolvency matters, and has experience of acting in high-profile criminal cases.

Lee & Ko distinguishes itself with four listings in this chapter.  
Heung Seop Song sits among some of Korea’s elite litigators and is credited for his strong expertise in corporate, construction, and real estate disputes.
Won Seok Ko is well versed in finance, general corporate and administrative litigation proceedings, and is admired for his experience as a judge in Seoul’s High Court.
Jae Hoon Kim is a "very well-regarded figure" among peers who specialises in IP litigation on behalf of international companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors. 
Dong Ha Kim is a "very big name in the field" report sources. He has over 20 years of experience as a litigator in Korea, handling corporate, construction, real estate and government contracts disputes.

Ghyo Sun Park at Shin & Kim is well acquainted with commercial litigation proceedings pertaining to IP, product liability, M&A and corporate governance disputes.
Philippe Shin is another respected name at the firm who specialises in disputes arising from cross-border investments, corporate transactions and competition matters.

Jennifer In-Kyu Hwang of Hwang Hong & Co enjoys “a good reputation” among respondents and specialises in civil litigation, personal injury and bankruptcy matters.

Yulchon’s Young Seok Lee is a distinguished practitioner in the Korean litigation market. His practice encompasses international disputes pertaining to the insurance, telecommunications, construction and ship-building industries.

Woo Young Choi at Hwang Mok Park is “very favourably perceived” by market commentators. He has 30 years of experience in corporate litigation where he has represented large domestic and international corporate clients in corporate, commercial and tax disputes.

Sang Yeol Park EJELAW is held in high esteem by market commentators who recognise him as “a good litigator and a specialist in environmental law".  

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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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