Korea: Trade & Customs 2019

In this chapter we recognise the nine leading lawyers in Korea for trade and customs matters. They have been selected for their expertise in a variety of matters, including anti-dumping and regulatory proceedings, sanctions issues and import/export laws.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Youngjin Jung Kim & Chang, Seoul
2. Kichang Chung Lee & Ko, Seoul

Lee & Ko receives four listings this year for its trade and customs lawyers.
Kichang Chung is renowned in the market for hisskills in delivering legal issues clearly to clients”, who applaud his “effective preparation and his understanding of government administration”. One client effuses that they “cannot find anyone available better than Kichang".
Young Jae Cho is described as “truly one of the best experts on trade issues in Korea” by sources who endorse his “strong legal expertise” and “great command of the subject matter”.  
Keum Sub Park is a highly regarded figure in the Korean market who has experience of practising in both Japan and Korea. His practice focuses on foreign investment matters, as well as litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Un Sang Jung is lauded as "the go-to attorney for customs matters" in Korea with a practice that encompasses the full range of trade and customs issues.

Kim & Chang performs strongly in our research, with three of its members securing a listing. Youngjin Jung is a distinguished name in the trade and customs market who achieves recognition for his internationally focused trade and customs practice and knowledge of WTO and FTA sanctions. 
Juhong Kim is singled out as a prominent figure in the Korean market for trade and customs work. He advises clients on import/export, antidumping, sanctions and regulatory matters.
Jin-Hwan Lee is among “the best experts of international trade issues such as anti-dumping in Korea”. Clients praise him for bringing “experience, professionalism and strong connections” to complex cases.

Tong-chan Shin at Yulchon is highlighted by sources for his impressive work on Iranian sanctions in the Korean trade and customs market. He is well versed in cross-border transactions and taxation matters.

Doo-Sik Kim of Shin & Kim “is a senior stateman of the field” who comes “highly recommended” by peers for his considerable experience in WTO proceedings, international trade laws and litigation and arbitration matters.

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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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