Hoil Yoon

Hoil Yoon
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Hoil Yoon is a managing partner of Yoon & Yang in Korea. His practice concentrates on antitrust, international business transactions, and international litigation and arbitration.

Before establishing Yoon & Partners (a predecessor of Yoon & Yang) in 1989, Mr Yoon spent 10 years in the US as a partner at Baker McKenzie. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Korean Bar Association, an ambassador for international economy and trade at the Korean government, a non-standing commissioner of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) and a judge of the Seoul District Court.

Mr Yoon chaired the Asia Competition Association (2010–2014) and was a member of the KFTC’s competition policy advisory board until 2013. He is a member of the ABA's section of antitrust law where he was a member of the international cartel task force and of the international task force. From 2005 to 2009 he chaired the Korea Competition Forum. Since 2002 he has served as a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network.

In April 2006 he received a national camellia medal from the Korean government for his contributions to the advancement of antitrust law. He has repeatedly been named by international legal journals as a leading lawyer in antitrust, corporate, and dispute resolution. He has written numerous articles on antitrust and corporate law, and co-authored the Korea chapters of the ABA’s Competition Laws Outside the United States (2011) and Antitrust Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions (2012).

He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame University, and his LLM and LLB from Seoul National University. He is admitted to the Bars of Korea as well as of New York, Illinois, Washington, DC, and the US Supreme Court.

WWL says: Hoil Yoon is “one of the most prominent antitrust lawyers in Korea” according to sources who describe him as “very talented and respected” in the field.

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