Song Ryu is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC and member of the firm’s competition and antitrust practice group. He advises Korean and multinational corporations on antitrust matters. His expertise focuses on the interface between antitrust law and intellectual property rights, abuse of dominance, leniency programs, merger control, unfair business practice, and administrative/civil/criminal litigation.
He has successfully represented many leading Korean and multinational corporations in various antitrust cases. Most recently, he successfully defended a leading multinational conveyor belt manufacturer in a KFTC cartel investigation, resulting in the award of full immunity and amnesty without any administrative surcharge or criminal prosecution. He was also involved in the representation of United Technologies Corporation in the KFTC’s merger review investigation into its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and Raytheon Company, which resulted in the KFTC’s unconditional approval.
Since 2012, he has been a regular contributor to LexisNexis UK’s LexisPSL Practice Note on Competition (International Cartel Enforcement and Merger Control). He is also the co-author of several international publications, including the South Korea chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide: Merger Control 2019, 2020.
He was recognised as a leading lawyer in antitrust/competition by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific (2019/2020/2021), and as a “future star” in competition/antitrust by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019/2020). He has been named as a notable practitioner in competition/antitrust by asialaw Profiles (2020/2021).
He is a graduate of Hanyang University College of Law (LLB, 2001) and Boston University School of Law (LLM, 2011). He worked as a visiting foreign lawyer in the New York office of Ropes & Gray. He is admitted to the Bar in Korea.