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Song Ryu

Song Ryu

Yoon & Yang18, 19, 22, 23 & 34 Floors, ASEM Tower517 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-GuSeoulKorea06164

National Leader

Korea - Competition 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Song Ryu has established a strong reputation across key areas of competition law, excelling in cartel matters, sanctions and damages claims.


Song Ryu is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC and a member of the firm’s competition and antitrust practice group. He advises Korean and multinational corporations on broadcasting/communications and antitrust matters involving the interface between antitrust law and intellectual property rights; abuse of dominance; corporate leniency programmes; merger control; unfair business practice; and administrative/civil/criminal litigation.

He has successfully represented leading Korean and multinational corporations in various antitrust cases, including defending a class action brought to the US District Court in the Northern District of California by consumers in the USA against Korean ramen manufacturers for the latter’s involvement in a price-fixing cartel over ramen; and representing 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 regularly written for 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 Practical Law Global Guide: Competition and Cartel Leniency 2018/2019 and the South Korea chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide: Merger Control 2019.

Recently, he was recognised as a leading lawyer in antitrust and competition by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific (2019/2020), and as a “future star” in competition/antitrust by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019/2020). He has also been named as a notable practitioner in competition/antitrust by Asialaw Profiles (2020).

He is a graduate of Hanyang University College of Law (LLB, 2001) and Boston University School of Law (LLM, 2011). He is admitted to the Bar in Korea.

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