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Suruyn Kim

Suruyn Kim

Lee & KoHanjin Building63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-guSeoulKorea04532

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Korea - Competition

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Suruyn Kim is a “very smart” lawyer who is held in high esteem thanks to her tremendous understanding of abuse of dominance proceedings and cartel investigations.


Suruyn Kim began practising in 2005. Her practice focuses on antitrust and competition law matters, including investigation of merger review; cartels; abuse of market dominance and unfair practices; and antitrust litigation.

Suruyn Kim graduated from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Law and obtained her LLM from Northwestern University of Law. She began her career at Shin & Kim, and joined Lee & Ko in 2012. She also worked at Allen & Overy’s Paris Office from 2011 to 2012, where she was involved in an abuse of market dominance case concerning abuse of intellectual property.

Suruyn Kim is usually involved in merger filings for oversea transactions and represents many international companies, including Saudi Aramco, GE and Danaher. She also occasionally advises global entities in international cartel cases, successfully helping them to apply for leniency applications and obtaining immunity from administrative and criminal sanctions. She is also specialised in abuse of dominance cases, in which she has advised the national number-one internet portal company, a global semiconductor company, and others. Suruyn Kim successfully advised Samsung when the Korean competition authority investigated the company’s alleged abuse of its standard essential patent against Apple; the case was eventually dropped.

Suruyn Kim regularly writes papers and journal articles on competition issues including loyalty rebates, unfair aid between affiliates, and selective distribution.

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