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Kim & Chang

Global 2022
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Provided by Kim & Chang
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Managing Partner: Kye Sung CHUNG and Kyung Taek JUNG

Number of fee earners: Over 1,700

Number of lawyers: 1,130

Languages: Korean, English, German, French, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese , Spanish

Firm Overview:

Kim & Chang is Korea’s premier law firm. Since its founding in 1973, the firm’s proven track record of providing the highest quality legal services to clients and delivering first-of-their-kind solutions to complex legal challenges has set the firm apart. Kim & Chang is the market leader in all practice areas. Today, more than 1,700 professionals – both attorneys and industry/subject matter experts – work seamlessly together to pursue excellence and to craft innovative solutions for clients around the world.


Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust & Competition

Banking

Capital Markets

Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense

Environment

Financial Regulation & Compliance

Financing

FinTech

Health

Insolvency & Restructuring

Insurance

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation

International Trade & Customs

Labour & Employment

Litigation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Privacy & Data Security

Private Equity

Real Estate

Securities

Shipping

Tax

Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Antitrust & Competition:

■ Advised Delivery Hero SE, a global food delivery service provider, in the Korean merger filing for its acquisition of Woowa Brothers, Korea’s leading food delivery service provider, and the establishment of a joint venture in Singapore with the management of Woowa Brothers.

■ Represented Booking.com International BV in the KFTC's investigation into alleged use of unfair terms and conditions, and its appeal of the KFTC's corrective order requiring the company to amend its terms of service

Contacts: Youngjin JUNG, Gene-Oh (Gene) KIM

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Banking & Finance:

■ The development and financing of a 16GWh Lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility located in Skellefteå, Sweden

■ Project Financing of Three Solar PV Projects in Japan

Contacts: Chan-Moon PARK, Bumkyu SUNG

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Capital Markets:

■ Advised Coupang, Inc. and Coupang Corp. in connection with IPO of Coupang, Inc. on the New York Stock Exchange

■ Issuance of USD 550,000,000 fixed rate Senior Unsecured Sustainability Notes by Woori Bank

Contacts: Young-Man HUH, Myoung Jae CHUNG

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Corporate/M&A:

■ Represented eBay Inc. in its sale of eBay Korea

■ Represented Match Group in its acquisition of Hyperconnect

Contacts: Jong-Koo PARK, Joon KIM

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Criminal Defence:

■ Criminal defence of global automotive company in the Prosecutor’s Office’s investigation of alleged Clean Air Conservation Act violations.

■ Corporate investigation concerning trade secrets, misappropriation, embezzlement and corruption at global professional services company.

Contacts: Seung Ho LEE, Michael H. YU

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


International Trade & Customs:

■ Represented POSCO to file a petition for anti-dumping investigation on Chinese, Indonesian and Taiwanese stainless steel plates to Korea Trade Commission (“KTC”).

■ Represented HHI(Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) to file an appeal to the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”).

Contacts: Youngjin JUNG, Joon Ho BU

Emails: [email protected], jhbu @kimchang.com


Intellectual Property:

■ Represented a Korean manufacturer and developer of 3D medical scanners in successful defense of German patent infringement actions filed by its foreign competitor.

■ Represented ISC, Inc. in the remanded invalidation actions by effectively defending against the counterparty's new prior art.

Contacts: Jay (Young-June) YANG, DuckSoon CHANG

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Labour & Employment:

■ Advised SK Hynix on acquisition of Intel’s NAND/SSD business and its key employees.

■ Represented Asiana Airlines on an ordinary wage issue involving fixed bonuses before the Supreme Court.

Contact: Weon Jung KIM

Email: [email protected]


Dispute Resolution: Litigation

■ Dispute relating to Hanjin KAL’s issuance of new stock in connection with Korean Air’s acquisition of Asiana Airlines

■ Claim for payment of share purchase price upon exercise of drag-along rights between Doosan Infracore and IMM.

Contacts: Jin-Yeong CHUNG, Inhak LEE

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

■ Representing multiple financial investors in a dispute related to put option exercise valued at approximately USD 1 to 2 billion against a controlling shareholder

■ Representing Schindler Holding AG, a foreign investor, in an investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Korea

Contacts: Byung-Chol (B.C.) YOON, Eun Young PARK

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Private Equity:

■ Represented respectively MBK Partners and DTR Automotive in its sale and purchase of Doosan Machine Tools

■ Represented KKR in its investment in SK E&S

Contacts: Young-Man HUH, Jong Koo PARK

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


Real Estate & Construction:

■ Advised Y22 Project Financing Investment Ltd on sale of Tower 2 of Parc1 Complex.

■ Advised E-mart Inc. on disposition of its land.

Contacts: Hyoung-Soo KWON, Jin-Ho SONG

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Tax:

■ Supreme Court restricts expansive application of the Extended Statute of Limitations for tax collection

■ Corporate tax and VAT litigation on a permanent establishment issue

Contacts: Byung-Moon JUNG, Woo Hyun BAIK

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

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Kim & Chang rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Asia-Pacific Region
Arbitration (International)
1 Department
Department
Arbitration (International)
4
Arbitration (International)
4
Band 4
Global Market Leaders
Arbitration (International)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Arbitration (International)
5
Arbitration (International)
5
Band 5
Lawyers
Byung Chol Yoon
5
Byung Chol Yoon
5
Band 5
North Korea
General Business Law
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
General Business Law
General Business Law
Spotlight Table
Lawyers
Eun Min Kwon
Eun Min Kwon
Expertise based abroad in South Korea
South Korea
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
1
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Young Kyun Cho
E
Young Kyun Cho
E
Eminent Practitioners
Hi Sun Yoon
2
Hi Sun Yoon
2
Band 2
Young Min Kim
2
Young Min Kim
2
Band 2
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Chang Hyeon Ko
E
Chang Hyeon Ko
E
Eminent Practitioners
Myoung Jae Chung
1
Myoung Jae Chung
1
Band 1
Capital Markets: Securitisation
3 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Hoin Lee
1
Hoin Lee
1
Band 1
Ie Hwan Yoo
2
Ie Hwan Yoo
2
Band 2
Yong Seung Sun
2
Yong Seung Sun
2
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
2 Department
10 Ranked Lawyers
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Corporate/M&A (North Korea)
Corporate/M&A (North Korea)
Spotlight Table
Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Kyung-Taek Jung
S
Kyung-Taek Jung
S
Senior Statespeople
Jong Koo Park
1
Jong Koo Park
1
Band 1
Young Man Huh
1
Young Man Huh
1
Band 1
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