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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Asia-Pacific 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022

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Managing Partner: Kye Sung CHUNG and Kyung Taek JUNG
Number of fee earners: Over 1,700
Number of lawyers: 1080
Languages: Korean, English, German, French, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Kim & Chang is Korea’s premier law firm. Since its founding in 1973, the firm’s proven track record of providing highest quality legal services to its clients and delivering “first-of-its-kind” solutions to complex legal challenges has set it apart. The firm 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 Kim & Chang’s 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
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy & Data Security
Private Equity
Real Estate
Securities
Shipping
Tax
Technology, Media & Telecommunications 

Antitrust & Competition:
■ Represented Danaher Corporation in its acquisition of General Electric Company’s Healthcare Life Sciences Biopharma Business
■ Represented AbbVie in its acquisition of Allergan
Contacts: Youngjin JUNG, Gene-Oh (Gene) KIM
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ Acted as K-SURE’s counsel for the transaction and also reviewed the side letter agreement that further specifies the terms of cooperation between ADNOC and K-SURE
■ Represented the Blackstone Group(HK) Limited in the acquisition of shares of Geo Young Corporation for over KRW 1 trillion
Contacts: Chan-Moon PARK, Bumkyu SUNG
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Acted as local counsel to the Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited and reviewed Korean laws and regulations in relation to the IPO
■ Acted as the lead legal counsel for KB Securities Inc. and coordinated with local counsels in Hong Kong and the PRC
Contacts: Young-Man HUH, Myoung Jae CHUNG
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
■ Represented SK Hynix in its acquisition of NAND memory business from Intel
■ Represented Hyundai Motor Group for the joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv
Contacts: Jong-Koo PARK, Joon KIM
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Criminal Defence:
■ Advised the client (major global aerospace and defence company based in Europe) on various issues arising from an accident relating to helicopter delivered to Republic of Korea Marine Corps, helping the client evaluate and manage risks and liability exposure
■ Represented the client(major global automotive manufacturer based in Korea) as their legal counsel to defend against the prosecutors’ investigation concerning recall under the Motor Vehicle Management Act
Contacts: Seung Ho LEE, Michael H. YU
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

International Trade & Customs:
■ Submitted a series of questionnaire responses to the U.S. DOC, and successfully defended a variety of subsidy allegations raised by the petitioners, such as an allegation that the Korean Government provided energy to the producers at less than fair price
■ Advised the Government of Korea to prepare its written submissions and participation in the Panel Hearing held in WTO, Geneva in July 2019 and February 2020
Contacts: Youngjin JUNG, Joon Ho BU
Emails: [email protected], jhbu @kimchang.com

Intellectual Property:
■ Represented HCT in an action to recover damages caused by Yonwoo’s infringing activities
■ Successfully represented Genentech in a Patent Court appeal, securing patent protection in Korea for a new approved use for Perjeta®, an important treatment for women with early breast cancer
Contacts: Jay (Young-June) YANG, DuckSoon CHANG
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
■ Mounted a strong defence for HMC(Hyundai Motor Company) based on a novel argument that the dealership agreement is, in essence, a “commercial agency agreement” (rather than an employment agreement) under Korean law
■ Provided DuPont Korea Inc. with support in the client’s communications to employees and facilitated obtaining their consent, resulting in a successful consolidation of the systems
Contact: Weon Jung KIM
Email: [email protected]

Litigation/Arbitration/Dispute Resolution:
■ Acted as legal counsel for Samsung Biologics Co., Ltd., filed an administrative lawsuit, seeking to revoke the corrective order
■ Represented a major Korean heavy industry company in an ICC arbitration regarding an offshore project located in the State of Qatar with a total matter value of USD 8.5 billion
Litigation Contacts: Chang-Hoon BAEK, Jin-Yeong CHUNG Emails: [email protected], [email protected]
Arbitration Contacts: Byung-Chol (B.C.) YOON, Eun Young PARK
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Private Equity:
■ Represented MBK Partners in its sale of 100% stake (KRW 2,820,000,000,000) in Daesung Industrial Gases to Macquarie
■ Represented KKR in its sale of 100% stake (KRW 1,200,000,000,000) in KCF Technologies to SKC
Contacts: Young-Man HUH, Jong Koo PARK
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
■ Advised E-mart Inc. on the KRW 1 trillion sale and leaseback of its 13 hyper market stores
■ Advised Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. on the sale of office buildings located in Cologne, Germany
Contacts: Hyoung-Soo KWON, Jin-Ho SONG
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Tax:
■ Supreme Court win on treaty entitlement of Luxembourg SICAVs
■ Supreme Court win on application of lower dividend treaty rate to a German real estate fund
Contacts: Byung-Moon JUNG, Woo Hyun BAIK
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Asia-Pacific 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022

Contributions

Total 5 contributions

Law and Practice

Gaming Law 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Hyun Ho Eun, Jung-Chull Lee, Chang-Gyu Lee, Kevin Kyungha Lee

Law and Practice

Technology M&A 2022 in South Korea

Authors: Kyung Yoon Lee, Don Suh, Sookyung Lee, Sean Ahn

Law and Practice

Litigation 2022 in South Korea

Authors: Jin Yeong Chung, Inhak Lee, Jong-Hyun Kim

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 43 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Departments

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Arbitration (International)
Band 4
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Arbitration (International)
Band 5
North Korea

General Business Law
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South Korea

Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Band 1
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 1, Spotlight Table

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Byung Chol Yoon
Band 5
North Korea

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Eun Min Kwon
Expertise based abroad
South Korea

Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms


Hi Sun Yoon
Band 2
Young Kyun Cho
Senior Statespeople
Young Min Kim
Band 2

Capital Markets: Domestic Firms


Chang Hyeon Ko
Eminent Practitioners

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Senior Statespeople
Young Kyun ChoBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Kyung-Taek JungCorporate/M&A
Eminent Practitioners
Chang Hyeon KoCapital Markets: Domestic Firms
Young Jay RoCorporate/M&A
Byung Chol YoonDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Eun Young ParkDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Jin Yeong ChungDispute Resolution: Litigation
Jay (Young-June) YangIntellectual Property
Band 1
Myoung Jae ChungCapital Markets: Domestic Firms
Hoin LeeCapital Markets: Securitisation
Ie Hwan YooCapital Markets: Securitisation
Jong Koo ParkCorporate/M&A
Young Man HuhCorporate/M&A
Matthew J. ChristensenDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Duck-Soon ChangIntellectual Property
Band 2
Hi Sun YoonBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Young Min KimBanking & Finance: Domestic Firms
Yong Seung SunCapital Markets: Securitisation

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39, Sajik-ro 8-gil

Jongno-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

110-720

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