GCR 100 - 11th Edition

Shin & Kim

17 January 2011

Young Chul Yim leads the competition team at Seoul firm Shin & Kim. He says the 45 lawyers at the firm who spend a significant amount of time on competition matters help make it an "antitrust powerhouse" in the market.

Yim - a former KFTC official who joined the firm in 2007 - says it provides an unparalleled service for clients caught in cartel, merger and abuse of dominance investigations. Its client roster and case docket seem to back that up.

The firm is lead counsel for Qualcomm in proceedings before the KFTC, as well as in its appeal that is pending before the Korean court. Shin & Kim also helped overturn a 15.8 billion won fine against Samsung SDS, and has successfully represented Hynix Semiconductor in the KFTC's DRAM cartel investigation, among other matters. The team has also done work for clients SK Telecom, theatre company CJ Entertainment, and STX Corporation.

Previous Chapter:Russell McVeagh

Next Chapter:Sidley Austin LLP