Yoon & Yang received a significant boost when the entire competition team at rival Barun Law joined in July. Already an established elite practice, Yoon & Yang’s ranks swelled with the addition of former Barun practice head Sang Mo Koo, former KFTC commissioner Hang Seok Chang, former senior KFTC official Do Ik Jung and four associates. The firm already boasts two Who’s Who Legal nominees: group leader Hoil Yoon and senior consultant Joseph Seon Hur.
The firm is renowned as a litigation heavyweight, and the numerous high-profile proceedings on its books are testament to this. Yoon & Yang continues to advise Cathay Pacific in its appeal against the KFTC’s air cargo cartel fine and is representing Chunghwa Pictures in both the cathode ray tube (CRT) and LCD cartel matters. It is also acting for Intel Semiconductor in its appeal against a 26 billion won abuse of dominance fine and SK Energy in the KFTC’s fuel cartel investigation.
Other high-profile investigations that Yoon & Yang is advising on include the Libor cartel probe and a KFTC abuse of dominance investigation of a US technology company over standard-essential patents. The firm is also acting in the instant noodle cartel investigation and an investigation of alleged bid rigging on tenders to rejuvenate Korea’s four main rivers.