GCR 100 - 11th Edition

Shin & Kim

Professional notice

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.

With more than 300 professionals, Shin & Kim is one of the leading full-service law firms in Korea, dedicated to maintaining the highest level of client service in a wide range of practice areas including antitrust, M&A, finance, capital markets, litigation, arbitration, international trade, labor, real estate, bankruptcy and tax, among others. Shin & Kim has advised clients, including Fortune 100 companies, in numerous complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and litigations.

Shin & Kim maintains a premier antitrust team in Korea. Headed by the former Gen­eral Counsel of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), Mr. Young Chul Yim, Shin & Kim’s antitrust team includes more than 40 lawyers, many of whom are widely esteemed for their decades of specialization in the practice and extensive experience in a wide range of antitrust matters.

Shin & Kim boasts a larger number of KFTC alumni lawyers than any other Korean law firm. Thus, Shin & Kim’s clients receive top-class services drawn from the firm’s depth and breadth of understanding of all facets of antitrust matters.


Ace Tower, 6th Floor
1-170, Soonwha-dong, Chung-ku
Seoul 100-712
The Republic of Korea
Tel: +82 2 316 4114
Fax: +82 2 756 6226

John H. Choi: [email protected]

Hyun Ah Kim: [email protected]

Website: www.shinkim.com

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