Antitrust & Competition

We are leading experts on legal implications associated with business combinations, collaborative acts, transaction refusals, abuse of market dominance, insider trading, and conclusion of unjust international contracts. We have successfully represented clients in some of the largest and most high profile investigations conducted by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). We also assist our clients to implement effective compliance and investigation defense programs.

◆ Advice on merger control clearances
◆ Representation in defense of monopoly claims, insider trading, unfair affiliate assistance claims and other fair-trade related issues
◆ Advice on KFTC investigations and administrative proceedings
◆ Representation in defense of criminal sanctions and cancellation of KFTC correction orders

The Lawyer in Charge

Key Performance

  • Represented large food and beverage businesses in sale and importation

  • Won a corrective order revocation suit regarding the steel import of steel companies

  • Won a corrective order revocation suit regarding the discount agreement for gas station

  • Consulted in numerous cases on issues related to fair transactions, such as large-scale internal trading of the some of the largest life insurance providers in Korea

  • Litigation related to unfair discrimination of credit card fees between department stores and discount stores

  • Represented an automotive manufacturer in subcontractor disputes