Expertise

Antitrust Disputes

Introduction

Introduction

Shin & Kim’s antitrust and competition team led by several former judges, prosecutors, and lawyers from the KFTC has a wealth of experience and expertise in antitrust disputes, and can effectively represent clients in various administrative, civil, and criminal antitrust litigation. Our team has proven successes in appealing KFTC decisions in administrative proceedings. Through close teamwork with our litigators, they have obtained successful results in civil and criminal cases, including private damages actions. Shin & Kim’s antitrust and competition team is particularly known for working with clients to develop innovative litigation strategies to ensure the best outcome for our clients.

Key Services

Shin & Kim provides the following services in relation to our antitrust and competition practice:

  • Advising and representing clients in actions to appeal and reverse KFTC decisions and in other administrative proceedings
  • Advising and representing clients in private damages actions arising out of antitrust violations
  • Defending clients in prosecutorial investigations and criminal litigation arising out of antitrust violations
Experiences
  • Company Q, in an abuse of market dominance case
  • Company M, a multinational automobile manufacturer and distributor, in an abuse of market dominance case
  • Company N, in an abuse of market dominance case
  • Company M, in a tying case
  • Company M, a multinational automobile manufacturer and distributor, in a collusion case
  • Company D, a multinational commercial vehicle manufacturer and distributor, in a collusion case and related private damages action
  • Various contractors, in bid rigging cases concerning the construction of the Wonju to Gangneung Railway, the Gyeongin Canal, the Honam High Speed Railway, the Suseo-Pyeongtaek High Speed Railway (SRT), Seoul Subway No. 9, an LNG storage tank and natural gas pipelines
  • Company C, in a collusion case for food manufacturing and distribution business
  • Company Y, in a collusion case for food manufacturing and distribution business
  • Company S, in an unfair support case for food manufacturing and distribution business
  • L Group, in an unfair support case
  • Company G, in connection with violations of the Act on Fair Transactions in Large Franchise and Retail Business for its home shopping business
  • Company H, in connection with violation of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales for its funeral services business
Awards and Rankings
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Competition/Antitrust
    Chambers Asia 2016-2019
  • Ranked Band 1 Law Firm for Antitrust and Competition
    Asia Pacific Legal500 2017-2018
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year
    ALB Korea Law Awards 2018
  • Ranked Elite Law Firm
    GCR 100 2017
  • Named "Regional Firm of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa"
    GCR100 2016
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