John H. Choi

John H. Choi

Senior Foreign Attorney



John H. Choi is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim and a member of the firm's antitrust practice group. He has been at the forefront of many of the leading antitrust cases, including major international cartel cases and abuse of market dominance cases. Mr. Choi was also an adjunct professor of law at Seoul National University, College of Law, Korea's top undergraduate school of law, and has been ranked by Chambers Asia and Legal 500 Asia. Mr. Choi has been a non-government advisor for International Competition Network. Mr. Choi is also a member of the Steering Committee and Advisory Committee at Korea University’s American Law Center.

Mr. Choi's recent notable speaking engagements include speaking at ABA Section on International Law 2018 Seoul Conference on American law and lawyers contributions to Korean law; speaking at ICN 2016 annual meeting on Refusal to Supply; speaking at 2016 International Bar Association Annual Conference on IP and Antitrust; speaking at ICN 2015 annual meeting on Making Efficiency Assessments More Effective; lecturing at Korea University on conglomerate merger; speaking at various GCR conferences; speaking at ECCK luncheon on "Competition Law 2015 – Panorama of antitrust enforcement in Europe and Korea;" and presenting on the US and EU Enforcement Practices at a cartel workshop hosted by the KFTC. Mr. Choi has also been a prolific writer. In recent years, he co-authored various article, some of which include "Legal Issues Related to SEPs and FRAND" Global IP Trend 2015, Korea Institute of Intellectual Property, December 2015; South Korea Special Focus - IPR Guidelines Revised: Tackling unreasonable behaviour, IFLR, March 2015; Korea Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation, Global Legal Group, 2010~2015.

  • 1994UCLA, School of Law (J.D.)
  • 1991UCLA (B.A., Political Science)
Professional Career
  • 2008-2009Adjunct Professor, Seoul National University, College of Law
  • 1998-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 1996-1998Associate, Samjung International
  • 1994-1996Associate, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel
Bar Admissions
  • 1994California
  • California State Bar Association

English, Korean

Professional Activities

  • Speaker, “The Government Raids Targets & the Defense Responds to the Government Investigation”, 13th International Cartel Workshop, ABA Antitrust Law Section, San Francisco, February 2020
  • Speaker, “Big Data and AI”, HKU-Lingnan-Florida Platform Competition Conference, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 2019
  • Speaker, “The New Engine of Growth in Asia Conference: Investment and Technology”, ABA Section of International Law, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, October 2018
  • Speaker, "Refusal to Supply," 2016 International Competition Network (ICN) Annual Conference, UCWG BOS, Singapore, April 2016
  • Speaker, "IP and Antitrust," 2016 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference, Washington DC, September 2016
  • Chairperson, GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust Asia-Pacific, May 2016
  • Moderator, "Valuation of IP," GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust Asia-Pacific, May 2016
  • Speaker, "Competition Law 2015 – Panorama of antitrust enforcement in Europe and Korea," ECCK Luncheon on Antitrust, Seoul, Korea, November 2015
  • Speaker, "Dominance: Technology cases – North Asia perspective," GCR Live Hong Kong: Focus on China, Hong Kong, October 2015
  • Speaker, "Intersection of antitrust and IP – an international perspective," GCR Live IP & Antitrust Asia-Pacific, Seoul, Korea, May 2015
  • Speaker, "Making efficiency assessment more effective," 2015 ICN Annual Conference, UCWG BOS, Sydney, Australia, April 2015
  • Speaker, "Conglomerate and Vertical Mergers / Case Discussions" Korea University, Seoul, Korea, November 2014
Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Competition/Antitrust, Chambers Asia, 2013-2020
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Antitrust and Competition, Legal500, 2014, 2016, 2018-2019
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2017, 2019


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