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Geun-Bae Seok

Geun-Bae Seok

Partner
Introduction

Mr. Geun-Bae Seok is a partner at Shin & Kim. His main practice areas are antitrust & competition and mutual cooperation.

His practice focuses on cartel, abuse of position by market dominant enterprises, unfair trade practice, undue support practice (e.g. large-scale inside trading in large corporate groups), subcontracting and antitrust compliance. He also advises on mutual cooperation and ESG matters that are of great significance recently.

Professional Career
  • 2019-PresentInterviewer, Sungkyunkwan University Law School
  • 2019-PresentMember, Subcontracting Law Society
  • 2019-PresentAdvisory Member, Construction Subcontracting Division, LH
  • 2017-PresentLecturer on antitrust & competition, subcontracting and label & advertising laws, Fair Competition Confederation
  • 2013-PresentMember, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 2014Examiner, the 4th Bar Examination Question Bank
  • 2013Examiner, the 3rd Bar Examination Question Bank
  • 2013Examiner, the 55th Judicial Examination Question Bank (primary examination)
  • 2012-2013Legal Advisor, Korea Pro-Baseball Players Association
  • 2011Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, 8th Course of Arbitration CEO
  • 2009Sookmyung Women’s University, Course of Anti-trust
  • 2008-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2006-2008Public Service Advocate, Legal Profession Policy Division, Ministry of Justice
  • 2005-2006Public Service Advocate, Korea Legal Aid Corporation
  • 2003-2005Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Key Experience
  • Represented Company Q in a case on abuse of market dominant position
  • Represented and advised clients in numerous cartel cases (won not-guilty in cartel cases by construction companies belonging to Group D, among other matters).
  • Represented and advised on multiple unfair trade practice cases (won not-guilty in unfair trade practice case by display companies affiliated to Group S, among other matters)
  • Represented and advised clients in numerous undue support practice cases (won not-guilty in unfair support cases for Group S.)
  • Represented and advised clients in numerous subcontract law violation cases (won not-guilty of subcontract law violation for construction companies belonging to Group S).
  • Represented and advised clients in numerous cases on violation of labeling and advertisings laws
  • Represented and advised clients in many cases related to agency and door-to-door sales laws
  • Compliance training for various companies related to fair trade, including for SK Group, Lotte Group, Korea Electric Power Corporation, GS Group, HD Hyundai Group, Hansol Group, Dongkuk Steel Group, Pulmuone, and Wonik Group.
  • Lectures on Fair Trade Act, Subcontract Act, Labeling and Advertising Act, Electronic Commerce Act, Distributors Act, etc.
Education
  • 2018-2021Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration (Completed coursework in policy science)
  • 2014-2015University of Southern California (USC) School of Law (LL.M.)
  • Business Law & Entertainment Law Certificates
  • 2004Columbia University Law School, Course of International Trading Laws
  • 2001-2008Seoul National University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M., Coursework)
  • 1997-2001Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2005Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2019, 2021-2023
  • “Best Lawyer” for Antitrust and Competition, Lawtimes, 2022
  • “Best Lawyer” for Antitrust and Competition, Hankyung Business, 2021

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