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Jang Hyun KA

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Expertise

Antitrust & Competition, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Life Sciences · Pharmaceuticals

Languages

Korean and English

Introduction

Jang Hyun Ka is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Group.  Since joining Lee & Ko in 2013, he has focused his practice in the areas of Antitrust & Competition, M&A and general Corporate matters.

 

Mr. Ka received his B.A. in law from the Seoul National University, College of Law in 2008. In 2010, he was admitted to the Korean Bar and completed his legal training at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.

Representative Cases

  • Merger filing in relation to a merger between major domestic petrochemical companies (i.e. Hanwha Chemical and Samsung General Chemical) (2014 to 2015)
  • Merger filing in relation to a merger between major air freight integrators (i.e. Fedex and TNT Express) (2015)
  • Merger filing in relation to a merger between SK Telecom, No. 1 mobile carrier in Korea, and CJ Hellovision, No. 1 cable TV company in Korea (2015 to 2016) 
  • Represented Samsung Electronics as an interested party regarding a merger filing between dominant semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies (i.e. Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron) (2013 to 2014)
  • Many bid-rigging cases involving major construction companies (i.e. Samsung C&T Corporation, Daelim Industrial) (2013 to 2017)
  • International cartel case involving global major capacitor company (i.e., Rubycon) (2014 to 2018)
  • Abuse of market dominance case involving CJ CGV, No. 1 theatre company in Korea (2014 to 2016)
  • False advertising case involving global sandal company (i.e. Fitflop) (2013 to 2014)
  • Represented LG Electronics in relation to dispute with Dyson, Ltd. regarding violation of false advertising law by Dyson, Ltd. (2016)
  • Merger filing in relation to a merger between Oksusu and POOQ, No.1 and No.4 OTT streaming paid-subscription service providers in Korea, respectively (2019) 
  • Merger filing in relation to a merger between SK Telecom, No. 1 mobile carrier in Korea, and T-Broad, No. 2 cable TV company in Korea (2019) 
  • Represented Mirae Asset Financial Group in the KFTC’s investigation into the Group’s affiliate transactions (2018 to 2020)
  • Represent Korean Air in the KFTC’s investigation of the terms and conditions of the airline’s mileage program (2019 to present)

Education

2018  Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)

2010  Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

2008  Seoul National University , College of Law (LL.B.)

Work Experience

2013-Present  Lee & Ko

2018  Alston & Bird LLP, DC Office

2013  Judge Advocate Officer, Korean Navy

Admissions

Admitted to bar, Korea: 2010

Publications / Presentations

  • " Practical Issues in Ex-ante Enforcement of Korean Antitrust Law and Commercial Law governing Related Party Transactions", Business Finance Law Journal, Center for Financial Law of Seoul National University, (Co-authored) (July 2016)
  • "Enforcement of Competition Law on "Product Hopping"", Journal of Competition Law and Policy, Center for Competition Law of Seoul National University, (Co-authored) (October 2016)