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Hwan JEONG is a senior partner and the head of Antitrust & Competition group at Lee & Ko. His practice focuses on a broad range of antitrust & competition law matters including investigation of merger review, cartels, abuse of market dominance and unfair trade practices, and antitrust litigation.

Mr. Jeong has handled many high-profile antitrust cases in his 25+ years of practice, including the Korea Fair Trade Commission's case against Microsoft in which he represented the commission. Additionally, he has handled many cartel cases such as an international FX cartel, an international auto parts cartel, an international capacitor cartel, an international airline cartel, an international LCD cartel, and an international DRAM cartel. He also has been involved in many global merger review cases, cross-border investments and general corporate transactions. He served as a member of International Bar Association Antitrust Committee Unilateral Conduct Working Group.

Mr. Jeong also served as an Advisory Counsel for the Competition Policy Advisory Committee of the Korea Fair Trade Commission. He was an ad-hoc instructor at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea, where he taught international contract law and was an ad-hoc instructor at the Seoul National University Law School, and the Korea University Law School where he taught antitrust law. He is a frequent speaker and has also written extensively on topics related to antitrust and competition law. He provides legal advice to the Korea Fair Trade Commission in connection with the amendment of Korean antitrust laws and regulations as an antitrust expert.
Education
2001 University of Minnesota Law School - LL.M.
1993 Seoul National University College of Business Administration - B.B.A. (Minor in Law)
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Work Experience
2011-Present Lee & Ko
2015-2017 Secretary General, Korea Competition Forum
2012-2016 Non-Governmental Advisor, International Competition Network
1995-2011 Shin & Kim
2012-2015 Ad-Hoc Instructor, Korea University Law School
2009-2011 Ad-Hoc Instructor, Judicial Research &Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
2009-2011 Member, Committee for Subcontract, National IT Industry Promotion Agency
2005-2009 Advisory Counsel, Competition Policy Advisory Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission
2002 Ad-Hoc Instructor, Seoul National University Law School
1993-1995 Judicial Research &Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
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Admissions
1995 Admitted to bar, Korea
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Languages
Korean and English
Awards and Recognitions
2022 Recognized as a 'Litigation Star' by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (Antitrust & Competition)
2020-2023 Recognized as a 'Distinguished Practitioner' by AsiaLaw (Antitrust & Competition)
2012-2022 Selected as a 'Recommended Lawyer' by International Who's Who Legal (Antitrust & Competition)
2011-2022 Endorsed as a 'Highly Regarded Lawyer' by IFLR 1000 (Competition)
2009-2022 Selected as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 (Antitrust & Competition)
2009-2022 Recognized as a 'Ranked Lawyer' by Chambers Asia (Antitrust & Competition)
2021 Selected as 'A-List Lawyer (Korea's Top 100 Lawyers)' by Asia Business Law Journal
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Publications / Presentations / ETC
Injunctive Relief under the Korean Competition Laws (Journal of Competition, 2013)
'Study on Treble Damages under the Subcontract Act,' (Journal of Competition, 2011)
'FTA and Competition Law Issues in the Healthcare Industry,' (Journal of Competition, 2011)
'Healthcare and Anti-trust Law,' (Seoul National University, 2011)
'Study on Unfair Trade Practices,' (Federation of Korean Industries, 2009)
'Competition Abroad ,'(International Financial Law Review, 2009)
'Comparative Study of Consent Order System,' (Journal of Korean Competition Law, 2008)
'ALB Special Report - Korean Merger Regime Update ,'(Asian Legal Business, 2008)
'Administrative Guidance and Antitrust Law ,'(Fair Competition, 2002)
'Extraterritorial Application of Antitrust Law,' (Free Competition and Fair Trade, 2002)
'U.S. and EU Investigations of Mega-Mergers & Antitrust Extraterritoriality,' (Fair Competition, 2002)
'Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Antitrust Law,' (Fair Competition, 2002)
'Investment in Korea- Guide to Korean laws and Regulations,' (Ministry of Justice of Korea, 1999)
'Introduction to Antitrust Law,' (Fair Competition, 1997)
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