Junhyun SONG

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6532
  • F. +82-31-601-7533
  • E. junhyun.song@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Junhyun Song is an attorney specializing in fair competition and antitrust area. Mr. Song advises clients on merger filings, international cartels, and abuse of dominant position and represents clients in damages suits.

Mr. Song has achieved great performance representing domestic and foreign companies in business combination cases in various industrial fields including electronics, shipbuilding, aviation and pharmaceuticals. Also, he provides profound advice based on his considerable professional experience with the latest fair trade issues including regulation of large business groups, such as the ban on abuse of dominant position, information exchange cartel, and private profit-taking in relation to patent, big data, platform, etc.

Mr. Song completed the 37th course of the Judicial Research and Training Institute and earned his LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. He worked for Steptoe & Johnson LLP at its Washington D.C. office as a visiting lawyer and was selected for one of 40 Excellent Lawyers Under 40 in Asia by ALB (Asian Legal Business) in 2017.

Representative Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington D.C
2008-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Representative Matters

Represented Samsung Electronics in a case involving Qualcomm's abuse of dominant position
Represented Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering ("DSME") in a case involving merger between Hyundai Heavy Industries and DSME
Represented Samsung Electronics in a case where HP intended to acquire Samsung's printer business unit
Represented Polar Air Cargo in an international air cargo cartel case
Advised interested persons on the business combination through a JV establishment by and between BHPB and Rio Tinto (Represented five Japanese steel manufacturing companies)
Represented Samsung Electronics in a case involving Qualcomm's abuse of dominant position
Represented Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering ("DSME") in a case involving merger between Hyundai Heavy Industries and DSME
Represented Samsung Electronics in a case where HP intended to acquire Samsung's printer business unit
Represented Polar Air Cargo in an international air cargo cartel case
Advised interested persons on the business combination through a JV establishment by and between BHPB and Rio Tinto (Represented five Japanese steel manufacturing companies)
Represented Kookmin Bank in a lawsuit filed by VAN agencies for damages in relation to cartel on VAN charges
Represented a foreign company in an ODD international cartel case
Represented three Chinese airlines in the KFTC's investigation into alleged violations of the Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, etc. in respect of refund fee (The case was closed without any sanction)
Represented five convenience store operators in the investigation into alleged abuse of dominant position by the five operators (The case was closed upon the five operators being found of not guilty)

Education

2014 Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
2008 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2005 Seoul National University (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Judging Unfairness of Vertical Agreement, Study on Judicial Precedents of Economic Law Vol. 8 (Co-author, Bobmunsa, 2013)
Extraterritorial Application of the Competition Law, 30 Years of Monopoly Regulation Act (Co-author, Bobmunsa, 2011)
Main Recent Issues and Implications of Competition Laws in US, EU, Etc., Journal of Competition Law and Policy Vol. 1 (Co-author, Seoul National University Center for Competition Law, 2013)
Practical Issues of the Current Leniency Program, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 20, pp. 263-296 (Co-author, Korean Competition Law Association, 2009)
Awards
40 Under 40 in Asia (Asian Legal Business, 2017)

Qualifications

2008 Korea