Youngseok Kim

  • Associate
  • T. +82-2-3404-7466
  • F. +82-2-3404-7688
  • E. youngseok.kim@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Youngseok Kim's practice covers a broad range of antitrust matters, including fair trade, subcontracting, franchising, distribution, distributors, and consumer protection.

Since 2017, Mr. Kim has been in charge of advisory, compliance, and litigation matters related to fair trade laws and regulations at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, including those related to abuse of market dominance, illegal cartel conduct, mergers, and unfair trade practices involving various industries and companies. He participates in various academic activities and regularly contributes articles on the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act, etc. to various publications.

Representative Experience

2017-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Representative Matters

Represented company A in the merger filing for the acquisition of shares (in Korea, the EU, China, Turkey and Indonesia)
Represented company B in the merger filing for its acquisition of shares in tire company BA
Represented a liner shipping company in the case involving ocean freight rate fixing on the Korea-Southeast Asia, Korea-Japan and Korea-China routes
Represented C Group in the KFTC's investigation into unfair assistance
Represented company D in the litigation seeking damages for collusion among ATM manufacturers
Abuse of Market Dominance
Represented interested parties in the case involving company E's abuse of market dominance (abuse of standard essential patents)
Mergers
Represented company A in the merger filing for the acquisition of shares (in Korea, the EU, China, Turkey and Indonesia)
Represented company B in the merger filing for its acquisition of shares in tire company BA
Represented company F in the merger filing for its acquisition of shares in a tank terminal company
Illegal Cartel Conduct
Represented a railroad vehicle manufacturer in the KFTC's investigation into bid rigging regarding railroad vehicles
Represented a liner shipping company in the case involving ocean freight rate fixing on the Korea-Southeast Asia, Korea-Japan and Korea-China routes
Represented oil business operators in Korea in the DOJ's investigation and the KFTC's investigation into cartel conduct
Represented materials companies in the KFTC's investigation into international cartel conduct
Represented transportation companies in the KFTC's investigation into price collusion
Unfair Assistance
Represented C Group in the KFTC's investigation into unfair assistance
Response to On-Site Investigation and Compliance
Responded to on-site investigations conducted in accordance with the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act and related laws and regulations
Conducted a number of compliance activities related to the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act, the Fair Transactions in Subcontracting Act, the Act on Fair Transactions in Large Retail Business, etc.
Litigation
Represented company D in the litigation seeking damages for collusion among ATM manufacturers
Represented company G in the litigation seeking damages for collusion among LPG business operators
Represented construction companies in the litigation seeking damages for collusion related to Incheon Subway Line 2
Represented company H in the litigation seeking damages for collusion among cable manufacturers
Represented company I in the litigation seeking damages for abuse of superior bargaining position

Education

2023 Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
2018 Korea University (B.A.)
2017 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Selected Activities

Publications
A Study on Access to Files Procedure of Korean Fair Trade Commission - Focus on business secret and data room, Justice No. 199, pp. 239-276 (Korean Society of Law, 2023)
Implications for EU’s Offshore Subsidy Control Law, Journal of competition No. 219, pp 56-69 (Korea Fair Competition Federation, 2023)
Practical Issues on Holding Company’s Ownership in CVC, BFL No. 118, pp. 137-149 (Co-author, Seoul National University Center for Financial Law, 2023)
A Practical Study on Legal Nature and the Limitation of Dawn Raids of Korean Fair Trade Commission, Journal of Korean Competition Law Vol. 44, pp. 257-321 (Co-author, Korean Competition Law Association, 2021)
A study on the application scope of the Act on Fair Transactions in Large Retail Business, Distribution Law Review Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 123-183 (Co-author, Korea Distribution Law Association, 2020)
Normative Control of Regression Analysis-based Loss Assessment, Journal of Competition (Co-author, Korea Fair Competition Federation, 2020)
Practical Issues concerning Restrictions Regulating Actions by Holding Companies, BFL Vol. 91, pp. 49-61 (Co-author, Seoul National University Center for Financial Law, 2018)

Qualifications

2017 Korea
2017 Financial Risk Manager (FRM)