Jinhoon Gim mainly advises on responding to investigations by the Korea Fair Trade Commission and handling any related lawsuit, making a business combination report and performing all related tasks, and dealing with pharmaceutical and healthcare-related legal affairs. Mr. Gim has experience in advising clients on all aspects of their responses to investigations and administrative lawsuits in relation to, among others, any allegation of their having committed a collusive act, abused their market-dominating position or used their superior bargaining power over other contracting parties, as well as in handling a number of business combination cases.
The clients that Mr. Gim successfully defended are as follows, to name a few: a steelmaker sued for its alleged rebar price-rigging collusion with other steelmakers; a construction company sued for its alleged bid-rigging collusion with other construction companies; a global communications chipset manufacturer sued for its alleged abused of its market-dominating position; and an automobile part manufacturer sued for its alleged act of compelling agents to buy its products. He has also advised on numerous M&A deals, including a horizontal one between pay TV service providers and a vertical one between a steelmaker and a wire rod manufacturer. In addition, his practice encompasses not only clients in need of advisory services for responding to investigations into their alleged violations of the subcontracting law, agency law, franchise business law, labelling and advertising law or any other applicable law, but also clients in need of representation services because of, e.g., a sanction imposed for their alleged illegitimate act against other contracting parties and a damage claim filed for their alleged violation of the competition law.
Based on the above experience and expertise, Mr. Gim has lectured on related issues and implications in a number of organizations, including companies, the Korea Fair Competition Federation, and Korea Health Industry Development Institute.