Chaeyoung Byun

  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-7490
  • F. +82-2-3404-7688
  • E. chaeyoung.byun@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Chaeyoung Byun has been advising and representing IT companies, automakers, cosmetic manufacturers and e-commerce companies in connection with various fair trade law issues such as unfair trade practice, cartel and labeling & advertisement. Further, Ms. Byun has been rapidly catching up with new regulatory issues arising from market changes.

During many years of her work as an in-house counsel, Ms. Byun has built up extensive experience not only on regulatory issues associated with general corporate matters but also on responses to the investigations of the KFTC. Based on this, she deals with various kinds of anti-competitive activities in various industry sectors and provides hands-on and efficient legal advice to meet the corporate needs.

Representative Experience

2018-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2013-2017 In-House Counsel, Korean Air

Representative Matters

Advised Business Group A on the KFTC investigation on related-party transactions (cleared of charges)
Represented Korea Tourism Corporation on the case involving the collusion among Incheon International Airport Corporation and 4 duty free shop operators
Advised Jeonbuk Ascon Industrial Cooperative and Jeonbuk Hangil Ascon Business Cooperative on the case involving 3 companies' bid rigging charges in relation to the bid for annual asphalt concrete unit price contract ordered by Jeonbuk Regional Public Procurement Service
Represented BorgWarner in the business combination report filing regarding the meger between BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies
Advised Apple on the case involving the abuse of its bargaining power against telecommunications service providers
Advised Business Group A on the KFTC investigation on related-party transactions (cleared of charges)
Represented Korea Tourism Corporation on the case involving the collusion among Incheon International Airport Corporation and 4 duty free shop operators
Advised Jeonbuk Ascon Industrial Cooperative and Jeonbuk Hangil Ascon Business Cooperative on the case involving 3 companies' bid rigging charges in relation to the bid for annual asphalt concrete unit price contract ordered by Jeonbuk Regional Public Procurement Service
Represented BorgWarner in the business combination report filing regarding the meger between BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies
Advised Apple on the case involving the abuse of its bargaining power against telecommunications service providers
Represented Hangul & Computer in a bid-rigging case involving the purchase of the right of annual license for standard officie software ordered by the Geongsangbuk-do Office of Eduction
Advised on the response to the investigation into the collusion between the manufacturers of emission reduction devices and the Korea Automobile Environment Association (cleared of charges)
Advised Kyowon on the response to the investigation into the violation by the air purifier manufacturers of the labeling and advertising law
Advised LVMH Perfumes & Costmetics on the response to the investigation into the violation by the cosmetic manufacturers of the labeling and advertising law
Advised SK on its obligations to file a business combination report in affected countries in connection with its investment in Chinese agriculture and food company
Advised Lenzing on the response to the investigation into the transactions based on restrictive conditions involving textile manufacturers
Advised Nissan on the response to the investigation into unfair collaborative activitites
Advised chemical business group B and construction business group BA on their respective compliance matters
Advised on the response to the request for dispute mediation in relation to the violation of the Act on the Regulation of Terms and Conditions
Advised a construction company on the KFTC's investigation into its violation of the Subcontracting Act
Represented SeAH Steel in filing a report on the conversion into a holding company
Handled a litigation seeking to cancel the imposition of penalty surcharge based on resale price maintenance
Handle a litigation seeking to cancel the imposition of penalty surcharge and public disclosure order on the grounds of violation of labeling and advertising law

Education

2013 Yonsei University Law School (J.D.)
2010 Yonsei University (LL.B., cum laude)

Selected Activities

Awards
Yonsei University Global Leadership Award (2013)
Korean Society of Law President Award, International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition (2010)

Qualifications

2013 Korea