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2019

2019 award

The Acquisition Deal of the Year (4 consecutive yrs.) &
The Best M&A Advisor of the Year 2019

Vietnam M&A Forum

2019 award

Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 (Labour and Employment Firm of the Year)
Asialaw

2019 award

GAR(Global Arbitration Review) 40
– The Only Asian Law Firm on 2019 GAR top 40

GAR (Global Arbitration Review)

2018 award

Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards 2019
- South Korea Patent Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing IP

2019 award

Korea Finance Awards Best Deal of the Year
– Double Star’s acquisition of Kumho Tire

Yonhap Infomax
2018

2018 award

Korea Law Awards
- Five Awards Including the Korea Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

ALB (Asian Legal Business)

2018 award

The Acquisition Deal of the Year
– Lotte Card’s acquisition of Techcom Finance

Vietnam M&A Forum 2018

2018 award

The Asia Legal Awards 2018
– Asian Pro Bono Initiative of the Year

The American Lawyer

2018 award

Managing IP Asia Pacific Awards 2018
– South Korea Copyright IP Firm of the Year

Managing IP

2018 award

Korea Finance Awards Best Deal of the Year
- Unilever’s acquisition of Carver Korea
Yonhap Infomax
2017

2017 award

2017 Best Law Firms
- Best for Client Service
- Best for Construction & Real Estate
Hankyung Business Weekly

2017 award

Women in Business Law Awards – Best firm in South Korea
Euromoney Legal Media Group

2017 award

Asian-Mena Counsel & In-House Community
- “Firm of the Year 2017” in 9 practice areas

Asian-Mena Counsel

2017 award

GCR Awards 2017 - Behavioural Matter of the Year
GCR (Global Competition Review)

2017 award

Managing IP Global Awards 2017 – South Korea Contentious Work
MIP (Managing IP)

2017 award

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017)
- Band 1 in 5 practice areas

Chambers & Partners
2016

IFLR 1000

TThe American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2016
– Global M&A Deal of the Year: Korea (Tesco’s $6.4 billion Homeplus sale)

The American Lawyer

IFLR 1000

The Acquisition Deal of the Year 2015-2016
(Dongwon Systems’ acquisition of Vietnamese packaging companies)

Vietnam M&A Forum 2016

IFLR 1000

Employer of Choice – 8th Consecutive Year
Asian Legal Business

IFLR 1000

The Asia Legal Awards 2016
- M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia (Tesco’s $6.4 billion Homeplus sale)
- Dispute of the Year: Litigation (Korail vs DreamHub)

The Asian Lawyer

IFLR 1000

Korea IB Awards – M&A Legal advisor
The Korea Economic Daily

IFLR 1000

Korea Capital Markets League Table Awards – Best IPO Legal advisor
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IFLR 1000

Korea Finance Awards Best Deal of the Year – Samsung·Hanwha Big Deal
Yonhap Infomax

IFLR 1000

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016)
- Band 1 in 3 practice areas
Chambers & Partners

IFLR 1000

Asialaw Profiles 2016
- “Outstanding Firm” in 5 practice areas

Asialaw (Euromoney)

IFLR 1000

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016)
- Band 1 in 9 practice areas

The Legal 500 (Legalease)
2015

Asian-MENA Counsel

Korea Capital Markets League Table Awards
- Best M&A Legal advisor

the bell

ALB

Korea Finance Awards Best Deal of the Year
Yonhap Infomax

Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2014

ALB Korea Law Awards – Five Awards Including the Deal of the Year
Asian Legal Business

Chambers Global

Employer of Choice
Asian Legal Business

Chambers Global

IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Rankings (2016)
- Tier 1 in M&A and Restructuring

International Financial Law Review (Euromoney)
2014

2014 award

Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2014
Financial Times