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Practice Area|Antitrust & Competition

Fair Trade & Competition Disputes

Jipyong's Antitrust & Competition Team provides advice and performs litigation at all stages of investigations, examinations, administrative proceedings, prosecute investigations and criminal proceedings with respect to monopoly regulation and fair trade on behalf of Korea's leading large companies and Fair Trade Commissions. Furthermore, we have made remarkable achievements representing litigations related to various unfair trade acts and collusion as well as litigation related to unfair subcontracting of large construction companies.

In addition, our attorneys are poised to address any of the myriad of antitrust and competition issues that corporate clients may face regarding various types of fair trade issues, such as anticompetitive merger, abuse of market dominance, collusions, cartel, regulation on business groups, unfair trade practices, unfair subcontracting transactions, regulation of terms and conditions, and unfair advertising practices.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Responding to the investigation by the Fair Trade Commission and legal procedures
    • Cancellation of corrective actions related to abuse of market dominance and unfair trade
    • Cancellation of corrective actions related to internal transactions between business groups
    • Cancellation of corrective actions related to unfair acts of the business organizations and the traders
    • Cancellation of corrective actions related to business combination
    • Litigation related to terms and conditions
    • Revocation of corrective actions related to the Act on Fair Labeling and Advertising
    • Disputes over special unfair trade related acts such as Fair Transaction in Subcontracting Act, Fair Transactions in Franchise Business Act, and Fair Supplier-Vendor Trade Practices Act
    • Litigation regarding the Leniency Program
    • Consultation and objection on the corrective actions of the Fair Trade Commission

Experience Close

    • Represented clients in a constitutional petition in relation to the KFTC’s disposition in the patent infringement case of Samsung Electronics vs. Apple
    • Represented NH Nonghyup Financial Group Inc. in its response to a case related to a false report of the holding company’s current status of holding of stocks (secured a non-prosecution decision from the prosecutors)
    • Represented a CEO of a company in a criminal case related to his omission of filing of documents designated to be filed by conglomerate and won an acquittal (affirmed by the Supreme Court)
    • Represented a domestic construction company in a damage claim related to bid-rigging and won a Supreme Court decision to quash and remand the case to the lower court
    • Won in a lawsuit claiming cancellation of disposition to levy on Qualcomm's abuse market dominance
    • Represented Hyundai Motor Company in a lawsuit for damages for violating Fair Transaction in Subcontracting Act
    • Advised Yura Tech Co., Ltd. on counteraction against the Korea Fair Trade Commission (‘KFTC’)’s investigation/examination of an international cartel case
    • Advised Lotte Homeshopping (corporate name: Woori Homeshopping Co., Ltd.) on counteraction against investigation on violation of the Act on Fair Transactions in Large Franchise and Retail Business by 6 TV homeshopping companies
    • Represented Intel in a lawsuit on Qualcomm's abuse market dominance (2nd case)
    • Collusion related to insurance premiums by life and property insurance companies including Samsung Life Insurance
    • Unfair trade practices by Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
    • Price collusion by Samsung Total
    • Represented Doosan Infracore in a case alleging collusion among construction equipment manufacturers
    • Represented Malaysia Airlines in a collusion case where Korean Air and other major airlines were accused of setting fuel surcharges
    • Represented major cement manufacturers in a collusion case
    • Litigation related to refiners' collusion over petrol’s country of origins
    • Litigation related to GSK/ Dong-A Pharmaceutical's collusion over reverse payment
    • Litigation related to pesticide price fixing by KG Chemical, Samsung Fine Chemicals, and Namhae Chemical
    • Represented KFTC in a lawsuit raised by ramen noodle manufacturers including Nongshim regarding collusion on ramen
    • Represented KFTC in a case alleging price fixing of leading LPG companies such as GS Caltex
    • Represented KFTC in a case alleging leading commercial banks including Kookmin Bank who engaged in price fixing of service charges for exchange of foreign bills
    • Represented KFTC in a case alleging leading commercial banks including Kookmin Bank who engaged in price fixing of service charges for purchasing bank drafts
    • Represented KFTC against Kumho Tire and Hankook Tire for unfair trading practices (collusion)
    • Represented SK and National Student Uniform Development Council for unfair trading practices
    • Appeal against corrective action imposed on Shinsegae regarding acquisition of Walmart Korea
    • Appeal against corrective action imposed on E-Land Group regarding acquisition of Carrefour Korea
    • Represented OCI in the appeal of the corrective measures on its acquisition of CCK
    • Represented Doosan E&C in a lawsuit against corrective action
    • Represented Daewoo Group and Tongyang Group for unfair trading practices