Cecil Saehoon Chung is a vice-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and Head of the International Antitrust Team at Yulchon. Mr Chung has practised law for well over 25 years, primarily focusing on antitrust, trade regulation, consumer protection, and intellectual property. Mr Chung has a rare distinction of being ranked as both a US antitrust law expert based abroad (in Seoul) and foreign (US licensed) expert on Korean antitrust law by Chambers Global 2013. Mr Chung has also been recognised as a leading antitrust lawyer by publications such as GCR’s International Who’s Who, Euromoney’s Expert Guides and Chamber’s Asia.
Prior to joining Yulchon in 2012, Mr Chung was an antitrust partner at two global law firms (Pillsbury Winthrop as well as Greenberg Traurig) in Washington, D.C. From 1988 to 1995, Mr Chung was a litigation attorney in the Bureau of Competition at the US FTC, where he investigated and challenged numerous merger transactions and non-merger antitrust violations. He was also a principal member of the FTC’s trial team that successfully challenged BAT’s acquisition of American Tobacco in federal district court. Since 1997, Mr Chung has advised the KFTC in its efforts to modernise its antitrust and consumer protection programmes.
Mr Chung frequently speaks at international competition conferences across the globe and regularly contributes articles to various publications. He has held various leadership positions with the ABA Antitrust Section and International Section, IBA, ICC and others. Mr Chung received a BS in Economics from Wharton and JD from Cornell.