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Suyong Kim

Partner
London

Suyong Kim

Based in London as Global Co-Head of Hogan Lovell's Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice and with extensive experience of working in the Brussels competition environment, Suyong is one of only a handful of EU practitioners equally at home handling complex mergers and JVs, high stakes cartel and abuse of market power investigations, as well as the resulting appeals and damages litigation before the EU and national courts. She is recognised as a leader in the field of competition/EU law and praised for her ‘accuracy of analysis’, ‘responsiveness’ and ‘ability to break down complex issues into effective and pragmatic advice’.

Suyong has an MBA from the London Business School and offers clients an acute understanding of the commercial issues they face when navigating antitrust challenges. Suyong's practice is notable not only for its coverage across different aspects of EU and UK competition law, but also for the varied sectors (both regulated and unregulated) in which her clients operate. She has particular experience of the FMCG, financial services, media, telecommunications, energy, retailing, and transport sectors.

'Suyong Kim is recognised for both her contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Clients say: 'She is fantastic at quickly making the issues accessible to people who don't have a competition law background'

Chambers UK 2016

Representative Experience

Acting for a leading retailer before the UK Office of Fair Trading in successfully contesting allegations of cartel practices in the supply of dairy products.

Acting for a water company before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in defending an antitrust damages action that raises claims of margin squeeze and excessive pricing.

Defending a European company in an antitrust damages action brought in the English High Court following on from a prohibition decision by the European Commission.

Advising a pharmaceutical company in relation to a dawn raid by the European Commission and subsequent investigation under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU.

Acting for a main party in the UK Competition Commission market investigation into movies on Pay TV.

Advising a global media and communications business in connection with various merger filings in Europe and worldwide.

Advising an international technology company in relation to its distribution arrangements.

Advising a major bank in connection with the European Commission's retail banking sector inquiry.

Advising clients, in a broad range of sectors, on compliance issues.

Education and admissions

Education

  • M.B.A., London Business School, 1990
  • CPE, The College of Law, 1986
  • M.A., University of Oxford, 1984

Memberships

  • Council of Management, Regulatory Policy Institute, Oxford
  • Advisory Board, Oxera
  • Advisory board of BNA's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Reporter
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Competition Law Forum

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales

2015

Leading individual in EU and Competition

Legal 500 UK

2012

Winner, The Lawyer's Competition/Regulatory Team of the Year 2012

2016

Chambers UK, competition/European law (contentious/non-contentious)

2010

Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers

Legal Media Group

2010

Global Competition Review, Top 100 Women in Global Antitrust

2014

Who's Who Legal: Competition Lawyers and Economists

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