Nam Woo Kim

Trinity Legal (Seoul)

Nam Woo Kim is an attorney at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL) in Seoul, Korea, providing legal services related to global antitrust and competition law issues. Before joining BKL, he served Antitrust Counsel at LG Electronics, Inc., where he was primarily responsible for antitrust compliance program and consultations. From 2011 to 2012, he had also worked as Adjunct Professor, teaching mainly antitrust law along with corporate law, and law and economics at various universities and law schools in Korea. Previously, he served as Foreign Legal Consultant at the Office of International Affairs, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He has published articles mostly in the field of antitrust law and competition policy. He is a member of North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He received Doctor of Judicial Science (S.J.D.) in 2010 from American University Washington College of Law and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 2003 and Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.) in 2004 from University of Pennsylvania Law School.


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Nam Woo Kim The South Korean Appellate Court prevents the worst-case scenario where no sanction is imposed on both price-fixers in the flat glass industry by siding with the South Korean FTC (Han-Kuk Glass Industry / Kum-Kang Corea Chemical)


Case Summary The Korean Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) imposed fines on cartels in the flat glass industry in June of 2013 for violation of Article 19 of the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act of Korea.] Han-Kuk Glass Industry (“HGI”) and Kum-Kang Corea Chemical (“KCC”) had participated in (...)

Nam Woo Kim The South Korean FTC finds that the territorial restraints clauses contained in the distribution agreements of a liquor manufacturer are illegal since they suppress intra-brand competition among the wholesale distributors (Kook Soon Dang)


I. Introduction Vertical restraints are largely scrutinized under a less strict standard of review as compared to horizontal restraints – especially in relation to naked price-fixing or market division. Since the US Supreme Court held in the watershed decision of 1977, Continental TV v. GTE (...)

Nam Woo Kim The Korea Fair Trade Commission issues revised guidelines of cartel leniency programs with a view to preventing recidivism and reducing the extent of immunity in cases of two-firm cartels


INTRODUCTION Many countries have operated the cartel leniency programs following the United States. Cartel activities have been hard to be cracked because cartel participants continue to be extremely sneaky or stealthy. Thus, the cartel leniency program is the most powerful tool for detecting (...)

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