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KFTC Grants Conditional Approval for KAL-Asiana Merger

South Korea - February 24 2022 On February 21, 2022, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the "KFTC") granted a conditional approval for Korean Air's acquisition of 63.88% of the…

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Seung Hyuck Han, Sung Moo Jung, Yun Jeong Keun, Kyu Hyun Kim, Seuk Joon Lee, Seung Jae Lee, Sung Bom Park

KFTC proposes “review guidelines on abuse of dominance and unfair trade practice by online platform businesses”

South Korea - January 14 2022 On January 6, 2022, the KFTC released for public comments its proposed Review Guidelines for Regulations Against Abuse of Dominance and Unfair Trade…

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Seung Hyuck Han, Sung Moo Jung, Yun Jeong Keun, Kyu Hyun Kim, Seuk Joon Lee, Seung Jae Lee, Sung Bom Park

「온라인 플랫폼 사업자의 시장지배적지위 남용행위 및 불공정거래행위에 대한 심사지침」 제정안 행정예고

South Korea - January 12 2022 공정거래위원회(이하 '공정위')는 「온라인 플랫폼 사업자의 시장지배적지위 남용행위 및 불공정거래행위에 대한 심사지침」(이하 '심사지침') 제정안을 마련하여 2022. 1. 6.부터…

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Seung Hyuck Han, Sung Moo Jung, Yun Jeong Keun, Kyu Hyun Kim, Seuk Joon Lee, Seung Jae Lee, Sung Bom Park

Amended KFTC Merger Control Rules Take Effect Specific Size-of-Transaction Test Established and Scope of Simplified Review Expanded

South Korea - January 3 2022 On Dec. 30, 2021, amended merger control rules went into effect in Korea. These amended rules are codified under four separate sets of legal…

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Seung Hyuck Han, Sung Moo Jung, Yun Jeong Keun, Kyu Hyun Kim, Seuk Joon Lee, Seung Jae Lee, Sung Bom Park

KFTC Adopts Amended Merger Review Guidelines for Greater Guidance in Reviewing Mergers in Innovation Industries

South Korea - March 11 2019 Effective Feb. 27, 2019, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (the “KFTC”) adopted an amended version of its Merger Review Guidelines, three months after…

Cecil Saehoon Chung, Seung Hyuck Han, Sung Moo Jung, Yun Jeong Keun, Seuk Joon Lee, Sung Bom Park