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Park, Sung Bom (Partner)

Sung Bom Park is a partner at Yulchon. As Vice-Chair of Antitrust Practice Group and Head of Regulatory Investigations & Compliance Team, he handles all matters of antitrust, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, energy and environment. He is also interested in the practice of corporate compliance. Mr. Park earned his reputation by successfully representing numerous major clients in the antitrust cases, including SK Corporation, SK Energy, SK Gas, LG U+, SK Telecom, Cathay Pacific, Otis, Qualcomm, Intel, Merck, among others. He has a great deal of experience and expertise in the counseling matters covering telecommunication, energy, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical and aviation industries. He also provides counsel on several projects to systemically manage corporate legal risks including antitrust issues. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Park served as a member of the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s Cartel Advisory Committee and a member of Legal Advisory Group of the Korea Communications Commission since 2010. Mr. Park has written and lectured extensively on various antitrust, corporate compliance issues. Mr. Park has been selected as a leading competition/antitrust lawyer in Korea by Chambers Asia since 2009. He has also been listed in the Marquis Who’ Who since 2010. Mr. Park graduated from Yonsei University, School of Law in 1989 and received his LL.M. from University of California (Davis), School of Law in 2001. Mr. Park is admitted to practice in Korea and New York bars.

Antitrust, Anti-trust Disputes, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Environment & Energy, Healthcare, Corporate Compliance

University of California, Davis, School of Law, LL.M. (2001)
Seoul National University Law Research Center, Antitrust & Competition Law Course (3rd)(1997)
Judicial Research and Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea (1992)
Yonsei University, College of Law, LL.B. (1989)

Partner, Yulchon LLC (2012-present)
Member, Legal Advisor Group, Korea Communications Commission (2010-present)
Director, Korea Economic Law Association (2009-present)
Member, Legal Economic Group (LEG), Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency (2008-present)
Member, Korea Competition Forum (2005-present)
Member, Cartel Advisory Committee, Korea Fair Trade Commission (2004-2012)
Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC (2003-2012)
Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea (2002-2007)
Partner, Yoon & Partners (2002-2003)
Lecturer, Korea Productivity Center (Antitrust Law) (1999-2000)
Member, Subcontract Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea Fair Trade Association (1999-2010)
Associate, Yoon & Partners (1996-2002)
Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (1992-1995)

  • Chapter on Korea, “Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) – Dominance 2017”, Law Business Research (Co-author) (2017) pdf
  • Big Data and Competition Law: recent developments in the EU, Journal of Competition, Vol. 187 (Co-Author) (July 2016) pdf
  • Big Data and Competition Law, Journal of Competition Law and Policy, Vol. 6 (Co-Author) (2016) pdf
  • Practical Issues in the Enforcement of Leniency Program in Korea, Seoul National University, Journal of Korean Law, Vol. 15 (2015)
  • Ballooning Definition of Cartel and Information Exchange in Korea, Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle (December 2013)
  • “Practical Issues and Proposed Solutions for the Current Leniency Program in Korea,” Journal of Korean Competition Law (Vol. 26)(2012)
  • Recent Korean Supreme Court Decisions on Per Se Illegality and Noerr-Pennington in Korea, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter (Fall 2012)
  • Revamped Korean Leniency Regime: No More Cheap Way Out for Repeat Cartelists and Second-in-Line Confessors, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, International Committee, International Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 3 (October 2012)
  • “Annotation of Three School Uniform Producers’ Unfair Collaborative Acts,” Korea Fair Trade Commission’s 30 Decisions (2011)
  • “Annotation of Coca-Cola Korea’s Refusal to Trade,” Korea Fair Trade Commission’s 30 Decisions (2011)
  • “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartel & Leniency,” Global Legal Group (2009-2012)
  • “Comparative Analysis of International Antitrust Cases”, Parkyoungsa (Co-author)(2003)
  • “The Criteria for Legal Judgment and Consideration in Regulation the Intra-group Transactions,” Fair Trade, Korea Fair Trade Association (2000)

Leading Competition/Antitrust Lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific (since 2009)
Leading Competition Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal (since 2014)
Competition and Antitrust Attorney Asia Pacific, Expert Guides (2014)
Marquis Who’s Who (since 2010)
    Korean, English
    New York (2002)
    Republic of Korea (1992)