Logger Script
HOME > PROFESSIONALS Print

Chung, Cecil Saehoon (Senior Foreign Counsel)

Cecil Saehoon Chung is a senior foreign counsel at Yulchon. As Vice-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and Head of the International Antitrust Team, Mr. Chung handles all aspects of antitrust, consumer protection and trade regulation litigation and counseling matters covering diverse industries, with a particular emphasis on international antitrust. Mr. Chung has a rare distinction of being ranked as both a U.S. antitrust law expert based abroad (in Seoul) and foreign (U.S. licensed) expert on Korean antitrust law by Chambers Global 2013.  Mr. Chung has also been recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by publications such as GCR’s International Who’s Who, Euromoney’s Expert Guides, and Chamber’s Asia.

Mr. Chung has practiced law for more than twenty years, primarily focusing on antitrust, trade regulation, consumer protection, and intellectual property. In his antitrust practice, Mr. Chung has handled numerous criminal grand jury investigations, civil class action cases, regulatory merger and non-merger investigation/litigation matters, and consumer protection matters. Mr. Chung also has extensive experience in handling intellectual property issues, both straightforward patent infringement litigation and licensing matters and also in the context of the antitrust and IP interface.

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., where he handled numerous multi-billion dollar merger transactions, “bet-the-company” litigation matters, and various counseling matters involving antitrust, trade regulation, consumer protection, intellectual property, and other legal issues in diverse industries.

From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Chung was a litigation attorney in the Bureau of Competition at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where he investigated and challenged numerous merger transactions and non-merger antitrust violations in the energy, chemical, food, telecommunications and IT industries. In addition, Mr. Chung was a principal member of the FTC’s trial team that successfully challenged BAT’s acquisition of American Tobacco in federal district court.

Mr. Chung has written and lectured extensively on various antitrust, consumer protection and other legal issues. He regularly provides antitrust compliance counseling and training to clients in various industries. Furthermore, since 1997 Mr. Chung has advised and assisted the Korea Fair Trade Commission to modernize its antitrust and consumer protection enforcement program.

Antitrust, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Health & Pharmaceutical, Mergers & Acquisitions, Anti-trust Disputes

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, J.D. (1988)
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, PA, B.S. in Economics (1985)

Yulchon LLC (2012-present)
Co-Chair, Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Rights Committee of the ABA’s Section of International Law (2017-present)
Member, Procedural Transparency Task Force of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law (2016-present)
Vice Chair, International Intellectual Property Committee of the ABA’s Section of International Law (2016-present)
Member, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (2016-present)
Vice Chair, International Committee of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law (2015-present)
Vice Chair, International Antitrust Law Committee of the ABA’s Section of International Law (2015-present)
Co-Chair, Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security (PEDS) Committee of the ABA’s Section of International Law (2015-2017)
H.C. Park & Associates, PLC, Vienna, VA, USA (2011-2012)
Inter Government Solutions, Inc., Herndon, VA, USA (2010-2011)
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Washington, DC, USA (2005-2009)
Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, Washington, DC, USA (1995-2004)
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC, USA (1988-1995)

Chevron/Texaco (merger; integrated petroleum; consent agreement)
SBS/Pacific Telesis (merger; telecommunications)   
Chevron Chemical/Phillips Chemical (joint venture; chemicals)
Hyundai Electronics/LG Semicon (merger; semiconductors)
Fair Isaac/HNC (merger; credit scoring software)
Chevron/Dynergy (merger; mid-stream natural gas; consent agreement)
Octel/Lucent (merger; voice-mail software)
Columbus McKinnon/Yale Hoists (merger; mechanical machinery)
Actavis/Abrika (merger; generic pharmaceuticals; consent agreement)
Bracco/E-Z-EM (merger; medical products)
Oxbow/SSM Coal (merger; energy)
Broadwing/Level 3 (merger; IT services)
Nationwide/Charles Schwab (merger; financial management)
Cybertrust/Verizon (merger; IT services)
JBS/Swift (merger; meat packing)
Adobe/Aldus (merger; graphics software)
Valspar/Cargill (merger; alkyd resins for oil-based paint; consent agreement)
Rohm and Haas/Unocal (merger; emulsion polymers for latex paint)
DuPont/ICI (merger; nylon and acrylic fibers and resins)
Panhandle/Texas Eastern (merger; natural gas pipeline)
KKR/RJR Nabisco (merger; food manufacturing; consent agreement)
Philip Morris (General Foods)/Kraft (merger; food manufacturing)
ConAgra/Beatrice (merger; food manufacturing)
GE/FNN (merger; cable financial news network)
FTC v. B.A.T. Industries, plc, (merger; tobacco manufacturing; preliminary injunction hearing in federal court) (1994)
Imtec v. CyberMed (dental imaging software licensing dispute) (2008)
FTC v. EPD (advertising substantiation)
Todd v. Exxon (salary information exchange)
Zimora v. Alamo Rent-A-Car Inc. (airport car rental surcharge)
Toys R Us (group boycott; FTC administrative litigation)
Korean Video Stores Association of Maryland (price-fixing; consent agreement)
In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation
In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation
In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation
U.S. et al., v. AT&T, Inc. et al. (D.D.C. 11-cv-01560) (2011)
Audiovox Communications Corp. v. Toshiba Corp. et al. (S.D.N.Y., Civ. No. 10-CIV-4982)
Brandywine Communications Tech., LLC v. Audiovox Corp. et al. (M.D. Fla., Civ. No. 11-cv-1367)
California Institute of Technology v. STMicroelectronics NV et al. (C.D. Cal., Western Div. No. 2:10-cv-09099)
Cascades Computer Innovation LLC v. Pantech Wireless, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Civ. No. 11-CV-7249)
CyberFone v. Cellco et al. (D. Del., Civ. No. 11-CV-827)
Digitude Innovations LLC v. Pantech & Curitel Communications Inc. and Pantech Wireless, Inc. (D. Del., Civ. No. 11-CV-1255)
Flashpoint Technology, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC et al. (D. Del., 8-CV-140)
Garnet Digital LLC v. Apple Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., Civ. No. 11-CV-647)
Golden Bridge Technology, Inc. v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., et al. (D. Del., Civ. No. 11-CV-165)
GPNE Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (D. Hawai’i, Civ. No. 11-CV-426)
Intellectual Ventures I & II, LLC v. Hynix Semiconductor Inc., et al. No. 11-1145 (W.D. Wash., Seattle Div.)
In the Matter of Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (ITC, 337-TA-803)
In the Matter of Certain Portable Communication Devices (ITC, 337-TA-827)
Levine v. Casio America, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., Civ. No. 11-CV-56)
Media Digital Corp. v. Asus Computer Int’l, Inc. et al. (D.N.H., Civ. No. 11-CV-433)
Select Retrieval, LLC v. Aqua Supercenter, et al. (M.D. Fla. No. 11-cv-01348)
Semiconductor Ideas to the Market BV v. Texas Instruments Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., Civ. No. 11-CV-451)

  • Chapter on Korea, “Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) – Dominance 2017”, Law Business Research (Co-author) (2017) pdf
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Cartels and Leniency Review,” 5th Edition, Law Business Research (Co-author) (2017)  pdf
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Merger Control Review”, 7th Edition, Law Business Research (2016) pdf
  • The Choice of the U.S. to Deter Cartel Recidivism:  Criminal Punishment of Companies and Individuals, Journal of Competition, Vol. 186 (Co-Author) (May 2016) pdf
  • ECJ’s AC-Treuhand Decision: Application of Article 101 of TFEU to Cartel Facilitators, Journal of Competition, Vol. 184 (Co-Author) (January 2016) pdf
  • ECJ’s LCD Decision, Journal of Competition, Vol. 182 (Co-Author) (September 2015) pdf
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Merger Control Review”, 6th Edition, Law Business Research (2015) pdf
  • ECJ’s Bananas Cartel Decision: Information Exchange and “By Object” Infringement, Journal of Competition, Vol. 180 (Co-Author) (May 2015) pdf
  • Chapter on Korea, “Competition Law in Asia Pacific – A Practical Guide,” Wolters Kluwer (2015)
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Cartels and Leniency Review,” 3rd Edition, Law Business Research (2015) pdf
  • Restrictions by Object, Journal of Competition, Vol. 178 (Co-Author) (January 2015) pdf
  • Korea’s Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement in Financial Product Markets, Asian-Mena Counsel, Volume 12 Issue 5 (2014-15) pdf
  • Early Signs of Protectionist Merger Control in Korea? Probably No, At Least Not Yet, Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle (October 2014) pdf
  • Comment on U.S. FTC’s Recent "Invitation to Collude" Matters, Journal of Competition, Vol. 176 (Co-Author) (2014)
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Merger Control Review”, 5th Edition, Law Business Research (2014) pdf
  • Chapter on Antitrust and International Commerce (Korea, China, Taiwan and India), 2013 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2014)
  • On Anticompetitive Effects of Exclusive Dealing: In re McWane, Inc., Journal of Competition, Vol. 174 (Co-Author) (2014)
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Cartels and Leniency Review,” 2nd Edition, Law Business Research (2014)
  • Abuse of Dominance by Standard-Essential Patent Holder: Huawei v. InterDigital Decision in China, Journal of Competition, Vol. 172 (Co-Author) (2014)
  • Ballooning Definition of Cartel and Information Exchange in Korea, Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle (December 2013)
  • Third Party’s Access to Leniency Application Files: A Recent EU Decision and Implications, Journal of Competition, Vol. 169 (Co-Author) (2013)
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Merger Control Review”, 4th Edition, Law Business Research (2013)
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Private Competition Enforcement Review,” 6th Edition, Law Business Research (2013)
  • Enforcement Gets Stronger, Korea Annual Review, Asialaw & IFLR (2013)
  • Korea Amends Privacy Law and Limits Use of Residents Registration Numbers, ABA Section of International Law, Vol. 47 ABA/SIL Year In Review 99 (2013)
  • 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)
  • Chapter on Korea, “The Merger Control Review”, 3rd Edition, Law Business Research (2012)
  • Lessons Learned (and Yet-To-Be Learned) from the Arthur Andersen Document Destruction Case, GT Alert (Co-Author) (2005)
  • The Journal of Reprints on Innovation Markets, Federal Legal Publications (Co-Author) (1999)
  • The Rule of Reason, ABA Section of Antitrust Monograph No. 23 (1999)
  • Antitrust Update 1998, 37th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, San Francisco, September 24-25 (Co-Author) (1998)
  • Antitrust Update 1998, 37th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Chicago, November 5-6 (Co-Author) (1998)
  • Robinson-Patman: Is it Still Alive? Why You Should Care–Antitrust 1999 : The Annual Briefing for Corporate Counsel, Business Development Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C. September 16-17 (1998)
  • Competitive Injury under the Robinson-Patman Act–ABA Section of Antitrust, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, May 1-2 (Co-Author) (1997)
  • A Note on the FTC Change in the Length of Time in Which to Make Divestitures Pursuant to Consent Orders, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP (Co-Author) (1997)
  • Antitrust Analysis of Bank Mergers : A Survey of Recent Developments Vol. 12, No. 21, Rev. Banking and Fin. Serv. 215 (Co-Author) (1996)
  • Living With Dominance: the Abuse of Success – Second Annual Conference on European & U.S. Competition Law, London, England (Co-Author) (1996)
  • The Antitrust Revival: Current Developments and Future Directions, 34th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Chicago (Co-Author) (1995)

Leading Competition Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal (since 2014)
Leading Lawyer, Competition & Antitrust, Asialaw (2016)
Ranked, Global Competition Review’s “The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Competition Lawyers-Korea” (2014)
Ranked, Euromoney’s Expert Guides for “Competition and Antitrust Lawyers – Asia Pacific” (2014)
Ranked, Chambers Asia’s “Competition Lawyers – Korea” (2014)
Ranked, Chambers Global 2013 “Competition/Antitrust: USA (Experts Based Abroad)” and “Competition/Antitrust: South Korea (Foreign Experts)” (2013)
Listed, “Strathmore’s Who’s Who” (2006)
Listed, “The Asia Pacific Legal 500 — The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms” (2006)
Council Member, Advisory Council of Overseas Korean Lawyers Legal Service Center for International Trade and Promotion, Korea Ministry of Justice (1988-2012)
Distinguished Service Award, The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (U.S.A.), Inc. (1998)
    Korean, English
    District of Columbia (D.C.)(1991)
    California (1988)