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Gwack, Sang Hyean (Partner)

Sang Hyean Gwack is a partner at Yulchon who practices primarily in the area of dispute resolution. Before joining Yulchon, Mr. Gwack served as a judge in many Korean courts, including the Seoul District Court and the Seoul High Court, and was the chief judge at the Youngwol Branch of the Chuncheon District Court. He also served as a lecturer at the Judicial Research and Training Institute for three years. He studied antitrust law at the University of Washington in the United States from 2005 to 2006.

Administrative Disputes, Construction/Real Estate Disputes, General Civil Disputes, Antitrust, Tax Litigation

University of Washington, Antitrust Law, LL.M. (2005-2006)
Kyung Hee University, LL.B. (1984)

Yulchon LLC (2013-present)
National Assembly's Legislative Supporting Staff (2015-present)
Presiding Judge, Seoul Administrative Court (2012)
Lecturer, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2009-2012)
Chief Judge, Youngwol Branch of the Chuncheon District Court (2007)
Judge, Seoul District Court (2006)
Judge, Seoul High Court (2003)
Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court (2001)
Judge, Seoul District Court (1999)
Judge, Kimchun Branch of the Daegu District Court (1996)
Judge, Seoul District Court (1994)
Judge, Seoul Southern District Court (1992)

  • Regulation Law of Business Combination (co-authored)(2012)
  • Business Combinations of Mega Discount Stores, Collection of Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act Precedents (2011)
  • Business Combinations of Soju Manufacturers, Collection of Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act Precedents (2011)
  • Criteria for Determination of Horizontal Merger’s Anti-Competitiveness, Justice Vol. 116 (2010)
  • Vertical Merger and Determination of its Anti-Competitiveness, Justice Vol. 102 (2008)
  • Enforcement of the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act and Injunctive Relief, Legal Profession Vol. 56, No. 4 (2007)
  • Business Combination and Defining Relevant Market, Justice Vol. 93 (2006)