With respect to corporate M&A transactions which are effected in various ways, including share acquisitions, mergers, overlapping officers and directors, business transfers, or participation in the establishment of new companies, Yoon & Yang’s Antitrust & Competition Practice advises clients at every stage of the merger process, including structuring of transactions, preparation of merger filings and obtainment of the KFTC's approval, and representation in appeal proceedings to challenge corrective orders issued by the KFTC. The Practice provides clients with seamless services to close M&A transactions within desired timelines based on the collaboration of our attorneys with in-house economists and expert advisors who were former KFTC officers.

Key Services

  • Advising clients on the necessity of merger filings and the likelihood of the KFC approval
  • Drafting and submitting documents required for merger filings
  • Market analysis in collaboration with our in-house economists
  • Consulting with and responding to the KFTC in the process of obtaining the KFTC’s approval of merger filings
  • Advising clients and providing guidelines on gun jumping
  • Advising clients regarding voluntary pre-merger notifications
  • Providing optimal solutions to obtain the KFTC approval including requesting a consent decree
  • Advising clients regarding corrective orders issued by the KFTC
  • Representing clients in the proceedings to challenge corrective orders issued by the KFTC

Representative Cases

  • Advised on a merger between major domestic airlines
  • Advised a stakeholder in a merger between two largest domestic delivery app operators
  • Merger review of United Technologies Corporation’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins/Raytheon Company
  • Merger review of Faurecia Exhaust International’s acquisition of shares in a hydrogen fuel cell company
  • Merger review of Tyson Foods’ acquisition of Keystone Foods
  • Merger review of Hoya Corporation’s acquisition of Performance Optics, LLC and Daemyung Optical
  • Merger review of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile business
  • Lotte Incheon Development’s violation of the Regulations on Business Combination Restrictions
  • Merger review of Hite Brewery’s acquisition of Jinro
  • Merger review of C&M’s acquisition of DBS
  • Merger review the largest domestic telecom company’s acquisition of a high-speed telecom company
  • Merger review of the world’s largest semi-conductor chip manufacturer’s acquisition of RealNetworks’ video codec patents
  • Merger review of the world’s largest semi-conductor chip manufacturer’s acquisition of InterDigital’s wireless communications patents