Youngwook Shin

Partner

Thank you for your interest. Before you communicate with one of our attorneys, please note: Any comments our attorneys share with you are general information and not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship will exist between you or your business and O’Melveny or any of its attorneys unless conflicts have been cleared, our management has given its approval, and an engagement letter has been signed. Meanwhile, you agree: we have no duty to advise you or provide you with legal assistance; you will not divulge any confidences or send any confidential or sensitive information to our attorneys (we are not in a position to keep it confidential and might be required to convey it to our clients); and, you may not use this contact to attempt to disqualify O’Melveny from representing other clients adverse to you or your business. By clicking "accept" you acknowledge receipt and agree to all of the terms of this paragraph and our Disclaimer.

pdf

Youngwook Shin specializes in complex business litigation, antitrust, FCPA, regulatory, and transactional matters for Korean companies across the consumer electronics, automotive, and finance sectors. He helps bridge the legal and cultural gaps between Korean companies and the US legal system so that his clients can effectively achieve their business goals while operating in a foreign legal system. 

Young earned his legal education and law licenses in the United States and South Korea. He has acquired a considerable amount of experience in both countries and as a result, he thoroughly understands both legal systems, customs, and business cultures. Young is uniquely positioned to provide strategic, effective, and efficient advice on inbound and outbound business transactions and disputes.

Languages

  • Korean

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Korea: Foreign Legal Consultant (California, US)

Education

  • Georgetown University, LLM, 2007
  • Judicial Research and Training Institute, Law Course, 2000
  • Seoul National University, LLB, 1995

Professional Activities

Speaker

  • “US Litigation Procedure: What In-house Lawyers Should Know,” Korean In-house Counsel Association (April 2013)
  • “How to Build an Effective Compliance Program,” Korean In-house Counsel Association (May 2014)
  • “Basic of US Antitrust Law,” Young Lawyers’ Academy (September 2014)

Member

  • Korean Bar Association (currently inactive)
  • Represented Asiana Airlines in a passenger and air cargo antitrust matter
  • Successfully brought suit by Mgame, an online game company, to stop a former partner from continuing to operate game
  • Representing a global manufacturing company in a complex dispute involving civil and criminal issues in the US and Mexico
  • Advising a leading energy company in a shareholder dispute involving a publicly traded energy company in Hong Kong

Alerts and Publications

Supreme Court Holds That FTC Cannot Sue for Monetary Relief: AMG Capital Management v. FTC

April 26, 2021

European Commission Extends Reach Over Non-Reportable Transactions

April 6, 2021

Senator Klobuchar Unveils Broad New Proposed Antitrust Legislation

February 8, 2021

FTC Adjusts New 2021 HSR Reporting Thresholds Downward

February 3, 2021

EU Commission Publishes Text of EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

January 27, 2021

Germany Strengthens Antitrust Enforcement Powers to Rein in Big Tech

January 19, 2021

China Expands National Security Review of Foreign Investments

January 12, 2021

European Commission Plan to Reform Europe’s Digital Space - Part 2 - Draft Digital Services Act

December 23, 2020

European Commission Plan to Reform Europe’s Digital Space - Part 1 - Draft Digital Markets Act

December 21, 2020

The UK National Security and Investment Bill: Strengthening scrutiny of investment in the UK and introducing the UK’s first mandatory notification regime

November 20, 2020

DOJ’s Prosecution of Generic Drug Companies Continues as it Announces Price-Fixing Charges Against Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

July 2, 2020

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority Targets Big Tech

July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Antitrust M&A Considerations

May 7, 2020

Gun-Jumping Concerns for Pending Transactions When There Is No Such Thing as “Ordinary Course of Business”

April 27, 2020

The Failing Firm Merger Defense in Times of Economic Turmoil: Past Lessons and the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020

Hong Kong Competition Commission Consults on Proposed Commitments Offered by Online Travel Agents to Remove Parity Clauses from Agreements with Accommodation Providers

April 9, 2020

China Adopts Antitrust Enforcement Policy to Fight COVID-19 and Spur Economic Recovery

April 8, 2020

Hong Kong Competition Commission Issues Statement on the Application of the Competition Rules to Cooperation Agreements Between Companies Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020

European Antitrust in the Time of COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Press Releases