Hyundai Motor Europe Legal Department delivers top performance in 2017

  • The Legal and Compliance Department of Hyundai Motor Europe won five prestigious industry awards and nominations in the course of 2017
  • “Most innovative in-house team” in the FT European Innovative Lawyers Awards, a JUVE final shortlist nomination for the “In-house Team of the Year”, final shortlist nomination for the “Transport & Vehicles Team of the Year” at the WTR Industry Awards and admission of Hyun-Soo Kim, General Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, to the WTR300: The World’s leading corporate trademark professionals
  • The recent admission of Hyun-Soo Kim to the Legal 500 GC Powerlist has been the highlight of the department’s successful year

- This year the Legal and Compliance Department received five prestigious industry awards and nominations for its outstanding strategic focus and handling Hyundai's European business legal matters.

This year the Legal and Compliance Department received five prestigious industry awards and nominations for its outstanding strategic focus and for the handling of all legal matters involving Hyundai Motor´s European business. The outstanding performance has been recently crowned by the appointment of Hyun-Soo Kim, General Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, to Legal 500 General Counsel (GC) Powerlist Deutschland. This important industry indicator is part of the international GC Powerlist, a global legal market survey which lists the 100 most influential corporate counsels in 28 countries who are driving legal business forward with in-house innovation, quality and excellence. Legal 500 is a collaboration of the renowned trade publications Legal Business, GC Magazine and The In-house Lawyer.

At the beginning of October, Hyundai Motor Europe’s Legal Department won the award “Innovation in Legal Expertise: Dispute Resolution”, being named a standout in-house team by the Financial Times at the 2017 FT European Innovative Lawyers Awards. The team is now listed in the FT European Innovative Lawyers Top 25 European in-house legal teams rankings. The award acknowledges the efforts of the team to protect Hyundai’s selective distribution system, supporting the company’s long-term business strategy. At the same time, JUVE, one of the most influential publishers of legal information in Germany, nominated the Hyundai team in the final 5 shortlist for the 2017 awards in the category “In-House Team of the Year” for its outstanding strategic performance. The JUVE Awards are renowned as Germany’s most important industry award.

This year’s series of major awards and nominations demonstrates the high level of innovation which our Legal Department puts into its operations. I am very proud that this team is not only one of the most successful in-house teams in the automotive sector, but also a general leading light in the legal industry.

Hyun-Soo KimGeneral Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

Hyundai Motor is a truly innovation-driven company which ensures the highest standards in products and processes. It’s a great honour to have such an excellent legal team within our ranks, helping to enhance our overall business performance.

Thomas A. SchmidChief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

Earlier this year, in June 2017, Hyundai Motor Europe’s Legal Department was nominated by the World Trademark Review (WTR) in the final shortlist for the “Transport & Vehicles Team of the Year” WTR Industry Award and Hyun-Soo Kim has been included in the WTR 300: World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. The WTR Industry Awards are designed to recognise the work carried out by in-house trademark counsel performing to the highest standards. The WTR 300 identifies the professionals whom the trademark community has singled out as the industry’s strategic leaders performing trademark-related duties at the highest level.

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