Asia/South Korea

South Korea’s legal profession lags on gender equality, IBA report finds

Just 29% of all lawyers in South Korea are female, with women making up only 13% of senior positions at law firms

Volkswagen is latest carmaker to join Avanci’s 5G licensing programme

Group that includes Audi and Seat joins more that 25 automotive brands that can now use the standard essential patents of more than 60 patent holders

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Sidley and Latham sew up Coupang’s $500m Farfetch rescue deal

Sidley advises South Korea’s Coupang on its acquisition of troubled luxury e-commerce platform, advised by Latham

  • 4mos

Baker McKenzie launches Korean joint venture

Bakers to offer Korean law advice through partnership with 20-lawyer KL Partners

Some firms might be trying to crack America – but Asia is where the action is

Access to Asia’s growing economies should be a key strategy for firms with a mature, global client base, writes WarwickPlace’s Robert Bata

  • 8mos

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

  • 11mos

‘A time of significant transition' – The Global Legal Post launches international guide to ESG laws and regulations

Practical tool for businesses and their advisers is edited by Debevoise’s Ulysses Smith and features contributions from array of top firms

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Herbert Smith Freehills to shutter South Korea office

Anglo-Australian firm launches new Korea group as Seoul-based partners relocate to London and Hong Kong

Watson Farley & Williams opens in Seoul after hiring partners from two rival firms

Partners join from K&L Gates and Herbert Smith Freehills to lead office with focus on maritime, aviation, energy and disputes work

Ashurst to launch in Korea after striking first ever joint venture deal

JV with HwaHyun hands Anglo Australian firm unique ability to practise local law

Arbitration services business Arbitra adds four new members

Group has increased its member headcount to 35 from 18 since launching a year ago

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Milbank builds M&A offering in South Korea with addition of quartet from Dechert

Hong Kong office head moves over to lead effort in Seoul along with a special counsel and two associates

RPC hires Ashurst's Korea co-head in Hong Kong to set up country desk

UK firm flags 'key strategic hire' as it targets work in world's 12th largest economy

US distributed law firm Rimon launches in Seoul in latest international expansion

South Korea office will be headed by Jungwoo Chang - the firm's fourth new global opening this year

  • 2yrs

Clifford Chance pulls out of Seoul after strategic review

Decision comes nine years after CC pioneered drive by international firms to open in South Korea

  • 2yrs

Orrick pulls out of Hong Kong after conceding defeat on tech growth strategy

Four-partner office is to be wound down; firm pledges continued investment in other Asia markets

  • 4yrs

The South Korea coronavirus outbreak and force majeure in sales transactions

With South Korea facing a major COVID-19 outbreak, Bae Kim & Lee analyses the applicability of force majeure provisions

In-house campaign in KICKA-off

In-house counsel body in South Korea boosts PR efforts as KICA launched new homepage launched.

Non-traditional merger in South Korea for Dentons

Dentons' combination with Lee International will uniquely position the firms to meet client needs in South Korea and around the globe.

  • 4yrs

Fans show Ronaldo a red card

Not tax charges or rape allegations this time, but angry fans seeking a lawsuit after he stays on the bench in South Korea friendly.

  • 4yrs