Asia/South Korea - Page 2

McDermott to close Seoul Office

One of the 2012 first wave of foriegn law firms in South Korea, Chicago-based firm becomes second foreign firm to leave.

  • 4yrs

Four global banks fined for Korean forex rigging

Global banks colluding with Korean companies rack up 693 million won and warned of consequences of further breaches.

  • 5yrs

Prosecutors raid South Korea's largest law firm

Offices of two lawyers working for Kim & Chang, South Korea's largest firm, over delay of court ruling in Japanese forced labour case.

  • 5yrs

South Korea supreme court overturns ruling on conscientious objection

Supreme Court rules that religious and conscientious beliefs are to be considered 'valid' reasons for refusing the military service mandate.

  • 5yrs

Simpson Thacher first global firm to shut up shop in Seoul

Firm cites strategic reasons for withdrawing from South Korean capital, decision not because promise of open market was revoked.

  • 5yrs

Korea to expand class action lawsuit system after BMW fires

A number of incidents involving BMW cars catching fire has led to government action on changing the rules of class action in South Korea.

  • 5yrs

Lost in translation - what exactly did the two Koreas agree on?

Confusion has emerged over different English versions of Panmunjom Declaration submitted to UN.

  • 5yrs

South Korea to launch blockchain law society

South Korean lawyers and tech experts will gather to hold an official ceremony on Friday 24th August.

  • 5yrs

Activist investor asks South Korean government to stump up $770m

Following failed Samsung proxy fight leading to huge corruption probe, activist investor Elliott wants $770m in damages.

  • 5yrs

Status of pets a constitutional matter in Korea

The top Korean court is reviewing pets' legal status and may grant greater legal protection for animals.

  • 5yrs

South Korea first adopter of WIPO artificial intelligence translator tool

A new patent translation tool from WIPO claimed as 'ground-breaking finds a first adopter in Korea.

  • 6yrs

Life not so good as Prosecutors raid LG's head office in tax probe

South Korean prosecutors' raid is about alleged tax evasion, but also signals more reforms of role played by controlling families.

  • 6yrs

Asian exchanges catch the AI market surveillance wave

South Korea's main bourse operator is the latest to join the wave of Asian exchanges implementing AI surveillance.

  • 6yrs

Lawmakers in South Korea seeking to overturn cryptocurrency ban

Opposition in South Korea launching bill aimed at allowing the new cryptocurrencies, overturning government ban introduced last year.

  • 6yrs

Seoul law firm prepares to deploy law robots

The law firm, Dr & Abu, will use the robots to search through precedents and statutes.

  • 6yrs

KCAB International Arbitration Committee appoints new president

Kap-You KIM, a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee, has been appointed to head up the Korean organisation.

  • 6yrs

Olswang expands into Korea

TMT specialist Olswang has announced it is expanding its Asian offering to include Korea with the hire of consultant Steve Kim to lead business development and client support services locally.

  • 7yrs

Kim & Chang's South Korea dominance eroding: report

South Korea's largest law firm has lost some of its dominance of the market according to a report by Maeil Business News Korea.

  • 8yrs

Latham & Watkins to open Seoul office

Latham & Watkins is laying the groundwork for a South Korea launch, filing an application for a foreign legal consultant office and signing a lease for office space in the Yeouido financial district.

  • 8yrs

S.Korea: Foreign envoys protest limits on foreign law firms

Envoys representing the US, UK, EU and Australia have protested the current bill on the opening of Korea's legal market in a joint statement, prompting criticism from Korean lawyers' groups of their 'intervention in domestic affairs.'

  • 8yrs