Korean Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang is set to launch its second overseas office in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The firm’s first overseas outpost, opened in 2008, is located in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. 

The new office, which will open in November, will provide legal services to Korean and foreign clients, and work in collaboration with the firm’s head office in Seoul. It will be headed by Zunu (Joon-Woo) Lee, head of Yoon & Yang’s Southeast Asian practice. Partner HyongKun Kim, who joined the firm in August 2016, will also be based there. 

The firm’s Ho Chi Minh office is intended to be used as a hub to enable the firm to expand within Southeast Asia, and is expected to provide a gateway to jurisdictions such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.