‘We will grow into even a stronger and more united firm after the pandemic’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As lawyers in Asia continue to work hard under the challenges of a sustained global pandemic, the pressure is on managing partners to guide their teams through a rapidly changing landscape.

Korea’s BKL gears up to launch Singapore office

BY Aparna Sai |

Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL), Korea’s third-largest law firm, is all set to establish an office in Singapore. The office will be led by Eric Yang, partner and head of the firm’s Southeast Asia practice.

CLOSING SOON: ALB Korea Super 30 Lawyers

BY Asian Legal Business |

ALB is pleased to launch its inaugural Korea Super 30 Lawyers, which will recognise the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in Korea.

Seoul: Latham lands former CC Hong Kong partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins has hired capital markets specialist Richard Lee as a partner in Seoul from the Hong Kong office of Clifford Chance.

Cloud-based Rimon opens Korea office

BY Aparna Sai |

Rimon Law, a law firm operating on a decentralized, distributed model, has opened an office in Seoul.

Clifford Chance to close Seoul office

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance is closing its office in the South Korean capital of Seoul, nine years after it was established.

In conversation with Tony Dongwook Kang of Bae Kim & Lee, one of Asia’s Top 15 Litigators

BY Asian Legal Business |

Tony Dongwook Kang, partner in charge of cross-border arbitration and litigation at Korea’s Bae, Kim & Lee, was recently named by ALB as one of Asia’s Top 15 Litigators. In this interview, he talks about his standout work, adapting to the impact of COVID-19, and how he goes the extra mile for clients.

8th ALB Korea Law Awards honours legal industry’s achievers

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 12, honoured the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.

Korea: OMM litigator joins Yulchon as international disputes co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

Seoul -headquartered Yulchon has recruited YongSang Kim to co-head its international dispute resolution team from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was that firm’s office co-representative in the Korean capital.

White & Case adds M&A local partner in Seoul

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has hired M&A lawyer Won Sun Jung as a local partner in Seoul. Jung joins from an in-house role.

ALB Korea Law Awards once again celebrates country’s legal industry

BY Aparna Sai |

The seventh edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, held on Nov. 15 at Conrad Seoul, once again proved to be a grand success as it showcased the best of the country’s legal industry.

Finalists revealed: ALB Korea Law Awards 2019

BY Asian Legal Business |

The renowned ALB Korea Law Awards is returning for its seventh edition this year, to take place on Nov. 15 at Conrad Seoul. This annual event will continue to give recognition to the outstanding legal practitioners, top law firms and most important deals from within and around Korea.