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Bae, Kim & Lee and WongPartnership have represented German online delivery company Delivery Hero SE on its $4 billion acquisition of Woowa Brothers, owner of South Korea’s top food delivery app owner. The seller was counselled by Kim & Chang while Woowa's shareholders were advised by Sullivan & Cromwell.
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Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has hired Seong Soo Kim, a former presiding judge of the Seoul Central District Court, as a partner in its litigation practice.
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Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee has handpicked 13 top lawyers to defend him against charges of bribing the South Korean president, nearly all of them former judges or prosecutors, according to the court where one of the richest men in the country will be tried.
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Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR list, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region. By Ranajit Dam