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Big Six Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has hired Seung-Kook Synn and Sung Uk Park as partners in Seoul from conglomerate SK Group and Kim & Chang, respectively.
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Like in other countries in Asia, Korean law firms found themselves affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but they moved swiftly to mitigate the impact, and ensure business continued as smoothly as possible. In this roundtable, leaders of three of the largest Korean firms talk about the year so far, and the lessons they will take from the experience.
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Big Six Korea law firm Yoon and Yang has strengthened its banking and finance practice after hiring of Hwan Jun Heo, Jong Youl Choi, and Yong Ho Choi as partners in Seoul from Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), the country’s integrated financial regulator.
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Herbert Smith Freehills and Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang have represented the South Korean government in the first-ever arbitration claim under the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (KORUS FTA).
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Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has hired Edward Dhong as a partner in Seoul from IBM, where he was head of investigations for Asia Pacific, Greater China, and Japan.
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Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has appointed Sungwook Cho, a former chief prosecutor with the Daejeon High Prosecutors’ Office, as a managing partner in Seoul.
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As South Korea and Uzbekistan’s diplomatic relationship strengthens, it is expected to give rise to an increased demand for legal services related to the Central Asian country.
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Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has hired senior prosecutors Kwon Oh-sung and Yoon Hee-sik as partners in the firm’s white collar criminal defense team in Seoul.
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Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has opened an office in Hanoi, its second office in Vietnam, less than a year after launching its first in Ho Chi Minh City last November.
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In March this year, the Korean market will see the end of the first phase of its market liberalisation, and UK and U.S. firms have already opened up offices there. In the face of a slowing economy and increasing competition, how are domestic Korean law firms adapting their strategies to keep growing their business? Ranajit Dam speaks to senior figures at three law firms – Kye Sung Chung of Kim & Chang; Sung Jin Kim of Bae, Kim & Lee; and Seung Soon Lim of Yoon & Yang – to get their perspective.