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Aug 25, 2018


Multinational corporations rely on legal advisors who offer precise advice framed both by global perspectives and deep local market knowledge. Since its founding in 1977, Lee & Ko has become the go-to law firm in Korea for clients seeking innovative and business-focused legal solutions to navigate the complex, crossborder issues.

Starting with four practice groups, Lee & Ko has since expanded its specialization to more than 35 practice areas. And over its 40-year history, the full-service law firm has orchestrated some of the groundbreaking resolutions to many transactions, disputes, and advisory engagements involving businesses in Korea and elsewhere in the world.

In recognition of the firm’s industry-leading capabilities and commitment to excellent service, Lee & Ko has consistently topped the rankings of various renowned law firm research and evaluation groups in all practice areas, such as corporate law, M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, intellectual property, tax, antitrust and competition, and employment.

Market commentators attribute Lee & Ko’s continued success in delivering client satisfaction to the comprehensive expertise of the firm’s lawyers and the seamless collaboration among its specialized practice groups.

Managing Partner Kim Jae-hoon agrees: “Close coordination among our teams is crucial to delivering the best results for our clients.” With its people focused on different, highly specialized fields, Lee & Ko leverages each of the teams’ expertise and creates a task force for each of its cases. This allows the firm to approach matters from multiple angles and find the best solution.

With that, the firm has positioned itself as a one-stop service that can handle any deal, project or case in a manner that is both cost effective and practical.

While South Korea remains a major player in the international stage, Lee & Ko is able to assist any foreign corporation that wants to enter the market, as well as South Korean company seeking to expand outside the country.

Currently, most of its inbound cases come from the United States, Europe and Japan, while Vietnam grabs the most interest for most outbound South Korean companies.

“As Korea and the world transitions into more advanced technologies and industries, we are ready to further lead in our industry and help our clients, regardless of their needs,” Kim said.

South Korea 2018 was prepared for and originally printed in Foreign Affairs magazine.

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