FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to The Legal 500 Asia Pacific homepage. Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. Our researchers carry out extensive research into each jurisdiction, canvassing law firms and contacting 250,000 clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct. Our readership encompasses sophisticated users of legal services who are engaged in inbound and outbound work across the region, and as such value The Legal 500 as a key tool to choosing who to instruct. Law firms also utilise our editorial and rankings to assess their market position, gain insight into their competitors, or when seeking to instruct local counsel in an unfamiliar jurisdiction. If you are interested in taking part, feel free to consult our editorial guidelines found on the website, where you will find a breakdown of the information we ask firms to provide and an explanation of the steps taken during the research process.
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Editor, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 edition.
Firms in the spotlight
Kim & Chang
Kim & Chang is Korea’s largest and most specialized law firm and is widely recognized as Korea’s premier law firm. Since the firm was founded in 1973, it continues to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. Based in Seoul, Kim & Chang is a full service law firm with over 1,000 dedicated professionals, including Korean, US and European licensed lawyers, tax lawyers and accountants, patent and trademark attorneys and industry experts and advisors.
Shin & Kim
Now in its 35th year, Shin & Kim is one of the largest and highly regarded law firms in Korea. The breadth and depth of experience offered by over 400 professionals (including Korean and foreign attorneys, patent attorneys, tax attorneys, certified public accountants, customs specialists and other advisors) has kept the firm at the forefront of changes in the global financial market and the international business environment.