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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Current rankings and information taken from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 edition.
Firms in the spotlight
Kim & Chang
Kim & Chang is Korea’s premier law firm and one of Asia’s largest law firms. It provides legal advice of the highest quality. The firm’s successful track record and relentless dedication to its clients have set it apart since being founded in 1973. Many of the world’s largest companies have turned to Kim & Chang for smart and innovative solutions to their most difficult challenges. Today, more than 1,200 professionals work seamlessly together on a task force basis to achieve outstanding results. The firm is home to lawyers licensed to practice in Korea, as well as in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England and Wales, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and in the US.
Shin & Kim
Now in its 36th 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.
Cho & Partners
Cho & Partners was established in 2002 by Tae-Yeon Cho and Ik-Hyun Seo, who decided to leave a large firm environment to create a more focused, efficient and responsive practice. Based on the reputation and capabilities of its founding members, as well as the established trust and loyalty of its clients, the firm was immediately active in representing multinational clients. These clients are among the most recognised names and leaders in various business sectors, including software and technology, retail, luxury goods and fashion and energy.