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Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Yangon

The firm: Yulchon is a full-service international law firm headquartered in Seoul, with a broad client base comprised of major domestic and foreign companies. The firm employs over 400 professionals, including more than 60 licensed in jurisdictions outside of Korea. Having represented clients from six continents and helped companies expand around the globe, the firm has the global reach and capabilities to effectively break through boundaries across cultures and practices. By delivering innovative, outside-the-box solutions to complex challenges that face today's businesses, Yulchon continues to be on the cutting edge of legal practice.

An acknowledged market leader in the development and practice of law, it has been extolled by the Financial Times as 'able to anticipate industry changes and devise new solutions for clients.' As a multidisciplinary group of experts, the firm is agile, adaptable, but above all, passionate about its commitment to delivering world-class services to world-class clients. The firm is frequently retained to negotiate complex transactions, help draft new legislation and regulations and represent clients in high-stakes adversarial proceedings. Through the firm's 'One Firm Partnership' philosophy, it maintains high standards of excellence and values a culture of collaborative problem solving. But above all, strong relationships with government agencies and other international law firms keep the firm nimble and ready to take decisive action.

Many of the world's most distinguished clients choose Yulchon as their legal counsel in Korea, including Agfa, AMD, Audi, ABB, Bayer, BP, Broadcom, Carlyle Group, Coca-Cola, Chrysler, Continental, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, GS Caltex, HP, Hyundai Motor Company, ING, LG Electronics, Lone Star, Lotte, Marriott, MBK Partners, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nestl?, Otis Elevator, P&G, POSCO, RWE Energy, Samsung Electronics, Siemens, Swiss Re, Texas Instruments, Universal Music and Vopak.

Recent honours include: Chambers and Partners 'South Korea National FIrm of the Year'; Financial Times 'Most Innovative Law Firm in Dispute Resolution'; Financial Times 'Most Innovative Law Firm' in Korea for two consecutive years (2015-2016); The Asian Lawyer's 'Asian Law Firm of the Year'; International Tax Review's 'Asia Tax Transactions Firm of the Year' and 'South Korea Tax Firm of the Year' and Tier 1 for Tax and Transfer Pricing; Chambers and Partners tier 1 for competition/antitrust, corporate/M&A, employment, real estate and tax; IFLR 1000's band 1 for competition and M&A; TheLegal 500's tier 1 for tax, antitrust and competition, real estate, and employment; Asialaw Profiles' 2016 'Highly Recommended Law Firm' in construction and real estate, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, labour and employment; Managing Intellectual Property's Tier 1 for IP patent contentious; Asian Legal Business' 'Employer of Choice'; and 'Top 100 Law Firm in the World' for 14 consecutive years by Global Competition Review.

Areas of practice: Yulchon is structured around seven major practice groups: antitrust, corporate and finance, tax, dispute resolution, real estate and construction, labour and employment, and intellectual property. Each group is recognised as a leader in its respective field and consistently ranks among the best practices in Korea for their work on high-profile and landmark transactions. These groups are supplemented by a number of smaller practice teams focusing on a specific industry, region or subject matter which has enabled the firm's clients to benefit from the comprehensive breadth of a full-service law firm and the expertise and experience of a specialist practice. The firm develops new practice teams to meet clients' needs in the ever changing business and regulatory environments. The healthcare practice team and cyber security and privacy practice team are excellent examples. With extensive experience and influential government and regulatory resources, the firm's attorneys are equipped to provide unparalleled legal, strategic and business advice. The success is grounded in its devotion to provide technical expertise and service capabilities at the highest level, supplemented by the industry know-how essential to achieve clients' business objectives. Furthermore, in co-operation with a network of reputable international law firms, it provides clients, both domestic and foreign, with integrated and comprehensive services found only in preeminent international firms.

  • Contacts

  • Seok Hoon Kang (Co-managing Partner)

  • Hee Woong Yoon (Co-managing Partner)

  • Number of lawyers: 400+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
  • Burmese
  • Cambodian

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