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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

133 TEHERAN-RO, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL 06133, SOUTH KOREA
Tel:
Work +82 2 3404 0000
Fax:
Fax +82 2 3404 0001
Email:
Web:
www.bkl.co.kr
Beijing, Dubai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Seoul and 1 more

The firm

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL) is among the oldest and largest law firms in Korea with over 500 professionals. With practice groups specialised in every significant area of law for business in Korea, BKL supplies timely, accurate and practical legal support to its clients, wherever they are based, across a broad cross-section of industry, investment and finance.

BKL has long been at the leading edge of cross-border legal work in Korea. Among its many practice areas, it has been one of the busiest firms in Korea in the areas of M&A, finance and securities, advising clients from North America, Europe and Asia for over three decades. Likewise, BKL has built a reputation in the disputes arena not only as a litigation powerhouse but also as one of the top international arbitration and cross-border disputes teams in Asia.

Owing to the scale, quality and volume of its work, BKL has received many ‘Deal of the Year’ and ‘Firm of the Year’ honours. In every recognised client or peer assessment, BKL is ranked among the top firms in Korea. In all the firm does, it strives to provide client-focused legal services to its clients, many of whom have been with the firm for many years.

The firm’s clients include many multinational business groups and leaders in the Korean market. Manufacturer clients represent industries such as automotive, software, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and shipping. Among its financial clients are banks, brokerage and asset management companies, insurers and private equity groups. Other clients are in energy, property development, retail and broadcasting, to name a few.

Areas of practice

In addition to deal work, BKL’s core areas of practice cover every significant legal side of business in Korea. BKL’s tax group is one of the leaders in the field. Its corporate restructuring practice has, for years, been among the most sought-out in Korea. BKL offers full teams of recognised specialists in areas such as antitrust, fair trade, international trade, employment, construction and real estate. The BKL intellectual property group is expert in its field. Unlike other major firms in Seoul, BKL has a comprehensive litigation group – one of the largest in Korea since the 1980s and, with this, one of the top international arbitration teams in Asia.

Headquartered in Seoul, BKL maintains overseas offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon. The first Korean firm to set up offices in China and the UAE, BKL has pioneered a region-wide approach to legal services. BKL is a member of the World Law Group and regularly collaborates with other firms across the world.

Contact Sung Jin Kim (managing partner)

LanguagesBurmese
Chinese
English
French
German
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Urdu
Vietnamese

Other officesBeijing
Dubai
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Yangon

Number of fee-earners 595+

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