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BKL Named Best Firm in South Korea at Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017

November 2017

Bae, Kim & Lee ("BKL") has been named the "Best Firm in South Korea" at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017 hosted by the global legal publisher Euromoney Legal Media Group on November 9, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. Furthermore, senior partner Il Young CHO was honored as the best lawyer in transfer pricing while senior patent attorney Catherine Eunkyeong LEE was recognized as the best lawyer in patent and trademark prosecution among Asia's leading women in the legal profession.

Euromoney Legal Media Group (“Euromoney LMG”) is the legal publishing arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the world-renowned business information group, with offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. The group publishes market-leading law magazines, including International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and Managing Intellectual Property, for in-house counsel, external practitioners and industry leaders around the world.

The annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards was organized in 2011 to foster women’s leadership and promote women-friendly working environments in the legal sector across Asia. Euromoney LMG selects winners for practice area categories, firm awards and country awards based on their initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, work-life balance, pro-bono work and talent management. The country award, in particular, is a highly coveted award given to a single law firm in each country that has set the standard in promoting gender diversity in the work place and contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession. BKL claimed the honor of winning the country award for South Korea and also being shortlisted for 12 awards, procuring the highest number of shortlisted entries among Korean law firms.

“As the first Korean law firm to establish the ‘Women Lawyers Forum,’ BKL endeavors to increase female leadership and talent, and to create women-friendly workplaces. We will further advance our efforts to support our female professionals’ growth into great leaders,” commented Ms. CHO in response to the firm’s outstanding achievements in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017.

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