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Lee & Ko

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

4 ranked lawyersBand 2South KoreaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Serves an impressive roster of global telecommunications and ITC companies and national mobile providers. Acts on significant transactional and contentious matters concerning mobile banking, e-commerce and broadcasting, including mandates involving fintech applications, cloud computing issues and retransmission disputes. Also advises on regulatory issues relating to M&A transactions for TMT companies. Also well versed in regulatory, data protection and privacy issues. Its diverse clientele includes e-commerce companies and platform service and content providers, as well as automotive manufacturers and financial institutions.

Strengths

A client praises the team's "comprehensive understanding and industry expertise," going on to applaud the lawyers' "assertiveness, promptness and reliability in their work performance."

Work highlights

Acted for Google in securing approval from the Game Rating and Administration Committee in relation to maintaining its status as a self-rating game distributor.

Notable practitioners

A source singles out Hwan Kyoung Ko for his expertise in regulatory TMT matters. His recent experience involves advising companies from the technology, financial services, automotive and telecoms sectors on data protection, cybersecurity and licensing and general regulatory matters.

Ju Bong Jang remains a popular choice of counsel among leading Korean and international companies, in addition to regulatory agencies. His recent activity includes advising clients from the telecoms and media sectors on transactional matters.

One source is impressed by the way Kwang Bae Park "takes initiative and ownership" of mandates in order to "provide the best solution." He remains a highly regarded figure in the market and leverages over two decades of experience advising telecoms and technology companies on a range of data privacy issues, cybersecurity and regulatory matters.

Sources identify Samuel Kwon for his lengthy experience in the field of TMT, having previously served as the executive vice president of SK Group's information and telecoms division. His areas of focus include M&A transactions and regulatory mandates in the technology and telecoms sectors.

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Overview

Lee & Ko’s TMT Practice Group is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in the media, telecommunications and IT sectors. With more than 40 attorneys and industry specialists who have collectively accumulated unparalleled know-how and expertise handling the entire spectrum of regulatory issues that have arisen in the TMT field, we provide well-balanced, insightful and useful guidance to our clients across all legal, policy-making and business aspects of the TMT industry. Keeping abreast with new trends in the TMT industry, we always seek to provide insightful guidance to numerous clients in relation to new business opportunities as well. Our clients speak highly of Lee & Ko’s TMT Practice Group for the provision of tailored, on-point legal advice based on years of experience, an in-depth understanding of the TMT field, and its comprehensive analysis of various regulatory issues. In helping our clients minimize their legal risks, our TMT Practice Group has solidified its position in the industry as the #1 go-to law firm.

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

Lee & Ko

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Department location

Hanjin Building

63 Namdaemun-ro

Jung-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

04532

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South Korea

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)


Hwan Kyoung Ko
Band 2
Ju Bong Jang
Band 3
Kwang Bae Park
Band 1
Samuel Kwon
Band 4