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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Managing Partner: Dongwoo Seo

Number of partners: 330+

Number of all fee-earners: 800+

Number of International Offices: 8

Languages: Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Burmese


Firm Overview:

Established in 1980, BKL is a leading full-service law firm in Korea. At the core of our practice is its commitment to client service, and BKL assembles experts of the highest caliber to provide each client with quality legal services. Being one of the largest law firms in Korea, BKL is comprised of approximately 800 professionals, including lawyers qualified in Korea and foreign jurisdictions, tax advisors, CPAs, industry analysts, former government officials and other qualified specialists in various industry sectors.


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. 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.


BKL has been at the forefront of cross-border practice and was the first Korean law firm to establish office in China. BKL has continued to expand its global footprints to assist its clients in expanding their geographical reach. In addition to its headquarters in Seoul, BKL operates offices in eight cities across five countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, and Jakarta (Korea Desk).


BKL is the first Korean law firm to have formed an internal Pro Bono Committee in 2002, which is devoted to offering legal aid services as well as training pro bono lawyers. In 2009, BKL established a public interest foundation named “Dongcheon” the first time for Korean law firm to engage in pro bono work in a proactive and efficient manner.


Main Areas of Practice:

Antitrust & Competition

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Construction & Real Estate

Energy & Infrastructure

ESG

Insurance

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

International Trade

Labour & Employment

Litigation

Maritime, Aerospace & Transportation

Public Policy & Legislative Support

Restructuring & Insolvency

Tax

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

White Collar Defense & Internal Investigations


Offices:

  • Seoul, South Korea (Centropolis B, 26 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03161, Korea/T.82-2-3404-0000/[email protected])
  • Beijing, China (Room 1003, Building B, Ping’an International Financial Center, No.3, Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing/T.86-10-6461-3650/[email protected])
  • Shanghai, China (Unit 2503, Tower B, Dawning Center No.500, Hongbaoshi Road, Changning District, Shanghai 201103, PRC/T.86-21-6085-2900/[email protected])
  • Hong Kong (Room 205, 2F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong/T.852-2567-0800/[email protected])
  • Hanoi, Vietnam (West Tower 2601, Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Cong Vi ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam / T.84-24-3232-1233/[email protected])
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Unit 3, 37F, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / T.84-28-38-212-303/[email protected])
  • Yangon, Myanmar (No. 82, Shin Phyu Shin Avenue, Pyay Road, 6.5 Miles, Ward 11, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Lotte Residence Building)/T.95-1-935-1198/[email protected])
  • Singapore (1 Temasek Avenue #24-05 Millenia Tower Singapore 039192 / T. 65-6322-4882/[email protected])
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (Korea Desk) (F.16, Summitmas I, Senayan Kebayoran Baru RT.5,/RW.3, Senayan, South Jakarta, DKI Jakarta 12190, Indonesia/T.+62-21-5080-8300/[email protected])

Ranked Offices

Provided by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

South Korea - Head office

Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Expert Focus
Hangil Lee
Sangchul Kim
Authored by
Hangil Lee , Sangchul Kim
Article • Feb 2024
Global Practice Guide
Seongjun Joo
Jeena Kim
Maria Chang
Sodam Kweon
Authored by
Seongjun Joo, Jeena Kim, Maria Chang, Sodam Kweon
Article • Nov 2023
Global Practice Guide
Dongwook Kang
Chris Kim
Maria Chang
Seung-Wan Chae
Authored by
Dongwook Kang, Chris Kim, Maria Chang, Seung-Wan Chae
Article • Sep 2023

All contributions provided by Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Investor-State Mediation: Are We Prepared? | Global
Authored by: Sangchul Kim, Hangil Lee
Expert Focus Sep 2023 Article
White-Collar Crime 2023 | South Korea | Law and Practice
Authored by: Kyunghoon Lee, Soo Bong Jung, Jinwook Song, Jiyoung Sohn
Global Practice Guide Sep 2023 Article
Enforcement of Judgments 2023 | South Korea | Law and Practice
Authored by: Hongjoong Kim, Woojae Kim, Hangil Lee, Brandon Bang
Global Practice Guide Jul 2023 Article
Emerging Trends in Renewable Energy Arbitration in Korea
Authored by: Sangchul Kim, Hangil Lee
Expert Focus Jul 2023 Article
Climate Change Regulation 2023 | South Korea | Law and Practice
Authored by: Hyuna Kim, Jiyoung Sohn, Dohyung Koo, Jinhyo Kim
Global Practice Guide Jul 2023 Article
Doing Business In... 2023 | South Korea | Law and Practice
Authored by: Ho Kyung Chang, Daniel Joonwu Park, Eunjee Kim, Seung-Wan Chae, Hyun A Kim, Jihyun Kim, Kwang Hyun Ryoo
Global Practice Guide Jun 2023 Article

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General Business Law
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Wook Yoo
South Korea expertise based abroad
South Korea
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
2
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Eui Jong Chung
E
Eui Jong Chung
E
Eminent Practitioners
Ho Jin Kim
2
Ho Jin Kim
2
Band 2
Young Joon Cho
3
Young Joon Cho
3
Band 3
U
Taeki Lee
U
Up and Coming
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
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Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Eui Jong Chung
E
Eui Jong Chung
E
Eminent Practitioners
Mi Eun Roh
3
Mi Eun Roh
3
Band 3
Seung Il Hong
3
Seung Il Hong
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
2 Department
7 Ranked Lawyers
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Corporate/M&A (North Korea)
Corporate/M&A (North Korea)
Spotlight
Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Dong Woo Seo
E
Dong Woo Seo
E
Eminent Practitioners
Ri Bong Han
E
Ri Bong Han
E
Eminent Practitioners
Sungjo Yun
1
Sungjo Yun
1
Band 1
Mok Hong Kim
2
Mok Hong Kim
2
Band 2
Ho Kyung Chang
U
Ho Kyung Chang
U
Up and Coming
U
Hyunchul An
U
Up and Coming
Wook Yoo
F
Wook Yoo
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Foreign expert for North Korea
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