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Managing Partners: Kong Hyun Lee, Ji Hyung Kim, Young Tae Yang
Number of partners: 84
Number of lawyers: 182
Languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
As one of Korea’s leading full-service law firms, Jipyong LLC (‘Jipyong’) prides itself on the firm’s global reach and outlook, the depth and breadth of the firm’s practice groups, and the extensive experience of the firm’s lawyers. With Jipyong’s network of 12 international offices and desks across Asia and beyond, the firm provides a one-stop destination for legal and consulting services to the firm’s clients. Jipyong has a strong base of domestic and international clients who rely on the firm for not only the firm’s local market knowledge and expertise but also for the firm’s innovative, business-minded solutions. In addition to being committed to professional excellence and client oriented services, Jipyong shares an unwavering commitment to high ethical standards, pro bono work and community service.

Main Areas of Practice:

Finance & Securities:
Jipyong is spearheading some of the most innovative financial transactions in Korea, as evidenced by the firm having successfully guided the first-ever IPOs of foreign companies from the US, Australia, Vietnam and Laos on the Korea Exchange. At the same time, Jipyong’s professionals are known for their unparalleled expertise in project finance, involving diverse areas ranging from real estate to social overhead capital, as well as in structured finance and derivatives, acquisition financing, private equity investments and financial regulatory matters. Recently, Jipyong’s fintech practice has been rapidly growing and the firm’s lawyers are highly sought after by clients in their novel ventures including those involving P2P lending, internet banks, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions:
With in-depth local market knowledge of Korea and other Asian countries where Jipyong has overseas offices, in particular in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar, the firm represents an ever-expanding client base in complex, cutting-edge corporate and M&A transactions in both Korea and other strategic international territories.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Led by a former Constitutional Court Justice and a former Supreme Court Justice, Jipyong’s litigation and arbitration practice group is at the heart of the firm and is widely regarded as one of the best in Korea. Jipyong’s track record includes continuous successes even in the most complex and difficult cases. Jipyong also has extensive experience with international arbitration involving foreign parties from the US, Japan, China, Russia and Vietnam.

Antitrust & Competition:
With a former high-ranking KFTC officer and veteran attorneys leading the charge, the antitrust and competition practice group has achieved remarkable success in recent times. Jipyong has had a successful track record in representing both corporate clients and KFTC in all aspects of antitrust proceedings from KFTC investigations to appeal litigation.

Shipping, Maritime & Aviation:
Jipyong’s shipping, maritime and aviation team is led by highly regarded legal experts in the areas of maritime, admiralty and insurance. Jipyong has been recognised by leading international legal directories as one of the best law firms in the shipping and maritime category. Jipyong has advised domestic and international clients on various high-profile maritime and insurance matters in recent times, including the matters in connection with the Hyundai Fortune explosion, the Hebei Spirit oil spill, and the National Maritime Police Agency’s Turtle Ship Fund project.

Resources, Energy & Infrastructure:
Jipyong’s resources, energy and infrastructure practice group advises a wide range of clients on power plant development, infrastructure projects, SOC, project financing, EPC, investments and acquisitions. Jipyong is highly experienced in conventional power as well as renewable and alternative forms of energy; from their development to operation and shutdown. The firm also has extensive experience in resource development projects and investments (including coal and iron ore mining operations and reforestation projects) and in infrastructure development (including expressway development projects and urban renewal projects).

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