Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?
Its legal market is destined to open up to US and European firms soon. Korean players are finding ways to power up for the challenge
Bird & Bird’s CEO David Kerr on why the low risk, cost-effective and practical cooperative agreement approach is the best way forward in Asia.
South Korea News
Taylor Wessing has formed an association with South Korean firm DR & AJU, becoming the latest UK firm to make a move into the jurisdiction.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has become the latest international firm to establish a base in Seoul.
South Korea Briefings
Global: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy download subscription
The increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.
A snapshot of the investor-state dispute settlement framework in Australia’s Asian free-trade agreement trifecta download subscription
On 17 November 2014, Australia and China concluded negotiations over the China-Australia free-trade agreement.
IP Rights in Data Handbook: protecting and exploiting IP in data, big data and databases internationally download subscription
DLA Piper’s second-edition IP Rights in Data Handbook now covers 20 jurisdictions and includes top tips from local professionals on how best to exploit big data.
Kazakhstan introduces visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries from 15 July download subscription
The Republic of Kazakhstan has unilaterally introduced a visa-free regime for the period from 15 July 2014 to 15 July 2015 for the citizens of 10 countries.
No more bi-lateral investment treaties for Indonesia download subscription
The government of Indonesia has informed the Netherlands that its bi-lateral investment treaty with Indonesia will be terminated from July 2015.
Canada enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea download subscription
This agreement in principle concludes almost a decade of negotiations, and marks Canada’s first FTA in the Asia-Pacific market.
Free-trade deals present agricultural opportunities download subscription
Australia’s recent conclusion of two free-trade agreements with South Korea and Japan are likely to present significant opportunities in the agricultural sector.