South Korea

south korea city

South Korea: Losing its shine 

8-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Despite being a top recipient of foreign direct investment, South Korea’s business activity potential is not being realised. Do policymakers have the remedy?

south korea city

South Korea: Defence force

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

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

More from Special Reports

south korea city

Allen & Overy follows foreign rivals into South Korea

8-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the third magic circle firm to launch an office in South Korea with the relocation of Tokyo partner Matthias Voss.


Cleary, Freshfields and Ropes lead on Tesco's £4.2bn sale of Homeplus to MBK

7-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Ropes & Gray have won top roles advising on the £4.2bn sale of Tesco’s South Korean business Homeplus.


Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim launches in Seoul

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has become the latest foreign firm to enter South Korea, relocating co-founder Michael Kim to Seoul to lead the new office.

South Korea Briefings

Firms focus on South Korea download subscription

Totum 10-Sep-2015

Following liberalisation of the legal market in South Korea, it looks there’s no shortage of firms seeking to set up shop there. T

ArbitrAsian innovation: the Asian disputes market and ADR download subscription

20 Essex Street 30-Jun-2015

Arbitral centres in Hong Kong and Singapore have recently updated their rules.

Global: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

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

DLA Piper 5-Dec-2014

On 17 November 2014, Australia and China concluded negotiations over the China-Australia free-trade agreement.