The lawyers in Sidley’s Korea practice have, for many years, worked extensively with Korean multinational companies, financial institutions and government agencies. Many lawyers in the team are native Koreans and travel regularly to conduct business in Seoul and other parts of Korea. Therefore, the team has a deep understanding of the local culture and customs of doing business in Korea and with Korean clients. We have extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of litigation and international arbitration, intellectual property litigation and technology transactions, global finance, international trade and mergers and acquisitions.
Sidley's Korea practice has been recommended for many years in well-regarded legal directories such as Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific.
Our Korea team draws on the extensive resources of the firm’s international reach, working together seamlessly from Sidley’s offices around the globe and within multiple legal disciplines. This enables us to access whatever special skills or experience a client may require. The team includes approximately 30 Korean-speaking lawyers and who are strategically located in Brussels, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In addition, our Korea team has the support of approximately 200 legal professionals in our Asia Pacific offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Those professionals have experience in all of our key practice areas and are qualified in multiple jurisdictions, including the U.S., England & Wales, Hong Kong and Japan. For local Korea law advice, we have strong relationships and have worked for many years with leading domestic lawyers.