We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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Breadth of legal services

Breadth of legal expertise

We deliver the highest quality legal advice to Korean clients, and international clients who work with Korean companies. We understand the legal landscape, as well as the political and cultural needs to understand the context in which transactions take place. Whether it is an arbitration proceeding in Korea and the Middle East, or a joint venture between Korea and other emerging / developed countries, or a divestment of a Korean arm of an international business – we can help. Our lawyers are sector focused, and we have dealt often challenging situations to provide the best solutions to any problem. 

The team is headed up by Wonsuk Steve Kang, who is backed by our network Europe, the US and the Middle East. 

We bring unsurpassed experience to our clients in Korea, and those around the world who are investing or doing business in Korea.

Breath of legal services 

We are one of the few international law firms with comprehensive capability in Asia to serve our Korean clients looking outbound, and global players looking to enter or invest in Korea. 

Our platform in Asia consists of leading lawyers in almost all of the key practice areas working closely together as one team to serve our core clients in any jurisdiction in the world, including: 

  • private and public M&As, 
  • leveraged buyouts, 
  • minority-stake investments, 
  • PIPE transactions, capital markets transactions, 
  • joint ventures, 
  • IP licensing agreements, 
  • antitrust, competition and trade, 
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Bribery Act compliance and investigation, 
  • finance, project finance, 
  • employment,  
  • international dispute resolution cases.

Working with clients, worldwide

We have strong outbound and inbound capabilities working with both companies investing into Korea, and Korean companies investing abroad. 

Through our proven inbound and outbound experience, our teams are familiar with the challenges of working with Korean companies and companies working with Korean companies. 

Freshfields has a significant presence in Asia, Europe and the US. We have offices in all of the key European capitals including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the UK, and in Asia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore. In each office, we are able to advise clients on local law as well as how the wider regulations may affect their interests. 

We are recognised as the clear market leader for M&A work in Europe and maintain consistent market-leading rankings in the M&A league tables.


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