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K&L Gates LLP Foreign Legal Consultant Office
Kyobo Life Building, 22nd FL
1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu
Seoul, 03154
South Korea

When the firm first opened its Seoul office in 2012, we already had a long history of assisting global Korean clients with executing sophisticated commercial transactions, resolving thorny regulatory issues, prosecuting and defending complex disputes, and advising multinational companies with operations in Korea.

Having a physical presence in Seoul allows us to broaden and deepen our capabilities, especially our Banking and Finance; Intellectual Property; and Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources practices. Our Seoul office also enables our firm to help our clients remain at and advance to the forefront of their industry sectors locally, regionally, and globally. We are positioned to assist our clients, regardless of their nationality, to capitalize on opportunities in Korea and beyond, as well as to respond to any legal issues that may arise as a result of current business operations or future commercial plans.

All lawyers in our core Korea practice, wherever they may physically reside, combine knowledge of Korean business customs, language, networks, and the domestic legal system with Western legal training and standards.

Our Seoul office, in close cooperation with lawyers in the firm’s other offices and local Korean counsel firms, assists domestic clients with accessing foreign markets and resolving other legal issues overseas. The firm’s wider Korea practice, comprising lawyers in Seoul as well as overseas, assists Korean companies doing business in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and beyond with their diverse contentious and noncontentious legal needs.


  • Antitrust, Competition, and Trade Regulation
  • Banking and Asset Finance
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade: CFIUS, Sanctions, and Export Controls
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution (domestic and international arbitration and mediation)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Policy and Regulatory
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Technology Transactions and Sourcing
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