South Korea

26F, Grand Central A
14 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu
Seoul 04527
South Korea

+82 2 6200 1600

+82 2 6200 0800

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Partner: Cheol Jeong
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Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese, Khmer, Laotian, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Thai, Burmese
Number of professionals: 300+

As one of Korea’s leading full-service law firms, Jipyong LLC (‘Jipyong’) takes pride in our global reach and outlook, the depth and breadth of our practice groups, and the expertise and experience of our lawyers. With 11 offices across Asia and beyond, Jipyong provides a one-stop destination for legal and consulting services. Our strong base of domestic and international clients relies not only on our local market expertise but also our innovative, business-minded solutions. Jipyong is best defined by our dedication to professional and service excellence, and unwavering commitment to high ethical standards, pro bono work and community service.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Cross-Border
  • Foreign Investment
  • Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Maritime & Aviation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Tax
  • Government Contracts
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional & Administrative Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration
  • Energy, Resources & Infrastructure
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Entertainment, Sports & Leisure
  • R&D
  • ESG


Jipyong spearheads the most innovative financial transactions in Korea, as evidenced by the firm’s advice and representation on the first-ever IPOs of foreign companies from the US, Australia, Vietnam, and Laos on the Korea Exchange. Jipyong is also highly regarded for its expertise in project finance, ranging from real estate to social overhead capital, as well as structured finance and derivatives, acquisition financing, private equity investments and financial regulatory matters. Also notable is Jipyong’s rapidly growing FinTech practice, highly sought after by clients in novel ventures involving P2P lending, internet banks, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

With in-depth local market knowledge of Korea and other Asian countries where Jipyong has overseas offices - in particular, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar - the firm represents an ever-expanding client base in complex, cutting-edge corporate and M&A transactions in both Korea and other strategic foreign jurisdictions.

Dispute Resolution

Led by former Justices of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of Korea, Jipyong’s dispute resolution practice group is the heart of the firm and widely regarded as among the best in Korea. Jipyong has an impressive track record of success in the most complex and difficult cases. Jipyong also has extensive experience with international arbitration involving foreign parties from the US, Japan, China, Russia, and Vietnam.

Antitrust & Competition

With a former high-ranking KFTC officer and veteran attorneys leading the charge, our antitrust & competition practice group has achieved remarkable success in representing both corporate clients and the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) in all aspects of antitrust, from KFTC investigations and hearings to administrative appeals and civil follow-on damages actions and criminal antitrust proceedings.

Labour & Employment

Jipyong’s labour & employment practice group provides insightful, innovative, and practical legal services ranging from advisory work to representation in legal actions disputing ordinary wage, rules of employment, dismissals, and many other issues. In line with the government’s recent efforts to initiate the transition of contract workers to permanent positions at public corporations, we are successfully assisting corporate clients to manage their transition issues.

Shipping, Maritime & Aviation

Jipyong’s shipping, maritime and aviation team is led by highly regarded maritime, admiralty and insurance law experts. Consistently recognised by leading international legal rankings publications as one of the best law firms in the shipping and maritime practice area, Jipyong has advised domestic and international clients on numerous high-profile maritime and insurance matters, including the Hyundai Fortune explosion, the Hebei Spirit oil spill, and the National Maritime Police Agency’s Turtle Ship Fund project.

Energy, Resources & Infrastructure

Jipyong’s energy, resources and infrastructure practice group advises a broad range of clients on power plant development, infrastructure projects, SOC, project financing, EPC, investments and acquisitions. Jipyong is highly experienced in conventional power as well as renewable and alternative forms of energy; from their development to operation and shutdown. The firm also has extensive experience in resource development projects and investments (including coal and iron ore mining operations and reforestation projects) and infrastructure development (including expressway development projects and urban renewal projects).

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fintech
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceutical and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • R&D
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities