Founded in 1977, and comprising more than 700 professionals, organized into 8 practice groups with 40 specialty teams
One-stop service for all legal needs, based on efficient collaboration among highly specialized teams
Emphasis on responsiveness & practical solutions
8 major practice groups: (i) corporate and M&A, (ii) banking, finance and securities, (iii) litigation (both civil and criminal) & alternative dispute resolution (iv) tax & customs, (v) antitrust & competition, (vi) labour & employment, (vii) intellectual property and (viii) white-collar crime.
The firm was established in 2002 by two senior attorneys who decided to leave a large firm environment to create a more focused, efficient and responsive practice. Based on the reputation and capabilities of the founding members, as well as the established trust and loyalty with their clients, the firm was immediately active representing multi-national clients. The firm’s clients are among the most recognized names and leaders in various business sectors, such as software and technology, retailing, luxury goods and fashion, energy, etc.
Since its establishment, the firm has continued to grow, a result of the firm’s uncompromising emphasis on maintaining its reputation for the highest level of service, professionalism and integrity. This philosophy and commitment has been essential in developing and servicing the firm’s prestigious list of clients, whose needs are sophisticated and whose matters have global impact.
The firm is proud of its approach of nurturing very close and personal relationships with its clients, the foundation of the firm’s ability to know its clients and thereby serve their needs more effectively and efficiently.
Intellectual Property Practice The firm has a strong and diverse practice in all aspects of intellectual property. It is very active with both domestic and international prosecution practice for trademarks, as well as related disputes and administrative proceedings. Aside from prosecution matters, the firm and its members have become particularly well-known for its capabilities in the areas of litigation, anti-counterfeiting and internet related matters.
In the area of anti-counterfeiting and enforcement, the firm has developed a very strong reputation for its effective and creative programs in combating many difficult problems in Korea. The firm represents many brand owners and manages among the most active anti-counterfeiting and trademark enforcement programs in the country.
The firm is also very active with domain name disputes, successfully reclaiming domain name registrations from cyber-squatters for trademark owners. Mr. Tae-Yeon Cho has served on the executive committee for the Internet Address Domain Name Dispute Resolution Committee, the government body that administers Korean domain name disputes. Another member of the firm, Mr. Ik Hyun Seo, serves as a panelist for WIPO with respect to gTLD disputes.
CHOI & KIM is a boutique law firm founded by prominent senior lawyers in 1997, providing legal services in areas of maritime & aviation, specialized insurance such as PAR, FIPI & D&O, and cross-border litigation & arbitration.
As one of Korea’s leading full-service law firms, Jipyong LLC (‘Jipyong’) prides itself on the global perspective and experience it brings to its clients’ cases, the depth and breadth of its practice specializations, and the creative problem-solving expertise of its lawyers. With a network of 11 offices across Asia and beyond, the firm provides a one-stop destination for cross-border legal and consulting services; its strong domestic and international client base relies on the firm’s in-depth knowledge of diverse local markets and innovative, business-minded solutions. Jipyong is committed to professional excellence and exceptional client service, underpinned by an unwavering adherence to ethics and social responsibility through pro bono and community service.
Established in 2006, Moon & Song has continuously provided exceptional legal service to international shipping businesses as Korea’s leading maritime specialist law firm. Our founding partner, Mr. Kwang-Myeong Moon had long pioneered the field of maritime law for 20 years and built up abundant experiences.
Offering our clients timely, extensive and comprehensive legal service based on years of experience and expertise, we have earned a strong reputation for contentious and non-contentious maritime matters, and kept the top tier (“Tier 1”) on shipping in the Legal 500 for several years. With a sound understanding of the industry, we are now recognized as a specialist advisor to both shipping and insurance sectors.
Currently, Moon & Song is the top choice for major P&I Clubs, Insurers, Shipowners and Charterers on major maritime cases in Korea.
“Irreplaceable legal experts in AI” is a proper description of PI IP LAW. Starting with representing an AI-based computer vision startup which broke the M&A record in the Korean startup industry, PI IP LAW achieved exponential growth and established its presence on the Korean IP scene.
Since its establishment in 2013, PI IP has become a reliable IP expert for market-leading startups and conglomerates. Thanks to its significant expertise, AI and software cases take up more than 70% of patent cases. With its client-centric approach and proactiveness, the accumulated enterprise value of its clients amounts to USD 5 billion.
PI IP’s ambition to adopt new technologies to traditional legal services led to the launch of IP BUILD UP and SCALE UP designed to provide tailored solutions to startups. Also, an affiliate startup Sejinmind was established to apply new technologies such as automated AI-based patent analysis and full IT-based trademark services.