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.
Yulchon’s name is formed from two Chinese characters that mean, “a community of legal experts.” With more than 550 lawyers and specialists across seven practice groups and 12 industry teams, and with six overseas offices, Yulchon’s experienced professionals work together in a culture of excellence, innovation and collaboration to address the challenges our clients face. Since its founding in 1997, Yulchon has become the fastest-growing among Korea’s top law firms. Our perspective is international, and our reach is global. At Yulchon, we put the needs of our clients first, and we are proud that our success is measured by the success and satisfaction of our clients.
Established in 1973, Kim & Chang is Korea’s premier law firm with a market leading position in all practice areas including antitrust and competition; banking; capital markets; corporate investigations and white collar defense; environment; financial regulation and compliance; financing; fintech; health; insolvency and restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; international arbitration and cross-border litigation; international trade and customs; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privacy and data security; private equity; real estate; securities; shipping; tax; and technology, media and telecommunications.
Our strong foundation is built on the breadth and depth of our talent. Our professionals include lawyers, tax lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, accountants, and other subject matter and industry experts totaling more than 1,700 professionals today. Our teams work seamlessly in close coordination with each other with the highest commitment to creating innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges that our clients face.
Based in Seoul, with offices in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, we are particularly known for our cross-border expertise. We have advised on some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions and legal challenges in Korea and around the world. We have built a track record of first-of-their-kind, groundbreaking solutions that have had a profound impact on the law and business. Our attorneys are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the US and Vietnam in addition to Korea. With our growing regional networks and collaborative relationships with reputable law firms across Asia and around the globe, our clients with multi-jurisdictional interests have come to rely on us as a “one-stop shop” of the highest quality.
“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.
Yoon & Yang is one of the largest full service Seoul headquartered law firms. Yoon & Yang has over 450 lawyers and other professionals including over 40 foreign qualified lawyers. Yoon & Yang’s foreign qualified lawyers include a number of experienced lawyers in the US and UK. The firm also has experienced lawyers qualified in Germany, Russia, Vietnam, China, Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
Our main office in Seoul is supported by our overseas offices in Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Jakarta and Tashkent.
Yoon & Yang is one of the leading law firms in South Korea striving to provide highest quality legal services with vast experience and expertise in corporate advisory, counselling and litigation matters for international and domestic clients. All of the firm’s attorneys and professionals are proud of firm’s commitment to the care and attention of clients and mutual trust. The firm has mindset of viewing its services from the perspective of clients.
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.