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.
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 governance; corporate investigations and white collar defense; discovery; energy; engineering and construction; environment; financial regulation and compliance; financing; fintech; game, resort and entertainment; insolvency and restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; international arbitration and cross-border litigation; international trade and customs; labor and employment; life sciences and healthcare; litigation; maritime; mergers and acquisitions; privacy and data security; private equity; real estate; securities; serious accidents punishment act; 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, Greece, Hong Kong, India, 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.
Yulchon’s name is formed from two Chinese characters that mean, “a community of legal experts.” With more than 570 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.
Yoon & Yang is one of the largest full service Seoul headquartered law firms. Yoon & Yang has over 490 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.
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) & international arbitration (iv) tax & customs, (v) antitrust & competition, (vi) labour & employment, (vii) intellectual property and (viii) white-collar crime
Named the “Avengers” of the Korean legal market by media, LAB PARTNERS is a premier boutique law firm established by partners from the top law firms in Korea. LAB PARTNERS provides a one-stop service in all major practice areas. Our combination of corporate expertise, and vast experience in advising on a wide variety of finance transactions, make us uniquely qualified to act as legal advisor for multinational corporations and financial companies.
Our partners have decades of experience and are regarded as leading practitioners in their fields. The diverse expertise of our partners enables us to provide a full range of services by providing proven commercial acumen and market leading insight. As a testament to such efforts, LAB PARTNERS was recognized as ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business and was named a ‘Leading Law Firm’ by the Legal Times.
LAB PARTNERS is also consistently ranked within the top 10 law firms in Korea for M&A by various publications. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies and numerous other global and domestic companies. We drive transactions and guide dispute resolution proactively, and advocate aggressively on behalf of our clients, offering a new dimension of legal solutions.