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Kim & Chang

Principal office: Seoul
Other office: Hong Kong

Firm overview

Established in 1973, Kim & Chang is Korea’s premier law firm, and one of Asia’s leading law firms.

We are the market leader in all major practice areas and industries, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and competition, banking and finance, securities and capital markets, litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy/corporate restructuring, international trade, tax and customs, intellectual property, product liability, privacy and data security, labour and employment, real estate and construction, environment, technology, media and telecoms, fintech and e-commerce, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, consumer products, and maritime.

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 totalling more than 1,500 today. We work in tight-knit teams, committed to creating innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges that our clients face in growing their businesses.

We have advised on some of the largest, most complex, and demanding transactions in Korea and around the world. We counsel both private and public entities. We have built a track record of “first-of-its-kind” and groundbreaking solutions that have had a profound impact on the law and in business.

We are particularly known for our cross-border expertise. Our attorneys are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, including Korea, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England and Wales, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States. With our growing regional network and our collaborative relationships with reputable law firms in 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.

Key practice areas

Antitrust & competition; banking & finance; capital markets; criminal defence; e-commerce; environment; fintech; health; insolvency & restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; international trade & customs; labour & employment; litigation & arbitration; mergers & acquisitions; privacy & data security; private equity; project finance; real estate & construction; securities; shipping; structured finance; tax; technology, media & telecommunications.

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Korea Law Firm Awards 2022

Best overall law firms
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Banking & finance
Capital markets
Competition & antitrust
Compliance & corporate governance
Corporate & commercial
Energy & natural resources
Inbound investment
Insolvency & restructuring
Mergers & acquistions
Outbound investment
Private equity & venture capital
Structured finance & securitisation
Trademark prosecution


Korea Law Firm Awards 2021

Best overall law firms
Banking & finance
Capital markets
Competition & antitrust
Corporate & commercial
Data compliance
Energy, projects & infrastructure
Inbound investment
Insurance & reinsurance
Labour & employment
Mergers & acquistions
Patent litigation
Private equity & venture capital
Real estate
Restructuring & insolvency
Structured finance & securitisation
Technology, media & telecoms
Trademark litigation

Kim & Chang

Contact us

39 Sajik-ro 8 gil
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Korea – 03170
T: +82 2 3703 1114
E: lawkim@kimchang.com



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