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Lee & Ko

Total number of professionals: 550
Number of partners: 180 Number of associates: 370
Principal office: Seoul
Other offices: Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh

Firm overview

Lee & Ko has provided high quality legal services to multinational and domestic companies for more than 40 years (following its founding in 1977) and has firmly established its leading position among Korea’s largest law firms. The firm’s extensive professional resources include approximately 550 highly capable lawyers, 80 other professionals, including patent and trademark attorneys, certified public accountants, as well as expert advisers in such specialised areas as antitrust, labour, tax and customs.

Lee & Ko’s professional expertise covers all areas of law. The firm’s practice is broadly divided into five main practice groups: (1) Corporate and International Transaction; (2) Finance; (3) Intellectual Property; (4) Litigation and Arbitration; and (5) Tax. A total of 30 further specialised practice teams are included within the five main practice groups. Such specialised teams include, among others, teams with particular expertise in antitrust, tax & customs, labour, compliance, foreign investment, technology licensing, corporate governance, insolvency, international arbitration, TMT, FCPA, real estate and construction, international trade, healthcare, energy, environmental concerns, franchising, white-collar crime and governmental procurement. Our specialised teams also include Korea’s highest rated M&A team, as well as China, Vietnam and Japan teams specially focused on matters relating to those countries.

Legal publications overseas and in Korea have rated Lee & Ko as the “Number 1 Firm in Korea.” According to worldwide surveys conducted by law firm reviewers, such as Legal 500, Asia Law Profile and Chambers Asia, as well as the The Chosun Ilbo (the largest circulation newspaper in Korea), Lee & Ko is consistently given top-tier ranking in all of its practice areas.

Key practice areas

Anti-bribery; antitrust/competition; banking; capital markets; compliance & regulatory; customs; data privacy; defence industry; dispute resolution; energy; environment; finance; financial institutions; healthcare/life sciences; insurance; intellectual property; labour & employment; maritime; mergers & acquisitions; real estate & construction; tax; TMT; white-collar crime.

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Korea A-List

Yong Seok Ahn
Yong Jae Chang
Woo Young Jung
Dong Eun Kim
Jae Hoon Kim
John Kim
Sang Gon Kim
Won Seok Ko
Young-Mo Kwon
Kyu Wha Lee
Wan Shik Lee
Hyun Joo Oh
Tom Shin
Yeo Kyoon Yoon


Korea Law Firm Awards 2022

Best overall law firms
Arbitration & ADR
Banking & finance
Capital markets
Compliance & corporate governance
Corporate & commercial
Data compliance & cybersecurity
Energy & natural resources
Inbound investment
Infrastructure & project finance
Insolvency & restructuring
Insurance & reinsurance
Mergers & acquistions
Outbound investment
Technology, media & telecoms
Trademark litigation


Korea Law Firm Awards 2021

Best overall law firms
Arbitration & ADR
Banking & finance
Capital markets
Inbound investment
Outbound investment
Labour & employment
Mergers & acquistions
Restructuring & insolvency
Structured finance & securitisation
Trademark litigation

Contact us

Hanjin Building
63 Namdaemun-ro
Jung-gu, Seoul
Korea – 04532
T: -82 2 772 4000
E: mail@leeko.com
Contact: Yong Seok Ahn

307 Tower B
Focus Square Building
6 Futong Road East
Beijing, China
T: +86 10 8478 5377
E: mail-bj@leeko.com
Contact: Seung Ryong Oh

Unit 1006, 10/F
West Tower, Lotte Center Hanoi
54 Lieu Giai Street
Cong Vi Ward, Ba Dinh District
Hanoi, Vietnam
T: +84 2 3226 2801/02
Contact: Sungmee Hong
E: sungmee.hong@leeko.com

Ho Chi Minh
mPlaza Saigon
(Kumho Asiana Plaza)
39 Le Duan Street
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
T: +84 28 3827 3886
Contact: Youn Joon Han
E: younjoon.han@leeko.com



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