South Korean law firm Yulchon opened its first China office in Beijing last month. The office has a team of 10 professionals headed by Dr Jeong Yeon Ho, a China specialist. Having a presence in Beijing is intended to strengthen the firm’s credentials to advise Korean companies with investments in China.
In addition to Korean direct investment, the office will focus on M&A, tax, real estate, restructuring and local finance.
Dr Jeong studied Chinese law as a visiting scholar at Peking University in 1994 and obtained a doctorate from China University of Political Science and Law in 2005. He serves as an arbitrator in Korea, and with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.
As well as its Seoul headquarters and new Beijing operation, Yulchon has offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam.