Simpson Thacher to close Korea office while Shearman announces new opening

September 20, 2018 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is slated to close its office in South Korea, where the firm has operated a base for the past six years. The office opened in Seoul after the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement went into effect. The office is currently led by Simpson Thacher partner Youngjin Sohn.

Meanwhile, Shearman & Sterling is slated to open a new office in South Korea, but has not confirmed any other details or timing related to the opening.

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