Baker & McKenzie lines up to launch in Seoul

Baker & McKenzie has joined the list of firms seeking entry into the Korean legal services market, lodging an application with the authorities to open an office in Seoul. Bakers’ Seoul office will advise on outbound legal matters, such as development, acquisitions and financing of overseas projects and enterprises, anti-trust matters, intellectual property rights, disputes, and international capital requirements. The office will be led by transactional lawyer Nam Hung Paik.   "Korean companies have been extraordinarily successful in expanding into international markets, and we look forward to continuing to assist them with their outbound aspirations,” said Eduardo Leite, chairman of Baker & McKenzie's executive committee. "After many years of working with Korean clients in many parts of the globe, we will now have the opportunity to service our clients more efficiently and effectively with a base in Seoul. We will continue to invest where our clients need us, and to provide them with the skills and experience they need in areas with the greatest potential for growth."

Baker & McKenzie lines up to launch in Seoul Sun, Nov 25, 2012