Herbert Smith launches in Seoul

April 18, 2013 Herbert Smith Freehills has launched an office in Seoul, after receiving regulatory approval from Korea’s Ministry of Justice.
  
The Seoul office will be led jointly by disputes partner Tony Dymond and corporate partner Lewis McDonald and the team will be supported by three associates.
 
The new base will advise Korean clients on outbound projects, including M&A, projects, antitrust and disputes, with a particular focus in the technology, infrastructure, and energy and natural resources industries.
 
“Although it is a new market for international firms, we already have a significant practice advising Korean clients on outbound energy and natural resources deals in Australia, the Middle East and elsewhere,” said McDonald in a statement. “We'll be looking to build on that and to link up Korean clients with our practices around the network.”

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