Arnold & Porter was one of the first US law firms to establish a dedicated Korea Practice in 1981, and continues to lead the charge today with a well-established team of lawyers and other professionals focused on Korean issues. Globally recognized Korean-American lawyer Sukhan Kim established us as a premier firm for handling disputes and policy matters between Korean, US, and international governments and private entities.

Our team is uniquely positioned to help clients take advantage of new opportunities within and beyond Korea. The Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and the FTAs that Korea has signed with dozens of countries including ASEAN, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), India and Peru have made this an exciting market, but one with a wealth of new and volatile legal and business challenges. We provide sophisticated counsel to both Korean and international clients, and we develop strategic solutions to complex legal and business issues.

Our team has represented many of Korea's largest companies, covering a vast array of industries, including electronics, steel, construction, petrochemicals, and financial services, just to name a few, in legal proceedings around the world. Our team has also represented various Korean governmental and quasi-governmental entities in bilateral and multilateral negotiations and disputes, and has assisted foreign companies overcome their business and political challenges in Korea, while navigating Korea's regulatory landscape.

Our team's extensive experience has spawned a broad practice that draws from a wide spectrum of legal disciplines, including:

  • Anticorruption
  • Antitrust
  • Consumer Protection
  • Cybersecurity/data privacy
  • International Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Public Policy
  • Telecommunications

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