Arnold & Porter is a premier law firm handling cross-border business disputes and policy matters between Korean, US, and international governments and private entities. As one of the first US law firms to establish a dedicated Korea Practice in 1981, we continue to lead the charge today with a well-established team of lawyers and other professionals highly familiar with and focused on the Korean business landscape.
Our attorneys provide sophisticated counsel to both Korean and international clients, and have a strong record of success involving complex commercial disputes. We have successfully represented domestic and multinational companies in state and federal courts and in front of arbitral fora and our practitioners are particularly skilled at handling disputes involving international parties, often succeeding at the jury trial level. Additionally, our lawyers have represented many of Korea's top companies and have a rich understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in this area.
Our team is also 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. 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:
- Consumer Protection
- Cybersecurity/data privacy
- Export Control
- International Arbitration
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade
- Life Sciences
- Public Policy
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Chambers Asia-PacificDispute Resolution: International Firms (South Korea) (2023)