White & Case's Korea country practice is uniquely positioned to help clients take advantage of new opportunities offered by the accelerating pace of trade between the Republic of Korea and its many trading partners around the world, given the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and the FTAs that Korea has signed with 45 countries including ASEAN, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), India and Peru. With our global presence, we provide invaluable help to both Korean and international corporations and financial institutions in evaluating potential business ventures, disputes, and regulatory matters around the world and recommending strategic solutions to complex legal problems.
Because our lawyers are an integral, long-established part of the Korean business community, as well as business communities in the EU, the US and worldwide, we are able to give Korean companies and foreign companies doing business in Korea a unique appreciation of the political, cultural, economic and geographic environments in which they operate. Our deep familiarity with multiple business markets and a broader understanding of relevant political and economic environments are hallmarks of our Korea country practice.
For more than three decades, our bilingual lawyers have been proficient in doing business in Korea. We have forged ties with key players in Korea’s most important companies and with leaders in the political arena. Our deep relationships with high-level contacts in governmental entities can help steer foreign companies’ initiatives and help foreign companies overcome their business and political challenges in Korea. We are well-positioned to help foreign companies navigate Korea’s regulatory landscape.
Our Korea country practice often draws on the expertise of our lawyers worldwide – across practices and geographies—on behalf of Korean clients seeking creative solutions for their business needs around the world. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive and effective services, and we have, therefore, invested in the new generation of foreign-trained Korean lawyers who operate freely between different legal systems.