Squire Sanders has opened an office in Seoul after its application to practise was approved by the Korean Ministry of Justice.
The Seoul office of Squire Sanders will focus on M&A and other transactional work, as well as litigation and arbitration. Other practice areas include infrastructure projects, intellectual property and anti-trust and trade disputes.
The office is being led by Joon Yong Kim, a US licensed lawyer who will be joined by corporate partner Edward Ghiyun Kim, who is relocating to Korea from Squire Sanders’ Tokyo office.
Other Squire Sanders lawyers are also applying to practice in Korea and will relocate during the course of the coming year.
Joon Yong Kim said: “We believe our local knowledge, our reputation for comprehensive, cost effective legal counsel, and our cross-border experience and global platform will benefit Korean businesses of all sizes, including mid-market companies that are looking to grow and invest abroad.”