Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“bkl”) is among the oldest and largest law firms in Korea with over 600 professionals. With practice groups specialized in every significant area of law for business in Korea, bkl supplies timely, accurate and practical legal support to its clients, wherever they are based, across a broad cross-section of industry, investment and finance.
bkl has long been at the leading edge of cross-border legal work in Korea. Among its many practice areas, it has been one of the busiest firms in Korea in the areas of M&A, finance and securities, advising various clients for over three decades. Likewise, bkl has built a reputation in the disputes arena not only as a litigation powerhouse but also as one of the top international arbitration and cross-border disputes teams in Asia.
Headquartered in Seoul, bkl maintains overseas offices in eight major cities. The first Korean firm to set up offices in China and the UAE, bkl has pioneered a region-wide approach to legal services.
bkl is the first Korean law firm to have formed an internal pro bono committee in 2002, which is devoted to offering legal aid services as well as training pro bono lawyers. In 2009, bkl established a public interest foundation named “Dongcheon” the first time for Korean law firm to engage in pro bono work in a proactive and efficient manner.
Recent Firm News & Legal Updates
The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has recently launched its new task force to regulate unfair trade practices in the ICT sector and approved three telecommunications M&A deals.
BKL’s Vietnam team and Vietnam office contributed to the successful closing of the transaction by advising on all legal aspects of the transaction.
On October 31, 2019, a proposed partial amendment to the Wastes Control Act aimed at preventing the generation of illegal wastes was passed at the plenary session of the National Assembly’s (the “Amended Wastes Control Act”).
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