Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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

WLG News

World Law Group is pleased to announce that several of our member firms have been recognized at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia-Pacific Awards this year.

Member Firm News
Bae, Kim & Lee LLC provided Hanwha Solutions with its legal advice on the EUR 727 million acquisition of a French renewable energy company, RES Méditerranée SAS.
Awards & Accolades
Brandon Bang, a senior foreign attorney at BKL's Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation practice group, was recognized as "Asia 40 under 40 2021" by Asian Legal Business

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

South Korea


Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

Africa & Middle East

Middle East 
United Arab Emirates, Dubai


Beijing Shanghai
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon)
Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City

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Practice Groups
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Compliance & Investigations
Compliance & Investigations
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)