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

Legal Update

Our Venture Capital Group collaborated on an expansive guide covering more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on VC deals (and more!). The objective of this publication is to serve as a Q&A-style multi-jurisdictional guide to venture capital law in countries where WLG member firms have offices. This chapter covers South Korea - contributed by Byoung-Ki LEE, Hyun Jung SON and Eugene HWANG of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC.

Awards & Accolades

Congratulations to multiple WLG member firms on achieving prestigious rankings in IFLR1000's national banking and finance rankings.

Awards & Accolades

Congratulations to WLG Member Firms ranked in Asia Legal Business' IP edition.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

South Korea

Seoul

Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

Africa & Middle East

Middle East 
United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Asia-Pacific

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

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All Firm Contacts Committees
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum
Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
Practice Groups
Human Resources
Human Resources
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
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)