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 clients from North America, Europe and Asia 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.AB

Headquartered in Seoul, BKL maintains seven other overseas offices as well.

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

An overview of recent technology updates including telecom regulations, foreign online service providers and social media user terms as well as technology-related competition, labor and

Legal Update

Regulators have announced criteria and thresholds for foreign online businesses required to appoint local agent. Local agent requirements signify that affected offshore businesses should comply with local data rules relative to Korean users. Separately, criteria have also been unveiled for required designation of exclusive-role chief information security officer, and liability insurance or reserve requirements. The long-awaited standards are in follow-up to amendments of the IT Networks Act announced in May and August 2018.

Member Firm News, WLG News

The Managing IP Asia Awards 2019 were held on March 20th at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong. World Law Group member firm Bae, Kim & Lee received the National Award: South Korea Patent Contentious.

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
Jung Hwan Bae Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0662
Yong Geun Bae Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0690
John Bang Seoul, South Korea
Seung-Wan Chae Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0577
Ho Kyung Chang Seoul, South Korea
Maria Chang Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 7589
Won H. Cho Seoul, South Korea
Matthew Christensen Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0227
Eui Jong Chung Seoul, South Korea 82-2-3404-0139
Kyu Sang Chung Seoul, South Korea
Gun Do Seoul, South Korea
Youngjun Ha Seoul, South Korea
Jihee Han Seoul, South Korea +1-82-2-3404-0442
Ri Bong Han Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0138
Wee Han Seoul, South Korea
Eui Hwang
Seung Hwa Hwang Seoul, South Korea 82 2 3404 0176
Hye Ji Im Seoul, South Korea +02 3404 0296
KyoungSun Jeong Seoul, South Korea 822-3404-0742
Jung Min Jo Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0167
SeongJun Joo Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 6517
Kyongsun Jung Seoul, South Korea
Dong Wook (Tony) Kang Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0158
Han Kang Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0651
Il Kang Seoul, South Korea
Kijoong Kang Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0177
Taeuk Kang Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0475
Yong-Hyeon Kang Seoul, South Korea
Deuk Kim Seoul, South Korea
Jihyun Kim Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0180
Jiyoung Kim Seoul, South Korea
Jung Kim Seoul, South Korea
Kap-You (Kevin) Kim Seoul, South Korea +82-2-3404-0333
Pil-yong Kim Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0489
Seong Soo Kim Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0673
Sodam Kim Seoul, South Korea
Soyoon Kim Seoul, South Korea 82-2-3404-7511
Sung Jin Kim Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0125
Young Mo Kim Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0255
Bornwoong Koo Seoul, South Korea +02 3404 0292
Alan PJ Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0843
Annie Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0258
Byoung-Ki Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0643
Hoodong Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0134
Jong Lee Seoul, South Korea
Jung Lee Seoul, South Korea
Keun Byung Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0124
Kiyoon Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0856
Sang Goo Lee Seoul, South Korea +81-2-3404-0260
Youn Nam Lee Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0687
Young-Han LEE Seoul, South Korea 571-666-2052
Sue Hyun Lim Seoul, South Korea
Mun Ki Nam Seoul, South Korea 82 2 3404 0676
Myungeun Oh Seoul, South Korea
Y.S. (Yong Suk) Oh Seoul, South Korea 82.2.3404.0121
Chulhong Park Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0461
Susan Park Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0274
In Soo Pyo Seoul, South Korea
Dong Seo Seoul, South Korea
Sanghoon Shin Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0230
Eric Eunyong Yang Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0670
Sky Yang Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0143
Joonki Yi Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0152
Juho Yoon Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 6542
Seong YUN Seoul, South Korea