8th ALB Korea Law Awards honours legal industry’s achievers

BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 12, honoured the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.

Korea: OMM litigator joins Yulchon as international disputes co-head

BY Aparna Sai |

Seoul -headquartered Yulchon has recruited YongSang Kim to co-head its international dispute resolution team from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was that firm’s office co-representative in the Korean capital.

White & Case adds M&A local partner in Seoul

BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has hired M&A lawyer Won Sun Jung as a local partner in Seoul. Jung joins from an in-house role.

ALB Korea Law Awards once again celebrates country’s legal industry

BY Aparna Sai |

The seventh edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, held on Nov. 15 at Conrad Seoul, once again proved to be a grand success as it showcased the best of the country’s legal industry.

Finalists revealed: ALB Korea Law Awards 2019

BY Asian Legal Business |

The renowned ALB Korea Law Awards is returning for its seventh edition this year, to take place on Nov. 15 at Conrad Seoul. This annual event will continue to give recognition to the outstanding legal practitioners, top law firms and most important deals from within and around Korea.

Korea’s Yulchon in collaboration arrangement with ZICO Law Myanmar

BY Aparna Sai |

ZICO Law Myanmar, the Yangon-based member of the ZICO Law network, has entered into a collaboration with Korea’s Yulchon in order to serve Korean clients in Myanmar and vice-versa.

Employer of Choice: Asia's Best Law Firms to Work For


The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled talking into account responses from more than 2,500 private practice lawyers across Asia, ranging from managing partners to paralegals, as well as our own market knowledge.

UK Law Firms in Korea Seek Brexit Backup Plan

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Originally set for March, Brexit has been delayed by three months after the United Kingdom’s parliament overwhelming voted for an extension rather than attempting to leave the EU without a solid plan.

Korea’s Yoon & Yang hires former prosecutor as a managing partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has appointed Sungwook Cho, a former chief prosecutor with the Daejeon High Prosecutors’ Office, as a managing partner in Seoul.

Clifford Chance loses Korea head

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Kim Hyun-suk, the head of Clifford Chance’s Korea office, will soon leave the firm, marking the latest in a series of exits from the UK firm’s Seoul operation.

Oon & Bazul launches Korea practice with BKL hire

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore law firm Oon & Bazul has launched a Korea practice after hiring arbitration specialist Julia Yu as a partner from Bae, Kim & Lee, where she was a special counsel. Yu will lead the new practice.

Prosecutors raid Kim & Chang lawyers over delay of court ruling

BY Aparna Sai |

Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of two lawyers working for Kim & Chang, Korea’s largest firm, over allegations they colluded with a former chief justice to intentionally delay the ruling in a case involving the forced labour of Koreans when the country was a Japanese colony.