Our Seoul office advises local and international clients on international investment activities, including inbound and outbound cross-border transactions, projects and disputes.

Our Seoul team is comprised of experienced lawyers and has the capacity to execute deals and resolve disputes for outbound investors from Korea as well as inbound investors into Korea. The team has many years of experience in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and technology sectors around the world and is trusted by global players in those sectors with their biggest and most complex deals and disputes.

We have been working with our Korean clients, corporates and state-owned enterprises for over 10 years, and have developed a reputation for providing cutting-edge advice on their outbound investments. We are here to link you up with the right experts from our global network and to provide a first-class, end-to-end service to clients.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
22F West Tower, Center 1 Building
26, Eulji-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu
Seoul 04539

Tel: +82 2 6321 5600
Fax: +82 2 6321 5601

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Overview

Our Seoul office, located in Center 1 at the core of Seoul’s Central Business District, is one of the most advanced green buildings in Korea, offering a smartly landscaped park for rest and a showcase of media technology as a front yard, it also features top class amenities such as prestigious retail shops and a wide range of sophisticated restaurants (Italian, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Mexican) and breezy cafes.

Expertise

Our Seoul team provides advice across the following practice areas and industries:

  • Capital markets
  • Consumer products and retail
  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution (including public international law)
  • Energy, natural resources
  • Financial buyers / funds
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

Working in Seoul

Business, dining, and shopping are under one roof at this business centre. Many financial institutions, investment banks, and insurance companies are located in close proximity, including the headquarters for the Bank of Korea.

Seoul’s political, public administration, media, cultural and economic venues are all within walking distance. The office has direct access to Euljiro Ipgu Station (line #2) and Euljiro 3ga Station (line #2 & 3) and is also easily accessible from Namsan Tunnels 1 and 3 that connect to Gangnam Business District.

Global Mobility and Client Secondments

As a global organisation we support opportunities for our lawyers to spend time in other offices within our network. Fostering our 'one firm' culture, international secondments are a key way in which we share our expertise, enrich experiences and broaden horizons.

Opportunities to spend time at a client working within their in-house legal team are also common.