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December 16, 2015
Many multinational companies doing business in Korea perceive the country’s labour law as strict and heavily favouring workers. The Labour Standards Act of Korea (LSA) nullifies “at-will” employment ...
November 16, 2015
Start-ups and small companies attempting to grow their businesses globally are increasingly receiving warning letters ...
November 16, 2015
Recently in Seoul, ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL’s Patrick Dransfield photographed Kap-You (Kevin) Kim, head and founder of Bae, Kim & Lee’s Arbitration Group and also put to him a series of questions on behalf of the In-House Community.
October 13, 2015
October 9, 2015
Issuance of a cease and desist letter is usually recognised as the first step to be taken by a patentee against an alleged infringer in a patent infringement dispute in Korea. A warning letter to an alleged infringer ...
September 1, 2015
Multinational enterprises (MNEs) that operate or contemplate operating multinational businesses in Korea need to be aware of recent changes in the Adjustment of International Taxes Act of Korea ...
July 21, 2015
Under the previous version of the Commercial Building Lease Protection Act (the Act), a commercial tenant could lose the value of its ‘leasehold premium’ (kwon-ri-gum in Korean), which is the monetary ...
July 17, 2015
Seoul law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has established a new office in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong office will boast 450 lawyers and is BKL's 4th overseas branch, adding to its offices in Beijing ...
June 18, 2015
The Use and Protection of Credit Information Act (the Act) was recently amended and is scheduled to take effect on September 12, ...
May 14, 2015
When investing in a company by subscribing to new shares, the investor can pay the subscription price in cash or in kind. Contributions …
April 9, 2015
There has been a significant increase in the number of cases related to the issue of whether the exercise of intellectual property rights violated the Fair Trade Act. These cases have …
February 10, 2015
On December 17, 2014, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) amended the review guidelines on unfair exercise of intellectual property rights (Revised Guidelines), effective December 24, 2014. …
December 19, 2014
On June 13, 2014, the Seoul Administrative Court ruled in favour of Lone Star Funds and ordered the tax office to refund US$117 million in taxes collected on the sale of a block of shares …
November 19, 2014
Our Anti-trust Report features contributions from Yulchon on 'Korea’s aggressive antitrust enforcement in financial product markets, and from Phoenix Legal on 'CCI's recent decision in the Indian automobile sector: fostering a level playing field'