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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'
November 19, 2014
November 19, 2014
Koreans often think of themselves as the shrimp between whales and, as the Korean proverb has it, when whales fight it is the shrimp whose back is broken. These days, Korea is more of an orca than a shrimp, but it …
October 14, 2014
Parallel importing occurs when a third party imports genuine goods to Korea without the express permission of the sole/exclusive importer of the goods. …
September 15, 2014
There have been many instances where a company, intending to expand its business into the Internet world, learns that someone already has registered and owns the company’s business name on …
July 25, 2014
The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea is responsible for handling and overseeing projects related to military supplies and defense industry procurement. …
July 2, 2014
In recent years, the Korean regulatory environment has become increasingly aimed at attracting foreign investors and developers to invest into Korea and boost Korea’s tourism industry. Currently eight …