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June 24, 2014
‘Parallel Importation’ refers to the importation of genuine foreign products (products covered by the trademark of a foreign company with legitimate trademark rights) by third parties, using different distribution …
April 25, 2014
Recently, several former executives of a large multinational corporation were hit with the largest civil penalty ever for individuals in a corporate foreign bribery case - each was ordered to pay US$524,000. …
March 3, 2014
The current Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act (MRFTA) of Korea generally prohibits a second-tier company (i.e., a domestic company …
January 16, 2014
The use of Special Purpose Companies (SPCs) has become prevalent in financing large projects that demand substantial amounts of money …
December 3, 2013
ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL's latest IP & TMT Special Report, (Vol 11 Issue 6) features a presentation by Lee International IP & Law Group, co-hosted by ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL, on Brand Protection Strategies for Korea. In a concurrent open discussion with special In-House Community guests, senior foreign attorney, Nicholas Park talked about the counterfeiting situation in South Korea and advised on the legal actions and strategies that could assist organisations in combatting the problem. Joining forces for our Special Report, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Fangda Partners explained the implications of the merger between Two Powerful Chinese media regulators.
November 27, 2013
Under Article 147 of the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (FSCMA), an investor who acquires 5 percent or more …
October 24, 2013
In 2010, Hyundai Group, backed by Hyundai Merchant Marine, was named the preferred bidder for the 34.88 percent stake in Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C)…
October 15, 2013
Nicholas Park, senior foreign attorney at Lee International IP & Law Group chaired a timely discussion with some of our Seoul in-house thought leaders ...
September 16, 2013
On September 16th, 2012, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) initiated a new procedure called Inter Partes Review or …
September 6, 2013
Over the past decade the number of franchises launched by domestic and foreign companies in Korea has increased significantly …
September 6, 2013
Under Article 6 of the Enforcement Decree of the Labor Standard Act (the Labor Act), ‘Ordinary Wages’ is defined as …
July 10, 2013
International arbitration is on the rise in the Republic of Korea. As more and more global companies with business in Korea are …
July 10, 2013
In Korea, the Labor Standards Act is the principal law governing matters relating to employer-employee relationships. It generally …
July 8, 2013
Our latest Disputes Special Report features contributions from K&L Gates, King & Wood Mallesons, the Hong Kong Arbitration Centre, Lee International and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, – from funding to resolution, bringing the pieces together.
July 8, 2013
Following the ratification of the EU and US Free Trade Agreements with South Korea in 2011 and 2012 respectively, the liberalisation of the legal market in South Korea will bring sweeping changes to the territory after a raft of foreign firms seek to establish a presence there. In our cover story, we explore the shifting landscape and the impact this will have on local firms on the ground. We also bring you our latest In-House Insight this month, from Muhammad Tariq, Senior Legal Counsel at TECOM Investments as well as an In-House Practice from Sascha Hindmarch, former General Counsel at the University of South Australia.