Experience / Expertise:
Alternative Investment Funds (incl. Private Equity)
Anti-Trust / Competition
Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Compliance / Regulatory
Coporate and M&A
Energy & Natural Resources
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Islamic Finance
Life Sciences/Healthcare
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Maritime & Shipping
Projects and Project Financing (incl. Infrastructure)
Real Estate / Construction
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Restructuring and Insolvency
Website: Kim & Chang
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Main Practice Areas

Antitrust & Competition, Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Environment, Financial Regulation & Compliance, Financing, FinTech, Health, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation, International Trade & Customs, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy & Data Security, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securities, Shipping, Tax, Technology, Media & Telecommunications.

Firm Profile

Established in 1973, Kim & Chang is Korea’s premier law firm with a market leading position in all practice areas including antitrust and competition; banking; capital markets; corporate investigations and white collar defense; environment; financial regulation and compliance; financing; fintech; health; insolvency and restructuring; insurance; intellectual property; international arbitration and cross-border litigation; international trade and customs; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privacy and data security; private equity; real estate; securities; shipping; tax; and technology, media and telecommunications.

Our strong foundation is built on the breadth and depth of our talent.  Our professionals include lawyers, tax lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, accountants, and other subject matter and industry experts totaling more than 1,700 professionals today.  Our teams work seamlessly in close coordination with each other with the highest commitment to creating innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges that our clients face.

Based in Seoul, with offices in Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City, we are particularly known for our cross-border expertise.  We have advised on some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions and legal challenges in Korea and around the world.  We have built a track record of “first-of-its-kind”, groundbreaking solutions that have had a profound impact on the law and business. Our attorneys are licensed in multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the US and Vietnam in addition to Korea.  With our growing regional networks and collaborative relationships with reputable law firms across Asia and around the globe, our clients with multi-jurisdictional interests have come to rely on us as a “one-stop shop” of the highest quality.

Recognition and Awards

  • “Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year” – Asialaw Regional Awards (2019)
  • “South Korea National Law Firm of the Year” – Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards (2020)
  • “Country and State Awards: Korea” – Who’s Who Legal Awards (2019)
  • “Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year: Korea” – IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards (2019)
  • “Korea Law Firm of the Year” – ALB Korea Law Awards (2019)
  • “Band 1” in all 9 practice areas – Chambers Global (2020)
  • “Band 1” in 18 practice areas – Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020)
  • “Tier 1” in all 15 practice areas – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020)
  • “Tier 1” in all 6 practice areas – IFLR1000 (2020)
  • “Outstanding” in all 24 practice areas and industry sectors – Asialaw Profiles (2020)
  • “Most Responsive Firm of the Year” -Asian-MENA Counsel Firms of the Year (2019)


Kim & Chang

Address: 39, Sajik-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03170, Korea

Tel: (82) 2 3703 1114

Fax: (82) 2 737 9091/9092

Email: lawkim@kimchang.com

Website: www.kimchang.com

Number of professionals: over 1,700

Offices in Asia: Seoul, Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh

Year Established: 1973

Languages Spoken: Korean, English, German, French, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese

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