Founded in 1980, Seoul-based BKL is one of the oldest law firms in Korea. Grounded in many years of experience, we are a leading firm that provides legal services in a broad range of practice areas such as corporate law and governance, mergers & acquisitions, complex litigation, international arbitration, antitrust, joint ventures & strategic alliances, tax, intellectual property, regulatory and employment law matters, among others.
With over 400 attorneys and other professionals located throughout our offices in Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai, BKL has a diverse mix of Korean attorneys, international attorneys, tax advisors, industry analysts, former government officials and other specialists in various practice areas that work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide full-service capabilities necessary to meet the needs of our clients.
BKL advises a broad range of clients such as Korean conglomerates and government organizations, as well as major international financial institutions and multinational companies based in the US, Europe and throughout Asia.
We are recognized as a leading law firm in Korea, and are only one of a handful of law firms in Seoul that work with international clients on a daily basis. Our professionals include many individuals that speak more than one language and that have worked at law firms in other countries, giving them experience and familiarity with cross-border transactions to assist international client objectives in Korea as well as Korean client objectives overseas. BKL is also a member of the World Law Group and its global network of over 50 law firms, and has strong relationships with financial, tax and accounting advisors in various jurisdictions throughout the world, which allows BKL to serve its clients with a global reach.
Client service is the foundation of our legal practice, and our professionals view themselves as strategic partners to assist clients achieve their business and legal objectives. Each BKL professional is deeply committed to our clients, and understands the importance of being responsive to and available for clients needs.