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Kim & Chang 

Size of Organization: 998
Year Established: 1973
Main Office: Seoul, Korea
Web Site: http://www.kimchang.com

Telephone: +82-2-3703-1114
Fax: +82-2-737-9091/9092

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Kim & Chang, widely recognized as Korea's premier law firm, has set the standard for excellence for legal services in every major area of practice since its establishment in 1973. The principles on which the firm was founded, and to which it still adheres today, enable it to provide the highest quality legal advice to clients -- specialization in core practice areas including corporate/M&A, antitrust, banking & finance, dispute resolution, intellectual property, tax as well as other specialties from industry sector, dedication to meeting the distinctive needs of each client, and internationalization of professionals and staff. Having advised the majority of landmark transactions, projects, and cases in Korea, the firm has earned an enviable track record for developing innovative solutions to the increasingly complex legal challenges that clients face, both in Korea and overseas.


Kim & Chang owes much of its success to the expertise and dedication of its professionals and staff. The firm's professionals include attorneys, patent attorneys, tax attorneys, economists, and industry sector specialists total more than 950 today. Its Korea- and overseas-trained attorneys, foreign attorneys, and other professionals who served in the public sector offer a great breadth and depth of experience. This combination of multi-area expertise and hand's on understanding of clients' businesses allows the firm to immediately understand clients' requests, identify the key issues, and craft well-tailored, innovative solutions designed to achieve their objectives in the most cost-effective way.

Commitment to Client Service

Kim & Chang has the fortune and privilege of advising an extraordinary roster of multinational corporations, domestic companies, international and domestic financial institutions, and private equity funds as clients; in fact, the firm's clients include most of the companies in the Fortune 500 operating in Korea. But whether they are established industry leaders or start-ups, the firm strives to provide all its clients with timely, top-quality advice that is uniquely tailored to their needs.

To ensure excellent service, the firm put high priority on getting to know the clients' business and the dynamics of the market they are in. This helps Kim & Chang fully understand and appreciate the needs and concerns driving the client's request for assistance. Once the firm understands these needs, it leverages the expertise and experience to provide the best advice it can, with professionals in one practice area reaching out seamlessly to colleagues in other practice areas to ensure timely, expert advice. To ensure that the firm assists as cost-effectively as possible, it assigns professionals with the appropriate level of seniority to projects and relies on its pool of highly experienced paralegals to perform standardized work.

Global Reach

The diverse expertise and multicultural backgrounds of Kim & Chang's professionals make the firm the recognized leader in providing specialized legal services for cross-border transactions. The firm's international outlook owes to the large numbers of foreign-licensed professionals who work closely with Korean professionals in each practice area and bring with them expertise in the law of their respective jurisdictions and language skills and to the education and training of Korean-licensed professionals overseas. These qualities uniquely qualify the firm to address the legal needs of multinational companies doing business in Korea and to advise Korean multinational companies in outbound transactions. In fact, the professionals of the firm are qualified to advise on the laws of the U.S., Japan, China, Germany, and France as well as of the laws of Korea. Reflecting its global outlook, Kim & Chang pioneered the establishment of practice groups specializing in serving clients from or in Japan, China, and Europe.

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