South Korea, Asia's fourth largest economy, is an important market for Bird & Bird. Since the 1960s, South Korea has achieved a truly remarkable economic transformation to become a major, developed, high-technology industrial power. Its world-leading industries in electronics, automobiles, telecommunications, shipbuilding, chemicals and steel have enabled South Korea to become the world's sixth largest exporter. International companies are also attracted to investing and operating in South Korea with its ease of doing business, highly digital society and focus on technological innovation.
With our local knowledge and global expertise across Bird & Bird, we provide innovative and seamless cross-border solutions to international organisations looking to do inbound business in South Korea, as well as to South Korean organisations expanding into overseas markets.
We have established a multidisciplinary South Korea Steering Group which offers dedicated resources to drive and develop our South Korea practice. Our Steering Group includes lawyers of South Korean origin, fluent in Korean and English, and who have previously worked in South Korean law firms and in-house at globally recognised South Korean companies. Our South Korean lawyers truly understand the local market and culture and have successfully developed relationships directly with clients over many years.
For our international clients, we have extensive experience in seamlessly supporting their inbound business opportunities into South Korea's innovative high-technology economy. Over a number of years, we have developed strong working relationships with a number of leading local South Korean law firms. We work selectively with the best firms that are able to most appropriately support our clients.
Our expertise in delivering innovative client solutions across a full range of legal services is sought after by South Korean organisations engaging in overseas business operations. They benefit from our global network of 29 offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Our outbound South Korean clients include a number of major conglomerates, corporations, financial institutions, startups, as well as government agencies.
For more information about our South Korean practice, please contact any of our contacts listed below.