Korea Practice

The lawyers in Latham & Watkins' Korea Practice, who are located throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States, have decades of experience advising on Korea-related matters.

Why Latham

Providing Sophisticated Legal Counsel

Latham clients benefit from Latham lawyers' close relationships with key Korean market players, many of which operate as conglomerates with operations in diverse industries such as automotive, banking, communications, electronics, energy - oil & gas, energy - powerinformation technologylife sciences, and semiconductors. In addition, Latham’s lawyers are fluent in the cultural nuances of conducting business in Korea, and many are bilingual in both English and Korean. 

Comprehensive Scope of Services

Latham has recently been recognized for its roles in many corporate, finance and litigation matters that have helped to shape the commercial landscape in Korea. Latham’s Korea Practice lawyers have deep experience in areas such as:

For local law advice, Latham lawyers routinely work alongside the top law firms in Korea. These deep relationships enable Latham's lawyers to provide integrated legal advice in a seamless manner.

A Leader in the Market

In 2018, Latham and its Seoul-based lawyers were ranked in the latest editions of Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia- Pacific, and IFLR1000. Chambers ranked Latham as a leading firm for Projects & Infrastructure in Korea, with the guide noting the firm is "one of the best firms in the world in the project finance field," and "they are always quick to respond and their teams are always dedicated to their clients." 

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in Asia - May 23, 2018
  • Firm Honored at Euromoney’s 2017 Asia Women in Business Law Awards - November 20, 2017
  • Latham & Watkins Takes the Top Slot in Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards - June 11, 2015
  • Financial Times Ranks Latham & Watkins Among Most Innovative Law Firms in Asia-Pacific - June 12, 2014
  • Asian-Mena Counsel Ranks Latham & Watkins #1 for Work on Stand-Out Deals - May 04, 2014

“Frequently works on cross-border investments acting for Korean clients on outbound transactions around the world, as well as advising foreign clients on inbound deals. Key areas of expertise include the energy and banking sectors. This team is part of a wide-reaching global network.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016


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Thought Leadership

Expansive Korean Anti-Corruption Law Comes into ForceXe-Pian Plants a MilestoneKorea Issuers in the Global Markets: The Seoul Roundtables