The Seoul office advises both Korean companies doing business overseas and international clients doing business in Korea, providing strategic local support and seamless access to our global resources.


Paul Hastings has long been a leader in Asia, representing innovative and industry-leading companies in the region for more than 25 years. We likewise have a deep and longstanding commitment to Korea, and were one of the first international law firms to open an office there. Our Seoul office enables us to help our clients pursue new paths to growth, including some of the largest and most complicated cross-border transactions and litigation in the region and elsewhere.

  • M&A Deal of the Year

    Asian Legal Business
  • Ranked in Band 1 for Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

    Chambers Asia -Pacific
  • Largest Korean outbound M&A transaction on record

Client Successes

  • Represented Samsung Electronics in its US$8B acquisition of Harman International Industries, Inc.

  • Represented Hanwha Systems in its US$345M IPO and listing on the Korea Exchange.

  • Represented Samsung in a complex action against NuCurrent Inc., which involves trade secrets misappropriation, breach of contract and patent infringement.

Structuring Complex Transactions, Resolving Critical Disputes

  • Our sophisticated international

    practice represents issuers and underwriters on equity and debt capital raisings, including public and private equity and debt financings, secured financings, and distressed debt trading.

  • The Korea

    practice advises clients on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

  • Our

    practice protects our clients’ interests in highly complex cross-border disputes, including intellectual property and antitrust matters.

  • The lawyers in our Korea practice also have strong experience in the

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33/F West Tower
Mirae Asset Center1, 26, Eulji-ro 5-gil
Jung-gu, SEOUL
Korea, Republic of
Fax: +82 2 6321 3900

Office Chairs

Image: Dong Chul Kim
Dong Chul Kim
Partner, Corporate Department

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