Squire Sanders

Squire Sanders sets up stall in Seoul

Squire Sanders successfully joins the rush to open offices in Korea following the country's decision to open its legal sector to foreign competition.

Squire Sanders has opened an office in Seoul, after its application to practise in Korea was approved by the justice ministry, the global law firm said in a statement yesterday.

It will be led by Joon Yong Kim, a US-licensed lawyer who was admitted as a foreign legal consultant by the justice ministry in July, and the firm will focus on MA and other transactional work, as well as litigation and arbitration. Other areas are likely to include infrastructure projects, intellectual property and anti-trust and trade disputes.

The move follows agreements signed by Korea and the US in March this year and with the EU...

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