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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL), founded in 1980, is one of the oldest law firms in Korea. Grounded in many years of experience, it is a leading firm that provides legal services in a broad range of practice areas such as corporate law and governance, mergers & acquisitions, complex litigation, international arbitration, antitrust, joint ventures and strategic alliances, tax, intellectual property, regulatory and employment law. With over 800 attorneys and other professionals based in Seoul and seven overseas offices, BKL maintains a diverse mix of Korean attorneys, attorneys licensed in foreign jurisdictions, tax advisors, industry analysts, former government officials and other specialists in various practice areas that work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide full-service capabilities necessary to meet the needs of our clients.
BKL’s international arbitration & cross-border litigation practice group is one of the firm’s most highly respected practices in terms of both domestic and international reputation. The team has been honoured with such highly sought-after awards as the Global Arbitration Review’s “Win of the Year” (2010) and was the first firm in Korea (and only the second in Asia) to make the GAR 30 list of the most robust arbitration practices worldwide. BKL has consistently maintained its high position in the arbitration and litigation field, both globally and regionally. In 2018 and 2019, the firm was included in the GAR 31–40 lists.
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