Yulchon is a full-service international law firm headquartered in Seoul, Korea. We employ over 400 professionals, including more than 60 licensed in jurisdictions outside of Korea. The firm’s perspective is international and its reach is global. In addition to our main office in Seoul, Yulchon maintains offices in Russia, China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia, and has 11 regional practice teams covering the world.
Yulchon’s innovative, outside-the-box solutions to complex challenges facing today’s businesses put us on the cutting edge of legal practice. As a multidisciplinary group of experts, we are agile and adaptable, but above all, passionate about delivering world-class service to our world-class clients. We are frequently retained to negotiate complex transactions, represent clients in high-stakes adversarial proceedings, and help draft new legislation and regulations. Through the firm’s “One Firm Partnership” philosophy, we maintain high standards of excellence and value a culture of collaborative problem-solving. Our strong relationships with government agencies and other international law firms keep us nimble and ready to take decisive action.
Yulchon’s culture of innovation and collaboration offers excellence in legal service that puts client needs first. Among our most recent recognitions, Yulchon was honored by the Financial Times as “Most Innovative Asia Pacific Law Firm” in 2018 and Korea’s “Most Innovative Law Firm” for two consecutive years (2015-2016), recognised by Chambers and Partners as “Law Firm of the Year in Korea” in 2017 and selected by The American Lawyer as the “Asian Law Firm of the Year” at The Asia Legal Awards 2016.
Areas of practice
Yulchon advises on a full range of specialised practice areas, including corporate and finance, antitrust, tax, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, intellectual property, and labour and employment. We are recognised as leaders in each practice area and consistently ranked among the best practices in Korea for our work on high-profile and landmark transactions. Our practice groups are supplemented by a number of smaller practice teams focusing on a specific industry, region or subject matter, which enables our clients to benefit from both the comprehensive breadth of a full-service law firm and the expertise of a specialist practice. In today’s ever-changing business and regulatory environments, we are constantly alert to develop new practice teams to meet our clients’ needs. Our healthcare practice team, and cybersecurity and privacy practice team are excellent examples. With extensive experience, and influential government and regulatory resources, our committed attorneys and professionals are equipped to provide unparalleled legal, strategic and business advice. Yulchon’s success is grounded in our aim to provide technical expertise and service capabilities at the highest level, paired with the industry know-how essential to achieve our clients’ business objectives. Furthermore, with the cooperation of a network of reputable international law firms, we provide our clients, both domestic and foreign, with comprehensive and integrated services found only in pre-eminent international firms.
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Awards & recognitions