Korea: Franchise 2019

This chapter sees six impressive practitioners listed for their wealth of experience on franchise transactions, registration and on related matters in the space.

Kim & Chang’s Anthony Jeong is a “definite inclusion” for our guide according to peers in the space who laud him as “a franchise expert”. He is renowned for his deep expertise in distribution agreements and transactional matters.

At Hwang Mok Park, Soo-won Hong is a highly sought-after name in the market who is highlighted for her excellent work on international franchise transactions. Her client list features a combination of domestic and international firms.

Lee & Ko’s Jae Hoon Kim is a distinguished practitioner in the space who wins plaudits for his profound understanding of franchise negotiations across a range of sectors including hotels and coffee and fast-food chains.
Sun Chang is a “very knowledgeable practitioner” who “provides timely and practical advice and excellent communication skills”. He is a “highly practical and commercial lawyer” who excels on franchise transactions and registrations.
Terry Kim is described by peers as “the go-to lawyer in Korea” for franchise matters. He is well versed in advising on inbound franchise work as well as regulatory issues arising out of registrations.

Lee International IP & Law Group’s Timothy Trinka receives widespread praise in our research for his impressive ability on issues arising out of distribution agreements and joint ventures.

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