With nearly two decades of leadership in the Korean legal market, Simpson Thacher opened its office in Seoul in 2012 to serve clients’ increasingly global needs. Coordinating with Simpson Thacher’s other Asia-based lawyers, the Korea team delivers the resources of an outstanding U.S. law firm with the benefits of local knowledge. Our Seoul lawyers are bilingual in English and Korean and are well-versed in the customs of the country’s business ecosystem.
We represent multinational corporations, banks, issuers, underwriters, purchasers, sellers and other clients on a variety of matters, including:
- Capital markets (including IPOs in different jurisdictions such as the United States, Hong Kong and Korea, as well as equity (including DRs), equity-linked and debt offerings)
- Cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
- Private equity investments, inbound and outbound
In concert with litigators in our other offices, we also provide support to Korean companies involved in investigations by U.S. authorities, complex court cases, intellectual property matters, international arbitrations and dispute resolution.