Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Herbert Smith Freehills
has opened an office in Seoul after receiving approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Justice. American and European law firms are now launching offices in South Korea after the signing of Free Trade Agreements between South Korea and the U.S. and the EU in 2011. Disputes partner Tony Dymond, who will relocate from London, and corporate partner Lewis McDonald, who previously worked in the firm’s Singapore office, will head the Seoul office. The team will handle outbound work for Korean clients, including M&A, projects, antitrust, and disputes, with a concentration on technology, infrastructure, and energy and natural resources industries.