The three-year, dollar-denominated bonds were sold to institutional investors in Asia, the United States and Europe.
The Chicago-based firm, which announced Tuesday it had applied to open an office in Seoul, joins almost 20 other international law firms moving into the Korean market.
Herbert Smith is sending two non-Korean partners to lead its Seoul office, highlighting the demographic and regulatory challenge British firms face in the newly-opened market.
The criminal case follows a jury verdict last year ordering Kolon to pay almost $920 million to DuPont for stealing secrets related to the manufacture of Kevlar.
Cohen & Gresser is one of the smaller, less well-known firms opening an office in Seoul.
Lawyers in Korea are still trying to figure out if a surprisingly tough white-collar sentence last month means an era of leniency for high-level corporate crime is over.
A nine-member federal court jury in San Jose, Calif. ordered Samsung to pay Apple over $1 billion. If the verdict stands, it will be the largest ever awarded in a patent suit.
The Seoul Central District Court ruled Friday that both Apple and Samsung infringed each other's patents and has ordered a halt to sales in the country of certain products from both companies. The ruling comes as a California jury continues deliberations in the much-larger U.S. litigation.
Some 16 international firms have already applied to open in Korea or have publicly announced plans to do so. Still more are likely to go in. Is the market big enough for all of them?
The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.