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Taylor Wessing Allies With Korean Firm

By Anna Zhang |

The Anglo-German firm has entered into an exclusive referral arrangement with 120-lawyer Korean firm DR & AJU International Law Group.

Clifford Chance, DLA Piper Name New Korea Chiefs

By Anna Zhang |

Counsel Thomas Walsh is stepping in as chief representative for the Magic Circle firm, while corporate partner Daniel Kim assumes the role at DLA Piper.

Cleary on Korea Ex-Im Bank's $1 Billion Bond Offer

By Anna Zhang |

The credit agency sold two $500 million tranches of notes to extend loans and repay debt.

Apple and Samsung Drop Overseas Fights

By Julia Love, The Recorder |

The two companies have taken another step toward global peace, agreeing to lay down their arms in eight countries outside the United States where they had litigation pending.

Google Lawyer Details Defense Pact With Samsung

By Julia Love, The Recorder |

Apple's trial team, led by Morrison & Foerster's Harold McElhinny, plays deposition testimony on Android indemnity agreement.

Yoon & Yang Adds M&A Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Do Hyung Kim was previously a partner with rival Korean firm Yulchon.

Skadden Opens in Seoul

By Tom Brennan |

The firm has relocated partner H. Young Shin, head of the its Korea practice, from New York to lead the new office.

Prosecutor Moves to Defense at Yoon & Yang

By Tom Brennan |

Young Kon Cho is joining the firm from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, where he was chief prosecutor.

Yulchon Adds IP Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Dong Soo Han was most recently presiding judge of the Civil Appellate Court in Suwon, and has spent 16 years as a judge in various Korean courts.

Bae, Kim & Lee Brings Aboard Three Ex-Judges

By Anna Zhang |

Taeck Soo Kwon, most recently an appellate judge with the Seoul High Court, is joining the firm’s intellectual property practice. Former Seoul Central District Court judge Joo Hyae Jun and former Supreme Court research judge Il Yeon Kim will join the firm's litigation department.

Clifford Chance, Simpson Advise on Carlyle's Tyco Deal

By Tom Huddleston Jr. |

Tyco International is selling its South Korean fire protection and security unit to buyout firm Carlyle Group for $1.93 billion in cash.

Bird & Bird Enters Korea Alliance

By Anna Zhang |

The U.K. firm has signed a nonexclusive agreement with 95-lawyer Hwang Mok Park.

Stephenson Harwood to Launch Korea Office

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. firm has recruited DLA Piper partner Michael Kim to lead its planned office in Seoul.

S&C, A&O on $5.25 Billion AB InBev Bond Issue

By Anna Zhang |

Proceeds from the offering will be used to finance AB InBev's reacquisition of Korea's Oriental Brewery.

Cleary Leads on $1.5 Billion Korea Eximbank Notes Issue

By Anna Zhang |

The bank provides credit and loan facilities to Korean companies conducting overseas business.

S&C on AB InBev's $5.8 Billion Korean Beer Buy

By Anna Zhang |

The brewing giant's re-purchase of Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd. from private equity firms KKR & Co. and Affinity Equity Partners is the largest foreign acquisition ever in Korea.

Yoon & Yang Adds Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Seung-Hwan Park was previously chief executive officer of Korea Environment Corp., a government agency.