Ropes & Gray’s new Seoul office is led by William Yongkyun Kim, who heads the firm’s Korea practice and is the first foreign lawyer in Korean history to be registered as a “Foreign Legal Consultant.” Throughout his 29-year legal career, Mr.Kim has worked with many Korean companies to successfully resolve some of the most complex matters, cases and disputes. Mr. Kim formerly served as General Counsel and Managing Director at the Chairman’s Office of the Daewoo Group of Companies in Seoul, Korea (1993 - 1997). These positions give Mr. Kim unique insight into what is truly important to in-house lawyers and top management of Korean companies.
Mr. Kim is joined by another partner, David Chun, an intellectual property litigation practitioner who has been registered in Korea as a “Foreign Legal Consultant.” Mr. Chun has been involved in numerous complex IP litigation cases in the U.S. and has extensive experience representing both large and medium sized Korean clients with U.S. legal matters.
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