Ropes & Gray is the first international law firm to open a Foreign Legal Consultant Office in Korea. Since its establishment in 2012, our Seoul office has served as the focal point of the firm’s Korea practice, whose history predates the Seoul office’s inception by over two decades. Our Seoul-based team focuses on private equity transactions and cross-border M&A, intellectual property litigation and license negotiations. We represent global and regional private equity sponsors, Korean multinational companies and their U.S. subsidiaries, as well as major Korean technology firms. Ropes & Gray is also known across Asia for sophisticated counsel within the life sciences and asset management industries.

In addition to our on-the-ground team in Seoul, Ropes & Gray is home to over 50 lawyers with Korean heritage worldwide. They bring a deep understanding of Korea and its business environment to our clients. The firm’s global team of fully bilingual Korean-speaking attorneys is consistently recognized for delivering premier legal advice and client service. For successive years, our Korea practice has earned top rankings for intellectual property and M&A/private equity work in leading legal directory publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and Asian Legal Business.