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  • KT&G Seodaemun Tower
  • 60 Chungjeong-ro
  • Seodaemun-gu
  • Seoul
  • Seoul
  • South Korea
  • 120-020
  • Managing Partners: Kong-Hyun Lee, Young-Tae Yang
  • Number of partners: 54
  • Number of lawyers: 139
  • Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese, Khmer, Laotian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Thai, Burmese

Firm Overview:
As one of Korea’s leading full-service law firms, Jipyong prides itself on its global reach and outlook, the depth and breadth of its practice groups, and the extensive experience of its lawyers. With the firm’s network of ten international offices and desks across Asia, it provides a one-stop destination for legal and consulting services to its clients. It has a strong base of domestic and international clients who rely on it for not only its local market knowledge and expertise but also for its innovative, business-minded solutions. In addition to the firm’s commitment to excellence and its proactive serving of its clients’ needs, its professionals share an unwavering commitment to high ethical standards, pro bono work and community service.

Main Areas of Practice:

Finance & Securities:
Jipyong is spearheading some of the most innovative financial transactions in Korea, as evidenced by its having successfully guided the first-ever IPOs of foreign companies from the US, Australia and Laos on the Korea Exchange. At the same time, its professionals are known for their unparalleled expertise in project finance, involving diverse areas ranging from real estate to social overhead capital, as well as in structured finance and derivatives, where they have extensive experience in ABS, ABCP, ABL and derivatives transactions.

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions:
With in-depth local market knowledge of Korea, as well as of the other Asian countries where it has a presence, in particular China, Vietnam, and Myanmar, the firm represents an ever-expanding client base in complex, cutting-edge corporate and M&A transactions in both Korea and other strategic international territories.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Led by a former Constitutional Court Justice and a former Supreme Court Justice, the firm’s litigation and arbitration practice group is at the heart of the firm and is widely regarded as one of the best in Korea given its impressive track record, including continuous success even in the most complex and difficult cases. It also has extensive experience of international arbitration involving foreign parties from the US, Japan, China, Russia and Vietnam.

Antitrust & Competition:
With a former high-ranking KFTC officer and veteran attorneys leading the charge, the antitrust and competition practice group has achieved remarkable success in recent times. Jipyong has had a successful track record in representing both corporate clients and KFTC in all aspects of antitrust proceedings. The most noteworthy may be its representation of KFTC in Qualcomm’s appeal of KFTC’s record fines against the company, where the court found in favor of KFTC in upholding the highest fines KFTC has ever imposed on a single company.

Maritime & Shipping:
The maritime team is led by pre-eminent and highly regarded legal experts in maritime, admiralty and insurance matters. The firm has been recognised by leading international legal directories as one of the best law firms in the shipping and maritime category. The firm has advised domestic and international clients on various high-profile maritime and insurance matters in recent times, including ones in connection with the Hyundai Fortune explosion, the Sea Prince oil spill, and the National Maritime Police Agency’s Turtle Ship Fund project

Areas of Practice

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Cross-Border
  • Foreign Investment
  • Finance & Securities
  • Private Equity & Hedge Funds
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Labour & Employment
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • White Collar Criminal Defence
  • Maritime
  • Family Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Resources, Energy & Environment
  • Information Technology & Internet
  • Health Care & Biomedical
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Legislative Affairs


  • KT&G Seodaemun Tower,
  • 60 Chungjeong-ro,
  • Seodaemun-gu,
  • Seoul,
  • South Korea
  • 120-020
  • Tel +82 2 6200 1600
  • Fax +82 2 6200 0800
  • Email : master@jipyong.com
  • Website : www.jipyong.com