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In 2015, Allen & Overy opened a Seoul office, building on more than 30 years' experience dedicated to helping Korean companies, quasi-sovereigns and financial institutions to navigate the international legal and regulatory framework as they do business abroad. Having an established presence on the ground enables us to bring the full weight of our international network combined with out deep sector expertise and product knowledge to bear for Korean corporations and financial institutions or investors looking to invest in Korea. It also enables Allen & Overy to provide Korean language support on the ground to our clients, not just in projects, capital markets and M&A but also in areas such as arbitration and IP.

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Practice areas

Antitrust

Antitrust

The centre of gravity in antitrust law has shifted with the globalisation of regulation and enforcement

Arbitration

Arbitration

Our highly regarded German Arbitration practice offers a full service in the national and international arbitration proceedings.

Asset Finance

Asset Finance

Our Structured and Asset Finance practice is a recognised leader for its ability to structure complex transactions.

Banking

Banking

With over 1,000 lawyers worldwide, we have one of the largest and most international teams of banking and finance lawyers of any global law firm.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property (IP) team advises clients on the full spectrum of IP matters, including protecting trademarks and brands, domain names,software and copyright, designs, know-how, business names, database protection and exploiting IP rights in joint ventures, licensing agreements and development arrangements, and technology transfer agreements.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

We handle the full range of transactional and multidisciplinary work, and provide advice on all corporate matters. Clients value our integrated and seamless legal services, whether they are raising capital, buying or selling businesses, outsourcing, restructuring and carrying gout other corporate or corporate finance transactions.

Working environment

 

A&O Seoul office is located in IFC complex in Yeouido Island, Seoul’s main finance and investment banking district, the so-called “Wall Street of Seoul”. Right next to the office is Yeouido Park where the famous Cherry Blossom Festival is held every spring , and in early autumn the island hosts the Seoul International Fireworks Festival where thousands of people enjoy the annual evening of spectacular fireworks. It is a great place where the city and nature breathe as one.

Learning and development

 

The A&O Business School will provide you with the commercial and personal skills that you need to navigate through an ever-changing business landscape. We offer exceptional professional and personal development, training, mentoring and practical support – all of which will allow you to progress in your career.

The A&O Business School offers a variety of excellent courses relevant to your career stage, with an emphasis on practical skills and business insight, to complement our advanced legal knowledge training. The school also offers a unique opportunity to interact with, and learn from experts, peers and partners and gain valuable insights from the world of business. From cutting-edge content to world-class coaches, our partners work on the design of the courses and act as faculty members to share their experience and expertise.

The A&O Leadership Centre equips our partners with the leadership skills to inspire others, encourage innovation and develop strong and enduring relationships with our clients. The Centre offers a combination of programmes, master classes, personal coaching, mentoring and access to relevant experience and opportunities, so you can tailor your personal development to your own needs and aspirations.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well being of all of our people.

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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