About Us

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Chung & Partners is a law office based in Seoul, South Korea (Disclaimer). We are fully specialized in serving foreign clients.

As the world entered the 21st Century, socioeconomic globalization began to firmly take hold. Accordingly, an increasing number of foreign companies and individuals became intricately involved with Korean entities and parties, and vice versa. Consequently, the demand for knowledge regarding Korean law and the underlying legal issues surfaced unequivocally. Hence, in 2008, we started ASK KOREA LAW, and such is the genesis of our story.

You are currently reading the first-ever online English legal resource for Korean laws published by a Korean licensed attorney.  Our website aims to help foreigners with any Korean legal issue.

Our evolvement is exceptionally unique in that, presently, 100% of our cases are foreign in the sense that every case has an international aspect in terms of the involved parties and/or the subject matters.

We are true counselors to our foreign clients, responding quickly to their needs and helping them find creative solutions.  Dedication to our foreign clients and enabling them to succeed in, and while even outside, Korea is what defines us.

P R A C T I C E  A R E A

  • Corporate Transactions and Governances
  • Financing & Banking
  • M&A
  • Antitrust
  • International Trade
  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment Business, Media, IT & Sports
  • Labor/Employment Law
  • Real Estate & Construction Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation & Arbitration

The clients to which we have provided legal services include, but are not limited to, Citi Bank, Merrill Lynch, Lone Star Fund, Marks & Spencer, Petronas, Shell, Samsung Corporation, Korea Telecom, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), Hana Bank, Hana Daetoo Securities, Shinhan Bank, Kookmin Bank, Korea Industrial Bank, Woori Bank, CJ Investment & Securities, Korea Development Bank, Mirae Asset Financial Group, Digital Globe, Kana Software, NHS Inc, Kukdong Construction, Korea Association of Property Appraisers.

C H I E F  E D I T O R  –  M r .  J U S T I N  J U N G

Mr. Justin Jung, a duly licensed Korean attorney at Chung & Partners and the editor-in-chief of this website, has been practicing law since 2003.

He received his B.A. in law (LL.B.) from Seoul National University (College of Law) and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of South Korea.  He also studied U.S. laws at UCLA (the University of California at Los Angeles), School of Law (LL.M).

Before joining Chung & Partners, he worked as an attorney at Hwang Mok Park. P.C, one of the most prestigious law firms in Korea.

He has worked in diverse fields, with special emphasis in corporate law, financing, and intellectual property.  He also has extensive experience in advising and representing non-Korean clients on various issues involving Korean law such as international franchising and licensing, foreign investment, incorporation, labor, visa, family law, and related civil/criminal litigations.

He is currently a member of the Korean Bar & Seoul Bar.

O F F I C E  C O N T A C T

Address: (Seocho-dong) 301 Seochojoongang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Tel: 82) 70 8065 5165

Fax: 82) 70 4755 3945

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