Kobre & Kim Brings Unique Offerings to Korea with Seoul Office


September 1, 2015

Publication: Bloomberg, LegalWeek, The Lawyer, and AmLaw Daily

Kobre & Kim announced today the opening of a new office in Seoul, Korea. Media outlets such as Bloomberg, The Lawyer, Legal Week, and the AmLaw Daily featured articles detailing the firm’s new capabilities in Seoul, highlighting Kobre & Kim as the only foreign law firm in Korea focused exclusively on disputes and investigations and continuing its model of working cooperatively with other law firms as conflict/special litigation or investigative counsel.

Co-founder Michael S. Kim, a former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor fluent in Korean, will lead the team. The initial team will also include lawyer Robin Baik (who is a U.S.-qualified lawyer and a graduate of the Seoul National University School of Law) and financial analyst Jean Kim. In other offices, the firm currently has more than a dozen lawyers (including fluent Korean speakers) working primarily on Korea-related disputes and investigations.

Commenting on the new office, Michael Kim said: “In Korea, we are offering two products not available in the current market: a Seoul-based Korean fluent team focusing on U.S. government investigations, as well as Hong Kong and offshore litigation capabilities.”

Links to press coverage can be found here:

Kobre & Kim latest to launch office in Seoul  (Legal Week, September 1, 2015)

Dechert Teams Up with Saudi Law Firm & More Legal Deals (Bloomberg BNA, September 1, 2015)

Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim launches in Seoul (The Lawyer, September 1, 2015)

Litigation Firm Kobre & Kim’s Seoul Strategy: Litigation is a risk, but also a business opportunity - Former U.S. DOJ Prosecutor Launches Seoul Office (LegalTimes, September 2015)(Korean only)