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Herbert Smith Freehills has exceptional credentials in Korea. We have a proven track record of success on cross-border, high-stakes arbitration and litigation, outbound and inbound investments, and IP matters over 40 years across all practice groups and industry sectors

We have over 20 fluent Korean-speaking lawyers globally, serving our clients together with our broader Korea Group based across Asia, Europe, the US, Australia and the Middle East. You can access our global pool of Korea know-how and expertise from your own time zone, wherever you are located. 

Our Korea Group regularly visit Korea engaging with local industry players, clients and local counsel, which enables us to deliver a seamless service.


Australian Strategic Materials

Australian Strategic Materials on the proposed joint venture, financing and project development arrangements with potential Korean partners in respect of their Dubbo Project, located in Central Western New South Wales, Australia

Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor in proceedings to revoke General Electric’s patent relating to LEDs and defending a counterclaim for infringement

Korean semiconductor and medical devices companies

Korean semiconductor and medical devices companies on multiple IP issues and patent litigation proceedings in Europe

K-Water and PT Adhi Karya (Persero)

K-Water and PT Adhi Karya (Persero) consortium on its successful bid for the Karian-Serpong bulk water supply project in Indonesia to be procured on a PPP basis


KOGAS on the Mamba LNG Project in Mozambique

An international infrastructure fund

an international infrastructure fund on its 50:50 joint venture and shareholder loan arrangements for a solar PV project in South Korea.

Key contacts

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Mike McClure KC

Partner, Global Co-Chair of Korea Group, London

Mike McClure KC
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Dana Kim

Global Co-Chair of Korea Group, Hong Kong

Dana Kim
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Hilary Lau

Partner, Head of Energy, Asia, Hong Kong

Hilary Lau
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Lewis McDonald

Global Co-Head of Energy, London

Lewis McDonald

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