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Korea Group

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.

Insights and updates

15th March 2023
The latest issue of Inside Arbitration explores the cutting edge of global dispute resolution from...
21st March 2023
Our 2023 edition of the Guide to Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency in Asia Pacific is...
22nd February 2023
High adoption of emerging technologies, and a regulatory landscape struggling to keep up.
17th February 2023
After a record-breaking year in 2021 for M&A globally and in Asia, we see a...

Recent Experience

Our expert teams across sectors and practice areas provide a diverse range of legal knowledge to our clients in the region

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


KOGAS on the Mamba LNG Project in Mozambique

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

A Korean contractor

A Korean contractor in a Singapore-seated, Indian law governed, SIAC arbitration proceedings, on a dispute concerning issues arising out of a power plant in India


Hanwha in patent infringement proceedings in Australia relating to solar panel products against three global competitors

A consortium of private equity buyers

A consortium of private equity buyers in relation to approx. US$1.9 billion put option dispute under a shareholders agreement relating to a major Korean insurance company. The dispute was heard in ICC arbitration seated in Seoul.