Kim & Chang, widely recognised as Korea’s premier law firm, has set the standard for excellence for legal services in every major area of practice since its establishment in 1973. The principles on which the firm was founded enable it to provide the highest quality legal advice to clients – specialisation in core practice areas including corporate, antitrust, finance and capital markets, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, tax as well as other specialised industry sectors – and is dedicated to meeting the distinct needs of each client, and the globalisation of professionals and staff. Kim & Chang owes much of its success to the expertise of its professionals and staff. The firm’s professionals include attorneys, patent attorneys, tax attorneys, economists and industry sector specialists, totalling more than 1,000.
Kim & Chang’s corporate investigations and white-collar defence practice group is the largest such practice in Korea. The core of the group consists of attorneys who are former judges, prosecutors, and police investigators, and who collectively hold a wealth of experience in criminal investigations, enforcement practices and litigation in various types of criminal investigation and enforcement contexts. The core team of the group is supported by attorneys and other professionals from the firm’s various industry specialisations and other practice groups. In a corporate environment that is becoming increasingly demanding and sophisticated with rising levels of regulatory enforcement and compliance expectations in Korea, our group has successfully conducted criminal defence activities in a wide range of complex cases and for a diverse portfolio of clients.