3 more law firms hope to open in South Korea

DLA Piper, K&L Gates and McKenna Long & Aldridge are the latest firms to take advantage of U.S.-Korea free trade agreement

The list of U.S. law firms seeking to open South Korean offices continues to grow, with three more hopefuls throwing their hats into the ring.

K&L Gates, DLA Piper and McKenna Long & Aldridge are the latest firms to file preliminary applications with South Korea’s Ministry of Justice, taking advantage of last year’s U.S.-Korea free trade agreement. They join 12 other American and European firms that have already applied, including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, O’Melveny & Myers and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Alanna Byrne

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