South Korea


Home to one of the largest and most experienced teams of Canadian and UK lawyers with on-the-ground expertise in South Korea, Gowling WLG is the law firm of choice for South Korean entities pursuing international trade and investment opportunities - and for global companies pursuing business opportunities in South Korea.

In-depth understanding and experience

Our team of lawyers holds an in-depth understanding of South Korea's unique legal, business and cultural practices. We work closely with South Korean clients on their projects and investments in Canada, the UK and around the world, providing trusted legal advice at every stage of the process. For the convenience of our clients, our lawyers are also equipped to provide legal services in the Korean language.

Full-service strength

Gowling WLG is supported by the knowledge and expertise of over 1,500 legal professionals based in 17 cities across Canada and the UK, as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We offer top-tier legal expertise in a wide range of areas likely impacting your business in South Korea, Canada or the UK - including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions and services, intellectual property, life sciences, litigation and dispute resolution, commercial real estate, tax, employment and labour, and more.

Industry leadership

We've worked extensively with major South Korean companies, state-owned entities and other market participants on a long list of mining, energy and infrastructure projects. From mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and takeover bids to shareholder agreements, corporate reorganisations and foreign investments, our team can help you maximise the opportunities available in the extractive and infrastructure sectors.

Efficient, effective solutions

Understanding that your budget is finite, we ensure you get the most value from your legal spend by implementing alternative fee arrangements, offering competitive rates and identifying and mitigating risks. Through the use of our in-house legal project management platform, Practical LP™, we seamlessly manage the scope, costs, tasks and resources associated with your file to help keep your legal matter on track, on time and on budget.

Global, sector-focused capabilities

As a global law firm, Gowling WLG offers world-class expertise in the sectors that matter most to our South Korean clients. These include life sciences, energy, financial services, projects and infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, technology and automotive.

To learn more about how we can help you pursue business opportunities in South Korea, please contact us.