Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
Founded in 1980, Seoul-based BKL is one of the oldest law firms in Korea. Grounded in many years of experience, we are a leading firm that provides legal services in a broad range of practice areas such as corporate law and governance, mergers & acquisitions, complex litigation, international arbitration, antitrust, joint ventures & strategic alliances, tax, construction, regulatory and employment law matters, among others.
With over 400 attorneys and other professionals located throughout our offices in Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai, BKL has a diverse mix of Korean attorneys, international attorneys, tax advisors, industry analysts, former government officials and other specialists in various practice areas that work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide full-service capabilities necessary to meet the needs of our clients.
BKL has the biggest Construction/Real Estate team which not only engages in consultation, transaction, but also a very effective claim management along with international arbitration and litigation team in Korea. Especially, its International arbitration and ligation practice group is renowned worldwide for its stellar performance with victory rates.
BKL’s construction lawyers are skilled in providing a wide variety of transactional legal services representing all sides of the construction process both domestically and internationally. Our transactional construction practice involves both public and private projects, including stadiums and arenas, convention centers, office buildings, mixed-use facilities, industrial facilities, and other retail, commercial and residential properties.
BKL also has extensive experience in representing governmental entities, lenders, general contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers in connection with large infrastructure projects, called Social Overhead Capital (SOC) projects in Korea. Our construction team has been involved in many of the largest SOC projects in Korea in recent years, including the construction of railroads, harbors, airports, dams, energy facilities, information and communication facilities and distribution facilities. BKL’s construction team has also represented Korean construction companies in major off-shore projects involving light-water nuclear reactors, chemical and water power plants, business centers, a man-made river, mine development, and fertilizer plant construction in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Romania, Russia, Chad, Thailand, North Korea, Yemen, Libya, and Malaysia.