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South Korea

Barun Law


Main Office Address

Barun Law Bldg, 92gil7

Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu,

Seoul 06181

South Korea

Other Info

Primary Contact Lawyers

Rieu Kim

Firm Profile

Barun Law

Since its founding in 1998 by three highly-respected former judges, Hoon KANG (Acting Managing Partner), Jae Ho KIM and Jee Wook HONG, together with Chan Jin KIM, Barun Law has been Korea’s fastest growing and most dynamic law firm.

Barun Law rapidly built its reputation as Korea’s preeminent litigation and dispute resolution firm. The firm attracted high profile lawyers such as Dong Gun KIM (Representative Partner), former Chief Judge of the Seoul Appellate Court; Rho Seung MYUNG, former Vice Minister of Justice; and Young A. LEE, Korea’s first female District Court Chief Judge.

More recently, Jong Young CHOI, the distinguished former Chief Justice of Korea’s Supreme Court; Jae Yoon PARK, former Justice of Korea’s Supreme Court, Byung Sup KANG, former Chief Judge of Seoul Central District Court; and Tong Gi CHUNG, former Vice Prosecutor General joined Barun Law. This unparalleled combination of exceptionally respected attorneys powerfully strengthened Barun Law’s reputation as the “go to” firm for the most important and delicate advocacy matters in Korea.

Beginning in 2005, Barun Law took major strategic initiatives to expand its international corporate and IP practices. By attracting Ki Tai PARK and Tom PINANSKY, together with a highly experienced group of internationally savvy colleagues, the firm substantially increased its international deal flow and profile. In addition, Ho Hyun NAHM brought a fast-growing intellectual property practice to Barun Law. These successful efforts enabled Barun Law to triple its size in three years and to emerge as Korea’s fastest growing and most dynamic full service law firm.

This year Barun Law continues to grow in size and sophistication. Barun Law’s already “second to none” advocacy capability was bolstered by the addition of six high level former judges and prosecutors. Moreover, Barun Law’s international corporate group welcomed a well-known China practice team led by Ik Woo CHUNG, who built a successful practice in both inbound and outbound China-related investments. The firm’s China practice includes, among others, China-licensed attorney, Jung Ae NAM, who provides native Mandarin speaking capability to Barun Law’s China practice and two decades of experience in China and Korea.

As Barun Law concludes its first decade, the firm is comprised of approximately 150 fee earners and is already recognized as one of Korea’s preeminent law firms. Today, Barun Law’s exceptional professionals are actively engaged in a wide range of complex legal matters on behalf of clients from all major countries of the world.

Barun Law lawyers provide legal services in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French and German.

  • ABS and Structured Finance
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Fair Trade Disputes
  • Foreign Investment
  • Foreign Investment and Joint Ventures
  • General Corporate
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT and Media
  • Labor/Employment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Private Equity
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Disputes
  • Venture Capital
  • White Collar Crime

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