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Four Decades of Growth Forty Years of Setting the Pace
Kim & Chang began its operation in a small office in the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul in 1973.  After four decades of growth, the firm is now one of the largest law firms in Asia.  Kim & Chang's success is founded on our commitment to meeting the needs of clients, while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
1973 Founded in 1973
    1980s Developing into Korea’s leader
    • Go-to law firm of foreign investors for joint venture advisory services
    • Set the standard for legal services on advanced financial products
    • Pioneered the resolution mechanism on IP disputes
    1990s Broadening horizons
    • Playing a major role in Korea’s recovery from the financial crisis of 1997
    • Represented a majority of Fortune 500 companies seeking to build a presence in Korea
    • Served as counsel to global law firms representing Korean companies seeking foreign investment opportunities
    2000s Raising the bar
    • Advised on challenging cross-border transactions
    • Expanded market opportunities for clients by offering globalized legal services
    • Breadth and depth of expertise in both traditional and emerging areas
    • Maintaining strong working relationship with leading firms in every major country and jurisdiction
    • Providing a link between Korea and the world
    2010s Evolving with global clients
    • A true partner supporting client's successful global businesses
    • Opened office in Hong Kong  -  Asia's financial hub
    • Recognized as one of the world's top 100 law firms  -  Who's Who Legal 100