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France and French Speaking Countries "There is no doubt that Kim & Chang is one of the best firms in Korea.
It is very professional in their legal services.”
– Asialaw Profiles 2017


The France and French Speaking Countries Practice of Kim & Chang is wholly dedicated to French clients.  Our Practice comprises lawyers and legal professionals with a cultural and professional background acquired both in France and Korea.

As a result, in a very efficient manner, the France and French Speaking Countries Practice has a specific capacity and an understanding of clients' needs, allowing custom-tailored service.  Depending on clients' legal issues, our Practice is able to draw on other departments’ specialized resources in general corporate, securities, capital markets and banking, mergers and acquisitions, privatization, foreign investment, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, human resources, antitrust and fair trade, international trade, product liability, real estate and construction, environment, telecommunications and e-commerce, health care, intellectual property and technology, litigation and arbitration, tax, and maritime.

Key Servicesshow

Kim & Chang’s France and French Speaking Countries Practice has extensive experience in advising our clients on the following major practices.

Corporate General

Incorporation, M&A, foreign investment, restructuring, international trade, foreign exchange, business management, healthcare, environment, broadcasting & telecommunication, privatization, and e-business

Labor & Employment

Labor relations & market, labor dispute, documentation on company regulation (e.g., employment agreement, rules of employment, and collective bargaining agreement), restructuring, and business transfer


Corporate tax structure review, transfer pricing, advance pricing, tax audit support and defense, and tax dispute


Domestic & overseas capital Markets financial transactions, project financing, asset backed securities, and derivative products

Real Estate/Construction/Infrastructure

Documentation on sale & purchase agreement and real estate related environmental issues

Intellectual Property

Copyright/patents/trademarks/designs registration, intellectual property related disputes, and intellectual property related internet/technology/telecommunication/regulation issues


Securities litigations, white-collar/regulatory investigations, intellectual property, insurance, derivatives and other financial investment products, M&A, Competition, and other commercial and non-commercial litigation

Outbound Projects

Outbound projects of Korean multinational corporations in France and French speaking countries worldwide, in particular in Benelux and Africa (Construction and EPC, Energy, etc.)

Key Experienceshow

Kim & Chang’s France and French Speaking Countries Practice has extensive experience in advising our clients of the following major industries.
  • Large industries including Energy, Chemicals, Mechanics, Construction, and EPC;
  • Automotive
  • Defense and Aeronautics
  • Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic industries
  • Food, catering, and retail industries
  • Transportation
  • Environment
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • SMEs in Innovation and Technology
Our Practice recent representative work includes:
  • Advised a communication company on its restructuring.
  • Advised an automotive manufacturing company on its restructuring.
  • Advised an insurance company on its post-acquisition integration process.
  • Advised an energy company on its Korean joint-venture.
  • Advised a certification company on its Korean joint-venture.
  • Advised an Environment company on the divestiture of its assets in Korea.
  • Advised a Transport company on the reorganization of its structuring.


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