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Kim & Chang has been continuously monitoring Singapore's growing importance as a hub for the Asia-Pacific region and the concomitant interest of Korean and overseas companies in this region.

To provide better services to clients already based in Singapore as well as those who are interested in establishing or growing their presence and reviewing investment opportunities in this region, Kim & Chang officially opened its Singapore office in September, 2020.  Kim & Chang's Singapore office will be working closely with our firm’s Seoul headquarters to provide tailored services and legal solutions to clients in Singapore and the wider Asia-Pacific region on a variety of issues.

The Singapore Practice, which is comprised of lawyers with numerous years of experience working at Kim & Chang's Seoul headquarters, has extensive expertise in each practice area covered by the firm.  This enables the team to provide customized local services to clients in a prompt and efficient manner.

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General Corporate

We provide advice on various corporate law issues including the incorporation of companies, financial structure of companies, corporate governance issues including the appointment of directors, management of general meetings of shareholders and meetings of the board of directors, remuneration for directors, liquidation of companies, and investment in and operation of joint ventures.



We provide legal services at all stages of M&A-related transactions, including the review of transaction structure, due diligence, anti-trust filing, negotiation and drafting of agreements, closing, review of applicable licenses, permits and other administrative procedures, and post-M&A integration.


Labor & Employment

Together with the Labor & Employment Practice, we provide comprehensive legal services, including advice on labor laws, labor relations, employment policies, employment contracts, compliance and internal investigations, and education and training.


International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation

Considering the increased number of disputes arising from SIAC(Singapore International Arbitration Centre) arbitration, we collaborate with the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice to provide advice on dispute resolution strategies and overall advice on international arbitration.



We work with the Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance Practice to provide comprehensive legal services in relation to corporate compliance in Singapore and other regions in the Southeast Asian region.


Private Equity

We advise clients in every aspect of private equity, including formation, obtaining necessary licenses, investment and exit strategies.  We collaborate with the Private Equity Practice to provide up-to-date regulatory advice.


Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense

We represent a wide range of corporations, financial institutions, board members and management members in investigations and allegations related to financial misconduct, bribery, regulatory violations, internal investigations and other related matters, and also conduct preventive training.

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In addition to major domestic and multinational companies, our clients include financial institutions, private equity firms, venture capital funds and investment firms.  For these clients, we have dealt with a number of complex cross-border transactions and disputes, investigations, and regulatory issues in Asia and other regions.   We also continue to provide Korean law-related advice to a number of multinational companies headquartered in Singapore.


  • Advised a Korean private equity firm regarding its investment in an online platform with operations in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand).
  • Advised a Korean cloud service provider on its review of regulatory issues in the Southeast Asian region and overall review of licenses and permits.
  • Advised a Korean game company on its private placement involving investment including major investors located in Singapore.
  • Advised a multinational company in relation to its investment in Singapore and overall review of government incentives. 
  • Advised a global private equity firm in relation to its real estate investment project in Korea.


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