Lee & Ko was founded in 1977 and consistently ranks among the most highly respected law firms in Korea. With more than 700 professionals, organised into 30 specialized teams, Lee & Ko is a premier full-service law firm.
The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice group of Lee & Ko is recognised as having one of Asia’s finest M&A practice handling the most renowned high-end deals ensuring its position as the undisputed market leader in Korea and throughout Asia. It is consistently ranked top tier by leading international legal service publications, such as Chambers Asia Pacific (Band 1), The Legal 500 (Tier 1), Asialaw Profiles (Tier 1) and IFLR 1000 (Tier 1) in corporate/M&A. This Practice Group has been the foremost premier leader in Korea and throughout Asia in the M&A practice area, serving as Korean counsel in major Korean M&A transactions and as lead counsel in major cross-border M&A transactions. Based on its ample experience accumulated for years in its long history, the Group has provided the most efficient and accurate advisory services to its clients, well coping with clients’ demands, however, complicated or difficult to meet, by providing the most appropriate solutions for the transactions concerned in the newest or most creative manner. Its outstanding services in cross-border transactions are also well demonstrated in many M&A transactions executed all over the world based on which the Group stands shoulder to shoulder with the world premier law firms renowned in the M&A practice.