Korea - McDermott Will & Emery



The economic ties between Korea and the United States, Europe and the rest of the world run deep and strong and we have extensive experience working with Korean businesses and government agencies. Members of our team have studied in Korea, speak the language fluently and have extensive, first-hand experience with the country’s traditional and emerging business, cultural and legal systems. We also have strong relationships with a network of leading law firms and professional-services firms in situ.

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Corporate and Transactional

  • A Korean private equity fund in its KRW 700 billion (US$600 million) convertible preferred stock investment in the leading compact farm and construction equipment manufacturer in North America, with substantial operations in Europe and Asia
  • Hanon Systems with its US$3.6 billion acquisition by Hahn & Co., a Korean private equity firm, from Visteon Corporation, providing legal counsel on its global restructuring and separation matters, including those relating to corporate, pension, human resources, labor and employment, and information technology
  • LG Chem Ltd. as special counsel in its US$200 million acquisition of NanoH2O Inc., a California-based venture backed company that focuses on the water filter business and maker of reverse-osmosis membranes for seawater desalination applications

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