Olswang Expands Asia-Pacific Presence to Korea – Lawyer Monthly | Legal News Magazine

Olswang Expands Asia-Pacific Presence to Korea

International technology, media and telecoms law firm Olswang recently announced that it has expanded its offering in the AsiaPacific region to include Korea with the addition of consultant Steve Kim to lead business development and client support services locally.

With Steve’s arrival and his extensive experience in the Korean market, the firm aims to increase the opportunities to generate and service clients in its key sectors and to enhance support to existing clients in Korea. He will focus on developing the firm’s profile within the country’s established and bourgeoning technology sector with a particular emphasis on Korean companies seeking crossborder transactional, commercial, intellectual property and litigious advice.

Steve, a US-trained lawyer, brings an ideal mix of legal know-how, Korean market insight and business development experience, having previously held positions in Korea as senior legal counsel at Samsung and head of sales and marketing at CPA Global. He also previously served as director of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association (New York, US).

Based in Seoul, Korea, Steve will work closely with Olswang Asia in Singapore as well as law firms Olswang Asia has associations with across the region, including Singapore legal practice Holborn Law LLC and independent Hong Kong law firm Haldanes. Steve will also support Olswang’s global IP and dispute resolution teams working with a selected team of European partners. Steve will not practice law or give legal advice directly to clients and will be responsible for managing and cultivating the relationships Olswang Asia has with its respected partner firms in Korea.

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