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  • 1980

    December 1980 In Sub Kim, a founding partner of bkl, opens a law office that will eventually become bkl.

    December 1986 In Sub Kim is joined by name partners Myung In Bae and Jung Hoon Lee to establish Bae, Kim & Lee.

  • 1990

    September 1998 BKL moves its offices to the well-known Gangnam District in the southern side of Seoul.

  • 2000

    October 2004 BKL opens its Beijing office, representing the first Korean law firm to open an office in Beijing.

    September 2008 BKL opens its Shanghai office, representing the first Korean law firm to open two offices in the People’s Republic of China.

    June 2009 BKL establishes the “Dongcheon Public Interest Foundation” to facilitate and expand the firm’s various pro bono activities.

  • 2010

    April 2015 BKL opens its Dubai office.

    May 2015 BKL opens its Hong Kong office.

    June 2015 BKL opens its Vietnam offices (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City).

    June 2016 BKL opens its Yangon office.

    May 2018 BKL opens its Pan Gyo office.