BKL was awarded the “Labour and Employment Firm of the Year” award at the Asia Regional Awards held on May 30, 2019, in Hong Kong. The awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of firms across 25 jurisdictions, with awards being presented based on innovation, complexity of matters advised on and impact.
In the ceremony, BKL received commendation for its contributions to the resolution of major disputes, including lawsuits regarding ordinary wages against some of Korea’s leading conglomerates Hanwha Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Rotem’s, and Kia Motors and Samsung Electronics Service’s cases on workers asking for confirmation of their employment status. BKL was also acclaimed for playing a vital role in dealing with industrial safety accidents that occurred in conglomerates.
BKL is the only law major Korean law firm that has an Industrial Safety Team. The team has been successfully representing and advising clients, including foreign companies in Korea, in cases involving employment contracts, compliance and other business activities.
Asialaw, the host of this awards ceremony and a guide to Asia-Pacific’s leading law firms and lawyers, is a subsidiary of Euromoney, a global business and finance magazine. Every year, Asialaw researches, analyzes, and ranks law firms, presenting various accolades in different jurisdictions, practice areas and business sectors.