Foreign Direct Investment
“They grasp the client’s needs quickly and provide accurate and thorough feedback within the timex-frame. Plus, their interdepartmental collaboration is hugely helpful.”
- Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific
Attorneys in our Foreign Direct Investment Group have unparalleled experience in advising foreign clients who are looking to establish business presence in Korea, on the full spectrum of issues they may face at each stage of the investment process.
We offer efficient and comprehensive services and solutions based on our extensive expertise as well as our vast experience in handling on-the-ground business challenges. Foreign clients rely on us for advice and guidance on Korea’s complex regulations on foreign investment and foreign exchange as they navigate through uncharted waters.
We provide all legal services required at the preparation stage, including identifying the most suitable investment structure for the client and any applicable tax incentives. Where required, we assist clients in establishing the selected form of business, whether it is a wholly-owned subsidiary, a branch or liaison office or a joint venture, and process all required filings to obtain necessary licenses and permits.
We work with clients to ensure seamless execution of investments, whether they involve acquisition of shares in a Korean company or assets based in Korea, and advise clients on any applicable tax incentives and benefits. Our attorneys are equally committed to assisting clients with the day-to-day management and operation of business set up in Korea to ensure their objectives are met.
Our advice extends to a wide range of post-investment services as we assist clients through issues relating to realization of their investments, such as disposal of assets, related tax analysis and repatriation of proceeds in compliance with foreign exchange regulations.
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