Public Policy & Legislative Support

“Their ability to work as team px-layers, analyse problems and make sound decisions and communicate effectively, together with their penchant for detail were all key to our success.”

- The Asia Pacific Legal 500

Overview

The regulatory and legal environment is creating more business challenges than ever, leading to profound impacts on business operations and commercial decision-making. We are uniquely placed to guide clients through these challenges and provide comprehensive services tailored to client needs, from helping them engage in the policy and law making process to offering strategic advice to shape existing laws and policies through alternative dispute resolution.

Our group includes leading practitioners with extensive experience in dispute resolution and in-depth legal knowledge across a number of different fields as well as former senior government officials from the National Assembly, government agencies and supervisory authorities, bringing deep understanding of political and regulatory landscape.

We have the capabilities and resources to help clients effectively address legal and practical challenges in the government affairs, areas of tremendous complexities and constant change. With a deep understanding of the relevant laws and regulations and the decision-making process of the National Assembly, government agencies and supervisory authorities, we provide comprehensive, strategic and reasonable solutions tailored to clients’ desired goals.

We provide a superior legal service in a wide variety of public policies and legislative matters based on the expertise and experience of our professionals. Many of our attorneys have government experience directly related to registration and administration from working in the National Assembly and the executive branch. We also have former senior government officials and other professionals who have broad policy making and administrative experience in the major government agencies and supervisory authorities including the Board of Audit and Inspection, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Fair Trade Commission and the Financial Services Commission. We bring together these professionals with government-specific knowledge and expertise in all engagements to successfully resolve sensitive matters for the clients

Representative Cases

Advised on the amendment of laws to prohibit ambush marketing of non-sponsoring companies during the Pyeongchang Olympic Games
Advised on responding to proposed amendments to the Depositor Protection Act to impose insurance premiums on foreign financial companies dealing with derivatives products
Provided strategic advice with respect to government policies in relation to a coal-fired power generation project and related licensing issues
Legislation Consulting
Advised on the amendment of laws to prohibit ambush marketing of non-sponsoring companies during the Pyeongchang Olympic Games
Advised on the amendment of the External Trade Act to allow domestic companies to enter into inter-governmental export contracts with foreign governments with the requisite government support
Advised on responding to proposed amendments to the Depositor Protection Act to impose insurance premiums on foreign financial companies dealing with derivatives products
Obtained authoritative interpretation on the thresholds for the use of fuel other than clean fuel at power generation facilities, located in an area designated for the use of clean fuel
Provided support to a foreign financial institution in witness selection and hearing process in the annual National Assembly audit
Advised a Korean bank on a request to the Board of Audit and Inspection for audit on a public interest matter
Advised on a civil petition regarding expansion of waste disposal facilities
Government Relations
Provided strategic advice with respect to government policies in relation to a coal-fired power generation project and related licensing issues
Advised on permit acquisition for a duty-free shop
Provided strategic advice with respect to amendments to the enforcement decree for gradual adoption of a new certification standard (i.e., WLTP) for diesel-powered cars