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Firm News2022-11-21
BKL Wins 11 Awards at the ALB Korean Law Awards 2022

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“BKL”) won a total of 11 awards at the ALB Korea Law Awards 2022 ceremony. Competing for the lead with Kim & Chang (14 awards), BKL surpassed other law firms by a wide margin.

In particular, BKL won the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ award for second consecutive years in the Securities·Finance and Construction·Real Estate categories, proving once again its exceptional professionalism. BKL was highly praised for supporting a wide range of cross-border transactions, including ‘the issuance of foreign exchange bonds by the Korean government’ and ‘issuance of global bonds by the Export-Import Bank of Korea’, ‘IPO and listing of LG Energy Solutions’, ‘development of Incheon Inspire Resort Complex development and its project financing’, ‘development of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Pacific Asset Management’s data center’, and ‘listing of Mirae Asset Global REITs with overseas logistics centers as the underlying asset’. 

In addition, BKL’s Energy & Infrastructure, Labor & Employment, and TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) teams also drew attention by winning the 'Law Firm of the Year' award, as they advised on major transactions, dispute resolution, and regulatory issues such as Hanwha Solutions’ acquisition of RES Méditerranée S.A.S, a French renewable energy company, LG Electronics clerical union’s request for separation of bargaining units, and Uber Technologies’ operation of domestic mobility business (“UT”).  

Furthermore, BKL became the first to win the ‘ESG Law Firm of the Year’ award, which was newly created to evaluate the performance of ‘ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) management’ established throughout the industry. BKL was recognized for its ceaseless efforts to become a better firm through its carbon reduction policy (paperless office initiative, usage of reusable cups in the communal space, etc.), various pro bono activities, flexible working hours, professional psychological counseling programs, and open communication among employees. 

The awards ceremony, hosted by Asian Legal Business, a legal magazine affiliated with the global information company Thomson Reuters, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and was held at the InterContinental Seoul COEX on Wednesday, November 16th.