Office 233, Level 2, The Offices 1, One Central, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE
The Dubai office of BKL opened in April 2015 after it was approved by the Dubai government. As the first branch office established in the Middle East by a Korean law firm, the Dubai office is located in the Dubai International Financial Center, the international financial hub in the Middle East and Africa. At the Dubai office, attorney Mr. Hoon Suk Lee provide legal services, which is tailored to our clients with business in the Middle East and Africa. While at the Seoul office, Mr. Lee advised on various M&A and corporate legal issues. He also has experience in energy and construction sectors, having worked for the Dubai office of Korea Gas Corporation as legal affairs director and been involved in Iraq gas field development projects for several years. In addition, as an AICPA certificate holder, he has experience in international tax issues, having handled international tax affairs at a large accounting firm in the US. Mr. Kim is a renowned legal expert in Middle East affairs and had served as legal affairs team head for LG Electronics in the Middle East area. Residing in Dubai, he provides comprehensive legal services to Korean companies on overseas construction, resources, energy, incorporation and international arbitration. In addition to these two attorneys, the Dubai office is fully supported by Mr. Gun Chul Do, who has a wide range of experience in large-scale real-estate development projects (including Bismayah new city project by Hanwha E&C and Songdo New International City development project). BKL had already successfully provided legal advice on nuclear energy and new energy businesses in the Middle East (e.g. advice on financing for nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates, on project financing for Gulpur Hydropower Project in Pakistan, and on an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration case involving provision of main equipment to Combined Cycle Power Plant in Qatar). However, now, through the Dubai office, BKL can provide high-quality legal services more actively and more systematically than ever in the Middle East. Depending on the clients’ demands and type of issues, BKL is able to create a task force consisting of attorneys in Seoul and Dubai to provide in-depth and client-tailored legal services.