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Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL), Korea’s third-largest law firm, is all set to establish an office in Singapore. The office will be led by Eric Yang, partner and head of the firm’s Southeast Asia practice.

When the office opens, it will make BKL the latest foreign firm to establish an outpost in Singapore in 2021, following India’s Khaitan & Co, PRC firm AllBright Law Offices, and U.S. law firms McDermott Will & Emery and Orrick.

BKL, which has been operating a liaison office in the city-state since 2020, plans to hire three to five lawyers in Singapore, and gradually increase its strength via secondments and further laterals.

Founded in Seoul in 1980, BKL also has offices in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Dubai.

 

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