12/12/2011

Maximize Benefits of Korea's FTAs with U.S. and EU via Legal and Business Consultants in Korea

IPG Legal is happy to announce the formation of the first team of professionals dedicated to providing clients advice and representation on how to maximize the benefits of the KORUS and KOREU FTAs for EU, U.S. and Korean companies.

IPG has compiled a team of Korean and international attorneys, senior company executives, patent attorneys, accountants, recruitment professionals, business consultants, custom agents and other professionals to provide services to American and EU companies doing business in Korea under the KOREU and KORUS FTAs. 

Since, we are not simply a team of lawyers, we are proud to be the first one-stop shop for all companies wishing to import products into Korea, form strategic relationships with Korean companies and entrepreneurs, retain Korean employees, resolve disputes in Korea and obtain approvals to import and export products from and into Korea.

Our extensive research over the last few months of the US and EU FTAs and extensive experience in advising clients on the risks and benefits of doing business in Korea, has led us to be one, if not the only, group engaged for business in Korea with extensive knowledge of the major issues facing companies entering the Korea market including issues related to:
  • Korean Import Duties & Customs Clearance under FTAs
  • Operating in Free Trade Zones in Korea
  • National Treatment and Korean Market Access
  • Retaining and Terminating Korean Employees
  • Investor-State Dispute Resolution
  • Korea FDA, Government License and Export Restrictions
  • Joint Ventures & Partnership Relationship Building and Dissolution
  • License, OEM and Distributorship Relationship Building and Dissolution
  • Rules of Origin and Export Procedures
  • Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Service Sector & Special Industry Market Entry
  • Korean Government Procurement
  • Korean Agricultural Imports and Exports
  • Textile and Apparel Imports and Exports
  • Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Medical Device Imports and Exports
  • Korean Company Formation, Registration and Tax Approvals
  • General Corporate and Compliance Issues in Korea
The team includes some of the most experienced business professionals and attorneys including:
  • Senior Executive VP of a major Korean Oil Refiner
  • First non-Korean attorney employed by Korean Court System
  • American and other International Attorneys
  • Noted Korean Lawyer and Author of Books on IP and Entertainment Law
  • Author of the Most Known Book on Doing Business in Korea
  • Experienced Korean Accountant with International Experience
  • A Law Professor of International Law & Business
  • Executive from a Major International Cosmetic Company
  • International Recruitment Professional
  • Korean Patent Attorney with International Experience
  • Korean Custom Clearance Professional
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SeanHayes@ipglegal.com