Basic Agreements for Doing Business in Korea

Below are the basic Korean start-up agreements, normally, necessary for doing business in Korea. The list is not exhaustive.

We will be writing on all of these agreements over the next couple of months. Please note we have articles about Korean shareholder (JVC), distributor, license and other agreements already posted.


Korean Stock Corporation (Chusikhaesa)

  • Shareholder Agreement/Joint Venture Agreement
  • Article of Incorporation
  • Intellectual Property Assignment/License Agreement
  • Confidentiality/Nondisclosure Agreement

Employees and Management in Korea

  • Employment/Contractor Agreements
  • Work Rules
  • Confidentiality Agreement

Korean Customers/Vendors

  • Service Agreement
  • License Agreement
  • Sales/Distributor Agreements


  • Lease Agreement


  • Terms of Use/Privacy Policy


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