Franchising in South Korea: Practical Law’s Franchising Global Guide Korean Chapter by IPG Legal

This Global Guide Q&A on South Korean Franchise Law provides an overview of the main practical issues concerning Korean franchising, including current market activity; regulation of franchising in Korea; contractual issues relating to franchising agreements in Korea (including pre-contract disclosure requirements, formalities, parties’ rights and obligations, fees and payments, term of agreement and renewal, termination, and choice of law and jurisdiction); Korean Operations Manual; liability issues; Korean intellectual property; real estate; competition law; employment issues; dispute resolution; exchange control and withholding; and proposals for reform in Korea. For another article on Korean Franchising Law please see: Terminating a Franchise Agreement in Korea.

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Korean Franchising Guide by Thomson Reuters

This Korean Q&A is part of the Franchising Global Guide.  The full chapter can be found at: South Franchising Chapter: Franchising Global Guide.

The Korean Chapter was answered by: Sean C Hayes, SangJong Kook, and Jeongha Lee of SJ Law Firm, Int’l Practice Group (IPG Legal).

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Sean is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. Sean is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean lawyers as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.  Sean is known for his proactive New York-style street-market advice and his aggressive and non-conflicted advocacy.  Sean works with some of the leading retired judges, prosecutors, and former government officials working in Korea.

Sean’s profile may be found at: Sean C. Hayes

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