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; intellectual property; real estate; competition law; employment issues; dispute
resolution; exchange control and withholding; and proposals for reform in Korea.
|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 Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com.
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
- American Bar Association Forum on Franchising 2013: International Franchise Law and Korea
- Sean Hayes Attends American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising
- IPG’s Korean Employment & Labour Law Chapter in Global Legal Insights 2018
- Damages for Material Omissions in Franchise Disclosure Documents in South Korea
- Korean Franchisors’ Obligations in Korea to File Annual Report to Korean FTC
- Mastering Business in Korea: A Practical Guide by IPG’s Commercial Advisor