Sean Hayes ranked a Top 100 Lawyer for his work in South Korea by Asia Business Law Journal.

IPG is proud to announce that Sean Hayes is awarded the honor of being one of the Top 100 lawyers working in South Korea by the Asia Business Law Journal. Sean is, also, ranked a top attorney in numerous other leading rankings.

A client noted to the journal that Attorney Sean Hayes is: “proactive, kind and focused on our industry and really got to know our business.” Thanks to the clients that recognize our hard work and thanks to our lawyer and paralegal team at IPG for making me look better than I really am. I am nothing without you.

The Asia Business Law Journal is a leading legal journal dedicated to legal practitioners working in Asia.

Sean Hayes

IPG Legal
Tel: 82 70 7847 9050
Key practice areas: Franchisors; defence companies;
chemical companies; industrials; and startups
Con. Court of Korea, Research Officer
Kookmin Univ., Law Professor
Seoul National University, Adj. professor
Korea Times, Columnist / Ombudsmen
Seoul National University Law, Ph.D. Cand.
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Gerson Lehrman Group, Counsel Member

Sean Hayes is the first non-Korean employed as an attorney by the
Korean courts and one of the first non-Koreans to be a full-time regular
member of a Korean law faculty. Sean is known, over his 16+ years in
Korea, for his aggressive advocacy and candid NY-style street-smart
advice. His firm is renowned for taking on some of the most contentiousmatters in Korea in a non-conflicted and proactive manner. Sean is also
one of the few attorneys in Asia that has experience managing
non-consulting companies. He worked as an interim general manager/HRmanager for oil & gas, newtech, pharmaceutical, franchise and
manufacturing companies. He regularly appears in and is quoted by international media organizations including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and international law journals. IPG Legal, Sean’s firm, is often chosen
over the ubiquitous Korean law firms when unconflicted and aggressive
representation is essential for success. IPG has been recognized by
numerous legal publications and rating agencies as a leading firm
practicing in Asia.Sean and IPG have successfully assisted in bringing intoAsia numerous brands, oil & gas, manufacturers, defence companies,
real estate, franchises, entertainment and new-tech companies. IPG has,
also, been involved in some of the most noteworthy contentious matters
via arbitration and litigation in Asia.Sean is a regular contributor to the
Korean Law Blog (

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