IPG Legal Prevails for an American Father in a Korean Child Abduction Case against a Korean Mother

IPG Legal prevailed for an American Father against a Korean Mother who abducted children from America. The American father hired IPG Legal to assist in the return of the children to California via Korean Law and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. IPG Legal’s team included a retired senior Korean court judge, senior litigators, and internationally experienced attorneys. The Mother hired one of the largest ubiquitous Korean law firms and other Korean law firms to defend

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Korean Commercial Arbitration Boards New International Mediation Rules

The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”) in a move to encourage more international mediation at the KCAB has adopted International Medication Rules. The International Mediation Rules of the KCAB are effective as of January 1, 2024. The KCAB is the, only, statutorily-authorized arbitration board in Korea. For an article on arbitration in Korea, please see Arbitration in Korea at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and an Introduction to Korean Arbitration. The International Mediation Rules of the KCAB are a reaction

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Language Supremacy Clauses in Korean Agreements Governed by Korean Law

A language supremacy clause dictates what language governs the interpretation of a contract. Many international contracts are drafted in multiple languages. However, because of the complexity of legal terms, lack of precision in certain languages, the nature of language translation, and other local realities it is best to choose a governing language to avoid the issue of an alleged discrepancy between the Korean and English-language versions of the contract. In most cases, we advise choosing English as the governing language

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Forming a Joint Venture in Korea, China & Southeast Asia: Listen to My Mother

My mother often told me, when I was much younger, to look both ways before crossing the street; carry an umbrella in the spring; and don’t go out alone in the dark. The advice can go a long way for Korean companies doing business outside Korea and for expats doing business in Korea. As we all know, Korean companies and many foreign companies lament over the fact that it is nearly impossible for Korean companies, with the exception of the

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Korea-Ecuador Free Trade Agreement

The Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) and the Republic of Ecuador (“Ecuador”) executed this month a Strategic Economic Cooperation Agreement. Under this agreement between Ecuador and Korea, South Korea shall eliminate tariffs on 96.4 percent of items and Ecuador shall eliminate tariffs on 92.8 percent of items. Korea expects an increase in exports of automobiles, appliances, food products, Korean films, music, and other cultural content. While, Ecuador expects an increase in the export of raw materials including copper, silver, and

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Extradition to Korea: Korean Extradition Law Explained by IPG Legal

Korean Extradition Law is based on international treaties, Korean jurisprudence, and Korean statutory law. Korea is a party to 78 extradition treaties, including, treaties with the majority of the European Union, Asia, North America, and the majority of the developed and recently developed world. An IPG Legal attorney is, likely, the only foreign attorney working in Korea who has experience with extradition cases from the United States to Korea. Sean Hayes, recently, handled an extradition case – the details of

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Korean Jurisdictional and Choice of Law Issues in Commercial Agency & Distributor Agreements with Korean-based Agents & Distributors

In drafting and negotiating a Korean commercial agency agreement between a principal located in one country and an agent located in Korea, proper consideration needs to be given to the choices regarding the governing law and jurisdiction of such an agreement. If you are looking for an article on choice of law issues in Korean employment disputes, please see: Choice of Law Issues in Korean Employment Law Disputes. If you are looking for a basic overview of Korean Agency &

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Legal Document Service in Korea via Hague Service Convention

The Hague Service Convention, also known as the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, is an international treaty that provides for the service of judicial and extrajudicial documents between countries. South Korea is a signatory to the Hague Service Convention, which means that documents must be served between South Korea and other signatory countries according to the provisions of the Convention. For another related article please see: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

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IPG Legal’s Korean Commercial Law Practice

IPG Legal is a prominent client-focused law firm with its Korean Office based in Seoul, South Korea. IPG Legal’s Commercial Law Practice provides legal services to individuals and businesses. IPG Legal’s Commercial Law Practice is widely recognized as a leading law practice in South Korea based on its numerous ratings in legal rating services and its reputation in the legal community. A U.S. lawyer working for IPG Legal, Sean Hayes, was rated in Asia Business Law Journal’s Top 100. IPG

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What are the Main Imports into Korea? (Exporting to Korea)

Korea is one of the world’s largest importers of goods and services in the world. Opportunities for exporters to Korea abound. IPG Legal, a top-rated international law firm, assists companies exporting to and doing business with Korean companies. IPG Legal works on projects in North America, Korea, China and throughout Southeast Asia. Contact Us. To learn about Korea’s largest exports please see: Largest Exports from Korea to the World Top 20 Exports to Korea Korea is ranked as one the

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