The Joseon Sijeong Uigwe, a 1,893 volume legal code, is a comprehensive set of laws, regulations and rules that were developed during Korea’s Joseon Dynasty. IPG Legal shall be writing more on Korean history over the next couple of months in order to add to the body of knowledge available in the English language. Little information is available in the English language on the history of the Korean legal system. Hopefully, these articles can spark the interest of some readersContinue reading
Category: Korean Legal Language
Force Majeure Jurisprudence in the Republic of Korea
Korea has recently been affected by typhoons and severe flooding caused by the heaviest rainfall in centuries. These issues led to the loss of life, property, business and the livelihood of many individuals. Many alleged defaulting/breaching parties to an agreement have claimed Force Majeure as a defense to non-performance of contractual obligations. A Korean court recognized Force Majeure Event offers relief to the alleged defaulting/breaching party, in Korea, if the party fulfils the legal requirements noted below. Force Majeure DefinedContinue reading
Lesson I: Korean Legal Terms & Phrases
This is a first in a serious of posts I shall make for those wanting to learn a little about Korean legal terms. I shall try to post a lesson every week. I shall try to make this simple at first. This may be a useful tool, also, for those that are just learning Korean, since I added a few simple sentence. If you can’t read Korean characters – learn. The alphabet is easy to learn and I promise thatContinue reading
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