Establishing Business with Korea via an Agent: Korean Agency Law Basics

For some companies wishing to establish business with Korea, the use of a commercial agency relationship may be an ideal way to establish your business presence in Korea. However, this type of agreement comes with risk. Please see: Termination of an Agency Agreement in Korea. https://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/2020/08/distribution-agreement-termination-korea-law.html An agent relationship is often ideal when a company seeks to sell its products in Korea, but wishes to first evaluate and familiarize itself with the Korean market prior to establishing a distributorship relationship

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Hiring a Korean Independent Contractor for Work in Korea

We receive many requests for drafting Korean independent contractor agreements and we, sometime, decide with the client, that it is better to have a Korean distribution or agency agreement with a company, because of uncertainty in Korean Labor & Employment Law and other reasons. Korea’s court decisions on Korean Labor Law are as predictable as the Korean weather and the standard to determine if one is an independent contractor or an “employee” is as clear as a Beijing sky. For

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