LAB Partners

South Korea

8th Floor, VPLEX Building
501 Teheran-ro
Gangnam-gu, Seoul
South Korea

+82 2 6956 0250

+82 2 6956 0280

Key contacts:

Partner: Youngju Kim
Contact this lawyer

Quick facts:

Number of Professionals: 20
Languages: English, Korean, Japanese

Named the “Avengers” of the Korean legal market by media, LAB PARTNERS is a premier boutique law firm established by partners from the top law firms in Korea.  LAB PARTNERS provides a one-stop service in all major practice areas.  The diverse expertise of our partners enables us to provide a full range of services, which is uncommon for a firm of our size.  Our partners all have over decades of experience and are regarded as the leading experts in their field.

LAB PARTNERS has been praised by clients for finding successful solutions, by applying expert knowledge and commercial insight in an agile and efficient manner without dwelling on factors extrinsic to clients’ interest.  As a testament to such efforts, LAB PARTNERS has received the following accolades and recognition:

  • ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business Korea Law Awards 2019 
  • ‘Leading Law Firm’ by the Legal Times in 2019 
  • Ranked 6th in the investchosun and the bell M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2020


LAB PARTNERS is also consistently ranked within the top 10 law firms in Korea for M&A by various publications, and a majority of our partners were named as Leading Lawyers by the Legal Times in 2019.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt/Derivatives/Equity/High Yield
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Internal Investigation
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance/funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Finance/Capital Markets/FinTech
Young Hee Jo, Partner

Alex Lee, Senior Foreign Attorney

M&A/Private Equity
Youngju Kim, Partner

Kwangbok Kim, Partner

Japan Practice/Compliance/Labour
Jinho Kim, Partner

Jinho Ahn, Partner

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government/public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Pharmaceuticals/life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Technology/media/telecommunications(TMT)
  • Tourism/transport