Clifford Chance Applies To Launch South Korea Office

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 8:47 PM EST) -- Clifford Chance LLP has formally applied to open an office in South Korea, the firm said Thursday, leading a parade of Western law firms that have announced their intent to plant flags in the country in the wake of recent free trade agreements.

In a statement, London-based Clifford Chance said it was the first and only foreign law firm that had submitted a preliminary application with South Korea's Ministry of Justice for registration as a foreign legal consultant.

The South Korea office would be Clifford Chance's...
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