Ropes & Gray, Paul Hastings Join South Korea Office Parade

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 4:18 PM EST) -- Ropes & Gray LLP and Paul Hastings LLP are planning to open offices in South Korea, the firms said Tuesday, joining the throng of law firms rushing to enter the country, where the market for legal services has been thrown open to foreigners thanks to a recent free trade agreement.

Ropes & Gray Chairman R. Bradford Malt said in a statement Tuesday that his firm works with its clients in a collaborative manner, which requires open and easy communication.

“Being in geographic proximity to our Korean...
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