Simpson Thacher Plans Seoul Office For Next Year

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 4:37 PM EST) -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP will open an office in Seoul in 2012, the firm announced Tuesday, on the heels of a recently approved free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea.

The firm said it hopes to open the Seoul outpost — which will be its fourth in Asia, where it also has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo — "as soon as practicable in 2012."

The office will be led by Youngjin Sohn, a partner in the corporate department who will relocate...
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