Ropes & Gray Atty 1st In US To Score S. Korean Approval

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The head of Ropes & Gray LLP's existing South Korean practice has become the first member of a U.S. law firm to receive approval from the country's Ministry of Justice to actually practice law there, following the recent free trade agreement, the firm announced Monday.

While William Yongkyun Kim, who will lead Ropes & Gray’s Seoul office, has gotten the green light from the ministry, he is still in the process of applying for Korean Bar Association approval. Once he receives it, he will submit the...
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