3 Firms Win Ministry Approval For South Korea Offices

Law360, Chicago (July 16, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT) -- London-based law firm Clifford Chance LLP and U.S.-headquartered firms Ropes & Gray LLP and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP all announced Monday they have won approval from South Korea's Ministry of Justice to open offices in Seoul, becoming among the first foreign firms to do so.

The approvals follow a wave of announcements by U.S. firms in recent months of plans to set up shop in the Asian nation amid the development of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, which got the green light from Korea's...
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