Expertise

Europe

Introduction

Introduction

The Europe Practice Group offers a full range of legal services to European companies doing business in Korea and to Korean companies with business activities in Europe in connection with inbound and outbound transactions and disputes. Shin & Kim has developed close relationships with the best law firms in Europe. This impressive geographic network of firms is complemented by the Group, which consists of professionals with an in-depth business and cultural understanding of European clients’ needs and perspectives gained from many years of experience practicing law in various European countries, including Germany, France, the UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Key Services

Shin & Kim’s Europe Practice Group offers services in the following area:

  • Joint venture companies and establishment of local subsidiaries in Europe by Korean corporations
  • Dispute resolution with respect to joint venture companies and establishment of local subsidiaries in Korea by European corporations
  • Investments, such as real estate purchases and M&A transactions, in Europe by Korean corporations
  • Investments, such as real estate purchases and M&A transactions, in Korea by European corporations
  • Dispute resolution on legal issues with respect to sales, business, etc. between Korean and European corporations or in Korea or Europe
  • Practice of EU competition law (fair trade law) and competition law in various countries of Europe (including business combination reports, filings with competition authorities of EU member countries, and analysis thereof, and analysis and advice with respect to cartel, unfair trading practices and abuse of market dominant position)
  • Court cases of European corporations with respect to issues involving Korean competition law (fair trade law)
  • Applications and attending to registration with the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
  • Infringement and invalidation cases involving intellectual property rights in Europe
  • Dispute resolution for Korean corporations with respect to rules for country of origin determination between Korean and EU corporations or between European countries, bilateral safeguards and anti-dumping investigations and other commerce related investigations and regulations
  • International tax issues facing Korean corporations in their trade in or with the EU (transfer price, export-import related value-added tax, treaty shopping and other issues) and criminal cases