North America


With 10+ U.S.-qualified lawyers (CA, D.C., MA, NJ, NY, IL) as well as close tie with reputable local law firms, DR & AJU is well positioned to assist with inbound and outbound transactions between Korea and the U.S. Many of over 190 Korean-licensed lawyers at the firm also have educational background and professional experience in North America thereby they can assist our clients efficiently and effectively. The North America desk, well equipped with both civil and common law perspective, has excelled in a variety of cross-border transactions, most notably those involving issues of e-commerce, data protection, construction, energy and finance.

Track Records

Advised Agilent Technologies Inc. on the acquisition of business of a Korean company; conducted corporate due diligence on the Korean company

Advised a major U.S. bicycle company, Specialized Bicycles, together with other ASEAN+ member firms on the expansion of its e-commerce business in 10 different multi jurisdictions

Advised Korean mobile imaging manufacturer, Mtek Vision, on entering into a cross-licensing and IP rights agreement with a Canadian video imaging developer

Advised a U.S.-based management consulting firm, JR Partners, on a USD 9.6 million acquisition of a KOSDAQ listed Korean company by undertaking debt of the Korean company

Advised Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across every connected device, on employment issues

Advised a U.S.-based office supply giant Office Depot on the opening of new franchise stores in Korea and matters of import duties, data protection and e-commerce business

Represented a U.S. steel manufacturer, Prime Metals USA, against a Korean conglomerate in a commercial arbitration at KCAB; advised on a negotiation between the parties

Represented a Korea-based bank, a creditor, in secured the dismissal of provisional attachment order against a ship and the release thereof from the Port of New Orleans, U.S.A.

Advised on the project of Holland Park Residential Development in Vancouver, Canada

Advised POSCO Energy on the execution of contracts in relation to solar power projects in the state of Nevada

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the chain finance products and services under the Korean laws

Advising a U.S.-based e-commerce platform Borderfree Inc. on e-commerce laws in Korea

Advised a New York-based MediaMath in the acquisition of a Korean company; conducted due diligence on the Korean company, drafted transaction documents

Represented a Korean company as Korean counsel in a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court against another Korean company and its U.S. subsidiary for the misappropriation of trade secrets


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