DR & AJU, as the first Korean law firm that opened offices in London and Vienna in 2007, is uniquely qualified to provide tailored services to clients for inbound and outbound transactions across the UK and EU. Association with UK-German-based Taylor Wessing assures that DR & AJU can effectively provide legal services to clients through local experts under the current situation with legal and regulatory uncertainty due to Brexit.

Track Records

Advised a Korea-based financial institution on the execution of USD 532 million ship financing loan to Hapag-Lloyd, a global liner shipping company based in Germany, for its purchase of 5 container ships

Advised a major UK financial institution on a USD 150 million bilateral bank loan

Advised a UK-based lithium ion battery manufacturer, Nexeon Limited, on its purchase of assets of a Korea-based rechargeable battery research company, Orange Power; conducted due diligence on such Korean company

Represented a Korean conglomerate in litigation for an infringement of copyright against a UK-based global hotel chain company

Advised on the Compagnie des Alpes, a France-based global entertainment firm, on the establishment of JVC with a Korean counterpart

Represented Korean branch of a Sweden-based global security provider, Securitas, in a domain dispute

Advised a Korea-based financial institution on the troubled assets of 5 solar power project sites in Romania; conducted legal and operational due diligence on these project sites with its local counsel, Pachiu and Partners

Advised a UK-based fashion retailer, Farfetch, on the launching of its business in Korea, including matters of its website, data protection, import procedures and duties

Advised London Offshore Consultants on the revision of Korean labor laws in relation to the severance pay and dismissal

Represented a major Korean-based insurance guarantor, Seoul Guarantee Insurance Company, before UK High Court in the application of setting aside judgment from a ship building dispute

Represented a major Asian investment company in the release of USD millions frozen for years by a European bank under an indemnification agreement

Advised Burberry on the personal information protection issues

Represented Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. in bankruptcy in international arbitration and court proceedings at the local court for disputes in relation to the client’s accounts receivable from various jurisdictions (France, Israel, Greece, Poland, Germany, UK, Turkey) and administrative claims against the client

Advised and negotiated for a Korean company on the review of claims based on a complex ship financing contract


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