안국법률사무소

A Leading Korean Law Firm
For Foreign Investors and Immigrants
Since March 9, 2001
02-3210-3330

업무영역 Practices

안국법률사무소는 민사소송과 자문, 형사변호와 자문, 행정소송과 자문, 헌법소송과 자문 이외에도 무역, 회사, 노동, 조세, 건물관리, 이민, 국적 등에 관한 완전한 법률 서비스를 제공합니다.

In order to provide the most efficient and accurate legal advice to our clients, ANGUK emphasizes on particular areas of legal practice as follows:

1. Immigration & General Corporate
2. Corporate Finance
3. Tax & Intellectual Property(Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Design)
4. Administration
5. Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Restructuring
6. Mergers & Acquisitions
7. Labor & Employment
8. Real Estate & Construction
9. Land Use & Environment
10. Litigation & Arbitration

IMMIGRATION & GENERAL CORPORATE

We provide prompt and trustworthy legal services to clients for a wide variety of domestic corporate law issues, cross-border transactions, and foreign investments and advise foreign corporations in meeting various regulation requirements enabling them to establish and operate business and represent them before government bodies. We also handle trade-related disputes involving international commodity transactions, letters of credit, maritime and air transport, insurance and re-insurance, and structure international business transactions. Our services in the international and corporate practice area include:

  • VISA, refugee status, and other immigration-related services
  • General corporate law, including incorporation procedures and corporate governance issues
  • Establishment of a business presence in Korea, including subsidiaries, joint ventures, branch offices and liaison offices
  • Licensing, franchise and technology transfer
  • Foreign investment regulations
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Import and export regulations
  • Antitrust and fair trade laws
  • International tax l Formation of local distributorship and commercial agencies
  • Advice on issues related to WTO and other international treaties

CORPORATE FINANCE

We provide a full range of legal services in corporate finance work including issuance of equity, convertible bonds, bonds with warrants, venture capital. The primary focus of our office, as a think tank, is on corporate finance planning by ensuring that our clients are in compliance with the various banking and securities laws and regulations. Our services include the following:

  • Issuance of debt and equity securities
  • Document review and preparation for securities and financial instruments
  • Public offering and listing on the Korea Stock Exchange or KOSDAQ
  • Derivative instrument transactions
  • Venture capital l Advice in connection with internal investigations and private transactions
  • Asset securitization and debt restructuring
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolutions in finance and banking matters

TAX & Intellectual Property(Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Design)

We counsel and assist domestic and foreign clients on all aspects of domestic and international tax law, including strategic tax planning, tax compliance and representation before tax authorities and courts. We provide advice and assistance in all areas of tax law, including the following:

  • Advice on Korean corporate tax, income tax, value added tax and inheritance tax
  • Tax planning advice for various contemplated transactions and business activities
  • Tax advice on transfer pricing l Advice ontaxation and tariff matters relevant to foreign investment companies l Representation before courts and tax authorities
  • Customs duties l Real estate leasing and transfers

ADMINISTRATION

We provide advice and representation in all matters related to administrative dispositions by administrative authorities. We also file applications involving unconstitutional laws and constitutional petitions. Major areas of work include:

  • Advice and representation in all matters related totax-related legal issues and administrative dispositions
  • Administrative approvals and permissions related legal issues and administrative dispositions
  • Various land appropriation related legal issues and administrative dispositions
  • Administrative restrictive measures related legal issues and administrative dispositions, including cancellation of suspension and cancellation of operation thereof
  • Various administrative punishment and dismissal of public servants related legal issues and administrative dispositions
  • Election-related legal issues, including annulment of elections or election returns
  • Military service related legal issues
  • Environment-related legal issues, including litigation against pollution l Application for examination of appropriateness of taxation, objection and application for review or determination
  • Application for injunction
  • Action involving unconstitutional laws and constitutional petitions in relation to various administrative laws and regulations

BANKRUPTCY, REORGANIZATION AND RESTRUCTURING

We provide counsel and assistance in all aspect of reorganization and restructuring proceedings. We also counsel and assist clients in all bankruptcy related matters including adequate protection for secured creditors, treatment of executory contracts and leases, and fraudulent conveyances.

M&A AND CORPORATE MATTERS

We provide well-coordinated support at all phases of the M&A process from strategicplanning, due diligence, preparation of the transaction documents and negotiation to post-closing matters. The followings are examples of this area in which we assist clients:

  • M&A related securities and antitrust laws and regulations
  • M&A related labor, environmental and intellectual property laws and regulations
  • Draft and review of M&A related agreements
  • M&A related tax matters
  • Conducting due diligence of the target company

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

We offers comprehensive legal services regarding individual labor-related problems, including compensation, retirement allowances, wrongful termination and employment rules; collective labor-related problems including collective bargaining, and collective agreement and union-related problems; labor-related issues concerning business restructuring; and mergers and acquisitions, including downsizing, collective transfer of employees. Principal areas of advice and litigation are:

  • Matters regarding compensation, retirement allowances, and dismissal
  • Drafting employment rules
  • Various legal matters with respect to unions including construction of collective bargaining agreements, justifiability of dispute tactics
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Layoffs related to plant closing, business restructuring and mergers and acquisitions
  • Assistance in coping with strikes and/or other labor disputes
  • Pensions and employment related insurances

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

We counsel and assist clients withall aspects of real estate and construction matters, including development, acquisitions, transfers, leasing and financings. Some of the key services we provide in this area include the following:

  • Review and drafting real estate and construction documents
  • Perform due diligence of the real estate
  • Financing the acquisition or development of real estate
  • Complying with environmental regulations
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Land use planning and regulations
  • Mortgages and lease

ENVIRONMENT

We provide counsel and assistance to foreign and domestic companies in all areas of environmental and toxic tort laws as well as provide representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. We also assist our clients in the areas of land use and environmental permitting and regulatory matters, and compliance matters.

LITIGATION

We provide efficient and effective resolution of all types of disputes, and we are committed to providing foreign and domestic clients with skilled trial and appellate representation as well as representation in commercial arbitrations. Assisting clients with representation and advice, our litigation practice areas include the following:

  • Business and commercial
  • Banking l Securities
  • Intellectual property
  • Trade secrets
  • Real estate
  • Medical services
  • Employment & labor
  • All insurancerelated matters
  • Environmental
  • Product liability
  • Taxation
  • Criminal
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy & creditor’s rights l Arbitration