We are
DLA Piper.

Our team in Seoul works closely with lawyers in our worldwide offices to offer clients a full range of expertise. We assist with on-shore legal requirements in collaboration with major Korean law firms with whom we have strong working relationships.

Stärke durch lokale Exzellenz.

In Deutschland vertreten wir börsennotierte Unternehmen jeder Größenordnung, Unternehmen auf der Stufe des Börsengangs und des Investment Service Providers.


Global network

We have a team of internationally trained and experienced lawyers with local know-how ready to undertake the largest and most complex of legal matters in their fields of practice. We are a trusted business adviser to Korean and non-Korean based corporate clients taking full advantage of our global network.

A growing business

Our office in Seoul opened in 2013, though we had represented a diverse group of major Korean companies for many years previously. Since the US-South Korea and EU-South Korea free trade agreements were ratified in 2011, which opened the Korean legal market to foreign law firms, creating a strong Korean presence was a priority for us.

Our achievements

Global leader

For the ninth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the top legal advisor ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume in 2018, according to Mergermarket’s league tables. DLA Piper was also ranked number one by Thomson Reuters in its 2018 M&A deal volume ranking. With these results, DLA Piper consolidates its position as a leading global legal advisor.

Advising Samsung Electronics

Through collaboration across our global network, we are proud to have advised Samsung Electronics on its investment in Verimi GmbH. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is one of the largest multinational electronics companies in the world and part of the South Korean Samsung Group.

Team spirit

The Legal 500 praises our team in Seoul for ‘going the extra mile’, providing ‘absolute dedication to clients’ needs’ and being ‘very responsive, thorough, and professional’.

Our people

“What makes my role attractive is that I can always meet and collaborate with people from all around the world.”

— Alice
— Team Lead


“I love working on complex cases and matters which usually involve many different jurisdictions. They require creativity in our planning and approach.”

— DK
— Of Counsel


Who we are

Our vision

At DLA Piper we strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We believe that great businesses can make a better world. That’s why we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients, wherever they do business, and for our people, wherever they work.

We’ve created a culture where every voice counts and every success is recognised. And in the face of fundamental changes in the legal industry, we’re redefining the structure and approach of the traditional law firm.

Our culture and values

We’ve created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, combined with inclusion and teamwork. We give, we share and encourage you to do the same.

Our culture is always open and always honest, strengthened by the four values we live every day: Be Supportive; Be Collaborative; Be Bold; Be Exceptional.

We redefine the possible

At DLA Piper, innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.

We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.