Bloomberg Report: Skaddern Opens Seoul Office

Not very exciting but here we go…

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is opening a Seoul office, the firm’s 23rd worldwide and seventh in the Asia Pacific region.

“Skadden has a long history of advising a diverse range of Korean and international clients on Korea-related business matters and legal disputes,” executive partner Eric Friedman said in a statement. “The opening of our Seoul office enables us to deepen our ongoing commitment to the Korean market.”

Corporate lawyer H. Young Shin, a native Korean speaker who previously was in the firm’s New York office, will lead the Seoul office.

Shin’s transaction experience includes representation on behalf of Samsung SDS Co. and Samsung Networks Co. in the internal restructuring of their U.S. subsidiaries and Doosan Group in the 560 million-euro ($770 million) sale of its equity interest in OB Beer, according to his firm biography.

“Our Seoul office will provide seamless global legal services to clients by drawing upon the strength of the firm’s resources across the Asia Pacific region and around the world,” Shin said in a statment.