06.20 – Korean Desk – ENG

The Korean Desk of our Firm is made up of a lawyer (partner) of Korean nationality practicing in France and perfectly bilingual and lawyers of French nationality who have more than 15 years of experience in the field of Franco-Korean business relations.

We advise and assist South Korean companies wishing to set up in France, as well as French subsidiaries of South Korean companies already established in France, in the main areas of business law: company law, labor law, contract and distribution law, and intellectual property law.

We are the lawyers of South Korean SMEs and start-ups, active in various sectors (video games, urban mobility, leisure, fashion, consumer goods, medical devices, etc.), which have trusted us for the creation of their subsidiaries, the establishment of joint ventures or partnerships with French companies, equity investments in French companies, the filing of French or EU trademark applications, the enhancement and defense of their IP rights, or the negotiation and drafting of international business contracts.

With the support of external advisers, like tax lawyers or chartered accountants, we also assist South Korean executives and business leaders on the tax and inheritance aspects related to their installation in France (use of the “impatrié” regime, assistance with tax declarations, estate management, etc.).

Furthermore, with the help of its network of lawyers based in Seoul with whom we have forged strong relationships for almost 15 years, MANDEL & ASSOCIES can support SMEs or large French groups which are willing to export their products and/or services to South Korea, establish subsidiaries there or negotiate strategic partnerships with South Korean companies.

Our Firm also handles complex cross-border disputes (litigation or arbitration) in the main areas of law: civil and commercial litigation, banking litigation, intellectual property litigation, real estate litigation and construction, competition litigation, distribution and consumption, international trade.

Finally, our Firm is able to represent its South Korean clients before all French courts for their commercial disputes.