This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-94YP6B

Stringent restrictions on non-English qualified lawyers in overseas law firm offices in South Korea

in South Korea

Trade barrier summary

In South Korea, there is a requirement to have a non-English qualified lawyer as a chief representative in overseas law firms.

This poses challenges for overseas law firms to recruit or internally transfer a chief representative with the right expertise to operate in South Korea.

Sectors affected

  • Financial and professional services



Date reported

18 October 2018

Last updated

17 December 2020

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