SEUM is a boutique law firm founded by attorneys from Korea’s top firms

We provide general corporate and litigation services in a variety of practice areas and are the leading Korean law firm with respect to startup companies, technology companies and venture capital funds.

SEUM works with Korean and international clients on a regular basis, handling a broad range of local and cross-border matters, to provide clear and practical advice. Some of our clients include investment funds such as 500 Startups, Legend Capital, and Mirae Asset; large corporations such as Hanwha, Naver, WeMakePrice, and Kakao Mobility; as well as startup companies such as Zipdoc, Fly & Company, MangoPlate and Stradvision. SEUM was one of 15 law firms featured in Asian Legal Business's "Firms to Watch" list for 2017 and selected in 2017 for the second consecutive year by Asian Legal Business as one of the best boutique law firms in Korea.

We Are Different

The founders of SEUM decided to leave established law firms to break-free from the problems that continue to plague the traditional Korean law firm. Here are some of the reasons we are “different":

We Care
Whether the client is a bootstrapping entrepreneur, a company on the verge of an IPO, or a conglomerate with offices around the world, SEUM provides a high level of focus, professional care and dedication. We truly enjoy working with our clients to help them achieve their business objectives.

We are not anchored to the billable hour model, which can incentivize wastefulness and increased fees. We prefer fee arrangements that align our interests with those of our clients, and create a more efficient and effective work dynamic.

SEUM’s partners strongly promote a working style that focuses on results and not form.

We are proactive in keeping our clients informed about the progress of our work, and responding to clients promptly. If we are unable to provide a complete response to a query, we will let you know that we are working on a response. We believe that these details in client communications are important.

 “Seum Law had very deep understanding on tech startups and their environment in South Korea. They are very solution-oriented and skillful in many complex legal issues.” 

IFLR 1000 32nd edition Client Feedback

 SEUM Law is a boutique law firm that is focused on the technology and telecommunications sphere, and is recognised for advising startups and venture capitalists. It climbs up to the ‘Highly recommended’ tier in the technology and telecommunications table, an acknowledgement of its commitment to this area, particularly for early-stage players. 

Asialaw Profiles

 No other attorney has more experience or insight in South Korea’s tech startup field than Hoseok Jung. 

Chambers and Partners

 When SEUM works, they are super detail. SEUM always think of the client's situation and try to resolve problems by providing proactive solutions. 

IFLR1000 31st edition Client Feedback

 SEUM Law has been absolutely amazing to work with. They are very responsive, thorough, and most importantly awesome at what they do. 

Client testimonial (Asialaw Profiles)