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.
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":
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.