Arnold & Porter, an international law firm based in Washington DC is opening a new office in Seoul. The firm’s core practice areas include intellectual property, competition law, M&A, dispute resolution and international trade related matters.

The Seoul office will be led by James Lee from White & Case, where he worked as partner. He focuses on cross-border commercial disputes, class action defense, intentional arbitrations, investigations and business torts.

Richard Alexander, Chairman of Arnold & Porter said: “We are pleased to announce the opening of our Seoul office. Korea is an important market for our firm. We have close ties to many clients who turn to us for advice on US and other international legal matters. The new office will enable us to better serve our clients with a team of lawyers providing on-the-ground support in real time and leveraging the expertise of other lawyers throughout the firm.”