Korean investment in the Middle East and North Africa is growing, with State visits between the nations boosting co-operation and business opportunities even further. Al Tamimi & Company is the only law firm to offer specialist legal advice and support to Korean companies across the MENA region.

Specialist support, with Korean language expertise

Our Korean clients choose us because our Korea Group offers the legal expertise they need, along with language capabilities and an understanding of the Korean culture and way of doing business.

With three qualified lawyers and three professional staff, including the only Korean speaking lawyer in Saudi Arabia, our Korea Group supports clients throughout the execution of their entire matter.

Our Korean clients appreciate our close links with governments across the MENA region. With long-standing excellent relationships with regulators and authorities, our advice is always practical, allowing our clients to achieve their objectives. 

Our Korea Group lawyers also have close links with the Korean government, including as Special Advisors to the Korean Embassy/Consul General in UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We also advise Korean government owned entities on a wide range of issues.

Supporting Korean clients throughout the business life cycle

Our Korea Group lawyers have the expertise to handle much of their clients’ needs themselves, but can also draw on the specialist skills of the wider Al Tamimi network of lawyers as required.

We help our clients with the full range of legal issues across the entire business life cycle. For Korean companies entering the market in the MENA region, we advise on the most effective structure to set up and expand their business. As companies grow we can help with all of their legal needs including commercial arrangements for joint ventures and local licensing matters.

If issues arise our Korea Group works with Al Tamimi’s market leading dispute resolution lawyers who offer litigation, arbitration and mediation services. With Arabic speaking litigators who have rights of audience across the ten jurisdictions Al Tamimi has offices in, we can support clients throughout any dispute.

We also have a deep understanding of the sectors our Korean clients operate in including defence; energy and resources; construction; retail; TMT; healthcare and life sciences; financial services; and shipping, aviation and logistics.


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Key Contacts

Omar N. Omar

Partner, Head of Transport & Insurance

Jiwon Ha

Senior Counsel

Hyungmin (James) Song

Senior Associate