For more than two decades, our Korea Desk has been meeting the needs and challenges of South Korean companies seeking business opportunities in Brazil.

Demarest’s Korea Desk is formed by professionals with vast experience in advising Korean companies interested in investing in the Brazilian market, as well as Brazilian companies aiming to operate in South Korea. Our team is multilingual, fluent in Korean, Portuguese and English, and counts on the support of professionals with excellent academic backgrounds and international professional experience.

We are well-known for our collaborative, proactive and strategic approach, which aims to overcome linguistic, marketing and cultural barriers, improving communication and understanding of legal matters, and ensuring the success of our clients’ operations.

Min Gon Kim, partner and co-head of the Korea Desk, is recognized for his expertise in corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, cross-border transactions and corporate restructuring. Educated in South Korea, Brazil and the USA, he is a native Korean speaker and completed a secondment at the prestigious Kim & Chang law firm in Seoul. Min is also highly experienced in other jurisdictions. Ranked in Chambers Global Guide as a Foreign Expert in Corporate and M&A for 10 consecutive years, Min is a prominent and trusted figure for our Korean clients.

The Korea Desk is ready to assist you and your company in the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
  • Criminal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Company incorporation and structuring
  • Foreign company operations in Brazil
  • Corporate restructuring: acquisitions, mergers, incorporations and spin-offs
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Public offerings of securities
  • Regulations of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Legal audits
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Advice on competitive matters
  • Advice on tax matters
  • Commercial defense
  • Immigration and visas
  • Regulatory matters


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