Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Credit: Le Tu/Shutterstock.com)

The four-lawyer office in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will be led by partner and Southeast Asia practice head Zunu Lee. Lee is joined by partner HyongKun Kim, who arrived from rival Korean firm Jipyong in August, having worked in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The office, which officially opens in November, will also house two Vietnamese lawyers and an advisor.

The office will focus on advising Yoon & Yang’s Korean and foreign clients on matters in Vietnam and neighboring markets, including Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

“Since the Southeast Asian legal market is a highly competitive market with a variety of law firms from all over the world, the new Ho Chi Minh City office is not purported to be a stand-alone regional office,” said Lee, who said lawyers in Vietnam will also work closely with the firm’s headquarters in Seoul.

Ho Chi Minh City will be Yoon & Yang’s second office outside Korea, after its 2008 opening of an office in Tashkent in central Asia’s Uzbekistan. In addition to Yoon & Yang, other Korean firms, including Yulchon; Bae, Kim & Lee; and Jipyong, have all opened in Ho Chi Minh City.*

Correction 10/24: A previous version of this story indicated that Yoon & Yang’s office in Ho Chi Minh City has opened. The office will officially open in November. The first and last paragraphes of this story has been modified to reflect that. 

The four-lawyer office in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will be led by partner and Southeast Asia practice head Zunu Lee. Lee is joined by partner HyongKun Kim, who arrived from rival Korean firm Jipyong in August, having worked in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The office, which officially opens in November, will also house two Vietnamese lawyers and an advisor.

The office will focus on advising Yoon & Yang’s Korean and foreign clients on matters in Vietnam and neighboring markets, including Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

“Since the Southeast Asian legal market is a highly competitive market with a variety of law firms from all over the world, the new Ho Chi Minh City office is not purported to be a stand-alone regional office,” said Lee, who said lawyers in Vietnam will also work closely with the firm’s headquarters in Seoul.

Ho Chi Minh City will be Yoon & Yang’s second office outside Korea, after its 2008 opening of an office in Tashkent in central Asia’s Uzbekistan. In addition to Yoon & Yang, other Korean firms, including Yulchon; Bae, Kim & Lee; and Jipyong, have all opened in Ho Chi Minh City.*

Correction 10/24: A previous version of this story indicated that Yoon & Yang’s office in Ho Chi Minh City has opened. The office will officially open in November. The first and last paragraphes of this story has been modified to reflect that.