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Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s former president; photo by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has been tied to a corruption case in South Korea that has led to the nation’s prosecutors seeking to arrest a former president.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office requested an arrest warrant on Monday for Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s president from 2008 to 2013, for corruption, according to local media reports. The prosecution has been investigating an old case involving Korean conglomerate Samsung Group, Akin Gump, and an auto parts manufacturer owned by Lee Myung-bak’s older brother.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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