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USA to S Korea

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:57 am

What is the normal legal "route" for moving jobs from USA to S Korea? Kim & Chang?

Is it possible to go right out of law school in the States to abroad?

Thanks.

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Re: USA to S Korea

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the normal legal "route" for moving jobs from USA to S Korea? Kim & Chang?


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Re: USA to S Korea

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Most US/UK firms advising on S. Korean transactions work out of HK. This might change in a few years, but, for now, if you want to work for an western firm (as opposed to K&C), go the normal OCI route and request an overseas rotation. From what i understand, if you are good, these rotations can extend indefinitely.

As far as 1st yr associates go, while you might (and preferably) have the opportunity to spend your 2L SA abroad, most US firms require that you do your first 2 yrs out of law school in NY/stateside. This has tremendous benefit for you, both training, contacts, and exit-option wise.

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Re: USA to S Korea

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Most US/UK firms advising on S. Korean transactions work out of HK. This might change in a few years, but, for now, if you want to work for an western firm (as opposed to K&C), go the normal OCI route and request an overseas rotation. From what i understand, if you are good, these rotations can extend indefinitely.

As far as 1st yr associates go, while you might (and preferably) have the opportunity to spend your 2L SA abroad, most US firms require that you do your first 2 yrs out of law school in NY/stateside. This has tremendous benefit for you, both training, contacts, and exit-option wise.


what about directly to firms such as K & C?

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Re: USA to S Korea

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Most US/UK firms advising on S. Korean transactions work out of HK. This might change in a few years, but, for now, if you want to work for an western firm (as opposed to K&C), go the normal OCI route and request an overseas rotation. From what i understand, if you are good, these rotations can extend indefinitely.

As far as 1st yr associates go, while you might (and preferably) have the opportunity to spend your 2L SA abroad, most US firms require that you do your first 2 yrs out of law school in NY/stateside. This has tremendous benefit for you, both training, contacts, and exit-option wise.


what about directly to firms such as K & C?


I'm at CCN, and i don't think they participated in our EIP. Try mailing a cover letter and resume, preferably in Korean, and see if they bite. Starting right away overseas will significantly damage, or at the very least limit, your marketability should you decide to ever leave them.

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Re: USA to S Korea

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:52 pm

Hm.

anyone know if it is even possible to go into in-house for Samsung right out of LS?

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Re: USA to S Korea

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:00 pm

1. Work for Cleary or STB
2. Move to Korea once the trade/regulatory barriers come down
3. Profit

Optional:
4. Lateral to K&C with business, or start your own firm and undercut Cleary and STB
5. Profit x 10




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