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Recent Developments

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Seminar with the Department of Healthcare of the Korea In-House Counsel Association
Lee & Ko held a seminar in collaboration with the Department of Healthcare of the Korea In-House Counsel Association on 22 February 2024.

In the first session, Ms. Young Eun Son presented countermeasures against search and seizure based on her 25 years of experience as an expert in various fields related to criminal cases, including adjunct professor at the Ewha Womans University and University of Seoul Law School and assistant special prosecutor at the special prosecution on master sergeant Ye Ram Lee’s death. She explained in detail various matters that require particular attention based on the Criminal Procedure Act revised in 2011 and 2016 and the latest precedents related to search and seizure.

In the second session, Mr. Seung Ho Choi gave a presentation on “Responding to KFTC Dawn Raids.” Since 2012, he has used his vast experience in responding to KFTC dawn raids and conducting compliance projects to give presentations that help practitioners with important practical issues related to dawn raids.

In the third session, Mr. Yuseok Kim, a partner of Lee & Ko, presented "2023 M&A Trends in the Healthcare Market". He shared useful reports and analysis on 2023 M&A trends in the healthcare sector, predicted the recovery of the M&A market in 2024, and explained various legal issues that are important to consider in healthcare M&A transactions from the perspective of a healthcare M&A expert.

In the fourth session, Ms. Soo Yeon Oh gave a presentation on “The trend of Food Technology Regulations”. She shared overseas trends and current status of regulations on culture meat(cell culture food ingredients) and MediFood (special medical food) among the food tech business fields, and suggested future tasks and presented prospects from a healthcare expert perspective.
2024.02.22
[Chosun Biz] Lee & Ko Volunteers at the Bread of Love Sharing Center
On January 23, 2024, Chosun Biz reported Lee & Ko’s pro bono activity. About 30 people, including employees and their families of Lee & Ko, participated in the volunteer work of “Bread of Love Sharing Center” at the Seongdong Bread Sharing Center of the Seoul branch of the Korean Red Cross on January 20. The volunteers made bread such as Bean Past Hotteok and Chestnut Muffin, and delivered it to undernourished neighbors in the community through the Korean Red Cross. Seok Pyo Hong, administrator of the Pro Bono Committee, said “We hope this bread, which is clumsy but made with all our heart, will be a little help to the neighbors who are on the verge of undernourishment”. 
2024.01.23
[Safety News] Korea Safety Technology Association and Lee & Ko Sign Serious Accidents Prevention MOU
December 20, 2023 – Safety News has reported that Lee & Ko and the Korea Safety Technology Association have entered into a serious accidents prevention MOU aimed at preventing serious accidents. The MOU ceremony took place on December 19th at the conference room of the Korea Safety Technology Association in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do. Through this MOU, the two organizations have committed to collaborating to ensure that safety values take precedence in government, businesses, and civil society, fostering a culture of safety.

Furthermore, the MOU outlines joint efforts to promote system improvements and the development of safety management systems to prevent serious accidents. The collaboration will involve information exchange, the exchange of human resources, and joint efforts in safety diagnosis, consulting, and education. The goal is to work together to enhance safety practices and contribute to preventing serious accidents in various sectors.
2023.12.20
[Newspim] [Law Firm Issue] Lee & Ko and KB Kookmin Bank enter into MOU to support companies entering Indonesia
December 13, 2023.  Newspim reported on the signing of an MOU by Lee & Ko and KB Kookmin Bank on December 12.  Lee & Ko and KB Kookmin Bank will provide financial and legal services to Korean companies wishing to enter the Indonesian market.  Attorneys Song Pyeong-geun, Lee Ji-won, and Park Ji-hye of Lee & Ko attended the signing ceremony.  Under the MOU, the parties will cooperate to provide high-quality comprehensive services to support Korean companies' entry into Indonesia, including legal consulting related to business activities in Indonesia, such as investment advice, due diligence, and dispute resolution; preferential interest rates on loans; preferential interest rates on import and export financing; and consultation on reporting of foreign direct investment to government authorities.
2023.12.13
[ChosunBiz] Lee & Ko Forms Alliance with Academia and Industry Experts for Cybersecurity Incident Response
On December 12, 2023, ChosunBiz reported that Lee & Ko, in strategic alliance with the Korea University School of Cybersecurity, has launched the “Korea University-Lee & Ko Cyber Incident Joint Response Center.” The center, co-directed by Attorney Kwang Bae PARK from Lee & Ko and Professor Seung Ju KIM from Korea University, held its inauguration on December 11 and concurrently formalized a collaboration agreement with CONCERT (CONsortium of CERT), solidifying a shared commitment to managing cybersecurity incidents. This alliance among Lee & Ko, Korea University School of Cybersecurity, and CONCERT aims to elevate the information security standards for domestic enterprises, extending beyond mere response to cyber threats.
2023.12.12
[E-Today] Lee & Ko Hosts Art Exhibition with Works from Art Creation Team
On December 7, 2023, E-Today reported on Lee & Ko’s hosting of a staff art exhibition. From December 4, 2023 to February 8, 2024, Lee & Ko is presenting its first-ever art exhibition to showcase artworks created by the Art Creation Team. The exhibition is open to all members of the firm at the LK Lounge located on the 26th floor of the main building. As part of its commitment to social responsibility, Lee & Ko established the Art Creation Team in February 2023, to enhance employment opportunities and create cultural and artistic jobs for individuals with disabilities, which brought out new hires of three artists. The firm continues to offer sustained support to empower these artists to fully express their talents in a more secure environment.
2023.12.07