Firm History

1993-2009

Our Beginning

  • 1994 Incorporation of AJU International Law Group(1993 Establishment of Aju Law Office)
  • 1996 Incorporation of Daeryook Law Group(1992 Establishment of Hahm & Kim Law Office)
  • 2009 Merger between Daeryook and AJU and transfer of office to Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
  • 2009 Ranked 2nd as M&A Legal Advisor in Capital Markets League Table,
    the third quarter of 2009 (Announced Deals) - Yonhap Infomax (2009)

2010-2019

Breaking the Mold

  • 2010 Ranked 4th as M&A Legal Advisor in Capital Markets League Table,
    the third quarter of 2010 (Completed Deals) - Yonhap Infomax (2010)
  • 2012 Deal of the Year - India Business Law Journal for advising on POSCO-Maharashtra’s Project Financing (2012)
  • 2013 Ranked 2nd as IPO Legal Advisor in League Table, the first quarter of 2013 - The Bell (2013)
    Ranked 3rd as IPO Legal Advisor in League Table, 2013 - The Bell (2013)
  • 2014 Changed to a limited liability company
    Entered into business alliance with Taylor Wessing LLP and led the establishment of the ASEAN+ Group
  • 2017 Shipping Law Firm of the Year - ALB Korea Law Awards (2017)
    Ranked Band 4 Firm in Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2017)
    Ranked Tier 3 Firm in International Arbitration - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017)
  • 2018 Maritime Law Firm of the Year - ALB Korea Law Awards (2018)
    Ranked Tier 2 Firm in South Korea - ALB M&A Rankings (2018)
    Ranked Tier 4 Firm in International Arbitration - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)
  • 2019 Ranked 8th in Best Law Firm of the Year - Hankyung Business (2019)
    Legal Agency with Exceptional Training Programs for New Attorneys - Korean Bar Association (2019)
    Ranked Tier 2 Firm in South Korea - ALB M&A Rankings (2019)
    Ranked Tier 4 Firm in International Arbitration - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
    Ranked Tier 4 Firm in Corporate and M&A - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
    Ranked Tier 4 Firm in Shipping - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)



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2020-Today

Shifting the Paradigm

  • 2021 Ranked Tier 4 Firm in Projects and Energy - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021)
  • 2020 Lawyers of the Year in Shipping - Legal Times (2020)
    Ranked Tier 2 Firm in South Korea - ALB M&A Rankings (2020)