Professional Areas

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

LK Partners is a law firm that specializes in medical litigation involving the medical field. In particular, LK Partners has a unique advantage of having a large number of attorneys who are also medical professionals. As such, we have a higher level of understanding of medical institutions’ businesses and are able to represent clients very effectively in litigation involving the medical industry.

The medical industry in Korea occupies a special position in the system of national health insurance system. Due to the public nature of medical care, various restrictions apply to advertising and sales activities of medical institutions. Consumers who visit medical institutions also have different attitudes toward their health care service concerning their own health than toward other matters. Therefore, in order to operate and manage a medical institution, specialized legal services different fromthose for organizations in other service industries are needed.

LK Partners has abundant experience not only in litigations involving the medical industry, but also in representing clients seeking to overturn decisions of a government agency, such as appealing a decision of the National Health Insurance Corporation denying payment of recuperationexpenses, suspending business, etc. We provide one-stop legal services specialized for medical institutions and medical professionals by giving advice on all aspects of lawful management, such as financing, accounting, etc.

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We provide comprehensive and strategic legal advice on a variety of issues that can come up in the pharmaceutical, medical, food and cosmetic industries. Pharmaceutical and related industries have been strictly regulated by applicable laws and regulations, and these laws and regulations are also subject to frequent changes as the social environment changes drastically. In addition, in as much as laws and the statutes thereunder are organically connected, it is essential to receive assistance from experts who are capable of understanding and interpreting the legal structure in order have good understanding of those laws and statutes.
We provide legal advice to relevant agencies such as the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Food and Drug Administration, and because of that, we have accumulated a great deal of know-how by representing those agencies in major ligations.

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Lk Partners is engaged in professional work of providing advice on the construction and operation of power plants, on obtaining licenses and permits and on dealing with regulations relating to the energy industry, and on the development of new and renewable energy.

The energy companies that had been integrated and operated as public institutions have been privatized and divided, with the relocation of public institutions to locations outside Seoul. Transactions that had been conducted within a same company in the past, have been changed to transactions between different companies. For this reason, coming up with appropriate prices have become an important issue for energy companies.

In order to give advice to energy companies, it is quintessential to have not only good basic understanding of energy companies, but also in-depth understanding of various regulatory regulations and laws affectingthe energy industry, characteristics of the energy industry, and a good human network with in-house counsel teams of such companies.

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LK Partners not only represents a number of insurance companies in insurance relating lawsuits, but also provides a variety of legal services, for example, interpretation of laws relating to insurance, such as commercial law, insurance business law, and advice on insurance policy amendments.

In recent years, insurance claims filed by the insured have been increasing rapidly, and since it is difficult for insurance companies to handle all litigation cases directly, considering costs and manpower, there is an increasing trend for trustworthy law firms with the necessary expertise to totally handle such litigation cases.

Especially, since medical disputes concerning indemnity insurances or personal insurances involve, without an exception, medical issues, it is essential to have specialized professionals with good knowledge of medical care service and medicine, in order to resolve such disputes. LK Partners provides most optimal services based on accumulated experiences in handling various different medical and insurance cases.

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