- Global law firm K&L Gates LLP
has added Dooyong Kang as a corporate partner in its Tokyo office. Kang joins K&L Gates from Jones Day.
Having practiced in both the United States and Japan, Kang focuses his work on M&A, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, financing transactions, licensing, and supply arrangements. He has substantial experience representing clients on a wide range of cross-border transactions involving major Japanese and non-Japanese companies. Kang also has represented, among others, a Japanese trading company in an array of cross-border acquisitions, license and distributorship arrangements, and dispute matters concerning various fashion, accessory, and franchise brands or businesses in territories around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Korea, and China.
Additionally, Kang has a close association with major political think tanks in South Korea, including The Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES), where, as a research professor from 2005 to 2006, he worked closely with former and incumbent high-level government officials, diplomats, and politicians on various projects related to Korean foreign policy.
Ryan Dwyer, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Tokyo office, commented: “We are delighted to have Dooyong join us at K&L Gates. With Dooyong’s addition, we boost our already existing strength in representing Japanese corporate clients in strategic M&A transactions in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, and Europe.”
The Tokyo office of K&L Gates was established in 2010 and comprises 20 lawyers, including 10 partners. K&L Gates’ highly regarded corporate/M&A practice
includes lawyers across five continents, who serve as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs.