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Building on our international experience and knowledge, JIPYONG LLC's Iran, Middle East, India, Africa Practice Group works closely with our partner firms from various territories within India, the Middle East, and Africa in providing effective, efficient legal advice to our clients for making entry into the respective regional markets. JIPYONG LLC is devoted to providing a legal service specifically tailored to the Middle East, including UAE, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, Oman, Yemen, Libya, Algeria and Morocco, etc., with the dispatch of Jiyoung BAE, Esq. to the UAE office of Pincent Masons LLP, an international law firm highly experienced in the international construction projects. She holds a LL.M. degree in Islamic Law from School of Oriental and African Studies in the U.K.


General legal advice on direct investment in the Iran, Middle East
Investment permits and establishment of companies
Joint Venture Agreements
M&A and legal due diligence
Construction, development & sale of real estate and EPC contracts and claims
Plants, Natural resources development and SOC
Finance, securities and project financing
Operation of local entities and organizational changes, as well as labor and tax issues
Representation in local litigation and related consultation
International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution

[Iran]
Advised a Korean manufacturer on establishment of a factory in Iran
Advised a Korean investor on M&A with an Iranian advertisement/logistics company
Advised a Korean manufacturer on investigation and dispute related to trademark rights
Advised a Korean manufacturer on joint venture related to chemical products in Iran
Advised a Korean manufacturer on a trade dispute in Iran
Advised a Korean manufacturer on provisional attachment of agent account and criminal proceedings in Iran
Advised a Korean trade company on commencing a lawsuit for collection of receivables and related issues in Iran
Advised a Korean construction company on strategy for collection of accounts receivable in Iran, and on issues related to lawsuits in Korea/Iran
Advised a Korean plant company on scope of application and interpretation of economic sanctions against Iran
Advised a Korean IT company on a distributor agreement in Iran
Advised a Korean consumables manufacturer on review of an agent agreement in Iran and registration with the competent government authorities
Advised a Korean manufacturer on execution of technology transfer agreement in Iran
Advised Korean companies engaged in service, energy and manufacture on numerous joint venture projects in Iran
Advised Korean companies engaged in service, energy and manufacture on establishment of subsidiaries and corporations in Iran, and represented a number of them in actual establishment
Provided service on Iranian legislation to the Korean Ministry of Justice
Advised on investment system in Iran to the Korean Embassy in Iran
Reviewed, revised and advised on practical guide on investment in Iran for Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
[Middle East]
Advised a Korean construction company on the construction contract for a hotel, etc. in Saudi Arabia
Advised a Korean construction company on a bidding for a large-scale real estate development project in Qatar
Advised a Korean construction company on the legal issues related to sewer pipe system construction in Qatar
Advised a Korean construction company on the termination of a vendor agreement, claim for damage and arbitration procedure related to a construction project in Saudi Arabia
Advised a Korean construction company on the share transfer agreement and joint venture agreement for a joint venture business in Saudi Arabia
Advised a Korean construction company on incorporation of a UAE branch
Advised a Korean construction company on a UAE water project dispute
Advised a Korean hospital on operation agreement and dispute with a UAE sponsor
Advised a Korean security company on establishing a branch office in UAE
Advised a Korean construction company on a dispute related to the nuclear power plant project in UAE
Advised a Korean steel company on a joint venture business in UAE
Advised a Korean financial institution on investing in the retail business in UAE
Advised a Korean construction company on the development of mixed-purpose building in UAE
Advised a Korean venture investment company on the acquisition of shares in an Israeli company
Advised a Korean financial institution on the securitization of savings in Bahrain
Advised a Korean construction company on a bidding for a construction project in Turkey
Advised a Korean electronics company on the labor issues in Turkey
Advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on comparing the laws on security and collateral of Turkey with those of Korea
Reviewed the contract related to a construction work in Libya for a Korean construction company
[India]
Advised a Korean machinery company on the dispute related to a ship contract with an Indian company
Reviewed the business agreement and JV agreement for establishment of a JV company in India for a Korean logistics company
Reviewed legal documents for a Chinese company, such as the MOU, etc., related to the investment in India
[Africa]
Advised Consus Asset Management on the sale and purchase of real estate in the Republic of South Africa
Advised a Korean IT company on an IT-related bidding in the Republic of South Africa
Drafted MOA and other legal documents for a Korean construction company related to a construction project in Morocco
Reviewed the subcontracts and other legal documents for a Korean construction company related to an EPC project in Morocco
Advised on project financing for the housing site development in the Republic of South Africa
Advised Korea Construction Management Corporation on the formation of a consortium for the new town construction project in Algeria

Seoul Office – IranㆍMiddle East Team
Tehran (Attorney Dispatched)
Jiyoung BAE (Tel. 98-21-2201-0941, jybae@jipyong.com)