Do you want to
expand your business
into Korea?

Are you looking for the one professional
service vendor that can do it all?

Korea Expansion Agency “KEA”

KEA is a one-stop-shop for all professional services
a FDI needs from market entry, on-going operation, to market exit in Korea.


KEA works with a network of independent firms or professionals, all of whom have over 20 years of experience focused on servicing FDIs in Korea.
KEA’s network includes law firms, CPA firms, customs broker firms, accounting & payroll specialists, corporate secretarial specialists, VISA specialists, etc. to provide comprehensive professional service scope coverage with quality but keep it simple by acting as the main point of contact for all services.

KEA is a listed business service provider for South Korea on the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, and Enterprise Singapore website.

Market entry
  • Entity formation
  • Bank account opening
  • Regulatory requirement and compliance review for new business
  • Structuring advisory
  • Intellectual Property Registration
  • Company verification
  • VISA
Business operation
  • Accounting and reporting
  • Corporate secretarial
  • Customs advisory
  • Labor law advisory and compliance
  • Legal & Tax advisory
  • Importer of record
  • Payroll
  • Private accounting
  • Registered office
  • Tax compliance (Corporate tax, VAT)
  • Treasury management
Market exit
  • Entity liquidation
    / closing
  • Legal & Tax advisory for market exit


ByungJin(BJ) Lee has been assisting global companies to expand and invest seamlessly across international borders throughout his career. He has over 20 years of experience as a leader and as a professional in global corporate services and professional organizations.
He has built up a vast spectrum of experiences working with foreign and Korean multinational corporations, providing services covering all phases of investment (i.e., market entry, business operations, and market exit). He also has experience in cross-border structuring and M&A deals, where he led multi-territory teams in M&A deals relating to the energy, real estate, manufacturing, and consumer goods sectors. BJ is a licensed Certified Public Accountant from the State of New Hampshire (USA) and registered as a foreign CPA with the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

TMF Group (Head of Korea & Japan / 2017~2022)

He had oversight of 150+ professional staff in Seoul & Tokyo to provide corporate services to FDIs in Korea & Japan.
As the general manager, he overlooked all service offerings, including but not limited to accounting, corporate secretarial, payroll, tax, and treasury services.

PwC & EY Korea
(Tax Director – International Tax Service / 2002~2017)

He provided services primarily as a cross-border transaction focused professional. His experiences include accounting & tax due diligence, customs valuation, corporate reorganizations, investment structuring, entity set-up & liquidation, M&A, tax & customs audit defense, tax compliance & advisory, and transfer pricing.
He also has unique project experiences, such as co-working with the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Tax Team’s tax law reform efforts in preparation for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Citibank Korea (FX control teller – 2001~2002)

He worked as a foreign exchange control teller, which helped him build insights into foreign exchange control regulations in Korea.