Asia Legal Drama: KARA Ditches Landmark, Hires Hankyul Law Firm

In Legal News, Music Law by FASHIONENTLAW™

No Gravatar continues to follow up with the KARA litigation I announced to you all just a little while ago. In pertinent part:

“KARA’s legal dispute with DSP Media has now developed into a battle between professional law firms.

DSP Media was hit with a lawsuit three days ago from KARA’s Seungyeon, Nicole, and Jiyoung, and unable to avoid a legal battle, went ahead by bringing in Sejong Law Firm’s Im Sang Hyuk. Sejong is one of the representative law firms in the nation, as it houses over 300 lawyers by itself.

KARA’s trio, who had been working with Landmark ever since the start of this dispute, was recently revealed to have been in a secret meeting with Hankyul Law Firm on February 16th. Representatives of the trio asked Hankyul to take on their case, and Hankyul accepted.

Hankyul is known for their work in the entertainment industry, as they made headlines in 2005 for taking on the ‘celebrity x-files’ case. Hankyul is also responsible for 60% of the film distribution companies in the nation.”

What Legal Issue Brought to the Forefront

Substitution of Attorney: You don’t like your attorney, for whatever reason, you can terminate your relationship with him/her/your attorney’s firm and get a new lawyer. To do so, in California and most states you must file the right document, a ‘Substitution of Attorney’ form replacing your old with your new one. If no attorney will take your case and you still want your lawyer gone, you will still need to file the same form but this time. Your name will replace your attorney’s because you will be responsible for representing yourself. has the full story.


Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email ( You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw

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