Chris Kim, JD, LL.M., SJD (c)

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Managing Manager

Mr. Kim has over 30 years of experience in intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and other related areas.

  • Counsel for DeHeng Law Office NY, the largest law firm in China
  • Completed Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Finance Programme, Certificate, 2019-2020
  • Completed Harvard University Business School, Entrepreneurs Essentials, Certificate, 2018-2019
  • Graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School, LLM, SJD (C), M&A, Corporate Financing, Investment, 1989-1992
  • Extensive international experience with transactions on behalf of companies in Asia, Europe, and North America including, but not limited to, Walmart, IBM, Sony, GE, Toyota, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Samsung, Korea Telecom (with British Telecom, AT&T, and Sprint on telecommunication projects in Taiwan, South America, and East Asia), Dong A Group (power plant projects—corporate financing), and Lotte
  • Instrumental in introducing Walmart, Hugo Boss, Jaeger, Sizzler, DKNY, Outback Restaurant, Epson, Gymboree, Sanrio Japan, and other international corporations into the Korean markets
  • Has overseen the international finance and M&A section at law firms where he has advised on the most appropriate acquisition structure among statutory mergers, forward mergers, reverse mergers, triangular mergers, reverse triangular mergers, stock acquisitions, asset purchases, tender offers, and management takeovers
  • Korea IP counsel to Merck and Co., Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Abbott Laboratories, Bayer Healthcare, and top 50 pharmas in the world