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Mobile (Vietnam)                 +84 (0)90 438 7074

Internet phone (Korea)       +82 (0)70 4645 2449

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Email:                                      ceo@law2b.kr

Yuho (Richard) Kim is a New York licensed attorney who is also officially registered as a foreign lawyer to practice in Vietnam with the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice*. He, having lived in Vietnam for more than 11 years, has experience working in a Vietnamese law firm, a Korean law firm as well as an international law firm in Vietnam. He worked for Baker McKenzie law firm as the head of the Korea practice in the Vietnam office until June 2020. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he worked for a first top-tier Korean law firm (LOGOS law firm) specializing in foreign investment to Vietnam as the head of the Hanoi branch from 2008 to 2017, and a Vietnamese law firm (VILAF) in 2007.

He is an author of the best-selling book “Vietnamese Laws that Investors Must Know” which is sold on Amazon USA and at all fine bookstores in Korea. He is also a co-author of another best-selling book “Vietnam Economy Report”.

 

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Richard is a legal advisor for Korean government agencies such as the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam, and the Korea Renewable Energy Association.

Do you know what types of visas are required to enter into your country? It’s unlikely, you, as a citizen of your country, know about visas regarding your country because you do not need it. On the other hand, foreigners who need a visa to enter into your country probably know more than you. Richard, as a foreign lawyer practicing in Vietnam over 10 years, knows the law as well as practices which may differ from the law, can guide you while fully understanding your situation.

* Because one of the qualifications to be a Vietnamese lawyer is to be a Vietnamese citizen, a foreigner cannot become a lawyer in Vietnam.

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Jul. 2020~Present                Law2B | Founder & CEO

Jan. 2018~Jun. 2020             Baker McKenzie Vietnam | Special Counsel Lawyer

Apr. 2010~Dec. 2017             LOGOS Law LLC Vietnam | Hanoi Branch Chief

May 2008~Apr. 2010            LOGOS Law LLC Korea | Associate

Jun.2007~Aug. 2007            VILAF-Hong Duc Vietnam | Summer Associate

Jan. 2015 ~ Present               Vietnam Judicial Academy | Visiting Lecturer

Sep. 2011 ~ Present               Vietnam National University | Visiting Lecturer

Expert | Hanoi People’s Committee’s Hanoi SME Support Center

Bankruptcy Administrator | Ministry of Justice in Vietnam

Mediator | Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center (VICMC)

Arbitrator | Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC) in Vietnam

Arbitrator | Korean Commercial Arbitration Board International (KCAB)

Legal Advisor | Korean Embassy in Vietnam

Legal Advisor | Korean Residents Association in Hanoi

Legal Advisor | Korea Chamber of Commerce (Kocham) Vietnam

Legal Advisor | Korea Federation of SMEs (KBIZ) Hanoi

Legal Advisor | Korea Business News TV K-VINA Biz Center

Legal Advisor | Korea Association of Food and Drug Administration (KAFDA)

Legal Advisor (former)| Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

University of Florida Levin College of Law | USA
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Dec. 2007

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley | USA
B.A. in Economics, Minor in Business Administration, with Honors, Dec. 2001

· Lecture on contract formation and remedies in the International Legal English course at the Cooperation Center for Lawyer Training on International Trade, Judicial Academy under the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan. 2015~Jun. 2015, Oct. 2017~Present

· Lecture on law firm management, comparative law, commercial disputes, securities, M&A, labor in M&A, legal due diligence, contract drafting, and evidence at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Sep. 2011~Present

· Lecture on Legal English course at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan. 22, 2019~Present

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors must know”, Vietnam Global Convergence CEO Program (VGCEO), Seoul, June, 2020 (scheduled)

· Lecture on “Latest trends of medical devices market and regulations in Vietnam”, KIMES 2020 (36th Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show), COEX Seoul, June, 2020 (scheduled)

· Lecture on “M&A, real estate and legal risk in Vietnam” at the 19th Vietnam course, Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) and Kotra Academy in Seoul, December 10, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that construction experts must know” at 2020 Vietnam Investment Market Outlook Seminar, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport / Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy / Korea Business News TV K-VINA Biz Center / International Contractors Association of Korea (ICAK), Seoul, December 9, 2019

· Live interview on "Vietnam investment – opportunities and risks", Korea Business News TV (a.k.a. Hankyung TV), Seoul, December 6, 2019

· ASEAN-Republic of KOREA Commemorative Summit, Invest ASEAN, Busan, November 25~26, 2019

· NewsPim New Southern Forum, “Vietnam legal system that investors must know” and “Vietnam investment know-how”, National Assembly of Republic of Korea (ROK) / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ROK / Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy / Ministry of SMEs and Startups / Embassy of Vietnam in ROK / Korea SMEs and Startups Agency / KOTRA / The Federation of Korean Industries / KBIZ Korea Federation of SMEs / Korea Venture Business Association / Innobiz Association / Korea International Trade Association, Seoul, November 14, 2019

· Lecture on “Establishment and operation of a company in Vietnam”, Kotra Academy in Seoul, November 8, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnam distribution market and legal risks”, Chungcheongbuk-do Business Promotion Agency, November 7, 2019

· Lecture on “M&A, real estate and legal risk in Vietnam”, KOTRA and Daejeon City, Kotra Academy in Daejeon, October 11, 2019

· Lecture on “M&A, real estate and legal risk in Vietnam” at the 18th Vietnam course, Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) and Kotra Academy in Seoul, October 10, 2019

· Lecture on “Establishment and operation of a company in Vietnam”, Kotra Academy in Seoul, September 19, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that startups must know”, Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Rehoboth in Hanoi, September 17, 2019

· Lecture on Vietnamese law that manufacturing and distribution companies must know”, MaeIl Economy News-Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ Vietnam CEO program, July 17, 2019

· Interview on “Hot trend in Vietnam – Real Estate M&A”, Hankyung TV in Korea, June 21, 2019

· Lecture on “M&A, Real Estate and Legal Risk in Vietnam”, Kotra Academy in Seoul, June 20, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors must know”, Gangwon Enterprise Association and VSIP, Wonju city in Korea, June 19, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors must know”, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI) and VSIP, Seoul, Korea, June 17, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors must know”, Korea Business News TV K-VINA Biz Center, Campus K office, May 29, 2019

· Lecture on outbound investment and lawyering at Judicial Academy under the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 24, 2019

· Lecture on “Establishment and operation of a company in Vietnam”, Kotra Academy, Seoul, May 23, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors and expats must know”, Nano Fusion Industry Research Association & SMBL, Grand Plaza Hanoi hotel, May 8, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors and expats must know”, KBIZ Hanoi, Kotra Hanoi seminar room, March 7, 2019

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that Startups must know”, Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Toong in Hanoi, January 23, 2019

· Moderator at the KCAB-VCCI seminar “Closer Look Into Legal Risks & Disputes In M&A Transactions”, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and Vietnam Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (VCCI), HCMC and Hanoi, December 20~21, 2018

· Moderator for Peace Talk Concert at Korean International School in Hanoi (KISH), National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC), December 4, 2018

· Panel for “Investment Promotion in Food Processing Industry” conference at Vietnam Food Expo 2018 in HCMC, Vietnam, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, November 15, 2018

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law and success cases that investors must know”, Vietnam Asean Golbal Business CEO program, Korea University International Studies, November 1, 2018

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law that investors must know”, Korea Business News TV K-VINA Biz Center, Baker McKenzie HCMC office, September 5, 2018

· Lecture on “Vietnamese Law, A to Z”, MaeIl Economy News-Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ Vietnam CEO program, August 29, 2018

· Lecture on “M&A in Food Processing Industry”, Vietrade & Kotra, Kotra Academy, August 22, 2018

· Lecture on “Asean distribution market and legal risks” at the 17th Vietnam course, Hyundai Research Institute (HRI)and Kotra Academy, August 9, 2018

· Coordinate Korean Business Roundtable “Vietnamese law that investors must know”, Baker McKenzie HCMC office, July 24, 2018

· Lecture on “Vietnamese labor law that investors must know”, Kotra Academy, July 19, 2018

· Lecture on “Vietnamese law and success cases that investors must know”, Korea-Asean Centre, June 21, 2018

· Lecture on outbound investment at Judicial Academy under the Ministry of Justice in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 8, 2018

· Lecture on “Vietnam investment and M&A”, October 31. 2017

· Lecture on “Korean culture and business culture” at Seminar for promoting Vietnam brands in Korea at VietNam Trade Union Hotel in Hanoi, Vietrade, October 12. 2017

· Lecture on “Vietnamese Labor Law and Investment law” at Binh Phuoc Industrial Park (South Vietnam), VietinBank, April 20, 2017

· Lecture on “Vietnam M&A Checklist” at the Food and Beverage industries seminar, Asean-Korea Centre & Ministry of Industry and Trade (Vietnam), Shilla Hotel in Seoul, June 1, 2016

· Lecture on “M&A in Vietnam” at the 10th anniversary seminar of LOGOS law firm, Keangnam Hanoi Landmark, May 20, 2016

· Lecture on “Vietnam Legal Environment and Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam” at the 1st Material Components Industry Global M&A Forum, Korea Core Industrial Technology Investment Association (KITIA) & Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (South Korea), Coex in Seoul, April 20, 2016

· Stetson International Environmental Moot Court, Judge, November 27, 2015

· Lecture on Vietnamese Law for the Overseas Construction Expert Education Program (6th) at Hanyang University, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLTMA), Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL), International Contractors Association of Korea, October 2014

· Speaker/Panel for ‘Building Global Partnerships and Opportunities in the New Asia – Vietnam and the USA as a Model for Growth and Success” in Hanoi, Vietnam, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section Seasonal Meeting, October 24, 2013

· Lecture on Vietnamese Law for the Overseas Construction Expert Education Program (5th) at Hanyang University, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLTMA), Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL), International Contractors Association of Korea, August 2013

· Lecture on “Marketing Strategy” at Dai Viet College (www.dvc.edu.vn) in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 25, 2013

· Lecture on Vietnamese Law for the Overseas Construction Expert Education Program (4th) at Hanyang University, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLTMA), Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL), International Contractors Association of Korea, December 2012

· Lecture on “Investment Environment in Vietnam” in Beijing and Weihai (China), Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), April 11~13, 2012

· Seminar on “Risk Management on Vietnam Investment” in Hanoi (Vietnam), Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), February 24, 2012

· Lecture on Vietnamese Law for the Overseas Construction Expert Education Program (3rd) at Hanyang University, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLTMA), December 2011

· Seminar on “Vietnam Labor Law” in Hanoi (Vietnam), Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), April 21, 2011

· Vietnam White Book 2020, Equitization, divestment and privatization in Vietnam, Korea Chamber of Commerce (Kocham) Vietnam, June 2020 (scheduled)

· “2020 new laws and legal trends in Vietnam”, Xin Chao Vietnam magazine (HCMC), March 22, 2020

· “2020 new laws and legal trends in Vietnam”, Xin Chao Vietnam magazine (Hanoi), March 8, 2020

· “2020 new laws and legal trends in Vietnam”, Life Plaza magazine (Hanoi and HCMC), February 2020

· “2020 new laws and legal trends in Vietnam”, Good Vietnam magazine (Hanoi), February 2020

· “2020 new laws and legal trends in Vietnam”, KOTRA News (ranked number one in the most popular articles chart. Web version), KOTRA, February 25, 2020

· “2020 new laws and legal trends in Vietnam” (ranked number one in the most popular articles chart. Web version) and Law Times paper (hardcopy), Law Times, January 1, 2020

· “Latest trends of medical devices market and regulations in Vietnam”, KMDIA Newsline No. 458 (ranked number one in the most popular articles chart for 8 days. Web version) and KMDIA newspaper No. 181 (hardcopy), Korea Medical Devices Industry Association (KMDIA), January 16, 2020

· “Investment in Vietnam: Risks and Opportunities" (ranked number one in the most popular articles chart. Web version) and Law Times paper (hardcopy), Law Times, November 11, 2019

· Vietnam Economic Report, Chapter 6. M&A in Vietnam, October 2, 2019

· Career Guide – Attorney at Law, Hanoi Korean News monthly magazine, October 2019

· Vietnam White Book 2019, M&A in Vietnam, Korea Chamber of Commerce (Kocham) Vietnam, June 2019

· Monthly legal column on the Vietnamese laws, Life Plaza magazine (distributed in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam), September 2011~Present

· Lawyer Kim yuho’s legal column, Hey!Korean @ https://talk.heykorean.asia/web/vn/category/372, October 2018~Present
· Hankook daily news citing Mr. Kim’s comment regarding legal practices in Vietnam in “Chao Vietnam”, March 14, 2019

· The American Lawyer citing Mr. Kim’s comment regarding Korean investment in Vietnam in “South Korean Firms Make a Push in Vietnam as Most Global Firms Look On”, July 20, 2018

· Publish a best-selling Korean book “Vietnamese Law That Investors Must Know”, April 2018

· Doi song & Phap luạt News (Vietnam) interviewing Mr. Kim regarding dispute resolution at the conference of “a Strategic Approach to International Arbitration in Vietnam and Korea: Commerce, Investment and Infrastructure”, July 14, 2017

· Doi song & Phap luạt News (Vietnam) citing Mr. Kim’s comment regarding the prime minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s foreign investment plan, May 29, 2017

· Lawyer Kim yuho’s Vietnam stories, Law Times (legal insight @ www.legalinsight.co.kr), June 2013~Present

· A Bridge between Vietnam and Korea, The World & Vietnam Report – Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam, Special edition, December 2012

· Case Studies on Foreign Investment in Eighteen Asian Countries – 2010~2016 editions, Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) & Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), ‎2010~2016

· Vietnam Legal Issues, Good Morning Vietnam magazine (published in Vietnam), February 2011

Lotte Mart, Lotte Home Shopping, K-Food International Trading Company, JW Homemade Catering, Gravity, General Bio, JW Korea Plus Restaurant, Leechadol, Gcoop, Aphrozone, Daesun Airways, SK Networks, Hyundai Oriental, Korea Rental, Kookmin Bank, Cape Securities, NH Bank, Beecollect loan, Fin2B, ODK Media, Korean Air, Asiana, Daewoo STC & Apparel, Harim, GS Neotek, Sungwoo Vina, Samwoo Basic Technology, Green Special Industry, Tour Seoul Korea, CLK, Korea Copyright Commission , Excalibur, Daemyung GEC, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Kovina, Poongsan, FEV Corporation, Seongchang Vina, Jungan Vina, Silk Road, Wise Wires, KPM Tech, NICE, Vatech, Nice Holdings, NICE Info, NICE Tech, Sungjin, Chungdahm Learning, Ewoo Soft, Yujung Farming Association, KBIZ Small and Medium Business Association, GS Holdings, GS Retail, DK Medical systems, Eunheejoo Homme, Main Energia, Long Tao Energy Holdings, Korea East West Power, Samhwa Power Development, Flexcom, Hwanseung ENG, Gemopia, I-controls, Gumsung Fire & Security, Nanosys, Seyang C&T, Intops, Elentech, Jungbu ES chem, Evertechno, Synopex, Jeil Global CNC, Haesung Vina, Samil CTS, Intlogis, Testco, Daehan Precision, LMS, CrucialTec, Adream Vina, Chungmo Vina, Woori Tech Vina, Ian precision, KCI Vina, AP Tech, Shinbo Vina, Sewon Electronics, Daeha Electronics, Hyundae Corporation, Namkwang, Namkwang Construction, Kumho Construction, Keangnam Enterprises, POSCO E&C, POSCO AC, POSCO ICT, POSCO Engineering, Seokjung Construction, Daewoo Construction, Hanshin E&C, Liftech, Eagon Industrial, Doul A&C, Yeonyi Construction, Vina Kumkang, Haneulyeon System, Daeyeol Boiler, Tosan Industry Development, Bujeon Electronics, Changjo Construction, Mooyoung CM, Shino Blue, InDesign, Youngjin Flex, Booyoung, Pantra Corporation, Huake Engineering, Coremsys, Mirae Construction, Daelim Industrial
∙ Advised on a hydro power plant project in Vietnam

∙ Advised, negotiated, and drafted contracts for a silica-mining project in central Vietnam

∙ Advised and drafted contracts for a highway project in southern Vietnam

∙ Advised on a 208-hectare new city development project in Hanoi (i.e. Star Lake City)

∙ Advised POSCO E&C on the Splendora new city project

∙ Advised Namkwang E&C’s construction of the Yan Bai-Lao Cai Railway construction project

∙ Advised Korean Air and Asiana Airlines regarding labor matters

∙ Represented a Korean entity in arbitration court in regard to cases involving multiple Chinese companies on unpaid fee matters

∙ Conducted due diligence and advised on the completion of several cross-border M&A and divestment matters

∙ Assisted an industrial equipment manufacturing company with filing a lawsuit against a window supplier for failing to supply and install the necessary panels as in the contract.