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William Y. Kim


Partner, US Lawyer & Foreign Legal Consultant in Korea, Ropes & Gray LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., Catholic University of America; J.D., Georgetown; M.B.A., University of Michigan

William Kim is a partner in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray, chairs the firm’s Korea practice and co-chairs the firm’s international practice, and...

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William Kim is a partner in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray, chairs the firm’s Korea practice and co-chairs the firm’s international practice, and is a member of the firm’s Office Managing Partners Committee. Professor Kim is the first foreign lawyer to be registered in Korea to practice as “foreign legal consultant” and heads the firm’s Seoul office (known under Korean rules as “Foreign Legal Consultant Office”). Professor Kim represents and advises Korean multi-national companies and their U.S. subsidiaries in matters related to corporations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, cross-border transactions, project development and project finance. Professor Kim also represents and advises many technology-oriented Korean companies in technology transfers, complex licensing arrangements and intellectual property litigations. Professor Kim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities, corporations and trade associations on subjects related to international negotiations and cross-border transactions.

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