Timothy J O'Brien

Timothy J O'Brien, ICAS Fellow and Director, is a legal advisor to international corporations on acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, investments and other projects with a particular focus on the Republic of Korea. Tim also advises Korean corporate clients in connection with acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, international trade and other matters outside Korea.

On non-Korea related matters, he has represented a broad range of international clients in investments in Asia and Asian clients on investments and other activities in the United States, Europe, China and elsewhere.

Tim received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and his A.B., cum laude, from Yale College with a major in Russian Studies and Classics. Tim has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Korea Society in New York.

After 25 years with Coudert Brothers in New York and Hong Kong, where Tim was Managing Partner, and 5 years in Seoul, where he was Senior Counsel to Kim & Chang, Tim is now of counsel to Lee International IP and Law Group, resident in the United States and traveling frequently to Korea.

He is a frequent speaker at professional and other conferences involving Korea and author on Korean legal topics. Tim is fluent in Korean, having served for over five years in Korea as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and staff member. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and a Solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR.

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