Richard Chul Kim is counsel in the Tokyo office of Latham & Watkins. He advises clients on project development and finance, and structured finance.
Mr. Kim has practiced in Asia since 2008. He regularly works on transactions involving Korean, Japanese, and other international sponsors, lenders, and government agencies in the energy sector on their global financing and development needs. He also advises clients on various aspects of cross-border corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Kim previously served a secondment with Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) from 2015 to 2017.
Prior to his career in Asia, Mr. Kim worked as an attorney in Los Angeles and was a judicial extern to Judge Stephen V. Wilson in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Kim is qualified to practice before the California Bar and in Japan as Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi (Registered Foreign Lawyer, California Law).