Richard Chul Kim is counsel in the Tokyo office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on project development and finance and structured finance. He also has experience on various aspects of general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
Prior to coming to Japan Mr. Kim worked as an attorney in Los Angeles, and was a judicial extern to the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Kim holds an MA in Law from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Law, and is one of only a few Americans to have been admitted as a doctoral candidate by that faculty. His research focus was on international commercial transactions pertaining to e-commerce.