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Yuho (Richard) Kim

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Yuho (Richard) Kim is a special counsel based in the Firm's Hanoi office. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Richard worked for a top-tier Korean law firm specializing in FDI to Vietnam. He is the author of the best-selling book "Vietnamese Laws that Investors Must Know 베트남 투자• 창업자가 꼭 알아야 할 베트남 법."

Practice Focus

Richard's practice focuses on corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on foreign direct investment, real estate, energy, mining and infrastructure, and mergers and acquisitions. He has experience in drafting due diligence reports and advising on the completion of several cross-border M&A and divestment matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising on a hydro power plant project and the first Korean-invested hydro power plant in Vietnam.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting contracts for a silica mining project in central Vietnam.
  • Advising and drafting contracts for a highway project in southern Vietnam.
  • Advising on a 208-hectare new city development project in Hanoi.
  • Representing a Korean entity in arbitration court with regard to cases involving multiple Chinese companies on unpaid fee matters.
  • Advising and drafting a franchise contract focusing on intellectual property issues for a Singaporean company.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a commercial real estate project in Cambodia.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting a joint venture contract between a large American conglomerate and a Korean investment and development company for an oil and gas project in Texas (USA).
  • Advising and drafting contracts and legal opinions for a company to develop farming and limestone mining in Africa.
  • Advising and drafting consultation contracts related to the 2010 G20 summit in Seoul.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The National Unification Advisory Council of the Republic of Korea, Hanoi, Vietnam chapter
  • Korean Bar Association, Judicial Reform Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers


  • New York~United States (2008)


  • University of Florida (JD cum laude) (2007)
  • University of California at Berkeley (BA Economics with honors) (2001)


  • English
  • Korean