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Founder

 Managing Partner

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James Joong-ho Kim

Lawyer (Paris & New York)

French, English, Korean

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Office: + 33 1 4335 8410 / Mobile : +33 6 17 90 42 20

James Joong-ho KIM, the first French lawyer of Korean nationality in France, is recognised and referenced as the first-to-consult in most deals and transactions between France and Asia, in particular, South Korea.  

EXPERIENCE

➢ Archè Selarl - Paris, France

Founder, Managing Partner (since 2014)

 Paris Court of Appeal - Paris, France

Legal Expert / Certified Translator (candidate)

➢ Alerion - Paris, France

Partner (2003-2014)

➢ TSW Consulting PLC.

Legal Head and VP (2002)

➢ Daeryook International - Seoul, South Korea

Head of M&A/Europe Desk (2001)

➢ Samsung Electronics - Suwon, South Korea

Senior Lawyer (1999)

➢ Kim & Chang - Seoul, South Korea

Lawyer (1997)

EDUCATION

➢ Northwestern University School of Law - Chicago, United States

LL.M. (1997)

➢ University of Paris II Assas - Paris, France

Ph.D. in Law (EU & US Competition Law) (1996)

Master I & DEA (Master II) (1989-91)

➢ Yonsei University - Seoul, South Korea

B.A. Political Science (1988)


CREDENTIALS

➢ CCICF (Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Corée-France)

President (2012-2015 & since 2019)

Board member (since 2005)

➢ Korean Embassy in Paris

Legal Counsel (since 2005)

➢ KCAB (Korea Commercial Arbitration Board)

Arbitrator

➢ KOTRA Paris  

Legal Counsel (since 2005)

➢ HEC Incubator - Station F - KSC Programme

Legal Expert for startups (since 2022)  

IBA (International Bar Association) 

Energy and Construction Committee Member 

➢ KBA (Korea Business Association) (HQ in Brussels) 

Vice President

➢ New York Bar Association

Member

➢ Paris Bar Association

Member

➢ IAKL (International Association of Korean Lawyers)

Member

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS

➢ Korean Embassy in France 

Annual Seminar

➢ Business France

Annual Seminar

➢ Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Corée-France (CCICF) 

Annual Seminar

➢ HEC Incubator - KSC - Seminar - Paris, France

Speaker - "Conducting Business in France : a Legal Approach"

Partner

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Habbine Estelle Kim

Lawyer (Paris & New York)

French, English, Korean, Spanish

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Habbine Estelle KIM's experience in EU, civil and US/UK common law allowed her to intervene in diverse national and international projects requiring a multilingual expertise in France, the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea. She continuously contributes to the legal literature, namely through publications on current topics.  

EXPERIENCE

➢ Archè Selarl - Paris, France 

Partner (2023-present)

Associate (2019-2022)

Intern (2016-2017)

 Paris Court of Appeal - Paris, France

Legal Expert / Certified Translator (candidate)

➢ Samsung Electronics UK - Chertsey, United Kingdom

Jurist at the European HQ Legal & Compliance Department (2017-2018)

➢ ATMD Bird & Bird - Singapore, Singapore

Intern (2015)

➢ Yulchon LLC - Seoul, South Korea

Intern (2014)

➢ Alerion - Paris, France

Intern (2013)

➢ Samsung Electronics France - Paris, France

Intern (2012)

 

EDUCATION

➢ Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris, France

Masters in European Union and International Law (2020 graduate)

➢ University College London - London, United Kingdom

LLB (2016 graduate)

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS

➢ HEC Incubator - KSC - Seminar - Paris, France

Speaker - "Conducting Business in France : a Legal Approach"

➢ IAKL Annual Conference 2023 - Seoul, South Korea

Panelist - Finance Session - "Digital Asset Regulation in the EU"

➢ Université Paris Cité Conference Cycle 2023 - Paris, France 

Lecturer - Personal Professional  Project (PPT) - L3 students

➢ Universitat Pompeu Fabra 2022 - Barcelona, Spain 

Speaker - Sustainability, Digital Markets and the Digital Revolution International Conference

CREDENTIALS

➢ Court of Arbitration for Sport - Paris Olympics and Paralympics  2024

Pro bono lawyer in Sports law (2024)

Association Française d'Etude de Concurrence (AFEC)

Member (since 2024)

➢ European Law Institute

Consultative Committee Member (since 2022) - Algorithmic Contracts & Digital Assets

➢ HEC Incubator - Station F - KSC Programme

Legal Expert for startups (since 2022)  

➢ International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL)

Regional Governor (France) (since 2021)

➢ France Esports

Member - Law & Legislation Working Group (2021-2022)

➢ UCL Volunteering Society

President (2016)

➢ Lawyers Without Borders

Project leader (2015)

➢ Pro bono

Clifford Chance Freelaw Shadowing Scheme, Grassroots Human Rights Project, Mind the Justice Gap, Crime and Citizenship, Stratford Legal Advice Center (2013-2015)

➢ Shearman & Sterling - UCL Negotiation Competition

Quarterfinalist (2015)

➢ Simmons & Simmons - UCL Negotiation Competition

Judge (2014)

Juriste international

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Dabin Kevin Kim

Juriste International

EXPERIENCE

 Paris Court of Appeal - Paris, France

Legal Expert / Certified Translator (candidate)

➢ Archè Selarl - Paris, France

International Jurist (2023 - present)

Intern (2021) 

➢ NYD Avocats - Paris, France

Intern (2017)

➢ Yulchon LLC - Seoul, South Korea

Intern (2016)

EDUCATION

➢ Université Paris Cité - Paris, France

Masters I and II - International Corporate Law  (2022 graduate)

➢ Queen Mary University - London, United Kingdom

LLB (2018 graduate)

French, English, Korean, Chinese

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American of Korean origin, Dabin Kevin KIM completed his studies in international corporate law (LLB, Queen Mary, London / M1-M2, Université Paris Cité, Paris) and joined Archè as international jurist in 2023.

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TELEPHONE : + 33 1 4335 8410
 
EMAIL : 
paris@archelegal.com
 
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