Korea Desk

We are counsel of choice for Korean companies and individuals facing any legal issue in Singapore. Our Korean Desk is staffed by a Korean lawyer who is fully qualified to practice law in Singapore as well as experienced Korean consultants who can advise clients in various aspects of setting up and managing business in Singapore.

We believe in hand-holding our clients to give them a strong sense of comfort and security to conduct their businesses and lives in Singapore. Our hands-on and pro-active approach gives our Korean clients the confidence they need to thrive in Singapore.

Our Specialists

Mimi Ahn

Richard Lee

Daniel Kim

Christine Chae

Claire Shim

Jeongeun Oh

Our People

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Mimi Ahn

Associate Director

Mimi is a Korean national and was called to the bar in April 2015, making her one of just a handful of Koreans who is fully qualified to practice Singapore law. Mimi’s practice focuses on International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation. She has represented clients in international arbitration under various institutional rules (including SIAC, ICC and LCIA), seated in major arbitration venues, such as New York and Singapore. Mimi also regularly appears in Singapore High Court for various civil and commercial matters.

On the advisory front, Mimi advises clients on crypto related projects in Singapore as well as assists in drafting commercial documents such as shareholders’ agreements and sale and purchase agreements.

Mimi has maintained her close ties to Korea since moving to Singapore and provides legal assistance to many Korean companies and nationals in Singapore. Mimi is also currently appointed as the legal advisor for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Disputes & Litigation

International Commercial Arbitration

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and ICO

Corporate Commercial Advice

Employment Law

Korea Desk

Qualifications

JD, Singapore Management University

MA, International Relations, Yonsei University

BA, International Relations, University of Sydney

Admissions

Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Richard Lee

Blockchain & Crypto Specialist

Richard Lee is our Blockchain and Crypto Specialist, with a focus on ICOs and STOs. He regularly advises on token economy structuring, listing on crypto exchanges, and token sales to crypto funds and venture capital funds.

Richard also provides regulatory and marketing advice to clients seeking to launch ICOs and STOs in Singapore.

Prior to joining FLA, Richard was Head (Singapore Office) with Chain Partners, the first, and one of the largest, global blockchain company builder from Korea.

Richard also has a strong background in investment banking. Richard previously worked in the investment banking divisions at Yuanta Securities, KB Securities, and Hana Financial Investment, where he was heavily involved in IPOs, M&As, structured finance, ABS, and the issuance of stocks and bonds.

Areas of Practice

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and ICO

Korea Desk

Qualifications

Certificate of Investment Manager in Korea

Certificate of Equity, Fund and Derivatives Investment Consultant in Korea

MBA, National University of Singapore

Daniel Kim

Director of Focus Asia Consulting

Daniel has been residing and working in Singapore for more than 10 years since 2008. Thanks to his long history of work experience in Singapore, he has a deep understanding and knowledge on Singapore’s commercial market practice and regulations. He is a Singapore Permanent Resident and a Registered Filing Agent (RFA) in ACRA.

Daniel strives to make Focus Asia Consulting (FAC) a One-Stop Service Provider that can provide all kinds of corporate services to clients from company registration to accounting & tax structuring for the companies that wish to incorporate and do business in Singapore.

Previously, he had worked at CJ Group and Korea Airport Authority as a Corporate Accountant for more than 20 years before joining FAC.

Areas of Practice

Business Formation & Management

Korea Desk

Qualifications

Registered Filing Agent in ACRA

Christine Chae

Director of Focus Asia Consulting

Christine is our Korean Business Formation Specialist. Having lived in Singapore for more than 13 years, she is a Singapore Citizen and possesses MOM Employment Agency license, Council for Estate Agency license, and MAS Financial Advisor license. She is also currently a steering committee member of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

Christine regularly assists clients with incorporation and corporate secretarial work in Singapore as well as visa and work permit applications. She has deep expertise in assisting Korean corporate and individual clients looking to expand their business to Southeast Asia, and also advises clients on the Global Investor’s Programme. She also offers a one-stop solution for the clients who are looking to launch ICOs in Singapore.

Christine previously worked for the Korean Embassy, International Organisation the Asia Europe Foundation, and the CJ Group.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law

Business Formation & Management

Korea Desk

Qualifications

MOM Employment Agency License

MAS Financial Advisor License

Certificate of Real Estate Salesperson

Steering Committee member of KOCHAM

MBA, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea) CONTACT IN

Claire Shim

Consultant of Focus Asia Consulting

Claire is a consultant and expert who provides corporate secretarial service as well as managing all kinds of company registration services compliant to ACRA regulation. Claire also possesses MOM Employment Agency license to assists clients who wishes to apply for visa to stay in Singapore.

Before joining FAC, she worked for IT security and game company in Korea.

Areas of Practice

Business Formation & Management

Korea Desk

Qualifications

MOM Employment Agency License

BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Jeongeun Oh

Assistant Manager of Focus Asia Consulting

Jeongeun is an Accounting & Tax consultant who handles book-keeping, financial statements preparation and tax computation & filing service for clients. She has lived and studied in Singapore for more than 6 years. She majored in Accountancy & Financial management.

Areas of Practice

Business Formation & Management

Korea Desk

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