October 18, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Asian Law News – Hong Kong –The internati…

October 18, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Asian Law News – Hong Kong –The international law firm Jones Day announced that its new partner, Christine M. Kim, has joined its Hong Kong office to lead the firm’s real estate practice in Asia.

Ms. Kim joins Jones Day from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she has been a real estate partner in its New York office since 1997. “This is an important additional element to our service offering in Asia. Christine gives us an opportunity to offer a dedicated and highly experienced real estate advisory service to clients in Asia as well as international clients who are in the Asian property sector”, said Barbara Mok, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day Hong Kong.

“Christine’s energy, calibre of experience and knowledge in all facets of the real estate industry make her the ideal leader of our team.”

“We welcome Christine’s arrival. Her background in real estate mergers and acquisitions, complex financings and hotel and shopping center developments and her recent focus on real estate private equity transactions, cross border investments and corporate restructurings in Asia Pacific are a perfect fit for the needs of our clients when investing in those markets”, said Bob Lee Co-chair of Jones Day’s 125-member global Real Estate Practice.

Ms Kim is a member of The Board of Visitors of Georgetown University, the School of Foreign Service and a member of the Advisory Board for Center for Hope (Haiti). Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the KDI School of Management and Policy in Seoul, Korea, lecturing on Real Estate Securities; REITs and Beyond. Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of business and finance throughout the world.

The firm, which in 1996 became the first U.S.-based law firm permitted to practice Hong Kong law, is celebrating its 20th year in Hong Kong. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including more than 400 in Europe, and 200 in Asia, Jones Day ranks among the world’s largest law firms. Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

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