Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Company
Jiwon is a Senior Counsel of Al Tamimi’s Corporate and Commercial Department and leading the firm’s Korea Group. He is well versed in cross border transactions and advises on all aspects of general corporate law, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and project financing deals. His clients base spans a number of industries, and includes major Korean public companies, financial institutions, private equity funds, contractors, oil & gas corporations, healthcare and defense companies.
He is also engaged day-to-day in supporting clients seeking to enter the MENA market as well as those operating and investing in the region and has extensively advised on compliance with laws and regulations in addition to providing practical commercial advice for overseas business expansion through subsidiaries, contractors and distribution agreements. Regularly working across jurisdictions in the MENA region, Jiwon has taken part in a number of high-profile transactions and deals involving major Korean public and private companies including G2G collaborations, joint ventures, innovative structuring and cross-border M&A in the region.
Jiwon has previously served as a senior counsel for Korea Resources Corporation, which governs all of national overseas investment activities in natural resources, and also worked for a major Korean law firm in Seoul. A native of Korea, Jiwon is currently acting as a special legal advisor to both Korean Consulate General and the Embassy in UAE and Qatar, and also serves on the Ministry of Justice SME Legal Advisory Board.