France | North Africa & Middle East | China/HK | Singapore/Indonesia/Malaysia

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Arche is a French boutique law firm with its region-specific practice entirely dedicated to Asia and French speaking countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East, both inbound and outbound. With more than fifteen years of experience in these Regions, our members are the most dynamic, efficient, and trusted Asia oriented lawyers in the market. This unique feature makes Arche a law firm like no other.

Arche has proved its efficiency not only in terms of legal services it provides, but also in terms of communications with its clients and the understanding of their needs. James KIM, founder and managing partner, is recognized and referenced as the must-see and first-to-consult in most of major and high profile deals and transactions between France and Asia, in particular, Korea.

Our highly qualified multi-cultural attorneys can handle a wide range of matters. All our attorneys are highly qualified and experienced practitioners who come from various horizons, in particular, Science Po. and major Anglo-Saxon and French law firms.

All these outstanding capabilities have led a wide variety of companies to entrust their matters with the Firm. Today, Arche’s clients encompass not only domestic companies, but also many foreign companies, located worldwide, while their size varies from medium-size to multinational groups.
KIM, James Joong Ho
Managing Partner
+33 1 43 35 84 10
+33 6 1790 4220 (Paris Mobile)
+82 10 9392 4220 (Seoul Mobile)
Managing partner of Arche in Paris and Hong Kong, qualified in France and the State of New York (USA), he advises major Korean and French group companies in numerous high profile transactions and litigations both in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The first French lawyer of Korean nationality with multijurisdictional background, he worked in the past in major Korean law firms, was senior in-house in the legal department of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, headed a legal division of a private investment company in Singapore and led the Asian practice group in a French firm. He is specialised in corporate, projects, M&A, foreign investment, restructuring, labour and related litigations. He is recognized and referenced as the first-to-consult in most of deals and transactions between France and Asia, in particular, Korea.

Corporate, M&A, Restructuring, International Transactions, Contracts, Projects, Foreign Investment, Licensing, Labour, Litigation, Arbitration

ARCHE, Managing Partner (2014 - present)
ALERION, Partner, Head of Asia Practice, Managing Parter of Singapore office (2003-2014)
Singapore TSW Consulting Private Ltd., General Counsel, (2002-2003)
DaeRyook International, Senior Associate, (2001-2002)
Samsung Electronics, Legal Dept., Senior Legal Counsel (1999-2001)
Kim & Chang, (1997)

Paris Court of Appeals Lawyers’ Professional Training School (1998)
Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M. (1997)
University of Paris II Assas, Ph.D. in Law (EU & USA Competition Law) (1996) University of Paris II Assas, Master I & DEA (Master II) (1990-91) Yonsei University, B.A. (1988)

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Korea in Paris since 2012
Board member, auditor and legal counsel of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Korea in Paris
Legal Counsel of the Korean Embassy in France since 2005
Legal Counsel of the KOTRA (Invest in Korea Agency) in France since 2005
Member of the New York Bar Association
Member of the Paris Bar Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Marina PAVOT
+33 1 43 35 84 10
Marina PAVOT, avocate collaboratrice, accompagne les sociétés Asiatiques dans leurs projets et investissements en France, mais aussi les sociétés françaises dans le cadre de leurs activités et de leur développement en Asie. Elle assiste et conseille des sociétés intervenant dans des secteurs industriels très divers et, avant de rejoindre le cabinet Archè, elle a développé une forte expertise en matière notamment de fusion & acquisitions, de contentieux civil et commercial, d’ingénierie contractuelle, de droit de la santé et de droit social.

ARCHE, avocate collaboratrice, since January 2017
Groupe Cerba HealthCare, juriste, Nov. 2015 - Dec. 2016
Reed Smith LLP (Paris), avocate stagiaire, jan. - juin 2015
Stages chez Halken Avocats & Me Pierre-Olivier LEVI, 2011 & 2013

Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat, 2015
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Master 2 Recherche Droit des Affaires, 2014
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, IEJ, CRFPA, 2013
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Master 2 Recherche Droit Privé Général, 2012
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Master 1 Carrières judiciaires et sciences criminelles, 2011

2ème Prix du concours Francis Lefebvre - Droit des affaires, 2012

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Corporate, M&A,
Business Law

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Insurance, Product Liability, Property

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