Partner, Hogan Lovells
Joseph Kim leads the Finance practice in the Tokyo office of Hogan Lovells. He is a member of the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects (IERP) practice group and is particularly known for his experience in projects involving Japanese and Korean-led cross-border investments.
Joseph has been at the forefront of the worldwide power industry for over a decade and is widely acknowledged as one of the most commercially astute advisors to large-scale power projects globally. He recognises that the issues that power sector clients face are often multidimensional and focuses on delivering comprehensive solutions packages to clients. To this end, he works strenuously with an integrated, multidisciplinary group of lawyers across all six continents to address the full spectrum of clients’ legal needs.
Joseph has extensive experience in representing sponsors, investors, export credit agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, commercial lenders, and underwriters in connection with acquiring, developing, and financing a wide range of international telecom and energy projects. Those include power, upstream LNG and natural resource, and renewable energy projects in Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Joseph received a B.A. from the University of the Pacific in 1989 and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1995. He is qualified to practice before the California Bar, and registered as a gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi in Japan. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Joseph was a partner at the Tokyo office of a major global law firm. He is fluent in Korean.