WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 10: Understanding the South Korea Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 10: Understanding the South Korea Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Friday 17 July 2020

Event End Date : Friday 17 July 2020

Event Start Time : 04:00 pm

Event End Time : 05:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Thursday 02 July 2020

Registration End Date : Friday 17 July 2020

THIS EVENT PAGE SHOWS SINGAPORE START AND END TIMING. Your final calendar confirmation will be set according to country-specific time upon registration.


As part of the APCCA webinar series, the SCCA brings insights into the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea.

Event Overview

The event will provide participants a brief overview of the laws and regulations issued to implement measures and restrictions to and the existing business framework in South Korea because of the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will also discuss how COVID-19 affects work-life, especially from an HR and management standpoint.



Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) in its original form was initiated in 2009 at the first regional corporate counsel conference (organised by SCCA in Singapore) with signatories being the SCCA, Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (IndonesiaCCA), Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka (ACLSL) and In house Counsel Forum – Korea (IHCF). In 2011, APCCA was formally launched at the third such conference (organised by the IndonesiaCCA in Jakarta ) with the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Legal Management Council of Philippines (LMCP) and Indian Corporate Counsel Association (IndiaCCA) joining the alliance. APCCA partners SCCA, MCCA, IndonesiaCCA, IndiaCCA and LMCP are also part of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW).



James Kim is Chairman and CEO of AMCHAM Korea. Prior to AMCHAM, Mr. Kim served as Chairman, CEO and President of GM Korea. Mr. Kim is a Korean-American who is passionate about promoting the commercial interests between the United States and Korea.

At GM Korea, Mr. Kim was responsible for the total operations with 17,000 employees (sales, manufacturing, distribution and design) in Korea. Mr. Kim also had oversight responsibilities with GM’s joint venture operations in Uzbekistan.

Mr. Kim joined GM Korea from Microsoft Korea, where he had served as Country Manager and CEO. His previous roles include CEO of Yahoo! Korea and Asia Regional Vice President of Overture (a wholly owned subsidiary of Yahoo).

Prior to Yahoo, Mr. Kim worked predominantly in the United States, where he was the Managing Partner at Palisades Advisors, based in New York. Prior to Palisades, he held other positions including CEO at, CEO of Vivien International and National Marketing Manager at AT&T.

Mr. Kim serves as Independent Director of iClick Interactive (NASDAQ: ICLK) and as Senior Advisor of Archegos Capital Management, a New York based, family investment office specializing in U.S. and Asia public equities. Mr. Kim is also Advisor to ICONLOOP, a leading blockchain enterprise technology company based in South Korea. Mr. Kim remains active on organizations that promote the success of the Korean and US economies.

Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. As an avid tennis player, Mr. Kim serves as an official “Wilson Brand Ambassador.” Mr. Kim lives in Seoul, Korea with his spouse and has two grown children. 


Mino Han has acted as counsel in various international arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the ICC, SIAC, KCAB or JCAA. Mino specializes in construction and engineering disputes. The relevant projects underlying the disputes were each based in the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa or Latin America and concerned the design and construction of combined cycle power plants, solar power production facilities, refineries, high-rise buildings, convention centres and infrastructure facilities.

Mino has also vast experience in representing contractors in Korean court or KCAB domestic arbitration proceedings. He also regularly advises clients on issuing or defending claims arising out of standard form contracts including the FIDIC Suite of Contracts.

Mino majored in law at Seoul National University (LL.B., 2006), after which he passed the Korean Bar Exam in 2006 and qualified as Korean lawyer in 2009. He also received a Master of Laws degree in international arbitration law from Seoul National University in 2012 and a Master of Science degree for Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London in 2018. Mino’s MSc dissertation entitled “The meaning and scope of ‘consequential loss’ exclusion clauses - A comparative law analysis between English law and Korean law” was awarded with a distinction grade. In July 2019, Mino was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.


Hyun is an in-house counsel for the second largest construction firm in Korea (ENR’s rank 2019), GS E&C, and has worked previously for The Korea Development Bank, the development financial institution of Korea. He serves as an Editor of the IBA’s legal journal, Construction Law International. His practice focuses on international construction and international project finance. Hyun, currently, also works as a legal counsel for a joint venture composed of Korean, Japanese and French contractors. Hyun received his J.D. from Korea University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in public policy & administration from Yonsei University. He has been recently admitted to the International LL.M. course at Kyushu University Graduate School of Law (Japanese government’s invitation, Young Leaders’ Program in Law).




Reza P. Topobroto started his legal career as a practice lawyer in 997, after moving to several law firms he had a chance promoted as a Senior Associate in Roosdiono & Partners.  In 2005, he shifted careers to corporate counsel by joining Procter & Gamble as Country Legal Lead. In 2008, Reza was appointed as the Head of Legal for Mondelez (p.k.a Kraft Foods).  In 2012 he joined Microsoft as Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs in charge for Indonesia.  After 7 years in Microsoft, he moved to Indosat Ooredoo in 2019, becoming Senior Legal Advisor to CEO.

Reza was the third President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). He ended his term in 2014 and continues contributions to ICCA through his role on the Supervisory Board. In 2009, he co-founded the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA), In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the APCCA.

In 2015, Reza was given the award of ‘Indonesia In-House Lawyer of the Year 2015’ and ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year 2016’ by Asia Legal Business.   Reza obtained his law degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1997, and his Master of Laws at Monash University, Melbourne in 2003.




Anil a Mediator (accredited in South Asia), Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators and Adjudicator (with AIAC Malaysia); and trained in International Treaty Arbitration, is an Advocate & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993) and also holds a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

In legal practice since 1995 and his Chambers representing parties in the region, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, he has also worked In House, with a International Arbitration practice and started his work life for five-years career as an infantry officer, Singapore Armed Forces. His consultancy also Consults & Administers International Infrastructure & Construction, Trade & Investment Treaty projects and developments; carries out Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services including Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Dispute Boards, Expert Witness & Neutral Evaluator; and Developing Online Dispute Resolution Legal Technologies.

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