Ted concentrates his practice in foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, post-acquisition integration, contractual matters and general corporate counselling for multinational companies as well as claims and disputes arising from overseas construction projects of Korean construction companies.

As a corporate lawyer, Ted has extensive experience in representing numerous companies including major Korean auto manufacturing companies in a wide variety of cross-border transactions including direct investment, acquisition, and joint venture. He also provides general corporate counselling including, but not limited to, the development and implementation of a global corporate compliance program for multinational companies.

He also brings a strong track record in investment and operational structuring from an international tax perspective as well as international trade practice for companies across a wide spectrum of industries and jurisdictions from emerging enterprises to major multinationals.

Before joining DLA Piper, Ted worked as the Head of International Legal Affairs at Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Co., Ltd. He managed over fifty on-going overseas projects, including petroleum refinery, power plant, infrastructure and civil works, administering over their respective construction schedules, potential delays and catch-up plans, claims and possible legal disputes with project owners and/or subcontractors.

Ted also worked at a prominent law firm in Seoul as foreign legal counsel advising on multijurisdictional and multi-disciplined investment projects and matters involving corporate formation, corporate governance, foreign exchange controls, transaction taxes and import duties, among others.

He has also undertaken numerous international expansion and mergers and acquisition projects for multinational companies focusing on deal structuring, transfer pricing strategies and international trade issues from both KPMG US and Korea.