Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
Thomas P. Pinansky, Senior Foreign Attorney (Partner), Barun Law LLC
Mr. Pinansky is the Senior Foreign Attorney at Barun Law LLC. He plays a leading role in the firm’s international practice and advises an extensive number of international and Korean clients on business and legal issues arising in the context of international operations, including international transactions and cross-border disputes.
Mr. Pinansky has been involved in over 80 international arbitration matters, either as an arbitrator or as counsel. He currently serves as a panelist for the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva, Switzerland), and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
Mr. Pinansky also serves as a Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, on the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea and as Special Advisor to the Kiwi Chamber of Commerce in Korea. He served as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, an organization comprised of over 25 American Chambers of Commerce throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.
Mr. Pinansky is also “Of Counsel” to the Maine-based law firm, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP. Prior to moving to Korea, Mr. Pinansky practiced at Vinson & Elkins in Austin, Texas and Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, DC.
1985 University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD)
1981 Harvard College (AB, magna cum laude)
Chaired by Paul Y. Chang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Kim Koo Foundation.
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