Jasper Sirny Kim is a U.S-qualified lawyer with legal and investment banking experience in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Educated in the U.S. and England, he received legal training at Harvard Law School (PON, 2005), received his Juris Doctor in Law from Rutgers University and an MSc. (Economic History) from the London School of Economics, as well as double-B.A.'s (Economics, Third World Studies) from the University of California, San Diego. He was in-house legal counsel with the global investment bank of Lehman Brothers (Tokyo), where he worked on various structured cross-border transactions, and thereafter, joined Barclays Capital Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong) as Associate Director of the firm's Debt Capital Markets team.
He has held positions with the United Nations, Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup), and the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). While in Tokyo, he also taught Business Law at Temple University Japan, and has researched and written on issues related to international law and economics while continuing to teach and lecture at various American and international legal and business institutions. His writings have been published widely, including academic journals at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of California. His latest book is entitled Korean Business Law: The Legal Landscape and Beyond (2010) and he has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BBC TV (World News and Asia Business Report), Bloomberg News and The New York Times.