John Kim

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

John Kim

John Kim


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John Kim is a partner in our global business group based in Canada, Singapore and Korea. He advises clients in FinTech and technology, venture capital, private equity, energy, oil and gas, and engineering and construction.

John is a leader in the firm for projects relating to blockchain technology and digital assets and advises clients working on industry-defining blockchain and cryptocurrency ventures. He is a regular speaker on the subject at conferences and is often asked to present to investors interested in this nascent sector.

John worked as an investment banker with a major advisory firm in Seoul and has experience as a foreign attorney in Tokyo. In addition to his legal practice, John currently teaches at the University of British Columbia School of Law.

Professional experience

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LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1999
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1994
  • British Columbia 2004
  • International Financial Law Review 1000, Canada: Real Estate Acquisitions, 2020
  • President and CEO, Canada Korea Business Association
  • Adjunct professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law



Blockchain, FinTech law and regulation

Thought leadership | June 25, 2018