September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
Open for business? Law and litigation in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.65
by nknews_hq on 2018-09-06 21:22:52
Open for business? Law and litigation in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.65
Michael Hay discusses his time running a law firm in Pyongyang — and prospects for the future
April 2nd, 2019

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is such a thing as rule of law in North Korea, with lawyers, litigation, mitigation, and other familiar proceedings.

In fact, Mike Hay argues that the North takes law very seriously when it comes to foreign businesses operating in country in order to create more hospitable environment for foreign investment.

This week on the podcast, we sat down with Mike about his law practice in Pyongyang, his years living in the country, and why he is optimistic about the future in North Korea.

Mike Hay is a lawyer who, in 2004, moved to Pyongyang to start the country’s first and only international law firm. He now heads the DPRK team at HMP Law in Seoul.

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interview with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.

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