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Reservations now opened for 2016 seminars and closed-door briefings - contact HK&A for further details ...

HKAs strict policy precludes undertaking, or discussing the possibility of undertaking, work, assistance, representation or consultation of any kind, directly or indirectly for or on behalf of any individual, corporation or other private sector or public sector entity (Party) that seeks or attempts to violate or otherwise unlawfully circumvent any restrictions which may apply to such Party or any other Party, under applicable national law of that Party's state and/or the laws of another state.  These include but are not limited to, national security restrictions, export and import controls and international treaties, as well as both state-applied and internationally-applied sanctions regimes. It is the responsibility of clients and potential clients to ensure compliance with their domestic and international legal obligations. Continued communication with HK&A constitutes both an acknowledgment and acceptance of this continuing policy and a binding and continuing warranty and commitment by the sender to HK&A to the effect that no such activity is attempted or otherwise involved, whether directly or indirectly. HK&A conducts thorough background checks, through various means, on all potential clients, in order to identify any possible and credible indications of actual or attempted fraudulent activity, or activity otherwise in contravention of the above national and international laws and obligations.

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Welcome to HAY, KALB & ASSOCIATES


HAY, KALB & ASSOCIATES ("HK&A") is a unique multi-disciplinary law firm, business consulting and accounting practice established to assist foreign companies and Non-Governmental Organizations ("NGOs") in the challenging task of doing business in or with North Korea (officially known as the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" -- or "DPRK").

With its experienced lawyers and support staff, and its multilingual foreign Principal, HK&A, which is located in the Central Business District of the capital, Pyongyang, in close proximity to all major hotels, is uniquely placed as the not just the first, but the only multidisciplinary practice in the entire country, offering to foreign clients not only ground-breaking legal services, but also extensive business consulting as well as an accounting service.

Unique?

There are a number of bodies specializing in North Korea -- but the vast majority are academic institutions or "think-tanks" ... 

... only a handful of businesses offering advice on North Korea, ranging from tourist travel to consulting to business group visits. One or two very good at what they do -- and recommended on this site ... 

... but only one company that, in a service devoted exclusively to business dealings with North Korea, offers the unique combination of:

  • Over 25 years of international legal and business experience involving Korea ...
  • Thousands of hours experience in international business transactions ...
  • Korean language skills ...
  • Thousands of hours in business negotiations with the DPRK ...

  • all backed by ...

    ... a truly unique team comprising foreign and DPRK and foreign lawyers, paralegals, interns, accountants, support staff and others.

Only one.

Unique ? To find out more about what makes HAY, KALB & ASSOCIATES so special please click here



Tips, Truths & Myths

PLEASE CHECK HERE OFTEN FOR REGULARLY UPDATED FREE TIPS AND FACTS ABOUT THE DPRK - MOST OF WHICH YOU WILL NEVER SEE IN THE MEDIA.

FACTS: BECAUSE WE ARE ON THE GROUND THERE.

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*** TIPS 1, 2 & 3 - Memorize ! ***

Tip #1: There is no such thing, person or entity as an 'expert' on North Korea, no matter how prestigious their background. That applies to HK&A also.

Tip #2: If you meet someone who calls themself a North Korea expert .... run - fast.

Tip #3: The best you can get is those with "experience" - sometimes a great deal - but usually not.

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Myth #1:There are no traffic lights or traffic jams in the DPRK.

Fact #1: Pyongyang is perhaps the safest capital city in the world, in terms of crime, for both adults and children, locals and foreigners.

Myth #2:  All those huge high-rise buildings you see on documentaries are 'uninhabited', and empty shells, put up for show. Total myth.

Tip #4:  Identifying -- before you go into the DPRK -- the correct DPRK entity with which to deal is critical to the success of your visit. It is a fundamental aspect of the preparation required on both sides for your visit. Failure to do so may produce, unintentionally, a 'mismatch' and result in you and your company never actually getting the level, quality and depth of introductions to which you otherwise would have had access.


Tip #5:  The nurturing of mutual trust with the DPRK is a sometimes painstaking, frequently immensely enjoyable, experience, which takes time. The loss of trust, however, can occur with spectacular rapidity. Discretion is the key, both in your preparations for entry and once you are there. Avoid fanfare.


Fact #2:  Air Koryo is the national carrier. It offers business and economy class. A common route, for several reasons, is the Beijing--Pyongyang route, with the flight time around 1 hour and 40 minutes.


Myth #3:  Americans cannot under any circumstances whatsoever travel to the DPRK.


Fact #3:  The DPRK has a surprisingly sophisticated framework of foreign investment and related legislation in place, with dozens of laws and regulations covering numerous aspects of foreign business activity, including a revised dispute resolution law.


Myth #4:  A foreign company cannot win in the courts or arbitral tribunals of the DPRK in a business dispute with a DPRK entity. Myth. HK&A speaks from direct experience.


For further info please click here: info@haykalb.com


 
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*** NORTH KOREA BRIEFINGS SCHEDULE ***

Michael A. Hay, Founder and Principal of HK&A, is soon beginning his next series of international "North Korea Briefings" and seminars worldwide, visiting Europe, Asia and North America.

Both public forum seminars and private, closed-door corporate/non-corporate seminars and briefings are available.

With dates limited and fixed well in advance, take this opportunity to book now and receive early-bird discounts.

For further information, please contact info@haykalb.com



 


Sampling of Past Industries/Specialties

Aviation, Civil Energy, Hotel & Hospitality Industry, Mining, Minerals & Other Natural Resources, Alternative Energy and Energy-Saving Projects, Transportation and Infrastructure, Commercial Retail Projects, Regulatory & Compliance, Insurance, Due Diligence, Alternative Dispute Resolution including Arbitration and Mediation, Trademark Claims, Infrastructure Projects, Telecommunications 

Hay, Kalb & Associates can assist you with doing business in North Korea


  MAIN OFFICE:

Pyongyang Hotel Suite 313, Sungri Boulevard, Otandong, Central District, Pyongyang, DPR Korea

Tel: + 8502-341-2365 Ext. 313     Fax: + 8502-381-5827


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