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Jun 15, 2018 08:15 PM
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The Lawyer Who Helped Firms Invest in North Korea

This undated picture was released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 26.
This undated picture was released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 26.

When news broke that U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were going to meet, Singaporean lawyer Kelvin Chia said he began receiving inquires from around the world about investment opportunities in the reclusive country.

Chia’s law firm, located in Singapore’s central business area, was one of only three foreign-funded law agencies allowed to operate in North Korea, but pulled out due to United Nations sanctions led by the U.S.

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