Biography

Grace Fremlin

Women’s Leadership Committee Chair

Grace Parke Fremlin is a partner based in K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C. office, and is a member of the corporate, finance and IP groups with extensive experience with regulatory and policy issues.

Ms. Fremlin concentrates her practice in cross-border Greenfields Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and M&A transactions which was in vogue with the Japanese companies in the 1980s, and more recently with the Korean and Chinese companies and is even more in vogue with the Trump Administration. Following the global investment flows, Ms. Fremlin’s legal experience encompasses multiple legal specialties and industries.

Ms. Fremlin focused on commercial loans, corporate formations, and US inbound FDI from Japan in banking, manufacturing, construction and real estate industries. Then, on US outbound FDI into China in industrial, automotive and land development, then again on US inbound FDI from Korea in the automotive, technology and consumer goods industries. Ms. Fremlin has practiced in California, Washington DC, Hong Kong and New York before returning to her practice in Washington DC.

In addition to handling commercial, corporate and real estate deals, Ms. Fremlin also leads or coordinates finance, regulatory, international trade policy and IP issues and litigation. For the automotive industry, she advises global distribution, procurement, and supply contracts. For the automotive, real estate, construction, energy, tech sectors, she advises on international distribution, Asia sourcing and procurement, cross-border supply contracts, corporate and tax structuring, market entry and exit issues, corporate governance, financing arrangements, and regulatory compliance. For sovereign governments and businesses, she has coordinated investment and trade policy and US government relations.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Fremlin was a partner in a Washington, D.C.-headquartered international AmLaw 100 law firm, where she was the founder and co-chair of the Korea Practice. Before that, she was a partner in another AmLaw 100 law firm where she was the chair of the firm’s Asia Practice.

Contact Information

Grace Fremlin
Partner
K&L Gates LLP

grace.fremlin@klgates.com