The Business Time's asked ASEAN Plus Group to comment for a piece on inter-Korean reconciliation. Partner CHOI Seon Ae from the HR/Employment team provided most of the information relayed recently in Singapore's business journal: "While everyone understands that reconciliation can end abruptly, we at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and our Korean ASEAN Plus Group partner DR & AJU are optimistic that reconciliation will impact businesses positively, especially on investments into Korea. Over 90% of the South Korean businesspeople formerly in the North’s Kaesong Industrial Complex are willing to return. Amid rumours that Korea’s chaebols are planning development projects in the North, Korean construction share prices and real estate prices in the border region Paju, South Korea, are rising. Investors no longer see Paju as risky, rather likely to experience rapid development as inter-Korean opportunities arise."
"Hope for the best but prepare for the worst," The Business Times, May 7, 2018