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(J.D., M.B.A, M.P.A, CAMS, Lawyer, States of Ohio and Indiana in the United States, Republic of Palau, American Bar Association).
Kenneth Barden is an attorney with over 26 years of experience in the practice of law in the United States. He has over twenty years of experience in public administration representing various governments and public entities. For most of the past ten years, his work has concentrated on issues concerning international and economic development. His practice focuses on business and corporate law, corporate governance, contract issues, construction/ infrastructure as well as matters related to public finance, administrative reform and economic development.
Mr. Barden is a world class expert in international development projects, related to business and economic development issues having advised to World Bank, IFC, ADB and various developing countries’ governments including Vietnam. He was a legal advisor to the United Nations Development Program International Law Resource Unit as part of a review of Vietnam’s draft foreign investment laws. He recently served as an advisor on a World Bank-funded project to develop the business regulatory environment for East Timor.
Mr. Barden has considerable experience in construction law having served as counsel on a number of large construction projects. He advised on several municipalities in the United States on road construction projects, water and wastewater treatment plants, a baseball stadium, and several building constructions.
Mr. Barden has worked on a number of international development projects, related to business and economic development issues. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and various donor agencies. He was a legal advisor to the United Nations Development Program International Law Resource Unit as part of a review of Vietnam’s draft foreign investment laws. He recently served as an advisor on a World Bank-funded project to develop the business regulatory environment for Timor Leste.
On contractual issues, Mr. Barden has drafted and advised clients on various issues related to the contracting process, from conception to development of specifications to procurement, as well as joint venture contracts, shareholder agreements, sale and purchase, agency, manufacturing and distribution contracts.
Mr. Barden has together with Ms Trinh Nguyen of TNP worked on a number of projects that TNP has been engaged where he provides consulting opinion on international aspects of these projects and matters.
• Bachelor of Art in Political Science (University of Indianapolis) 1977
• Juris Doctorate (Indiana University) 1981
• Master in Public Administration (Trinity College and University - Spain) 2004
• Master of Business Administration (American Management and Business Administration Institute) 2004
Professional Affiliations and Admissions:
• Admitted to practise before the Supreme Court of the United States
• American Bar Association
• Indiana Bar
• Ohio Bar
• Palau Bar Association
• Author of numerous articles concerning legal developments in the Asia and Pacific region
• Presenter at several workshops on contracting and other issues related to business law
• Delegate to Second Joint U.S. – Soviet Conference on Joint Ventures, 1988