In 1997, Maurice Lynch and Munh-Orgil Tsend (Harvard Law School LLM 1996) founded the law firm of Munh-Orgil, Idesh & Lynch in Ulaanbaatar as a Mongolian limited liability company. In 2004, the firm established an office in Washington DC to facilitate Mongolia-related transactions involving companies in North America and to provide direct access to international organizations and government agencies located in the DC area.
In 2000, Munh-Orgil withdrew from the firm to pursue a career in government service and as member of the Mongolian Parliament. Daniel Mahoney became a partner in that year and the firm continued under the name Lynch & Mahoney. In January of 2012, Lynch & Mahoney was dissolved. Maurice Lynch has continued his Mongolian practice in Washington DC under the name Maurice Lynch & Associates PLLC.
Lynch & Associates advises and assists companies doing business in Mongolia, including advice in respect of Mongolian laws and regulations that may affect such activities, compliance with these laws and regulations, and advice and assistance in dealing with the ministries and agencies of the government of Mongolia (as well as local authorities) that are responsible for implementing such laws and regulations. Mr Lynch has extensive experience globally in advising and assisting companies in structuring and financing mining ventures. The firm also advises and assists clients in establishing Mongolian business entities and in acquiring interests in Mongolian companies.
Mr. Lynch received his Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree, with honors, from Harvard University and his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Harvard University Law School. He has more than 30 years experience as a corporate transactional lawyer, including advising and assisting international mining companies in structuring exploration and development and joint venture agreements as well as the funding of such activities through the public and private financial markets, and in arranging for the listing of publicly traded securities on major stock exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Mr. Lynch was formerly a partner in the New York City law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller and Of Counsel in the Washington DC office of Davis, Graham & Stubbs. He is a member of the bars of New York State, the District of Columbia, and an associate member of the Commonwealth of Virginia bar. He is also a member of the International Law, Business Law and Natural Resources Law Sections of the American Bar Association, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
In 2000, Mr. Lynch founded the American Mongolian Business Group (AMBG), a non-governmental organization based in Ulaanbaatar that provided a forum for foreign companies and NGOs operating in Mongolia and worked closely with the US Embassy and other organizations to monitor developments that affect such companies and NGOs. The AMBG later evolved into what is now called the Business Council of Mongolia.