Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Corporate/M&A Department

South Korea
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BKL has one of the largest corporate practices in Korea, with over 100 attorneys devoted to corporate transactions, and many additional professionals ready to advise on adjacent regulatory, tax and other issues. With extensive experience in all areas of investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance, BKL offers an unsurpassed level of expertise hewing to international standards, combined with an agile, pragmatic approach to the many tasks and issues that accompany commercial transactions in Korea.

We advise a wide variety of clients in our corporate practice. They include many firms based in the U.S., Europe and across Asia, and range from Fortune 100 multinationals to high-growth companies and venture capital enterprises, and manufacturers and technology companies as well as financial institutions and private equity groups. Every client can expect a sensible, yet seamless and comprehensive, approach to covering the full legal agenda for each matter.

Our core M&A group of 30 partners and senior associates, many of whom have over a decade of intensive deal experience, is consistently ranked among the top Korean practices in the M&A field, by Chambers Global and other peer- and client-assessed law firm rankings. The practice group offers sophisticated advice covering all stages of a stock or asset acquisition, including deal structuring, due diligence review, negotiation, documentation and closing.


Seo, Dong Woo (Head of Department)

Yi, Joonki (Head of Department)

Cho, Sungmin

Han, Ri Bong

Jo, Jung Min

Kang, Han

Kim, Mok H.

Kim, Mok Hong

Lee, Byoung Ki

Lee, Byoung-Ki

Lee, Chan Ho

Lee, Keunbyung (KB)

Lee, Oh Ryung

Lee, Seung Yo

Yang, Minwoon

Yang, Sky (Sih kyoung)

Yi, Joon Ki

Yoo, Wook

Yun, Sungjo

Yun, Sungjo


Affinity Equity Partners

Carlyle Group

Hana Financial Group

IMM Private Equity

LG (LG Electronics, LG Display, LG Innotek, LG Ehcmical etc)

Macquarie Capital

Nissan Korea

Qingdao Doublestar Co., Ltd.

Samsung (Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDS, Samsung C&T etc)



Automobiles & Parts


Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing


Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Industrial Engineering



Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate


Software & Computer Services



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