Lee & Ko

Tax Department

South Korea
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Lee & Ko’s Tax Practice Group provides our valued clients with a full range of services in all areas of Korean tax law, including corporate and individual income tax, VAT, international tax, inheritance & gift tax, and local taxes. Some of the key industry sectors that we serve include Real Estate & Construction, TMT/Technology & Software, Ship Building, Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, and Infrastructure.

Our Tax Practice Group provides our clients with timely, effective, and practical solutions for their most complex tax challenges, including tax audit defense, tax appeal and litigation. We have a distinguished track record of successfully handling the most leading tax issues for our clients, including recent cases involving beneficial ownership under international tax treaties and real estate transfer taxes. Our Tax Practice Group is also renowned for our expertise in tax consulting and advisory services, including transfer pricing, M&A transactions, inbound and outbound structuring, tax rulings, and legislative consulting.

Our Practice Group consists of the finest tax professionals, including Korean and foreign attorneys, CPAs, and former senior government officials. We have over 90 tax professionals and include experts who previously worked as Korean Supreme Court Tax Research Judges, Tax Tribunal judges, ex-NTS officers, as well as international tax lawyers and other specialists, many with extensive experience at top-tier law firms and accounting firms.


Ma, Ok Hyun (Head of Department)

Shim, Jay (Head of Department)

Chang, Yeon Ho

Cho, Tae Bok

Jang, Soon Nam

Kim, Kyung Tae

Kim, Sung Hwan

Kwon, Tom

Lee, In Su

Park, Young Uk

Son, Byeong Jun


ADT Caps

Intellectual Ventures

LG International

Lotte Property & Development



Saint Gobain


SK Telecom


Banking & Financial Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing



Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate & Construction

Ship Building

TMT/Technology & Software