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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Managing Partner: Dongwoo SEO

Number of partners: 298

Number of lawyers: 540+

Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese, Burmese and Hindi

Firm Overview:

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (‘BKL’) offers comprehensive services for businesses and investors in global market. A firm of more than 500 lawyers, BKL is able to deliver swift and focused advice in every area of commercial interest. Specialised practice groups regularly advise on a wide span of cross-border transactions for clients, among them many multinational enterprises and investor groups.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets



Construction & Real Estate

Restructuring & Insolvency

Insurance & Shipping

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

International Trade & Anti-Dumping

Labour & Employment

Dispute Resolution


Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Banking & Finance:

■ Advised Macquarie PE on its financing for the acquisition of a stake in LG CNS

■ Advised NH-Amundi Asset Management on its financing for the biomass project in Teesport UK

■ Advised The Export-Import Bank of Korea on its financing for a nuclear power plant in Barakah, UAE

Contact: Eui Jong CHUNG

Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:

■ Advised on the IPOs of SK Biopharmaceuticals, Big Hit Entertainment, Samsung BioLogics, Doosan Bobcat, Celltrion Healthcare, etc.

■ Advised Republic of Korea on its issuance of Foreign Exchange Equalization Bonds

■ Advised LG Display on the issuance of Convertible Bonds

Contact: Hee Gang SHIN

Email: [email protected]


■ Multi-jurisdictional merger filings for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

■ Response to KFTC investigation on HSBC for the alleged foreign exchange swap collusion

■ Represented LG Electronics for the lawsuit filed by Qualcomm for appealing KFTC’s anti-trust fine

Contact: Seong Un YUN

Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:

■ Advised Delivery Hero on its acquisition of Woowa Brothers

■ Advised Korea Development Bank on its sale of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

■ Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea

■ Advised Tesco PLC on its sale of Homeplus

Contact: Joonki YI

Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:

■ Represented Dongkook Pharm for its patent litigation between Novartis AG (Swiss pharmaceutical company) on Octreotide (drug for acromegaly)

■ Represented Lotte Confectionery for its trademark infringement litigation filed by Ezaki Glico over a look-alike product

■ Represented LG Chem for its trade secret dispute between SK Innovation on issues related to electric-vehicle (EV) batteries

■ Advised on licensing out transactions including Hanmi Pharm’s deal with Sanofi, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim

Contact: Kijoong KANG

Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration):

■ Represented KEPCO in a landmark LCIA case on a nuclear power plant project in the UAE

■ Represented Hyundai Oilbank in a 18-yearlong post M&A dispute against Hanwha Energy (currently known as Incheon Oil)

■ Represented Berjaya Group for Securing Damages from the Suspended Construction of a Jeju Yerae Residential Resort Complex

Contact: Byoungha JEON, Tony Dongwook KANG

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:

■ Advised on the establishment of Lotte REIT for its IPO and listing, marking the first REIT deal in Korea with an overseas offering

■ Advising Merlin Entertainment on the development of Legoland Korea, the first-ever global theme park construction project in Korea

■ Advised Korea Land & Housing Corporation on the South Saad Al Abdullah New Town Development Project in Kuwait

■ Advised Hanwha Engineering & Construction on its Bismayah New City Development Project in Iraq

Contact: Gun Chul DO

Email: [email protected]


■ Defended KORAIL against tax authorities in a lawsuit over the deductibility of compensation expenses associated with Yongsan Development Project, the biggest real estate development project in Korean history

■ Representing Bank of China in the corporate tax litigation over the issue of interest income

■ Provided general tax advisory services to multinational companies on their starting business in Korea such as UberEats,Tesla, Philip Morris, etc.

Contact: Seog Kyoo KANG

Email: [email protected]


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Total 39 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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