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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Managing Partner: Sung Jin KIM
Number of partners: 261
Number of lawyers: 527
Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Urdu

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 the firm’s clients, among them many multinational enterprises and investor groups.


Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
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
■ Advised Kakao Bank Consortium on obtaining approval for its internet-only banking
Contact: Eui Jong CHUNG
Email:
[email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Advised on the IPOs of Samsung BioLogics, Doosan Bobcat, Celltrion Healthcare, etc.
■ Advised Republic of Korea on its first issuance of Foreign Exchange Equalization Bonds
■ Advised on the issuance of Global Depositary Receipts of Kakao Corp
Contact: Hee Gang SHIN
Email: [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust:
Representing Apple in the lawsuit filed by Qualcomm to cancel KFTC’s corrective measures against Qualcomm’s abuse of its dominant position in patent licensing
■ Represented Nichicon in response to KFTC’s international cartel investigation
■ Merger Filing with KFTC in relation to JV establishment between BMW and Daimler
Contact: Keumseok OH
Email:
[email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
■ Advised Affinity Equity Partners in its investment in Korean retail giant, Shinsegae
■ Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea
■ Advised Tesco PLC on its sale of Homeplus
Contact: Sky YANG 
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■ Advised on licensing out transactions including Hanmi Pharm’s deal with Sanofi, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim
■ Represented Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Apple in a lawsuit over Qualcomm’s abusive SEP licensing practice
■ Served as the official legal counsel for The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Contact: Jihyun KIM
Email: [email protected]

International Arbitration:
Defending the Republic of Korea government against claims brought by Lone Star Funds under the Korea-Belgium/ Luxembourg BIT
■ Represented Lotte E&C in a SIAC arbitration related to the Hyatt Regency Hotel project in Mongolia
■ Represented KEPCO in a large dispute on a nuclear power plant project in the UAE
Contact: John P Bang
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Advised Korea Land and Housing Corporation on the South Saad Al Abdullah New Town Development Project in Kuwait
■ Advised Samsung SRA, CBRE, etc. on the investment to the real estate in prime locations around the globe (Australia, Germany, etc.)
■ Advised Hanwha Engineering and Construction on its Bismayah New City Development Project in Iraq
Contact: Gun Chul DO
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
■ Defended KORAIL against tax authorities in a lawsuit concerning a refund for corporate income tax in connection with the biggest real estate development project in Korean history
■ Represented KT Corp. in a lawsuit seeking a refund of VAT on mobile phone subsidies
■ Provided general tax advisory services to multinational companies on their starting business in Korea such as UberEats, Tesla, Philip Morris, etc.
Contact: Il Young CHO
Email: [email protected]


Practice Areas
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Markets
- Competition/Antitrust
- Corporate/M&A
- Construction & Real Estate
- Corporate Rehabilitation & Bankruptcy
- Insurance & Shipping
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- International Trade & Anti-Dumping
- Labour & Employment
- Litigation
- Tax
- Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Contributions

Total 5 contributions

Outsourcing 2019 Second Edition Law and Practice in South Korea

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Alternative Funds 2019 Law and Practice in South Korea

Dongwook Kang, Seung-Wan Chae, Chris Kim, Maria Chang

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White-Collar Crime 2019 Law and Practice in South Korea

Seungsup Lee, Kyung Hoon Lee, Jinwook Song, Jun Ki Park

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 25 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Summary of Amendments to the Foreign Exchange Transactions Regulation Effective January 1, 2019

Sky (Sih kyoung) Yang, Dae Shik SHIN, David Soohyun JOO

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Korean telecom regulatory framework modified

Kwang Hyun Ryoo, Sangjik Lee, Joon Yong Park

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Korea to impose VAT on range of inbound direct-to-consumer connected services

Tae Kyoon Kim, Maria Chang, Seung-Wan Chae

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