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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Managing Partner: Sung Jin KIM
Number of partners: 217
Number of lawyers: 506
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 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, United Arab Emirates
■ 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 Korea Water Resources Corporation on its first issuance of ‘Water Bond’ out of Asia
■ Advised on the issuance of Global Depositary Receipts of Kakao Corp
Contact: Hee Gang SHIN
Email: [email protected]

■ Represented major multiplex cinema operators in dispute over distribution of free movie tickets
■ Representing Apple in the lawsuit filed by Qualcomm to cancel KFTC’s corrective measures against Qualcomm’s abuse of its dominant position inpatent licensing
■ Represented LG UPLUS against the merger between SK Telecom and CJ HelloVision
Contact: Yunsoo KIM
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
■ Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea
■ Advised Samsung Electronics on the sale of its printing business to HP
■ Advised Tesco PLC on its sale of Homeplus to MBK Partners Consortium
Contact: Byoung-Ki LEE
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Advised on licensing out transactions including Hanmi Pharm’s deal with Sanofi, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim and Kolon Life Science with Mitsubishi Tanabe
■ Represented Korean company N in a patent infringement lawsuit over ATM products between US company D
■ Served as the official legal counsel for The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic & 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 & Housing Corporation on the South Saad Al Abdullah New Town Development Project in Kuwait
■ Advised Korean asset management company A on its investment in overseas real estate (Australia, US, Germany)
■ 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 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]


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