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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Global 2022
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Managing Partner: Dongwoo SEO
Number of partners: 265
Number of all professionals: 700+
Number of International Offices: 8
Languages: Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Burmese

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 and Recent/Impressive Work Highlights:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition/Antitrust
Corporate/M&A
Construction & Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Insurance & Shipping
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade & Anti-Dumping
Labour & Employment
Dispute Resolution
Tax
Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Banking & Finance:
■ Advised Credit Suisse on its financing for The Carlyle Group’s investment in KB Financial Group
■ 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

Capital Markets:
Advised on the IPOs of Kakao Bank, Krafton, SK Biopharmaceuticals, Big Hit Entertainment, Samsung BioLogics, Doosan Bobcat, etc.
■ Advised Republic of Korea on its issuance of Foreign Exchange Equalisation Bonds
■ Advised LG Display on the issuance of Green Bonds

Competition/Antitrust:
Multi-jurisdictional merger filings for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering
■ Represented LG Electronics for the lawsuit filed by Qualcomm for appealing KFTC’s anti-trust fine
■ Represented Tesla Korea on KFTC investigation on consumer protection issue

Corporate & M&A:
Advised Emart Inc on its acquisition of eBay Korea
Advised Delivery Hero on its acquisition of Woowa Brothers
■ Advised Unilever on its acquisition of Carver Korea
■ Advised Tesco PLC on its sale of Homeplus

Intellectual Property:
■ Represented Dongkook Pharm for its patent litigation between Novartis AG on Octreotide
■ 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 batteries
■ Advised on licensing out transactions including Hanmi Pharm’s deal with Sanofi, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim

Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration):
■ Representing the Republic of Korea in high profile ISD suits against Lone Star and Schindler Elevator
■ 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

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
■ Advised 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

Tax:
■ 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.

Offices:  

  • Seoul, South Korea (Centropolis B, 26 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03161, Korea/T.82-2-3404-0000/[email protected])
  • Beijing, China (Room 1003, Building B, Ping’an International Financial Center, No.3, Xinyuan South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing/T.86-10-6461-3650/[email protected])
  • Shanghai, China (Unit 2503, Tower B, Dawning Center No.500, Hongbaoshi Road, Changning District, Shanghai 201103, PRC/T.86-21-6085-2900/[email protected])
  • Hong Kong (Room 205, 2F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong/T.852-2567-0800/[email protected])
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (Korea Desk) (Summitmas I Lt. 16 & 17 Senayan Kebayoran Baru RT.5, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia/T.+62-21-5080-8300/[email protected])
  • Yangon, Myanmar (No. 82, Shin Phyu Shin Avenue, Pyay Road, 6.5 Miles, Ward 11, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Lotte Residence Building)/T.95-1-935-1198/[email protected])
  • Dubai, UAE (Unit #3, Level 8, Gate Village Building 10, DIFC, P.O. Box 121208, Dubai, UAE/T.971-4-236-6935/[email protected])
  • Hanoi, Vietnm (West Tower 2601, Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Cong Vi ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, Vietnam / T.84-24-3232-1233/[email protected])
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Unit 3, 37F, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / T.84-28-38-212-303/[email protected])

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Band
Asia-Pacific Region
Arbitration (International)
1 Department
Department
Arbitration (International)
5
Arbitration (International)
5
Band 5
Japan
Intellectual Property
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Hoo Dong Lee
Hoo Dong Lee
Expertise based abroad in South Korea
North Korea
General Business Law
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
General Business Law
General Business Law
Spotlight Table
Lawyers
Chan Ho Lee
Chan Ho Lee
Expertise based abroad in South Korea
Wook Yoo
Wook Yoo
Expertise based abroad in South Korea
South Korea
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
2
Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Eui Jong Chung
3
Eui Jong Chung
3
Band 3
Ho Jin Kim
3
Ho Jin Kim
3
Band 3
Young Joon Cho
3
Young Joon Cho
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1 Department
5 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1
Capital Markets: Domestic Firms
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Eui Jong Chung
E
Eui Jong Chung
E
Eminent Practitioners
Hee-Gang Shin
1
Hee-Gang Shin
1
Band 1
Jeong-Hoon Lee
3
Jeong-Hoon Lee
3
Band 3
Mi Eun Roh
3
Mi Eun Roh
3
Band 3
3
Seung Il Hong
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
2 Department
8 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
1
Band 1
Corporate/M&A (North Korea)
Corporate/M&A (North Korea)
Spotlight Table
Lawyers
Dong Woo Seo
E
Dong Woo Seo
E
Eminent Practitioners
Ri Bong Han
E
Ri Bong Han
E
Eminent Practitioners
Sungjo Yun
2
Sungjo Yun
2
Band 2
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