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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2021

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Managing Partners: Jae Hoon Kim
Number of partners: 300 Number of lawyers: 642
Languages:Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian

Firm Overview:
Korea’s premier full-service law firm. Lee & Ko’s practice groups are consistently ranked among the top in each field of practice by leading Korean and international professional publications. Main Areas of Practice:
Anti-Corruption & Regulatory
Compliance Antitrust & Competition
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
Capital Markets & Securities
Corporate & M&A
Corporate Governance
Customs
Energy
Environment
Foreign Direct Investment
Health Care & Life Science
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade
Labour & Employment
Litigation
Maritime & Shipping
Overseas Investment
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Privatisation
Product Liability
Real Estate & Construction
Regulatory & Compliance
Tax
Technology, Media & IT
White-Collar Crime

Competition/Antitrust:
Representing a global auto parts company in the cartel investigation of price-fixing and bid-rigging, the subsequent administrative appeal and criminal investigations
■ Representing a Korean no.1 portal company in the (i) KFTC’s probe of abuse of dominance and unfair trade practice allegations involving its various online platforms and (ii) KFTC’s investigation on intentionally omitting to report affiliates and the subsequent criminal prosecution
Contact: Hwan Jeong
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
Representation of the Korea Development Bank on its urgent financing of KRW 1.2 trillion Key Industry Stabilization Fund for Korean Air
■ Representation of a syndication consisting of Samsung Securities, KB Securities Co., Ltd., etc. on its KRW1,580,000,000,000 financing for the acquisition of Daesung Industrial Gases by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Contacts: Woo Young Jung, Yeo Kyoon Yoon
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Representation of the Republic of Korea on its offering of €700,000,000 zero coupon notes due 2025 and US$625,000,000 1.000% notes due 2030
■ Provision full legal service for Gen2 (Hong Kong); The first listing of Hong Kong company on Korean market, which operates its actual business in Hong Kong and not a holding company for PRC subsidiary. For this purpose KDR was used as IPO method
Contact:
Hyunjoo Oh
Email:
[email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
Representation of Hahn & Company in its acquisition of in-flight catering and duty-free business of Korean Air (KRW 1 trillion)
■ Representation of SK Engineering & Construction in its acquisition of EMC Holdings (KRW 1 trillion)
Contact: Hyun Tae Kim
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Representing the Republic of Korea in two high-profile ISDS cases brought by global investment companies
■ Representing the chairman and CEO of a Korean conglomerate in two separate ICC arbitrations brought by foreign shareholders
Contacts: Sungwoo (Sean) Lim, Robert W Wachter
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Employment & Labour:
■ Successful representation of the largest insurance claim adjuster company in Korea against cases filed by its on-site insurance inspector/agents, claiming for employee status and resulting statutory severance payments
■ Ongoing legal advisory support for a US-based, multinational computer technology corporation in employment, compliance, labour union, and government relations matters
Contacts: Sang Hoon Lee, Chang Soo Jin
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Tax & Customs:
■ Successful representation of a global IT company at the Seoul Administrative Court persuading the court to overturn the tax authorities’ (the ‘NTS’) denial of the company’s tax refund request
■ Successful representation of a global OLED company at the Seoul Administrative Court persuading the court to rule that an Irish company should be considered as the beneficial owner of the domestic source income and to cancel the NTS’ additional tax assessment of withholding tax
Contacts: Jay Shim, Ok Hyun Ma
Emails:
[email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■ Representation of Viiv Healthcare (Joint Venture created by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline) and Shionogi against Gilead Sciences in a global patent infringement lawsuit involving a AIDS treatment (HIV integrase inhibitor) in the United States, Canada, EU, Australia, and Japan
■ Representation of ERICSSON-LG, a global mobile communication equipment company, in a patent infringement lawsuit involving LTE technologies in MU-MIMO (multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output) antenna
Contacts: Hwan Sung Park, Tae Hyung Kim
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

International Work:
The firm represents Korean and foreign clients in numerous cross-border transactions and matters across all practice areas.

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 High Net Worth 2020 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 9 contributions

Law and Practice

Tax Controversy 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Jay Shim, Sung-Hyun Ryu, Jung-Ho Ryu

Trends and Developments

Transfer Pricing 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Steve Kim, Jay Shim, Sunghan Park

Law and Practice

Transfer Pricing 2021 in South Korea

Authors: Steve Kim, Jay Shim, Sunghan Park

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Banking & Finance
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Competition/Antitrust
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Corporate/M&A
Band 1
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Band 2
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Band 1

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Banking & Finance


Woo Young Jung
Eminent Practitioners
Yeo Kyoon Yoon
Band 3
Yong-Jae Chang
Band 2

Capital Markets


Hyun Joo Oh
Band 1
Won Sik Choo
Band 3

Top Ranked Lawyers

Senior Statespeople
Kyu Wha LeeCorporate/M&A
Eminent Practitioners
Woo Young JungBanking & Finance
Won Seok KoDispute Resolution: Litigation
Yong Seok ParkDispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime
Jae-Hoon KimIntellectual Property
Woo Young JungShipping: Finance
Band 1
Hyun Joo OhCapital Markets
Yong-Seok AhnCompetition/Antitrust
Sang Gon KimCorporate/M&A
Robert WachterDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Young-Mo KwonIntellectual Property
Hun KoProjects & Energy
Wan Shik LeeRestructuring/Insolvency
Kwang Bae ParkTechnology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Band 2
Yong-Jae ChangBanking & Finance
Jin-Hong KwonCapital Markets: Securitisation

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Hanjin Building

63 Namdaemun-ro

Jung-gu

Seoul

Seoul

South Korea

04532

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