Shin & Kim

Tong-Gun Lee

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Mr. Tong-Gun Lee is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Lee’s practice focuses on inbound and outbound M&As, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Mr. Lee has been a major player in the most notable M&A transactions over the years. He has also advised on high-profile hostile takeover litigation and disputes. His vast experience in friendly and hostile M&A transactions and disputes has earned him a reputation as a top-notch, “go-to” M&A attorney for sophisticated documentation and brilliant negotiation.


Partner, Shin & Kim; Member,Coordinating Committee for the Creditor Financial Institutions (2009); Lecturer, Judicial Research & Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea (2008-present) International Lawyer, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York (2006-07).

Professional Memberships

Korean Bar


The Private Equity Review (8th edition) Part II, Investing - "Korea" chapter, Law Business Research, 2019; Issues Relating to Shareholders Agreement – Mainly From a Drafting Point of View, BFL Vol. 67, September 2014; Putting the squeeze on shareholders, Asialaw Korea Annual Review, 2013; Putting on the squeeze, IFLR, November 2012.


Stanford Law School, Stanford, U.S.A. (LL.M., 2006); Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Administration (Certificate of Completion, 2001); Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1995).