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李允貞 律师

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李允貞 律师
李允貞 律师

李允貞律师

T.+82-2-3703-1203 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.yjlee@kimchang.com

Areas of Expertise

Bio

Yoon Jeong Lee began her career as an attorney at Kim & Chang in 1999 and has been an expert in the field of environmental law for the past 25 years. Recently, she has been in charge of ESG work – in particular, environmental and climate change-related matters – within the ESG group of Kim & Chang. Her expertise includes climate change, emission trading, waste management, recycling, resource circulation, chemical control, and water/wastewater management. 

Ms. Lee has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in the field of environmental law every year since 2011. In addition, she currently serves as a legal advisor to the Ministry of Environment, a committee member of the National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commission within the Ministry of Environment, and the vice president of the Korean Environmental Law Association. 

Ms. Lee majored English literature at Seoul National University and completed her graduate studies on environmental law at SOAS, University of London. She passed the 38th Korean bar exam and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1999.

Profile

Experience

Member, Executive Committee, The 20th Seoul International Eco Film Festival (2023)

Member, Korean Academy of Environmental Science (2023-Present)

Outside Director (Chair of the ESG Committee), Samsung Electro-Mechanics (2022-Present) 

Member, Corporate ESG Promotion TF, Korean Bar Association (2021-Present) 

Opening Preparatory Committee Member, Green Hydrogen Forum, Korea Green Foundation (2021-Present) 

Member, National Biodiversity Commission (2020-2022) 

Vice President, Korean Environmental Law Association (2018-Present) 

Member, Seoul Administrative Appeals Commission (2018-Present) 

Member, National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commission (2017-2023) 

Member, Commission on Sustainable Development (2015-2016) 

Member, Statutory Interpretation Deliberation Commission, Ministry of Government Legislation (2014-2017) 

Legal Adviser, Ministry of Environment (2013-2016, 2017-2018, 2021-2022) 

Legal Adviser, Environment Resources Corporation (2007) 

Allen & Overy LLP (2004-2005) 

Kim & Chang (1999-Present) 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Commendation from the President (for Conservation of the Environment, 2022)
  • Leading Practitioner, Expert Guides - Women in Business Law: Environment (Expert Guides, 2022)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Climate Change (Who’s Who Legal, 2021-2023)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2024)
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2019, 2021-2023)

Publications/Activities
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Environment 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Climate Regulation 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
    • A Study on Effective Means to Secure Performance of Duties under the Act on the Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances and the Chemical Control Act (Environmental Law Study, 36-2, Environmental Law Association, 2014) 
    • Analysis of Legal Disputes under EU-ETS (Final Report Commissioned by Ministry of Knowledge Economy’s Policy Research Department, 2011) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Climate Regulation 2009: Korea section (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2009) 
    • Getting the Deal Through - Environment 2007: Korea section (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2007) 
    • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment Law 2007: Korea section (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2007)

Education

    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (LL.M., Environmental Law., 2005)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999)

    College of the Humanities, Seoul National University (B.Lit., 1991)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1999

Languages

Korean and English

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李允貞
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T. +82-2-3703-1203      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Yoon Jeong Lee began her career as an attorney at Kim & Chang in 1999 and has been an expert in the field of environmental law for the past 25 years. Recently, she has been in charge of ESG work – in particular, environmental and climate change-related matters – within the ESG group of Kim & Chang. Her expertise includes climate change, emission trading, waste management, recycling, resource circulation, chemical control, and water/wastewater management. 

Ms. Lee has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in the field of environmental law every year since 2011. In addition, she currently serves as a legal advisor to the Ministry of Environment, a committee member of the National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commission within the Ministry of Environment, and the vice president of the Korean Environmental Law Association. 

Ms. Lee majored English literature at Seoul National University and completed her graduate studies on environmental law at SOAS, University of London. She passed the 38th Korean bar exam and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 1999.






    Member, Executive Committee, The 20th Seoul International Eco Film Festival (2023)

    Member, Korean Academy of Environmental Science (2023-Present)

    Outside Director (Chair of the ESG Committee), Samsung Electro-Mechanics (2022-Present) 

    Member, Corporate ESG Promotion TF, Korean Bar Association (2021-Present) 

    Opening Preparatory Committee Member, Green Hydrogen Forum, Korea Green Foundation (2021-Present) 

    Member, National Biodiversity Commission (2020-2022) 

    Vice President, Korean Environmental Law Association (2018-Present) 

    Member, Seoul Administrative Appeals Commission (2018-Present) 

    Member, National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commission (2017-2023) 

    Member, Commission on Sustainable Development (2015-2016) 

    Member, Statutory Interpretation Deliberation Commission, Ministry of Government Legislation (2014-2017) 

    Legal Adviser, Ministry of Environment (2013-2016, 2017-2018, 2021-2022) 

    Legal Adviser, Environment Resources Corporation (2007) 

    Allen & Overy LLP (2004-2005) 

    Kim & Chang (1999-Present) 






Awards

  •   Commendation from the President (for Conservation of the Environment, 2022)
  •   Leading Practitioner, Expert Guides - Women in Business Law: Environment (Expert Guides, 2022)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Climate Change (Who’s Who Legal, 2021-2023)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2019-2024)
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Environment (Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2019, 2021-2023)

Publications/Activities

  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Environment 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Climate Regulation 2022: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021) 
  •   A Study on Effective Means to Secure Performance of Duties under the Act on the Registration and Evaluation, etc. of Chemical Substances and the Chemical Control Act (Environmental Law Study, 36-2, Environmental Law Association, 2014) 
  •   Analysis of Legal Disputes under EU-ETS (Final Report Commissioned by Ministry of Knowledge Economy’s Policy Research Department, 2011) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Climate Regulation 2009: Korea section (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2009) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Environment 2007: Korea section (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2007) 
  •   The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment Law 2007: Korea section (Co-author, Global Legal Group, 2007)





Education

    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (LL.M., Environmental Law., 2005)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1999)

    College of the Humanities, Seoul National University (B.Lit., 1991)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1999


Languages
  •    Korean and English





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