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Daewoong LEE Foreign Attorney (Admitted in Virginia)

Daewoong LEE Foreign Attorney
Daewoong LEE Foreign Attorney

Daewoong LEEForeign Attorney (Admitted in Virginia)

T.+82-2-3703-1748 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.daewoong.lee@kimchang.com

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Bio

Daewoong Lee is a foreign attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation and International Construction and Projects practice groups at Kim & Chang. 

He has extensive experience in claims, disputes and contracts in relation to oil & gas, power, infrastructure, industrial and environmental engineering, procurement, construction (“EPC”) projects. Throughout his career, his work has especially been focused on large-scale EPC projects in the Middle East. He also regularly advises clients on a wide range of complex construction contract/law issues, especially in delay and disruption claims. He has represented clients in arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, HKIAC and KCAB rules. 

His experience also includes advising on commercial transactions for construction and energy projects, and he has drafted, reviewed and negotiated related agreements for projects in various jurisdictions around the world, including Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Oman, Bahrain, and Thailand. He also advises overseas investors and clients on industrial, renewable and infrastructure projects in Korea regarding various Korean construction contract and law issues. He has also acted as project counsel in such projects during their execution. 

He often speaks at various construction focused events. His recent speaking engagements include speaking on offshore wind farm projects at a webinar event co-hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Transportation, Industry and Energy, and International Contractors Association of Korea, where he is a registered lecturer, and participating as a panelist during 2019 IBA Annual Conference held in Seoul on construction dispute issues. He has also co-authored the Korean chapter of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Disputes (updated in 2021). 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee was a principal counsel in Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2016. He was based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. from 2012 to 2015. 

Mr. Lee is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2003) and University of Virginia (B.S., 2000). He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2003. 

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2016-Present) 

MENA Regional Counsel, Samsung Engineering Abu Dhabi (UAE) (2012-2015) 

Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. (2007-2016)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Acted for a Korean contractor in an ICC arbitration on a dispute involving construction of a large natural gas pipeline in Qatar. This was one of the largest arbitrations in Korean history with claims in excess of USD 8 billion. The case concluded on a satisfactory settlement for the client. 
  • Represented a joint venture of Korean construction companies in a high-profile LCIA arbitration, regarding disputes arising out of a nuclear power plant construction project in the United Arab Emirates. The claims were in excess of USD 600 million. 
  • Acted for a Korean contractor in a KCAB arbitration against a Swiss equipment provider relating to a dispute arising out of an oil refinery project in Iran. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Construction & Real Estate (Who’s Who Legal, 2022) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Energy (Who’s Who Legal, 2022) 

Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2003)

    University of Virginia (B.S., Finance and Accounting, 2000)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Virginia, 2003

Languages

Korean and English

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Daewoong LEE
Foreign Attorney (Admitted in Virginia)


T. +82-2-3703-1748      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Daewoong Lee is a foreign attorney in the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation and International Construction and Projects practice groups at Kim & Chang. 

He has extensive experience in claims, disputes and contracts in relation to oil & gas, power, infrastructure, industrial and environmental engineering, procurement, construction (“EPC”) projects. Throughout his career, his work has especially been focused on large-scale EPC projects in the Middle East. He also regularly advises clients on a wide range of complex construction contract/law issues, especially in delay and disruption claims. He has represented clients in arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, HKIAC and KCAB rules. 

His experience also includes advising on commercial transactions for construction and energy projects, and he has drafted, reviewed and negotiated related agreements for projects in various jurisdictions around the world, including Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Oman, Bahrain, and Thailand. He also advises overseas investors and clients on industrial, renewable and infrastructure projects in Korea regarding various Korean construction contract and law issues. He has also acted as project counsel in such projects during their execution. 

He often speaks at various construction focused events. His recent speaking engagements include speaking on offshore wind farm projects at a webinar event co-hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Transportation, Industry and Energy, and International Contractors Association of Korea, where he is a registered lecturer, and participating as a panelist during 2019 IBA Annual Conference held in Seoul on construction dispute issues. He has also co-authored the Korean chapter of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Disputes (updated in 2021). 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee was a principal counsel in Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2016. He was based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. from 2012 to 2015. 

Mr. Lee is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2003) and University of Virginia (B.S., 2000). He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2003. 






    Kim & Chang (2016-Present) 

    MENA Regional Counsel, Samsung Engineering Abu Dhabi (UAE) (2012-2015) 

    Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. (2007-2016)






  •   Acted for a Korean contractor in an ICC arbitration on a dispute involving construction of a large natural gas pipeline in Qatar. This was one of the largest arbitrations in Korean history with claims in excess of USD 8 billion. The case concluded on a satisfactory settlement for the client. 
  •   Represented a joint venture of Korean construction companies in a high-profile LCIA arbitration, regarding disputes arising out of a nuclear power plant construction project in the United Arab Emirates. The claims were in excess of USD 600 million. 
  •   Acted for a Korean contractor in a KCAB arbitration against a Swiss equipment provider relating to a dispute arising out of an oil refinery project in Iran. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Construction & Real Estate (Who’s Who Legal, 2022) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Energy (Who’s Who Legal, 2022) 





Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2003)

    University of Virginia (B.S., Finance and Accounting, 2000)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Virginia, 2003


Languages
  •    Korean and English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Construction & Engineering Disputes ,  Litigation