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Hemi LEE Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1672 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Hemi LEE Attorney
Hemi LEE Attorney

Hemi LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1672 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.hemi.lee@kimchang.com

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Hemi Lee is a senior attorney in the firm’s Antitrust & Competition and Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance Practices.

Since 2008, Ms. Lee has been counseling a broad range of international and domestic corporate clients in highly sensitive internal and high profile government investigations relating to antitrust and anti-bribery issues. Seasoned in a diverse array of antitrust and competition law issues, she is particularly known for her expertise and experience with abuse of market dominance, cartels, unfair trade practices and merger controls. 

While Ms. Lee has advised clients in a diverse array of industries, she has extensive experience in helping multinational and domestic clients in the healthcare and IT industries.

In addition to her experience in Korea, Ms. Lee was a visiting attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in 2014, and a research fellow at the American Antitrust Institute in 2014 and in 2015.

Ms. Lee received her law degree from Seoul National University's College of Law in 2006 and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2008.

Profile

Experience

American Antitrust Institute (2014-2015)

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Washington D.C. (2014)

Kim & Chang (2008-Present)

Representative Mattersshow

Abuse of Dominance
 
  • Represented a global mobile technology company in a court appeal against the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)'s abuse of dominance decision. 
  • Represented a global enterprise software company in the KFTC’s investigation on abuse of dominance.
  • Advised various multinational IT and pharmaceutical companies in the KFTC's survey of abuse of IP rights. 
 
International & Domestic Cartels
 
  • Represented a global commercial bank in the KFTC’s international cartel case investigation. 
  • Represented a global airline company in the KFTC’s international cartel case investigation and subsequent appeal litigations. 
  • Represented a cement manufacturer in the KFTC’s cartel investigation on market share and price fixing and subsequent appeal litigations. 
 
Unfair Trade Practices
 
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in the KFTC's investigation of unfair inducement of customers and subsequent appeal litigations. 
  • Represented a global luxury brand in the KFTC's investigation of unfair trade practices. 
  • Represented a global IT company in dispute with a domestic distributor. 
 
Merger Control
 
  • Represented a global healthcare company in its acquisition of a global diagnostic device company. 
  • Represented a global IT company in its acquisition of a networking and communications solutions company. 
 
Anti-Corruption
 
  • Represented a global financial consulting company in internal and government investigations regarding alleged breach of trust. 
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in internal and government investigations for allegedly providing improper benefits to customers. 
  • Represented a global parts manufacturing company in an internal investigation of alleged improper entertainment of customers. 
  • Represented a global sportswear company in an internal investigation regarding allegations of bribery.
  • Represented a global IT company in an internal investigation regarding allegations of bribery. 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2021) 
  • Future Leaders, Who's Who Legal: Competition (Who's Who Legal, 2020) 
  • Rising Stars, Expert Guides: Competition and Antitrust (Euromoney, 2019-2020)

Publications/Activities
    Publications
     
    • Antitrust Year in Review 2018: Korea Chapter (Co-author, ABA International Antitrust Law Committee, 2019) 
    • Getting the Deal Through – Pharmaceutical Antitrust: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
    • Handbook on Antitrust in Technology Industries: Korea Chapter (Co-author, ABA, 2017) 
    • Entrepreneurship and Antitrust: An Annotated Bibliography, American Antitrust Institute Working Paper No. 15-01 (American Antitrust Institute, 2015) 
     
    Presentations
     
    • "South Korea: How Recent Fair Trade Commission Enforcement Activities Have Reshaped Corporate Risk Profiles - Anti-Corruption, Antitrust and More Unexpected Challenges," 8th ACI Asia Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management (2019) 
    • “South Korea: How Business Landscape is Evolving Amid Vigorous Local Transparency Enforcement Activities,” 6th ACI Asia Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management (2017)

Education

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Completed Master's Coursework, 2009) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2008) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 2006)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008

Languages

Korean, English and French

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Hemi LEE
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1672      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Hemi Lee is a senior attorney in the firm’s Antitrust & Competition and Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance Practices.

Since 2008, Ms. Lee has been counseling a broad range of international and domestic corporate clients in highly sensitive internal and high profile government investigations relating to antitrust and anti-bribery issues. Seasoned in a diverse array of antitrust and competition law issues, she is particularly known for her expertise and experience with abuse of market dominance, cartels, unfair trade practices and merger controls. 

While Ms. Lee has advised clients in a diverse array of industries, she has extensive experience in helping multinational and domestic clients in the healthcare and IT industries.

In addition to her experience in Korea, Ms. Lee was a visiting attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in 2014, and a research fellow at the American Antitrust Institute in 2014 and in 2015.

Ms. Lee received her law degree from Seoul National University's College of Law in 2006 and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2008.






    American Antitrust Institute (2014-2015)

    Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Washington D.C. (2014)

    Kim & Chang (2008-Present)






Abuse of Dominance
 
  •   Represented a global mobile technology company in a court appeal against the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)'s abuse of dominance decision. 
  •   Represented a global enterprise software company in the KFTC’s investigation on abuse of dominance.
  •   Advised various multinational IT and pharmaceutical companies in the KFTC's survey of abuse of IP rights. 
 
International & Domestic Cartels
 
  •   Represented a global commercial bank in the KFTC’s international cartel case investigation. 
  •   Represented a global airline company in the KFTC’s international cartel case investigation and subsequent appeal litigations. 
  •   Represented a cement manufacturer in the KFTC’s cartel investigation on market share and price fixing and subsequent appeal litigations. 
 
Unfair Trade Practices
 
  •   Represented a global pharmaceutical company in the KFTC's investigation of unfair inducement of customers and subsequent appeal litigations. 
  •   Represented a global luxury brand in the KFTC's investigation of unfair trade practices. 
  •   Represented a global IT company in dispute with a domestic distributor. 
 
Merger Control
 
  •   Represented a global healthcare company in its acquisition of a global diagnostic device company. 
  •   Represented a global IT company in its acquisition of a networking and communications solutions company. 
 
Anti-Corruption
 
  •   Represented a global financial consulting company in internal and government investigations regarding alleged breach of trust. 
  •   Represented a global pharmaceutical company in internal and government investigations for allegedly providing improper benefits to customers. 
  •   Represented a global parts manufacturing company in an internal investigation of alleged improper entertainment of customers. 
  •   Represented a global sportswear company in an internal investigation regarding allegations of bribery.
  •   Represented a global IT company in an internal investigation regarding allegations of bribery. 





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Competition (Who’s Who Legal, 2021) 
  •   Future Leaders, Who's Who Legal: Competition (Who's Who Legal, 2020) 
  •   Rising Stars, Expert Guides: Competition and Antitrust (Euromoney, 2019-2020)

Publications/Activities

Publications
 
  •   Antitrust Year in Review 2018: Korea Chapter (Co-author, ABA International Antitrust Law Committee, 2019) 
  •   Getting the Deal Through – Pharmaceutical Antitrust: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2018) 
  •   Handbook on Antitrust in Technology Industries: Korea Chapter (Co-author, ABA, 2017) 
  •   Entrepreneurship and Antitrust: An Annotated Bibliography, American Antitrust Institute Working Paper No. 15-01 (American Antitrust Institute, 2015) 
 
Presentations
 
  •   "South Korea: How Recent Fair Trade Commission Enforcement Activities Have Reshaped Corporate Risk Profiles - Anti-Corruption, Antitrust and More Unexpected Challenges," 8th ACI Asia Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management (2019) 
  •   “South Korea: How Business Landscape is Evolving Amid Vigorous Local Transparency Enforcement Activities,” 6th ACI Asia Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management (2017)





Education

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (Completed Master's Coursework, 2009) 

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2008) 

    Seoul National University (LL.B., 2006)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008


Languages
  •    Korean, English and French





Antitrust & Competition ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense