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Hwan Beom LEE Attorney
Hwan Beom LEE Attorney

Hwan Beom LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1887 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.hwanbeom.lee@kimchang.com

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Hwan Beom Lee is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang, who focuses his practice primarily on antitrust & competition, anti-corruption & corporate compliance, and international trade & customs matters. He has significant experience representing major multinational and domestic clients in the food, cosmetics, and healthcare industries (including pharmaceuticals, medical device, animal health product, and public health care sectors). 

Mr. Lee has represented major global health companies on a broad range of issues, including regulatory, drug pricing and reimbursement, compliance, licensing & distribution, competition law, international trade & customs, labor, and mergers & acquisitions matters.

He is especially known for his successful representations of multinational pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies on antitrust and maximum reimbursement price issues. He also provides counsel to multiple global pharmaceutical companies before Korean regulators, including the Prosecutors’ Office and the Korea Fair Trade Commission on various anti-kickback and unfair trade cases. He has also successfully defended his client companies in the health industry before the Korean courts against the government’s compulsory reduction of the maximum reimbursement price of their major products.

Mr. Lee also has extensive experience handling corporate investigations & white collar defense matters by utilizing digital forensic technology for clients across various industries. In particular, he actively advises clients on issues relating to customs audits, investigations, as well as court and administrative appeals of Korean Customs’ customs duty assessments resulting from its enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee served as a judge advocate of the Republic of Korea Special Warfare Command.

He earned his LL.B. from Korea University School of Law in 2006, and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2008. In 2017, Mr. Lee was a visiting scholar at the University of San Diego School of Law. 

He is admitted to the Korea bar.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2011-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2008-2011)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised clients during the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s investigations into the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for unfair trade practices. 
  • Advised clients during the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s patent abuse investigations into the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Advised clients during illegal rebate investigations under the dual punishment system. 
  • Advised on establishing a global compliance standard of practice for multinational pharmaceutical companies. 
  • Advised on new drug listings. 
  • Advised on the execution of licensing and distribution agreements. 
  • Advised on the termination of co-promotional and distribution agreements. 
  • Advised clients on responses and defenses against administrative measures for violations of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act and the Medical Devices Act. 
  • Advised on medical malpractice, management of service organizations for medical institutions, and violations of the Medical Service Act. 
  • Advised domestic and international clients on compliance systems. 
  • Advised domestic and international clients on internal investigations. 
  • Represented clients on customs audits and investigations. 
  • Defended a Korean petrochemical company to get a judgment of acquittal on violation of report on the Foreign Exchange Control Act from the Supreme Court of Korea. 
  • Advised and defended a Korean ink company to get a cancellation from the Tax Tribunal on imposing duties. 

 

Education

    University of San Diego School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2017)

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

    School of Law, Korea University (LL.B., 2006)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008

Languages

Korean and English

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Hwan Beom LEE
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1887      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Hwan Beom Lee is a senior attorney at Kim & Chang, who focuses his practice primarily on antitrust & competition, anti-corruption & corporate compliance, and international trade & customs matters. He has significant experience representing major multinational and domestic clients in the food, cosmetics, and healthcare industries (including pharmaceuticals, medical device, animal health product, and public health care sectors). 

Mr. Lee has represented major global health companies on a broad range of issues, including regulatory, drug pricing and reimbursement, compliance, licensing & distribution, competition law, international trade & customs, labor, and mergers & acquisitions matters.

He is especially known for his successful representations of multinational pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies on antitrust and maximum reimbursement price issues. He also provides counsel to multiple global pharmaceutical companies before Korean regulators, including the Prosecutors’ Office and the Korea Fair Trade Commission on various anti-kickback and unfair trade cases. He has also successfully defended his client companies in the health industry before the Korean courts against the government’s compulsory reduction of the maximum reimbursement price of their major products.

Mr. Lee also has extensive experience handling corporate investigations & white collar defense matters by utilizing digital forensic technology for clients across various industries. In particular, he actively advises clients on issues relating to customs audits, investigations, as well as court and administrative appeals of Korean Customs’ customs duty assessments resulting from its enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee served as a judge advocate of the Republic of Korea Special Warfare Command.

He earned his LL.B. from Korea University School of Law in 2006, and graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2008. In 2017, Mr. Lee was a visiting scholar at the University of San Diego School of Law. 

He is admitted to the Korea bar.






    Kim & Chang (2011-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army (2008-2011)






  •   Advised clients during the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s investigations into the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for unfair trade practices. 
  •   Advised clients during the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s patent abuse investigations into the pharmaceutical industry. 
  •   Advised clients during illegal rebate investigations under the dual punishment system. 
  •   Advised on establishing a global compliance standard of practice for multinational pharmaceutical companies. 
  •   Advised on new drug listings. 
  •   Advised on the execution of licensing and distribution agreements. 
  •   Advised on the termination of co-promotional and distribution agreements. 
  •   Advised clients on responses and defenses against administrative measures for violations of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act and the Medical Devices Act. 
  •   Advised on medical malpractice, management of service organizations for medical institutions, and violations of the Medical Service Act. 
  •   Advised domestic and international clients on compliance systems. 
  •   Advised domestic and international clients on internal investigations. 
  •   Represented clients on customs audits and investigations. 
  •   Defended a Korean petrochemical company to get a judgment of acquittal on violation of report on the Foreign Exchange Control Act from the Supreme Court of Korea. 
  •   Advised and defended a Korean ink company to get a cancellation from the Tax Tribunal on imposing duties. 

 






Education

    University of San Diego School of Law (Visiting Scholar, 2017)

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

    School of Law, Korea University (LL.B., 2006)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2008


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Health ,  International Trade & Customs ,  Antitrust & Competition ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance