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Hye Kwang LEE Attorney

Hye Kwang LEE Attorney
Hye Kwang LEE Attorney

Hye Kwang LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1750F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.hyekwang.lee@kimchang.com

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Hye Kwang Lee is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation, Corporate Governance, Banking, Antitrust & Competition, Shipping, Intellectual Property, and Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense Practices.

Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee had served in the judiciary for 21 years, first as a judge in district courts, and later as a presiding judge both in district courts and high courts. He was also a professor at the Judicial Research and Training Center. During his tenure as a judge, he accumulated extensive experience in a wide range of civil, criminal, administrative and tax litigation.

After completing his LL.M. degree at the College of Law, Seoul National University, he attended LL.M. courses at the University of Cambridge under the sponsorship of the Korean Government to extend his research on various legal issues. Back home, he tried many serious criminal cases such as those involving a major Korean electronics company. Considering his varied judicial experience and legal research, Mr. Lee has an excellent qualification for successful practice in civil, administrative and criminal litigation at the firm. He is also fluent in both English and Japanese.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lee is an expert in white collar crime.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2009-Present)

Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court (2008-2009)

Chief Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court (2007-2008)

Presiding Judge, Gwangju High Court (2006-2007)

Presiding Judge, Seoul Central Court (2004-2006)

Professor, Judicial Research and Training Center (2001-2004)

Presiding Judge, Daejeon District Court (1999-2001)

Director of Planning and Coordination Bureau, the Ministry of Court Administration of the Supreme Court of Korea (1997-1998)

Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1990-1993)

Judge, Seoul District Eastern Branch (1988-1990)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1985-1988)

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Awards

  • Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2018-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2019)

Publications/Activities
    • Who May Claim on Cargo Loss or Damage (1987)

Education

    University of Cambridge (LL.M., 1991)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 1987)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1984)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B.,1982)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1984

Languages

Korean, English, Japanese

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Hye Kwang LEE Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1750      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Hye Kwang Lee is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation, Corporate Governance, Banking, Antitrust & Competition, Shipping, Intellectual Property, and Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense Practices.

Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee had served in the judiciary for 21 years, first as a judge in district courts, and later as a presiding judge both in district courts and high courts. He was also a professor at the Judicial Research and Training Center. During his tenure as a judge, he accumulated extensive experience in a wide range of civil, criminal, administrative and tax litigation.

After completing his LL.M. degree at the College of Law, Seoul National University, he attended LL.M. courses at the University of Cambridge under the sponsorship of the Korean Government to extend his research on various legal issues. Back home, he tried many serious criminal cases such as those involving a major Korean electronics company. Considering his varied judicial experience and legal research, Mr. Lee has an excellent qualification for successful practice in civil, administrative and criminal litigation at the firm. He is also fluent in both English and Japanese.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lee is an expert in white collar crime.






    Kim & Chang (2009-Present)

    Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court (2008-2009)

    Chief Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court (2007-2008)

    Presiding Judge, Gwangju High Court (2006-2007)

    Presiding Judge, Seoul Central Court (2004-2006)

    Professor, Judicial Research and Training Center (2001-2004)

    Presiding Judge, Daejeon District Court (1999-2001)

    Director of Planning and Coordination Bureau, the Ministry of Court Administration of the Supreme Court of Korea (1997-1998)

    Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court (1990-1993)

    Judge, Seoul District Eastern Branch (1988-1990)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force (1985-1988)






Awards

  •   Dispute Resolution Star, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific: Commercial and Transactions (Euromoney, 2018-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   Who May Claim on Cargo Loss or Damage (1987)





Education

    University of Cambridge (LL.M., 1991)

    Graduate School of Law, Seoul National University (LL.M., 1987)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1984)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B.,1982)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1984


Languages
  •    Korean, English, Japanese





Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  Shipping ,  Litigation ,  Antitrust & Competition ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Intellectual Property ,  Antitrust & Competition Litigation ,  Corporate & M&A Litigation ,  Criminal Defense Litigation ,  Banking, Securities & Finance Litigation ,  Intellectual Property Litigation ,  Shipping Litigation