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Jin Hwan LEE Attorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1136 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Jin Hwan LEE Attorney
Jin Hwan LEE Attorney

Jin Hwan LEEAttorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1136 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jhlee2@kimchang.com

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Jin Hwan Lee is a foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of trade remedy litigation, tax incentives, foreign direct investment, energy and regulated industries. He serves as the chair of the firm’s International Trade & Customs Practice. 

Mr. Lee joined the firm in 2000 after 20 years of distinguished service with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (now Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy), where he served as the Director of Investment Policy and Director of Injury Investigation. Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee also practiced trade remedy law in a prestigious law firm in Washington, D.C. 

With his varied experiences as a regulator and an attorney, Mr. Lee has counseled many international and domestic companies in trade remedy cases at home and abroad. He has also advised his clients on how to maximize tax incentives through foreign direct investment, and on solutions to complex investment regulations. Many foreign companies have benefited from his expertise on getting the most of investment incentives from the national and provincial governments. His practice area extends to compliance issues and privatization of regulated industries, such as the energy industry. 

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lee has sat on several government committees and arbitration boards. He has served as a commissioner of Korea's Electricity Regulatory Commission, a regulatory body on electricity business and tariff policy. He has also presided over a number of dispute cases brought to the Electricity Regulatory Commission. In his capacity as a member of the Policy Review Committee of the Korea Trade Commission, he has helped the Korean trade remedy authorities establish legal framework and investigation manuals. 

Mr. Lee has been recognized as a leading practitioner in trade remedy areas and nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers. Also commended for his contribution to trade remedy jurisprudence, he received the Industrial Service Medal from the Korean government.

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Experience

Integrity Ombudsman, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (2014-Present)

Director, Korea Auto Tuning Industry Association (KATIA) (2013-Present)

Advisor, Investment Promotion, The Province of Jeollanamdo (2011-2013)

Chair, Legal Dispute Resolution Committee, Electricity Regulatory Commission (2010-2016)

Commissioner, Electricity Regulatory Commission (2010-2013)

Legal Affairs Committee, Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea (2010-2013)

Expert Member, Dispute Resolution Committee, Electronic Commerce Board (2006-2012)

Arbitrator, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (2004-Present)

Policy Advisory Committee, Korea Trade Commission (2001-2004, 2014-Present)

Kim & Chang (2000-Present)

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feldman, Washington, D.C. (1998-1999)

Director, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy & Korea Trade Commission (1996-1999)

Advisor, Virginia Economic Development Partnership (1996-1997)

Deputy-Director, National Tax Administration, Ministry of Personnel and Management, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (1981-1995)

Representative Mattersshow

Trade Remedy Cases
 
  • Advised on an investigation of the US on tapered roller bearings 
  • Advised on an investigation of the EU on thermal papers 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of the US on large power transformers 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping/countervailing duty investigation of the US on cut-to-length steel plates 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping/countervailing duty investigation of the US on cold rolls 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Turkey on transmission chains 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of the US on diamond sawblades 
  • Advised on a countervailing duty investigation of the US on corrosion-resistant carbon steel 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on aluminum bottle cans from Japan 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on float glass from China 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on stainless steel plates from Japan 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on titanium dioxide from China 
  • Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on ceramic tiles from China 
 
Tax Exemption for High-Technology
 
Advised a variety of foreign companies on the following investment projects
 
  • semiconductor packaging business 
  • design, manufacturing, inspection and sale of semiconductors/LCD 
  • manufacturing business of coating separation layers 
  • a software R&D center 
  • integrated logistics business 
  • manufacturing of power generators and matching boxes 
  • manufacturing of precision chemical products 
  • manufacturing of automobile parts 
  • manufacturing of door lock modules 
  • manufacturing of donor films 
  • manufacturing of next-generation polarizing film 
  • manufacturing of porous coating separator
 
Tax Exemption for FIZ or Fez Designees
 
Advised a variety of foreign companies on the following project
 
  • manufacturing of materials of secondary batteries 
  • ocean resort development business 
  • automobile parts manufacturing business 
  • organic and agricultural chemicals businesses 
  • new technology for automobile motors (7-year FEZ) 
  • semiconductor gas business 
  • hard metal tools business 
  • expansion of precision chemical products 
  • industrial pump business (7-year FEZ) 
  • manufacturing of certain plant protection products 
  • manufacturing of lithium-ion battery separators 
  • manufacturing of certain chemical substances 
  • manufacturing of certain precursor products

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs (Law Business Research, 2011-2017)
  • Industrial Service Medal (2002)

Publications/Activities
    • Oil Exploration Law of Kazakhstan (EMRD, 2010)
    • Law of Natural Resources in CIS (EMRD, 2008)
    • Duty to Terminate Investigation Proceeding upon Investigation Revocation Request by the Investigation Applicant (Trade Remedy, Fall 2008)
    • Comparative Study on Public Interest Considerations in EU Injury Determination (Trade Remedy, 2001.4.)

    • Lecturer on Trade Remedy Law (KOICA, KAIST, Seogang Univiersity)
    • Auditor, International Society of Fair Trade (2013-Present)

Education

    School of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., 1990)

    Maxwell School, Syracuse University (M.P.A., 1987)

    College of Law, Kyungpook National University (B.A., Law, 1982)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 1990

Languages

Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese

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Jin Hwan LEE
Attorney (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1136      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jin Hwan Lee is a foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. He practices primarily in the areas of trade remedy litigation, tax incentives, foreign direct investment, energy and regulated industries. He serves as the chair of the firm’s International Trade & Customs Practice. 

Mr. Lee joined the firm in 2000 after 20 years of distinguished service with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (now Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy), where he served as the Director of Investment Policy and Director of Injury Investigation. Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee also practiced trade remedy law in a prestigious law firm in Washington, D.C. 

With his varied experiences as a regulator and an attorney, Mr. Lee has counseled many international and domestic companies in trade remedy cases at home and abroad. He has also advised his clients on how to maximize tax incentives through foreign direct investment, and on solutions to complex investment regulations. Many foreign companies have benefited from his expertise on getting the most of investment incentives from the national and provincial governments. His practice area extends to compliance issues and privatization of regulated industries, such as the energy industry. 

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lee has sat on several government committees and arbitration boards. He has served as a commissioner of Korea's Electricity Regulatory Commission, a regulatory body on electricity business and tariff policy. He has also presided over a number of dispute cases brought to the Electricity Regulatory Commission. In his capacity as a member of the Policy Review Committee of the Korea Trade Commission, he has helped the Korean trade remedy authorities establish legal framework and investigation manuals. 

Mr. Lee has been recognized as a leading practitioner in trade remedy areas and nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers. Also commended for his contribution to trade remedy jurisprudence, he received the Industrial Service Medal from the Korean government.






    Integrity Ombudsman, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (2014-Present)

    Director, Korea Auto Tuning Industry Association (KATIA) (2013-Present)

    Advisor, Investment Promotion, The Province of Jeollanamdo (2011-2013)

    Chair, Legal Dispute Resolution Committee, Electricity Regulatory Commission (2010-2016)

    Commissioner, Electricity Regulatory Commission (2010-2013)

    Legal Affairs Committee, Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea (2010-2013)

    Expert Member, Dispute Resolution Committee, Electronic Commerce Board (2006-2012)

    Arbitrator, Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (2004-Present)

    Policy Advisory Committee, Korea Trade Commission (2001-2004, 2014-Present)

    Kim & Chang (2000-Present)

    Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feldman, Washington, D.C. (1998-1999)

    Director, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy & Korea Trade Commission (1996-1999)

    Advisor, Virginia Economic Development Partnership (1996-1997)

    Deputy-Director, National Tax Administration, Ministry of Personnel and Management, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (1981-1995)






Trade Remedy Cases
 
  •   Advised on an investigation of the US on tapered roller bearings 
  •   Advised on an investigation of the EU on thermal papers 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of the US on large power transformers 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping/countervailing duty investigation of the US on cut-to-length steel plates 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping/countervailing duty investigation of the US on cold rolls 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Turkey on transmission chains 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of the US on diamond sawblades 
  •   Advised on a countervailing duty investigation of the US on corrosion-resistant carbon steel 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on aluminum bottle cans from Japan 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on float glass from China 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on stainless steel plates from Japan 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on titanium dioxide from China 
  •   Advised on an anti-dumping investigation of Korea on ceramic tiles from China 
 
Tax Exemption for High-Technology
 
Advised a variety of foreign companies on the following investment projects
 
  •   semiconductor packaging business 
  •   design, manufacturing, inspection and sale of semiconductors/LCD 
  •   manufacturing business of coating separation layers 
  •   a software R&D center 
  •   integrated logistics business 
  •   manufacturing of power generators and matching boxes 
  •   manufacturing of precision chemical products 
  •   manufacturing of automobile parts 
  •   manufacturing of door lock modules 
  •   manufacturing of donor films 
  •   manufacturing of next-generation polarizing film 
  •   manufacturing of porous coating separator
 
Tax Exemption for FIZ or Fez Designees
 
Advised a variety of foreign companies on the following project
 
  •   manufacturing of materials of secondary batteries 
  •   ocean resort development business 
  •   automobile parts manufacturing business 
  •   organic and agricultural chemicals businesses 
  •   new technology for automobile motors (7-year FEZ) 
  •   semiconductor gas business 
  •   hard metal tools business 
  •   expansion of precision chemical products 
  •   industrial pump business (7-year FEZ) 
  •   manufacturing of certain plant protection products 
  •   manufacturing of lithium-ion battery separators 
  •   manufacturing of certain chemical substances 
  •   manufacturing of certain precursor products





Awards

  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs (Law Business Research, 2011-2017)
  •   Industrial Service Medal (2002)

Publications/Activities

  •   Oil Exploration Law of Kazakhstan (EMRD, 2010)
  •   Law of Natural Resources in CIS (EMRD, 2008)
  •   Duty to Terminate Investigation Proceeding upon Investigation Revocation Request by the Investigation Applicant (Trade Remedy, Fall 2008)
  •   Comparative Study on Public Interest Considerations in EU Injury Determination (Trade Remedy, 2001.4.)
  •   
    Lecturer on Trade Remedy Law (KOICA, KAIST, Seogang Univiersity)
  •   Auditor, International Society of Fair Trade (2013-Present)





Education

    School of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., 1990)

    Maxwell School, Syracuse University (M.P.A., 1987)

    College of Law, Kyungpook National University (B.A., Law, 1982)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 1990


Languages
  •    Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese





International Trade & Customs ,  Energy ,  Foreign Direct Investment