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Jung-Chull LEE Foreign Attorney (Admitted in California and New York)

Jung-Chull LEE Foreign Attorney
Jung-Chull LEE Foreign Attorney

Jung-Chull LEEForeign Attorney (Admitted in California and New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1163 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.jungchull.lee@kimchang.com

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Bio

Jung-Chull Lee is a foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. His practice covers a broad range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity, foreign direct investment, public offerings, private placements, corporate governance, and strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and he has represented a number of multinational corporations as well as strategic and financial investors in both cross-border and domestic transactions. 

Mr. Lee also handles technology and intellectual property transactions for a wide range of software, electronics, telecommunications, cloud computing, digital media, Internet, e-commerce, social networking, clean technology and life sciences companies, including intellectual property license agreements, technology development and supply agreements, strategic intellectual property asset purchases and sales, and intellectual property litigation settlement agreements. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee worked at prominent law firms in New York and Silicon Valley for 11 years, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, private transactions, international securities offerings and technology and IP-related transactions. 

Mr. Lee is a frequent speaker on the topic of M&A, venture capital and IP matters, and he was a speaker at Stanford University’s US-Asia Technology Management Center School of Engineering to lecture on the “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Korea: New Trends in Acceleration and Internationalization,” which was part of a lecture series entitled “New Trends in Startup Company Acceleration: Toward the Rise of the Global Startup.” 

Mr. Lee received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2004, and his B.A. from Seoul National University in 2000. He also received a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School in 2004. He is admitted to the New York and California bars. 

Profile

Experience

Kim & Chang (2016-Present)

Reed Smith, LLP (2010-2015)

LiveOps, Inc. (2008-2009)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. (2006-2008)

Dewey Ballantine LLP (2004-2006)

Representative Mattersshow

Mergers & Acquisitions
 
  • Represented a leading semiconductor company in its leveraged buyout to a consortium of investment firms, which was at the time the largest leveraged buyout ever in the technology sector. 
  • Represented a global provider of information technology, business consulting, enterprise applications and business process services and its affiliates in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  • Represented an e-commerce credit card payment system management company in its agreement to merge with a multinational financial services corporation. 
  • Represented a global video game company in its agreement to acquire the holding company of multiple video game developers. 
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in its agreement to acquire a health care network dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research. 
  • Represented a leading global developer of audio, imaging and voice technologies in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  • Represented a publicly-listed emissions control systems manufacturer and distributer in its stock-for-stock merger with a global vehicle emissions control system provider. 
  • Represented a global specialist in joinery ACAD outsourcing in its agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers. 
  • Represented a publicly-listed semiconductor company in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  • Represented a global electronics company in its agreement to acquire a company that maintains and licenses an Internet-accessible database containing information about the contents of audio compact discs and vinyl records.  
  • Represented a leading Korean conglomerate and its US affiliates in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  • Represented a global leader in virtualization solutions in its agreement to acquire an application performance management software company. 
 
Public Offerings of Equity and Debt
 
  • Represented major Chinese semiconductor company in its initial public offering. 
  • Represented a leading animal health solutions company in its initial public offering. 
  • Represented a major European investment bank in its underwriting of a US software company’s initial public offering. 
 
Emerging Companies/Private Equity Investments
 
  • Represented numerous venture capital and private equity firms (including those from US, Korea, Japan, China, UK, Canada and Oman) in strategic investments in technology companies. 
  • Represented numerous technology companies in various private placement, equity financing and debt financing transactions. 
  • Represented a major Korean Bank in various lending transactions.
 
IP/Technology Licensing and Outsourcing
 
  • Represented a leading Korean automobile company and its affiliates in a software licensing and collaboration with a global internet company. 
  • Represented a leading Japanese automobile company in various software, patent and other IP licensing and outsourcing transactions. 
  • Represented a major European telecom company in its $3.5 billion outsourcing provisioning transaction with a major US IT company. 
  • Represented a major US software company in its outsourcing provisioning transaction with an offshore service provider. 
  • Represented an automobile company in outsourcing its call center to an off-shore service provider.

Representative Activitiesshow

Publications/Activities
    • Chambers Global Practice Guides - Gaming Law 2021: South Korea - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2021) 
    • The Media and Entertainment Law Review (Edition 2, 3): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2020-2021) 
    • The Corporate Governance Review (Edition 9-12): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019-2022) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - Shareholders’ Rights and Shareholder Activism: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Chambers Global Practice Guide - TMT: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
    • Speaker, “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Korea: New Trends in Acceleration and Internationalization,” part of a lecture series entitled “New Trends in Startup Company Acceleration: Toward the Rise of the Global Startup” (US-Asia Technology Management Center School of Engineering at Stanford University, 2014.12.)

Education

    University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2004)

    University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (Certificate in Business and Public Policy, 2004)

    Seoul National University (B.A., 2000)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, California, 2007; New York, 2005

Languages

Korean and English

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Jung-Chull LEE
Foreign Attorney (Admitted in California and New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1163      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Jung-Chull Lee is a foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. His practice covers a broad range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity, foreign direct investment, public offerings, private placements, corporate governance, and strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and he has represented a number of multinational corporations as well as strategic and financial investors in both cross-border and domestic transactions. 

Mr. Lee also handles technology and intellectual property transactions for a wide range of software, electronics, telecommunications, cloud computing, digital media, Internet, e-commerce, social networking, clean technology and life sciences companies, including intellectual property license agreements, technology development and supply agreements, strategic intellectual property asset purchases and sales, and intellectual property litigation settlement agreements. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Lee worked at prominent law firms in New York and Silicon Valley for 11 years, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, private transactions, international securities offerings and technology and IP-related transactions. 

Mr. Lee is a frequent speaker on the topic of M&A, venture capital and IP matters, and he was a speaker at Stanford University’s US-Asia Technology Management Center School of Engineering to lecture on the “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Korea: New Trends in Acceleration and Internationalization,” which was part of a lecture series entitled “New Trends in Startup Company Acceleration: Toward the Rise of the Global Startup.” 

Mr. Lee received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2004, and his B.A. from Seoul National University in 2000. He also received a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School in 2004. He is admitted to the New York and California bars. 






    Kim & Chang (2016-Present)

    Reed Smith, LLP (2010-2015)

    LiveOps, Inc. (2008-2009)

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. (2006-2008)

    Dewey Ballantine LLP (2004-2006)






Mergers & Acquisitions
 
  •   Represented a leading semiconductor company in its leveraged buyout to a consortium of investment firms, which was at the time the largest leveraged buyout ever in the technology sector. 
  •   Represented a global provider of information technology, business consulting, enterprise applications and business process services and its affiliates in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  •   Represented an e-commerce credit card payment system management company in its agreement to merge with a multinational financial services corporation. 
  •   Represented a global video game company in its agreement to acquire the holding company of multiple video game developers. 
  •   Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in its agreement to acquire a health care network dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research. 
  •   Represented a leading global developer of audio, imaging and voice technologies in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  •   Represented a publicly-listed emissions control systems manufacturer and distributer in its stock-for-stock merger with a global vehicle emissions control system provider. 
  •   Represented a global specialist in joinery ACAD outsourcing in its agreement to sell substantially all of its assets to one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers. 
  •   Represented a publicly-listed semiconductor company in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  •   Represented a global electronics company in its agreement to acquire a company that maintains and licenses an Internet-accessible database containing information about the contents of audio compact discs and vinyl records.  
  •   Represented a leading Korean conglomerate and its US affiliates in various US and cross-border mergers and acquisition transactions. 
  •   Represented a global leader in virtualization solutions in its agreement to acquire an application performance management software company. 
 
Public Offerings of Equity and Debt
 
  •   Represented major Chinese semiconductor company in its initial public offering. 
  •   Represented a leading animal health solutions company in its initial public offering. 
  •   Represented a major European investment bank in its underwriting of a US software company’s initial public offering. 
 
Emerging Companies/Private Equity Investments
 
  •   Represented numerous venture capital and private equity firms (including those from US, Korea, Japan, China, UK, Canada and Oman) in strategic investments in technology companies. 
  •   Represented numerous technology companies in various private placement, equity financing and debt financing transactions. 
  •   Represented a major Korean Bank in various lending transactions.
 
IP/Technology Licensing and Outsourcing
 
  •   Represented a leading Korean automobile company and its affiliates in a software licensing and collaboration with a global internet company. 
  •   Represented a leading Japanese automobile company in various software, patent and other IP licensing and outsourcing transactions. 
  •   Represented a major European telecom company in its $3.5 billion outsourcing provisioning transaction with a major US IT company. 
  •   Represented a major US software company in its outsourcing provisioning transaction with an offshore service provider. 
  •   Represented an automobile company in outsourcing its call center to an off-shore service provider.





Publications/Activities

  •   Chambers Global Practice Guides - Gaming Law 2021: South Korea - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2021) 
  •   The Media and Entertainment Law Review (Edition 2, 3): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2020-2021) 
  •   The Corporate Governance Review (Edition 9-12): Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2019-2022) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - Shareholders’ Rights and Shareholder Activism: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Chambers Global Practice Guide - TMT: Korea chapter - Law & Practice (Co-author, Chambers and Partners, 2019) 
  •   Speaker, “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Korea: New Trends in Acceleration and Internationalization,” part of a lecture series entitled “New Trends in Startup Company Acceleration: Toward the Rise of the Global Startup” (US-Asia Technology Management Center School of Engineering at Stanford University, 2014.12.)





Education

    University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2004)

    University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (Certificate in Business and Public Policy, 2004)

    Seoul National University (B.A., 2000)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, California, 2007; New York, 2005


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Technology, Media & Telecommunications ,  Intellectual Property ,  Private Equity ,  Privacy & Data Security ,  Game, Resort & Entertainment