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Seung Ho LEE Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1165 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Seung Ho LEE Attorney
Seung Ho LEE Attorney

Seung Ho LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1165 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.shlee1@kimchang.com

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Seung Ho Lee is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Corporate Governance, and Banking Practices. 

Mr. Lee received his LL.B. from the College of Law of Seoul National University in 1986. He also earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2004. 

After passing the bar exam and graduating the Judicial Training and Research Institute, he began serving as a prosecutor from 1991. During his years as a prosecutor, Mr. Lee worked in the Central Investigation Department of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, which plays an overall supervisory role of white collar crime investigations in Korea. He has also taken part in many complex and high-profile white collar criminal investigations in person, and conducted research on the German legal system in 1997 in Germany. 

Mr. Lee joined Kim & Chang in 1999. Mr. Lee’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, particularly specializing in banking and securities transaction related cases. He also has extensive experience advising clients on the potential criminal risks of various transactions. 

Mr. Lee worked for the Presidential Office from 2002 to 2003, where he provided extensive legal advice to the Presidential Office as a legal staff for the President of Korea. After the administration changed, Mr. Lee rejoined Kim & Chang and has been working for high profile white collar crime cases as a senior counsel. Mr. Lee has been selected by Global Investigation Review 2015 Survey as a key lawyer in anti-corruption and compliance, and corporate investigations and white collar defense.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (1999, 2003-Present)

Assistant Secretary for Investigation and Assessment Affairs, Office of the President (2002)

Research Officer, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (1998-1999)

Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany (1997-1998)

Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (1995-1997)

Prosecutor, Jeonju District Prosecutors’ office (1993-1995)

Prosecutor, Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office (1991-1993)

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Awards

  • Distinguished Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Regulatory (Euromoney, 2020) 
  • Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime (Chambers and Partners, 2015-2020)

Publications/Activities
    • Getting the Deal Through - Anti-Corruption Regulation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016-2019)
    • Practical Law - Financial and Business Crime Global Guide 2015/16: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015)
    • Getting the Deal Through - Government Investigations 2016: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015)
    • Compliance and Anti-corruption: A Domestic Perspective for Multinational Companies, Investigations & Compliance Special Report (Co-author, Asian-MENA Counsel, 2014)
    • PLC Corporate Crime, Fraud & Investigations Guide 2013/14: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2013)

Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2004)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1991)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1986)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1991; Passed bar exam, New York, 2004

Languages

Korean, English and German

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Seung Ho LEE
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1165      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Seung Ho Lee is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Corporate Governance, and Banking Practices. 

Mr. Lee received his LL.B. from the College of Law of Seoul National University in 1986. He also earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2004. 

After passing the bar exam and graduating the Judicial Training and Research Institute, he began serving as a prosecutor from 1991. During his years as a prosecutor, Mr. Lee worked in the Central Investigation Department of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, which plays an overall supervisory role of white collar crime investigations in Korea. He has also taken part in many complex and high-profile white collar criminal investigations in person, and conducted research on the German legal system in 1997 in Germany. 

Mr. Lee joined Kim & Chang in 1999. Mr. Lee’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, particularly specializing in banking and securities transaction related cases. He also has extensive experience advising clients on the potential criminal risks of various transactions. 

Mr. Lee worked for the Presidential Office from 2002 to 2003, where he provided extensive legal advice to the Presidential Office as a legal staff for the President of Korea. After the administration changed, Mr. Lee rejoined Kim & Chang and has been working for high profile white collar crime cases as a senior counsel. Mr. Lee has been selected by Global Investigation Review 2015 Survey as a key lawyer in anti-corruption and compliance, and corporate investigations and white collar defense.






    Kim & Chang (1999, 2003-Present)

    Assistant Secretary for Investigation and Assessment Affairs, Office of the President (2002)

    Research Officer, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (1998-1999)

    Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany (1997-1998)

    Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office (1995-1997)

    Prosecutor, Jeonju District Prosecutors’ office (1993-1995)

    Prosecutor, Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office (1991-1993)






Awards

  •   Distinguished Practitioner, Asialaw Leading Lawyers: Regulatory (Euromoney, 2020) 
  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime (Chambers and Partners, 2015-2020)

Publications/Activities

  •   Getting the Deal Through - Anti-Corruption Regulation: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2016-2019)
  •   Practical Law - Financial and Business Crime Global Guide 2015/16: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015)
  •   Getting the Deal Through - Government Investigations 2016: Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2015)
  •   Compliance and Anti-corruption: A Domestic Perspective for Multinational Companies, Investigations & Compliance Special Report (Co-author, Asian-MENA Counsel, 2014)
  •   PLC Corporate Crime, Fraud & Investigations Guide 2013/14: Korea chapter (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2013)





Education

    Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2004)

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1991)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 1986)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 1991; Passed bar exam, New York, 2004


Languages
  •    Korean, English and German





Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Banking ,  Privacy & Data Security