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Sun Yul LEE Attorney (Admitted in New York)

Sun Yul LEE Attorney
Sun Yul LEE Attorney

Sun Yul LEEAttorney (Admitted in New York)

T.+82-2-3703-1368F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.sunyul.lee@kimchang.com

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Sun Yul Lee is a senior foreign attorney in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Real Estate Practice, where he specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity-related, and real estate transactions. He has substantial experience in complex inbound and outbound share, business, asset, and real estate sale and purchase transactions involving multinational corporate and private equity clients. He is also a member of the firm's Compliance Practice, where he regularly advises corporate and financial institution clients on sanctions and anti-money laundering issues. 

Mr. Lee was recognized as a Noted/Recognized Practitioner in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000, one of "The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers" by Asia Business Law Journal, and a Next Generation Lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. 

Mr. Lee graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. He is admitted to the bar of New York and is a native speaker of Korean. Before joining Kim & Chang in 2010, Mr. Lee was an associate in the corporate department of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Shin & Kim. 

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (2008-2010)

Human Rights Division, Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense (2006-2008)

Air and Space Law Center, Republic of Korea Air Force (2005-2006)

Shin & Kim (2003-2004)

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Awards

  • The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019) 
  • Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2019) 
  • Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Corporate and M&A (Legalease, 2017-2018) 
  • Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2019) 
  • Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Corporate/M&A (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2019) 
  • FinanceAsia Achievement Award - Best Korea Deal (2009) 
  • Human Rights Award (National Human Rights Commission of Korea, 2007)

Publications/Activities
    • Regulatory Intelligence - South Korea: Anti-Money Laundering (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2018)

Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2003)

    Georgetown University (B.A., Economics, 2000)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2004

Languages

English, Korean

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Sun Yul LEE Attorney (Admitted in New York)


T. +82-2-3703-1368      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Sun Yul Lee is a senior foreign attorney in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Real Estate Practice, where he specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity-related, and real estate transactions. He has substantial experience in complex inbound and outbound share, business, asset, and real estate sale and purchase transactions involving multinational corporate and private equity clients. He is also a member of the firm's Compliance Practice, where he regularly advises corporate and financial institution clients on sanctions and anti-money laundering issues. 

Mr. Lee was recognized as a Noted/Recognized Practitioner in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000, one of "The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers" by Asia Business Law Journal, and a Next Generation Lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. 

Mr. Lee graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. He is admitted to the bar of New York and is a native speaker of Korean. Before joining Kim & Chang in 2010, Mr. Lee was an associate in the corporate department of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Shin & Kim. 






    Kim & Chang (2010-Present)

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (2008-2010)

    Human Rights Division, Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense (2006-2008)

    Air and Space Law Center, Republic of Korea Air Force (2005-2006)

    Shin & Kim (2003-2004)






Awards

  •   The A-List: Korea’s Top 100 Lawyers, Asia Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia, 2019) 
  •   Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2019) 
  •   Next Generation Lawyer, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Corporate and M&A (Legalease, 2017-2018) 
  •   Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2019) 
  •   Recognized Practitioner, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Corporate/M&A (Chambers and Partners, 2016-2019) 
  •   FinanceAsia Achievement Award - Best Korea Deal (2009) 
  •   Human Rights Award (National Human Rights Commission of Korea, 2007)

Publications/Activities

  •   Regulatory Intelligence - South Korea: Anti-Money Laundering (Co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2018)





Education

    Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2003)

    Georgetown University (B.A., Economics, 2000)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, New York, 2004


Languages
  •    English, Korean





Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Private Equity ,  Capital Markets ,  Game, Resort & Entertainment ,  International Trade & Customs ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Real Estate ,  North Korea Investment & Consulting ,  Financial Regulation & Compliance ,  AML & Sanctions Compliance ,  International Practice