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Young Min LEE Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1406 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Young Min LEE Attorney
Young Min LEE Attorney

Young Min LEEAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1406 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.ymlee@kimchang.com

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Young Min Lee is a senior attorney in Kim & Chang’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, and Real Estate practices.

Mr. Lee’s practice covers a wide range across corporate and real estate law. He has extensive experience in M&A, joint venture, foreign direct investment and real estate transactions. He is also known for his expertise and experience advising both domestic and multinational clients on corporate governance and internal compliance matters.

He represents a diverse range of clients, including investment banks, PEFs and corporations in various industries in connection with their M&A, restructuring and financing needs.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang in 2007, Mr. Lee worked as a Judge Advocate in the Republic of Korea Navy. In 2013, he worked in the LA Office of Latham & Watkins LLP as a visiting lawyer.

Mr. Lee has been recognized by some of the world’s leading legal media, including being named to the “40 Under 40 List” by Asian Legal Business (ALB) in 2015. He also regularly contributes to legal publications, and among others, he has co-authored the Korea chapter of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review’s 8th (2014) and 9th (2015) editions. 

Mr. Lee received his LL. M. degree from University of California, Berkeley in 2013, and his LL.B. degree from Seoul National University in 2002. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2004. 

Mr. Lee is admitted to practice in Korea, and is a member of the Korean Bar Association and the State Bar of New York.

Profile

Experience

Member, Investment Advisory Committee, National Pension Service (2020.4.-Present) 

Member, Legal Advisory Panel for Outbound Small to Medium Businesses, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea (2019-Present) 

Latham & Watkins LLP (2013)

Kim & Chang (2007-Present)

Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy (2004-2007)

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • ALB 40 Under 40 List 2015 (Asian Legal Business, 2015)

Publications/Activities
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Joint Ventures: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021-2022) 
    • Lexology Getting the Deal Through - M&A Litigation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2020-2022) 
    • Major Issues of Acceptance Financing By LBO, BFL Vol.73 (Co-author, Center for Financial Law, 2015.9.) 
    • The Mergers & Acquisitions Review (8th-9th edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014-2015) 
    • Major Issues of Closing Precedents in M&A, BFL Vol.67 (Co-author, Center for Financial Law, 2014.9.) 
    • Legal Issues of Overseas Real Estate Investment by REITs, REITs Journal (Autumn 2014) (Co-author, KAREIT, 2014) 
    • PLC Private Acquisitions Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2011)

Education

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2004)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2002)

    School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (LL.M., 2013)

Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2004

Languages

Korean and English

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Young Min LEE
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1406      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Young Min Lee is a senior attorney in Kim & Chang’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, and Real Estate practices.

Mr. Lee’s practice covers a wide range across corporate and real estate law. He has extensive experience in M&A, joint venture, foreign direct investment and real estate transactions. He is also known for his expertise and experience advising both domestic and multinational clients on corporate governance and internal compliance matters.

He represents a diverse range of clients, including investment banks, PEFs and corporations in various industries in connection with their M&A, restructuring and financing needs.

Prior to joining Kim & Chang in 2007, Mr. Lee worked as a Judge Advocate in the Republic of Korea Navy. In 2013, he worked in the LA Office of Latham & Watkins LLP as a visiting lawyer.

Mr. Lee has been recognized by some of the world’s leading legal media, including being named to the “40 Under 40 List” by Asian Legal Business (ALB) in 2015. He also regularly contributes to legal publications, and among others, he has co-authored the Korea chapter of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review’s 8th (2014) and 9th (2015) editions. 

Mr. Lee received his LL. M. degree from University of California, Berkeley in 2013, and his LL.B. degree from Seoul National University in 2002. He graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea in 2004. 

Mr. Lee is admitted to practice in Korea, and is a member of the Korean Bar Association and the State Bar of New York.






    Member, Investment Advisory Committee, National Pension Service (2020.4.-Present) 

    Member, Legal Advisory Panel for Outbound Small to Medium Businesses, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea (2019-Present) 

    Latham & Watkins LLP (2013)

    Kim & Chang (2007-Present)

    Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Navy (2004-2007)






Awards

  •   ALB 40 Under 40 List 2015 (Asian Legal Business, 2015)

Publications/Activities

  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - Joint Ventures: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2021-2022) 
  •   Lexology Getting the Deal Through - M&A Litigation: Korea Chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2020-2022) 
  •   Major Issues of Acceptance Financing By LBO, BFL Vol.73 (Co-author, Center for Financial Law, 2015.9.) 
  •   The Mergers & Acquisitions Review (8th-9th edition): Korea chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014-2015) 
  •   Major Issues of Closing Precedents in M&A, BFL Vol.67 (Co-author, Center for Financial Law, 2014.9.) 
  •   Legal Issues of Overseas Real Estate Investment by REITs, REITs Journal (Autumn 2014) (Co-author, KAREIT, 2014) 
  •   PLC Private Acquisitions Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Korea chapter (Co-author, Practical Law Company, 2011)





Education

    Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (2004)

    College of Law, Seoul National University (LL.B., 2002)

    School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (LL.M., 2013)


Qualifications

    Admitted to bar, Korea, 2004


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Private Equity ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Real Estate ,  Corporate Governance & Shareholder Disputes ,  Antitrust & Competition ,  Europe ,  Germany ,  Corporate Finance ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Corporation Law