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Byung Suk Lee

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Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense, Corporate Governance


Byung-Suk Lee is an attorney in the firm's Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice and Corporate Governance Practice.

Mr. Lee has extensive experience in white collar criminal defense, primarily in the areas of securities fraud and insider trading.

Before joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Lee served as a public prosecutor for 11 years. In that capacity, he developed expertise in a wide range of criminal law matters.

Mr. Lee is known as a trusted advocate in a diverse range of industries, and has received numerous honors, including being ranked in the area of White Collar Defense in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016.


Korean and English


Admitted to bar, Korea, 1992


Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea (1992)
College of Law, Seoul National University Law School (LL.B., 1990)

South Korea: Regulatory: compliance and investigations

Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

Within: Regulatory: compliance and investigations – Local firms

With its strong forensic capabilities, Kim & Chang’s multi-disciplinary practice is a favourite with international businesses seeking assistance with compliance issues. Head of the corporate investigations and white-collar defence Kook Hyun Yoo is working alongside Seung Ho Lee, Ho-Keun Ryu, and Michael Yu in defending Audi Volkswagen Korea against investigations by multiple Korean agencies in connection with the "Diesel Gate" scandal for vehicles imported into the Korean market. Other key contacts are Myungsuk Sean Choi for white-collar criminal defence, anti-corruption and regulatory compliance; Dong Min Cha leads in corporate crime and insider trading; Hankyu Kim is highly experienced in internal investigations and leading criminal cases. Sung Gwan Chun acts in cases involving Korean conglomerates, while Byung Suk Lee’s expertise lies in securities fraud and insider trading. In non-contentious matters, Yu advised Lotte Chilsung Beverage in negotiating compliance provisions in a distribution and joint venture agreement with a multinational beverage corporation.

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