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BDGS Associés
51 RUE FRANCOIS 1ER
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner – Head of Litigation

Career

Kyum Lee joined BDGS Associés as partner in 2018 after several years at Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Specialist in corporate litigation, Kyum advises and represents his clients before the civil, commercial and criminal courts as well as before arbitral tribunals. His areas of practice notably include shareholder disputes, pre/post acquisition disputes.

He has developed an expertise in financial and restructuring disputes (Petroplus, Smoby, Vivarte, CGG).

Kyum Lee has been involved in high profile cases such as the shareholders’ dispute between Lagardère and Vivendi or the dispute related to the insolvency of Petroplus.

He is co-author of Lamy Droit du Contrat and was “Secrétaire de la Conférence” in 2009.

Languages

English and French

Memberships

Member of the Paris Bar Association
Ancien Secrétaire de la Conférence

Education

Master Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (Contract law) 
Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris)

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

(Les grands avocats de demain)

Kyum LeeBDGS Associés

BDGS Associés dispose d’une solide réputation s’agissant de traiter des conflits d’actionnaires et des litiges en droit des sociétés portant sur des entreprises de premier plan. Le cabinet est régulièrement impliqué dans des affaires sensibles. L’équipe possède également une très bonne connaissance des procédures de saisies selon l’article 145 du CPC et des questions du secret des affaires. Enfin, elle traite des dossiers de droit pénal des affaires et conseille ses clients en matière de sanctions internationales. A la tête de la pratique, Kyum Lee est fortement recommandé. Antoine Gosset-Grainville est régulièrement mandaté par des banques, notamment pour traiter des dossiers stratégiques devant la CJUE.

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

BDGS Associés has excellent knowledge of listed companies which earns the practice key mandates in public tender disputes, market abuse investigations and governance and shareholder conflicts. The team has recently acted in high-profile public takeover battles, including the recent Suez-Veolia headline case. While the group primarily assists companies, it was also chosen to defending a leading financial institution in a landmark case concerning sovereign bonds price manipulation sanctions. The excellent Kyum Lee leads the practice.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals: Corporate and commercial litigation)

Kyum LeeBDGS Associés

BDGS Associés is a strong reference for complex disputes. The firm is popular with leading French corporations, including state-owned companies, for high-stakes corporate disputes, often pertaining to publicly listed M&A deals and shareholder conflicts. The team notably acted for Engie in the landmark recent Suez-Veolia M&A battle. In addition to intervening in high-stakes commercial disputes, the practice must also be acknowledged for its expertise in resisting French discovery procedures and is also highly qualified to handle highly strategic regulatory disputes, notably in the banking sector. For instance, the team recently acted in a high-profile price manipulation securities case before the stock-market regulator (AMF)’s sanction committee. Practice head Kyum Lee and Antoine Gosset-Grainville, who regularly acts for banks in strategic regulatory cases, are the key contacts.

Comparative Guides

France: Litigation June 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in France.