Firm Profile > Bae, Kim & Lee LLC > Seoul, South Korea

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
Tower B
Centropolis,
26 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu,
03161
South Korea

Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 1

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's antitrust practice is particularly in demand among many domestic and international e-commerce clients, such as music streaming service providers and online travel agencies; the team's prominent clients in this area include Google and Expedia. Key areas of activity for the firm include advising on merger controls, abuse of dominance issues, damages actions and unfair trade practices, all of which are regularly undertaken by practice head Keumseok Oh. Administrative litigation is a notable area of expertise for Seong Un Yun, who largely focuses on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Also recommended is senior foreign attorney Sanghoon Shin, who specialises in advising foreign clients on the Korean antitrust regulatory environment.

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Testimonials

Keumseok Oh is very experienced and achieves good results.

The team is made up of former officials of the FTC, former judges and lawyers with extensive experience in fair trade cases.

Key clients

Google Korea

Harim Corporation

Hotels.com/Expedia

HSBC

Hyundai Mobis

Hyundai Oilbank

KT

LG Electronics

LG Uplus

Tesla Korea

Capital markets: local firms Tier 1

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC continues to be a key player in the IPO market, where its work covers matters such as the proposal and listing structure, legal due diligence and review of disclosure documents, and consultations with the Korea Exchange and supervisory authorities. The team notably acts for all REITs in Korea, as well as major multinational corporates in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Other areas of expertise for the practice include structured finance, securitisation and alternative investments. In addition, issuers, underwriters and security holders frequently instruct the firm to assist with the private placement of equity, debt, and hybrid securities. Practice head Eui Jong Chung is a key contact, as are Hee Gang ShinMi Eun Roh and Seung Il Hong.

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Key clients

Citigroup Global Markets

J.P. Morgan

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

Korea Investment & Securities

LG Display

LOTTE Corporation

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Mirae Asset Daewoo

NH Investment & Securities

SK hynix

Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 1

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC covers a broad spectrum of commercial transactions, regularly advising on joint ventures and strategic collaborations, supply agreements, licenses and distributorships. It also assists clients with general corporate compliance, including company registrations, foreign exchange controls and regulatory reports. Korean and foreign multinational companies regularly instruct the team, as do international private equity funds. Practice head Sky Yang is a well-known figure in cross-border M&A, specialising in transactions involving financial institutions and global corporations, with particular expertise in regulatory issues. Dong Woo Seo is a key name to note for matters involving hostile takeovers and corporate group restructurings. Joonki Yi and Ri Bong Han both specialise in advising clients on energy-related deals. Byoung-Ki LeeMok H. Kim and Minwoon Yang are also recommended.

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Provide a great level of legal service with dedicated commitment.

The M&A lawyers have very good experience and knowledge, and are also very dedicated.

Key clients

Affinity Equity Partners

Carlyle Group

Comcast

Delivery Hero SE

Hyundai Motor

Korea Development Bank

LG Chem

Macquarie PE

POSCO

SK Holdings

Labour and employment: local firms Tier 1

The team at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is known for its close relationship with the Ministry of Employment and Labour, and the National Labour Relations Commission; Jeong Han Lee serves as a member of the latter. The group has a proven track record defending corporates in major labour disputes with employees, and also fields an industrial safety accident task force consisting of criminal and labour law experts. Sang Kyun Jang and Hyung Ro Kim are key contacts for litigation. On the advisory side, the firm advises many multinational companies in Korea on employment contracts and regulations, terminations, and reorganisations. US-licensed attorney Hye Chong Elizabeth Yu, who recently joined the practice from Kim & Chang, now jointly heads the group along with former judge Wook Rae Lee.

Key clients

Asahi Glass

China Eastern Airlines

CJ Logistics

Focus Media

Hitachi Korea

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors

Korea Gas Corporation

LG Display

Nomura Securities

Philip Morris Korea

Robert Bosch Korea

Samsung Electronics

Thai Airways

Uber Technologies

Visa

3M Korea

Real estate: local firms Tier 1

At Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, team head Gun Chul Do advises on city development projects involving multiple elements of real estate, including office space, commercial and housing facilities, hotels, multi-use buildings and infrastructure. The group has also gained recognition for its role in advising the largest REIT companies on their IPOs. Hyeon Kang is noted for his knowledge of matters concerning collective investment in real estate through holding companies, trusts, project finance vehicles and similar special purpose vehicles. Other key practitioners include Chiyoung Song Eun Jin Jeon and Dubai-based construction expert Michael H. Lee.

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Key clients

Berjaya Jeju Resort

KB Securities

Koramco Asset Trust

Lotte Corporation

Macquarie Capital

Mastern Investment Management

Merlin Entertainment Plc

Mirae Asset Global Investments

Pacific Alliance Group

POSCO E&C

Samsung SRA Asset Management

Savills Korea

Banking and finance: local firms Tier 2

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's banking and finance team covers the full spectrum of banking and finance transactions for lenders, corporate borrowers and sponsors. In addition, private equity and venture capital funds frequently instruct the firm to assist them with domestic and cross-border M&A. Asset finance and project finance are also core areas of focus for the practice; Ho Jin Kim is a key name to note for project finance work related to the energy and infrastructure sector. Eui Jong Chung heads up the practice. Also recommended are Hee Gang Shin, who has vast experience of cross-border transactions, and senior associate Miro Kang.

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Great teamwork and always looking for better solutions for the clients.

This practice has the required finance knowledge as well as legal knowledge to make agreements.

BKL provided wonderful solutions for various areas (process, tax, legal etc).

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of Korea

Hana Financial Investment

Hanwha Asset Management

HSBC

KB Securities

Korea Development Bank

Macquarie

MBK Partners

Meritz Securities

Mirae Asset Daewoo

NH Investment & Securities

Shinhan Investment

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 2

The team at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC has the capacity to handle all stages of litigation, which range from provisional injunctions to appeals. It frequently represents multinational parties before domestic courts and also maintains an active outbound practice, where it assists Korean parties involved in disputes in foreign jurisdictions. Civil, criminal, tax and commercial litigation all fall within the remit of the firm. The practice is led by Byoung Ha Jeon, whose key specialisms include finance and real estate disputes. Also recommended is Tony Dongwook Kang, who has successfully represented numerous multinational litigants, including manufacturers and financial institutions based in the US, EU, and China. Jihyo Yune, Ji Hoon Ko, Ji Young Hwang and Deok Woo Lee made partner in January 2020.

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The firm generates tremendous trust from its clients.

Tony Kang is very strong in providing strategic litigation advice with regards to foreign litigation procedures.

Key clients

Berjaya Jeju Resort

Hyundai Oilbank

Kia Motors

Korail

LG Electronics

Naver

Samjong KPMG

Samsung Electronics Service Co., Ltd.

Samsung Medical Center

The Export-Import Bank of Korea

Insurance: local firms Tier 2

With Jong Ku Kang at the helm, the team at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC advises insurers on a wide range of corporate matters, including M&A and joint ventures. It also handles issues concerning commercial lending and other financial services. In addition, the practice frequently provides day-to-day advice to major foreign and domestic companies on the general management and operation of insurance businesses. 'Well-known expertJong Min An specialises in regulatory issues, and receives regular instructions from insurance companies and supervisory authorities alike. An's expertise also extends to advising insurance companies on asset management regulations and foreign investments. Jae Seok Yang is also recommended.

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The team has a wide range of experience.

BKL is very prompt on every response and provides simple and straight-forward advice to their client in a practical way.

Jong Min An is a well-known expert who always has up-to-date knowledge of the insurance trends and developments.

Key clients

ABL Life Insurance

Cardif Life Insurance

DB Insurance

General Insurance Association of Korea

Hana Financial Group

Hanwha General Insurance

Hanwha Life Insurance

IBK Insurance

KB Insurance

Korea Insurance Development Institute

Lina Korea

Meritz Fire & Marine Insurance

MetLife

Mirae Asset Life Insurance

Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance

Samsung Life Insurance

Shinhan Life Insurance

Tong Yang Life Insurance

Intellectual property: local firms Tier 2

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is highly active in advising clients from the pharmaceutical and high-tech industries in IP disputes. The group also has a strong trade secrets practice, which encompasses all aspects of litigation, investigations and legal compliance in both civil and criminal contexts; Jihyun Kim and Tae Uk Kang are key contacts for this type of work. On the non-contentious side, the firm advises a number of market-leading companies in the entertainment and sports sectors on data protection and privacy. Other names to note are Jong Wook Lee and Taeck Soo Kwon, the latter of whom has considerable expertise in both transactions and litigation involving all aspects of intellectual property.

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Key clients

Big Hit Entertainment

Corning Incorporated

Hewlett-Packard Korea

Hyundai Motor Company

LG Chem

Hyosung Corporation

KT Corp.

LVMH Cosmetics

Mitsubishi Electric

Naver

Netflix

Samsung Electronics

SK Hynix

Spotify

Starbucks Coffee Korea

Uber Technologies

International arbitration Tier 2

The majority of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's arbitration work is centred on international commercial disputes and large multijurisdictional construction cases. The team regularly represents public and private sector clients in arbitration cases involving complex financial issues, defence contracts, global license agreements and distributorships, joint ventures, post-M&A claims and shareholder disputes. The group includes international mediation specialist Hongjoong Kim and David MacArthur, who typically focuses on engineering and IP disputes. Junu Kim is a key contact for investment treaty work. Woojae Kim and Sejin Kim both made partners in January 2020. Tony Dongwook Kang is another key figure. Former practice head John Bang joined Peter & Kim in January 2021.

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Testimonials

The team understands the legal position very well but really excels at understanding the commercial nuances of their cases and is very strategic in determining litigation strategy.’

Woojae Kim is a gifted advocate who specialises in construction arbitration.’

Every team member is first-rate in their extensive know-how and shows flawless attention to detail.’

Key clients

POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

Republic of Korea

Asiana Airlines, Inc.

Lippo Group Ltd.

Daiso-Asung Corporation Ltd.

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

CVC Asia Pacific Ltd.

Hana Financial Group

Kolon Life Science, Inc.

JW Holdings Corporation

Projects and energy: local firms Tier 2

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's dedicated energy and infrastructure practice leverages the firm’s strengths in project development and finance, M&A, construction and PPP projects to guide clients through a wide spectrum of legal issues. Its expertise includes advising on commercial operations, transactions and disputes, both in and outside of Korea. Under the leadership of Seungkyo Lee, the team continues to strengthen its expertise in the renewable and alternative energy sector, and remains 'known for guiding Korean clients on international investments'. Hyunchul An is the name to note for inbound work; he assists foreign investors with matters ranging from their initial entry into the Korean market to the development and execution of projects. Chinpyo Park has particular expertise in domestic electricity and gas regulations.

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BKL has an excellent client list for advising in relation to the Korean renewables sector.

The team is known for guiding Korean clients on international investments.

Hyunchul An is noted for his practical approach to advising clients.

Key clients

Hana Alternative Asset Management

Hanwha Energy

Hanwha Investment & Securities

Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings

KB Kookmin Bank

Korea Development Institute

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation

Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-Sure)

SK Engineering & Construction

Regulatory: compliance and investigations: local firms Tier 2

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's white-collar criminal defence group is highly experienced in representing individuals and companies in criminal investigations and trials, as well as internal investigations. Key areas of strength for the firm include industry and financial regulations, anti-money laundering, tax, intellectual property, data security and privacy, fair competition and environmental regulations. In addition, the group also continues to strengthen its in-house forensic service capabilities. Jin Han Lee leads the team, which also includes corporate litigation specialist Byoungha Jeon and Sangchul Lee, who is a leading expert in criminal trials and civil cases. Kyung Hoon Lee specialises in defending clients involved in securities, finance, tax and construction-related investigations.

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KT Corp.

Samsung Medical Center

Shipping: local firms Tier 2

The insurance and maritime practice at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is strong in handling shipbuilding disputes, collisions, marine insurance and charterparty contracts for clients. The group also advises numerous P&I clubs on Korean maritime law issues, including arrests, cargo damage and bills of lading. Jong Ku Kang leads the team, which also includes Yoon Jeong ParkJai Young Kim, and Joon Sung (Justin) Kim. The department works closely with the finance project group on shipping finance matters; Young Joon Cho, who is an expert in this field, has led on complex restructurings of financially distressed shipping companies in Korea, as well as acting for a number of financial institutions on the rescheduling of ship financing debts and the negotiation of charter agreements and time charters.

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Key clients

Boyang

Dae A Express Shipping

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

GS Caltex

HMM

KB Securities

Korea Development Bank

Polaris Shipping

Shinhan Bank

Steamship Insurance Management Services

STX Heavy Industries

Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Tax: local firms Tier 2

Contentious tax work is a cornerstone of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's practice, with the team having a particularly high success rate representing Korean conglomerates and large multinational companies in tax assessments and Tax Tribunal appeal cases. Litigation is an area of focus for many key individuals in the team, including Seog Kyoo Kang and Il Young Cho. Transfer pricing is another core area of expertise for the group, which is often called upon to prepare transfer pricing studies, advance pricing agreements (both unilateral and bilateral) and mutual agreements procedures. The group has recently seen an increase in the volume of tax advisory work it is instructed to undertake by Korean asset management companies wishing to invest overseas. Also recommended are Maria Chang and Seung-Wan Chae.

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They delivered a successful outcome in a court case.

Key clients

Bank of China

Comcast Corporation

Diageo

Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Glovis, Hyundai Mobis)

KORAIL

LG Corp.

LINA Korea

Philip Morris Korea

Samsung Electronics

Shinhan Alternative Investment Management Inc.

SK Hynix

TMT: local firms Tier 2

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is well-known for its expertise in regulatory matters, particularly due to its 'good reputation and relationship with the industry experts and the government officials, which makes a big difference'. The group offers assistance with every relevant area of regulation, including infrastructure and broadcaster regulations, data privacy and security, and GPS data usage regulations. The practice is also increasingly instructed to advise start-ups, as well as fast-growing mid-size firms, in areas such as biotech, AOI, big data and app-based services. Another key developing area of focus for the firm is the mobility industry, with practice head Kwang Hyun Ryoo and Minwoon Yang taking the lead on advising clients in this sector. Other names to note include Joon Yong ParkYang Ho Oh and Sang Jik Lee.

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The team has a good reputation and relationship with the industry experts and the government officials, which makes a big difference.

They all have very professional work experience and good knowledge in the field of TMT.

One of the strongest capabilities of BKL’s TMT group is its handling of regulatory issues.

Key clients

Alibaba Group

Comcast Corporation

Expedia

Hancom Inc.

Kakao

KT Corp.

LG Uplus

Macquarie PE

Microsoft Corporation

NAVER Corporation

NETFLIX

Neutron Holdings, Inc. (“Lime”)

Tesla Korea

Uber Technologies Inc.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms Tier 3

Seoul headquartered firm Bae, Kim & Lee LLC 's international arbitration team is particularly popular among prominent Korean construction companies in disputes across the region. Practice head John Bang and Junu Kim (who is particularly strong for investment treaty disputes) are key contacts.

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL) is among the oldest and largest law firms in Korea with over 600 professionals. With practice groups specialised in every significant area of law for business in Korea, BKL supplies timely, accurate and practical legal support to its clients, wherever they are based, across a broad cross-section of industry, investment and finance.

BKL has long been at the leading edge of cross-border legal work in Korea. Among its many practice areas, it has been one of the busiest firms in Korea in the areas of M&A, finance and securities, advising clients from North America, Europe and Asia for over three decades. Likewise, BKL has built a reputation in the disputes arena not only as a litigation powerhouse but also as one of the top international arbitration and cross-border disputes teams in Asia.

Owing to the scale, quality and volume of its work, BKL has received many ‘Deal of the Year’ and ‘Firm of the Year’ honours. In every recognised client or peer assessment, BKL is ranked among the top firms in Korea. In all the firm does, it strives to provide client-focused legal services to its clients, many of whom have been with the firm for many years.

The firm’s clients include many multinational business groups and leaders in the Korean market. Manufacturer clients represent industries such as automotive, software, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and shipping. Among its financial clients are banks, brokerage and asset management companies, insurers and private equity groups. Other clients are in energy, property development, retail and broadcasting, to name a few.

Headquartered in Seoul, BKL maintains overseas offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon. The first Korean firm to set up offices in China and the UAE, BKL has pioneered a region-wide approach to legal services. BKL is also the first Korean law firm to establish its branch office in Pangyo Techno Valley,  an industrial complex in the city of Pangyo, South Korea.  BKL is a member of the World Law Group and regularly collaborates with other firms across the world.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and Competition Yunsoo KIM yunsoo.kim@bkl.co.kr
Banking and Finance and Capital Markets Eui Jong Chung ej.chung@bkl.co.kr
Construction Jung Myun Oh jungmyun.oh@bkl.co.kr
Corporate and M&A Dongwoo Seo dongwoo.seo@bkl.co.kr
Insurance and Shipping Jong Ku Kang jongku.kang@bkl.co.kr
Intellectual Property Jihyun Kim jihyun.kim@bkl.co.kr
Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark) Jong Wook Lee JWR@bkl.co.kr
International Arbitration John P Bang john.bang@bkl.co.kr
Labour and Employment Jeong Han Lee jeonghan.lee@bkl.co.kr
Litigation Tony Dongwook Kang tony.dw.kang@bkl.co.kr
Litigation: Criminal Defence/White-Collar Crime Sangchul Lee sangchul.lee@bkl.co.kr
Projects and Energy Seungkyo Lee seungkyo.lee@bkl.co.kr
Real Estate Gun Chul Do gunchul.do@bkl.co.kr
Regulatory and Compliance Jeena Kim jeena.kim@bkl.co.kr
Restructuring and Insolvency Hyun Wook Park hyunwook.park@bkl.co.kr
Tax Il Young Cho ilyoung.cho@bkl.co.kr
TMT Sang Jik Lee sangjik.lee@bkl.co.kr
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Mr Hyunchul An photo Mr Hyunchul An Partner
Mr Jong Min An photo Mr Jong Min An Partner
Ms Maria Chang photo Ms Maria Chang Maria Chang is a foreign legal advisor in the firm’s tax practice…
Mr Ho Kyung Chang  photo Mr Ho Kyung Chang Partner. Advises domestic and international clients in connection with a broad range…
Ms Il Young Cho  photo Ms Il Young Cho Il Young CHO is a partner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC…
Mr Eui Jong Chung  photo Mr Eui Jong Chung Attorney Eui Jong (EJ) CHUNG is a partner of Bae, Kim &…
Mr Gun Chul Do  photo Mr Gun Chul Do Gun Chul DO is a partner and head of BKL’s Real Estate…
Mr Joon Sung (Justin) KIM  photo Mr Joon Sung (Justin) KIM Associate
Mr Tae Uk Kang photo Mr Tae Uk Kang Attorney Tae Uk KANG is a partner of Bae, Kim & Lee…
Ms Miro Kang photo Ms Miro Kang As an associate of Finance Practice Group of BKL, attorney Miro Kang…
Mr Jong Ku Kang  photo Mr Jong Ku Kang Jong Ku Kang is a partner in our Maritime and Insurance Practice…
Mr Tony Dongwook Kang  photo Mr Tony Dongwook Kang Tony DongWook Kang is the partner in charge of the cross border…
Mr Ho Jin Kim photo Mr Ho Jin Kim As a member of the Securities, Banking and Finance Practice Group of…
Mr Hyung Ro Kim photo Mr Hyung Ro Kim Attorney Hyung Ro KIM worked in the HR & Labor Relations Team,…
Mr Junu Kim photo Mr Junu Kim Junu KIM is a Korean lawyer at Bae, Kim & Lee, LLC,…
Ms Hyun A Kim  photo Ms Hyun A Kim Partner
Mr Woojae Kim  photo Mr Woojae Kim Senior associate specializing in international construction arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and cross-border…
Mr Taeck Soo Kwon  photo Mr Taeck Soo Kwon Attorney Taeck Soo KWON is a partner of Bae, Kim & Lee…
Mr Seungkyo Lee photo Mr Seungkyo Lee Attorney Seungkyo LEE gained expertise from the experience in overseas power projects…
Mr Sangchul Lee photo Mr Sangchul Lee Attorney Sangchul LEE is a partner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC…
Mr Jeong Han Lee  photo Mr Jeong Han Lee Jeong Han LEE is a partner of Labor and Employment Practice Group…
Mr David MacArthur  photo Mr David MacArthur Senior Foreign Attorney (admitted in Utah, USA) specializing in international arbitration and…
Ms Yoon Jeong Park  photo Ms Yoon Jeong Park Senior Foreign Attorney advising on all maritime matters comprising of shipbuilding disputes,…
Mr Kwang Hyun Ryoo photo Mr Kwang Hyun Ryoo Kwang Hyun RYOO is a partner on the technology, media, and telecommunications…
Mr Wu Cheol Song  photo Mr Wu Cheol Song After serving as judge for 23 years and 6 months, he joined…
Mr Sky Yang photo Mr Sky Yang Mr. Yang is a partner in the Corporate and M&A Practice Groups…
Mr Jae Seok Yang photo Mr Jae Seok Yang Jae Seok YANG is an attorney in Bae, Kim & Lee LLC…
Mr Seong Un Yun  photo Mr Seong Un Yun Partner
Number of partners : 223
Number of lawyers : 511
Number of fee-earners : 629
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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL) is among the oldest and largest law firms in Korea with over 600 professionals. With practice groups specialised in every significant area of law for business in Korea, BKL supplies timely, accurate and practical legal support to its clients, wherever they are based, across a broad cross-section of industry, investment and finance.

 

BKL Named Best Firm in South Korea at Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017

Bae, Kim & Lee ("BKL") has been named the "Best Firm in South Korea" at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017 hosted by the global legal publisher Euromoney Legal Media Group on November 9, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. Furthermore, senior partner Il Young CHO was honored as the best lawyer in transfer pricing while senior patent attorney Catherine Eunkyeong LEE was recognized as the best lawyer in patent and trademark prosecution among Asia's leading women in the legal profession.


BKL Partner Wu Cheol SONG Named “Disputes Star of the Year”

Wu Cheol SONG, a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“BKL”), was named the “Disputes Star of the Year” in South Korea at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017 held on September 28, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong.


BKL Partner Kap-You (Kevin) KIM Appointed as President of KCAB International Arbitration Committee

Mr. Kap-You (Kevin) KIM, a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“BKL”), has been appointed as President of the International Arbitration Committee of the Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB”).


Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Hosts Seminar on European Real Estate Investment

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC ("BKL") and Linklaters LLP jointly held the "European Real Estate Investment Seminar" on June 8, 2017 at the Park Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul, attracting approximately 150 attendees from legal and overseas affairs teams at leading investment institutions and asset managers, including pension funds, insurance companies, banks and securities firms.


BKL Hires Seong Soo KIM, Former Presiding Judge of Seoul Central District Court

Bae, Kim & Lee ("BKL") has hired Seong Soo KIM, a former Presiding Judge of the Seoul Central District Court as a partner in its litigation practice group.


BKL receives 10 awards at ALB Korea Law Awards, including “Deal Firm of the Year,” “Litigation

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC ("BKL") emerged from the ALB Korea Law Awards 2016 as one of the two biggest winners on the night, receiving highly coveted awards for "Deal Firm of the Year," "Litigation Law Firm of the Year," and "Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year." In addition, the firm's reputation as advisor of choice on the biggest and most complex deals in the market was confirmed by wins for "Deal of the Year" in nearly all of the awarded categories, while BKL M&A partner Ri Bong HAN was honored as "Dealmaker of the Year" for the second consecutive year.