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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Jeong Han Lee

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

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Employment & Labor; Corporate; Insurance


Jeong Han Lee is a partner and one of the recognized leaders in the labor and employment practice area in Korea. He has served as a Commissioner of National Labor Relations Commission, as a Mediator for Labor Disputes of the Seoul Central District Court, as a legal advisor of the Ministry of Employment and Labor and as a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee of the Ministry of Employment and Labor. During his nearly 20 years of experience as an practicing attorney, Jeong Han Lee has advised on various labor and employment law issues and matters, including drafting employment related documents, handling labor unions and labor disputes, and advising on the restructuring of work forces to many domestic and foreign clients. He has also represented a broad base of clients at the various levels of the court system, as well as in front of the Labor Relations Commission, in cases such as wrongful dismissals, wage claims and validity of the employment related documents. Notably, he has won several Korean Supreme Court cases which are now regarded as precedents for the relevant labor and employment law issues that were involved in the cases. He is the author of a number of articles and publications on Korean labor and employment law and practice, and is a frequent lecturer or speaker on employment and labor law issues. He was a visiting attorney at Burke & Parsons, New York, and Sinclair Roche & Temperley, London. He was also listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia.


Korean; English


Korean and Seoul Bar(1988); New York Bar(1999)


Tulane University Law School (LL.M., with distinction, 1996); Seoul National University Law School (LL.B., 1985)

South Korea: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jeong Han Lee - Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

The ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC provide the full spectrum of labour and employment services to Korean conglomerates and international corporations. Jeong Han Lee is ‘an expert in his field’, acting in disputes concerning wrongful dismissal, wage claims and related employment issues. The team’s expertise in responding to industrial safety accidents is demonstrated by Lee, Hyung Ro Kim and Jinwoo Lee, who together successfully dismissed an arrest warrant issued against two employees following an explosion at a shipyard. In another notable case, Sangkyun Jang acted for KEPCO KPS against claims brought by 4,000 workers in a highly publicised wage dispute. Former judge Wook Rae Lee is highly experienced in representing Korean clients across the gamut of labour disputes.

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