Mr Edward Kim > Lee & Ko > Seoul, South Korea > Lawyer Profile

Lee & Ko
SEOUL 04532
South Korea
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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Other Types of Investment Funds, Capital Markets



Mr. Kim was a member of Kim & Chang and a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Ashurst. Previously, Mr. Kim was based in New York, London, Shanghai (where he was a visiting lawyer to one of the leading law firms in China) and Hong Kong.


English, Korean, Spanish and Mandarin (working knowledge)


Admitted to bar, New York : 1993


Cornell Law School – JD: 1992 Davidson College – B.A. : 1989

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Lee & Ko‘s M&A practice has been a pillar of the firm’s work since the firm’s inception in 1977. Hyun Tae KimSang Gon Kim and Hyeong Gun Lee jointly lead the team, whose outstanding deal execution capabilities make it a strong choice for Korean and cross-border transactions. Its extensive experience spans a multitude of industries, such as construction, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy, logistics and technology, among various others. In 2018, Sang Gon KimHo Joon MoonKi Wook Kang and Seung Hwan Lee were among the advisers to The Carlyle Group on the sale of ADT Caps to to SK Telecom and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. In another highlight, Sang Gon KimJang Hyuk YeoSung Min Kim and others acted for  LG Electronics and LG Corporation on their acquisition of ZKW Holding GmbH (an Austria-based automotive lighting and headlight systems provider) for $1.25bn. Yong Joon YoonEdward Kim and Kyungchun Kim are also notable individuals. Chee Kwan Kim joined from Clifford Chance.