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Lee & Ko
SEOUL 04532
South Korea
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Lee & Ko: 2014 – Present
Baker & Mckenzie, Hong Kong office: 2009 – 2012
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Hong Kong office: 2007 – 2008


Korean and English


University of California, Berkeley – LL.M.: 2006
Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea: 2004
Passed the Korean Bar Exam: 2001
Yonsei University – B.A. in Law: 1997

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South Korea > International arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Sunyoung KimLee & Ko

Lee & Ko has a growing and varied portfolio of complex arbitration cases, with Sean (Sungwoo) Lim and Robert Wachter jointly leading the team, which acts as the lead counsel in the majority of its matters. David Kim has been instrumental in increasing the volume of construction arbitration work undertaken by the firm, and generates mandates from large construction companies such as Hyundai Rotem and GS Engineering & Construction. Elsewhere, the firm is active in matters with a nexus to shipping, life sciences, sport and energy and natural resources, among other sectors. In one highlight, the team is acting for the CEO of Kyobo Life Insurance in a $2bn shareholder dispute. On the investor-state side,  Lim, Wachter, Kim, Sanghoon Han and others are acting as co-counsel to the Korean government in an arbitration brought by Mason Capital LP and Mason Management LLC over the client’s alleged intervention in  the merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries. The team is also acting as co-counsel to the Korean government in a similar matter brought by Elliott Associates. Sunyoung Kim is another name to note.