Mr Kyungwon (Won) Lee > Shearman & Sterling > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Shearman & Sterling
21st Floor Gloucester Tower
The Landmark
15 Queen’s Road Central
Hong Kong
Kyungwon (Won) Lee photo

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Partner
Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets-Asia Team Leader

Career

Kyungwon (Won) Lee is a partner and the firm’s Head of Asia Capital Markets. Won focuses on corporate finance and securities transactions, including SEC registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of equity securities, high yield and investment grade bonds and convertible bonds as well as leveraged acquisition financings and liability management transactions. He has worked with companies in a wide range of industries including healthcare and biotech, technology, energy, oil and gas, mining, media and telecommunications, consumer and retail and general industrials. Won represents corporate clients as well as financial institution clients.

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships

ADMISSIONS:

  • New York                                                                          

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, LEONARD N. STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
M.B.A.

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
B.A. Economics and Accounting

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Capital markets (debt)

Shearman & Sterling is a destination firm for complex debt capital market transactions, and it attracts a significant amount of work from issuer and underwriter clients. Its team’s expertise spans a wide range of areas, including high-yield and investment grade bond offerings, dim sum bonds and convertible bonds, and liability management transactions. It is particularly well-known for its involvement in bond offerings by Chinese real estate companies. A recent significant development saw Kyungwon Lee relocate from New York to Hong Kong to head up the capital markets practice in Asia. In addition, Max Hua joined from Haiwen & Partners. Colin Law and Peter Chen departed for Fangda Partners.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity)

At Shearman & SterlingKyungwon Lee relocated to Hong Kong from the New York office to become the head of capital markets in Asia. In other developments, Max Hua joined from Haiwen & Partners. Equally strong acting for issuers and underwriters, the firm covers the gamut of equity capital markets transactions on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with a notable focus on the healthcare and education sectors. It is also sought out for advice on New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listings. Matthew Bersani is another key figure in the group.  Colin Law and Peter Chen left the firm for Fangda Partners.