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

Shearman & Sterling
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Hong Kong
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Work Department

Capital Markets


Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets-Asia Team Leader


Kyungwon (Won) Lee is the Asia Capital Markets Team Leader and a partner in the Capital Markets practice.

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 buyouts and liability management transactions. He has worked with companies in a wide range of industries including technology, healthcare, consumer and retail, media and telecommunications, oil and gas, mining and metals and general industrials. Won represents corporate clients as well as financial institution clients.


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  • New York
  • Hong Kong


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

Indonesia > Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP stands out for its expertise in high-profile energy and infrastructure projects in Indonesia, as demonstrated by its advice to Masdar and PT PJB Investasi on the development and financing of a 145MW floating solar PV project over the Cirata reservoir. With experience across the energy, mining and metals, infrastructure and TMT sectors, the practice is also noted for its capability in M&As and capital markets transactions. Bill McCormack, who advises on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, jointly leads the project development and finance practice alongside David Clinch, who focuses on projects and transactional work. Phil Cheveley spearheads the M&A team and head of Singapore’s capital markets group Andrew Schleider has considerable experience in offerings of high yield and investment grade debt securities, convertible bonds and equity. Kyungwon (Won) Lee, who leads the firm’s Asia capital markets team, is another key contact.

Vietnam > Foreign desks

Shearman & Sterling LLP has a strong Asian offering, with core offices based in Singapore and Seoul. The practice advises on project developments and finance matters, capital markets, as well as M&A and private equity transactions, and counts financial institutions, foreign and Vietnamese corporations, government and state-owned enterprises among its key roster of clients. Anna Chung is head of the office in Seoul and has expertise in project finance and development, as does Bill McCormack in Singapore. Kyungwon (Won) Lee leads the firm’s Asia capital markets team from the firm’s office in Hong Kong, and Singapore-based David Clinch has demonstrable capability advising on energy, natural resources and infrastructure projects and transactions.

India > Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling handles a range of high-profile and high-value India-focused transactions, acting for domestic and international clients in inbound and outbound investments. Key areas of focus for the practice include capital markets, M&A, private equity, project finance, international arbitration and fund formation, and it services clients from various offices across its large international network. Hong Kong-based partner Kyungwon (Won) Lee is a key contact for capital markets work, including corporate finance and securities transactions; Singapore’s Andrew Schleider is another name to note for capital markets, drawing on over 20 years of experience advising underwriters and issuers on a range of corporate finance transactions; and Etienne Gelencsér in Tokyo is recommended for projects and energy-related transactions. Sanjeev Dhuna joined from Allen & Overy LLP in July 2021 in London, while Sidharth Bhasin and James Clayton-Payne left the firm in August of the same year.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity)

The ‘energetic‘ team at Shearman & Sterling provides ‘proactive’ advice to issuers and underwriters/sponsors across a wide range of ECM-related matters, including with regard to IPOs, global equity offerings and follow-on offerings within emerging markets. Praised for her ‘strong commercial instincts’, Wanda Woo is praised for her ‘willingness and ability to coordinate with other professional parties’, including on issuances within the tech and life sciences sectors. New York and Hong Kong-qualified team head Kyungwon (Won) Lee s varied deal flow includes SPAC-related work and SEC-registered and Rule 144 A/Reg S offerings.