Sonia Won is a partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, mainly focusing on asset management (including fund registrations for both retail investors and professional investors and fund document diligence), securities and financial regulations. She is currently based in BKL's Hong Kong office.
Prior to joining BKL, she worked as Registered Foreign Lawyer at the debt capital markets team of Clifford Chance (Hong Kong) from 2010 to 2015. She worked as inspector in the Financial Supervisory Service in 2005, and started her career as a lawyer/litigator at Barun Law LLC in 2008. She received her LL.B. degree from Korea University in 2002. She is a member of the Seoul Bar and the California Bar.
2016-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2010-2015 Registered Foreign Lawyer, Capital Markets Team, Clifford Chance LLP, Hong Kong
2009-2010 Research Fellow & Inhouse Lawyer, Department of Medical Law and Bioethics, Yonsei University College of Medicine
2008-2009 Associate, Barun Law LLC
2005 Inspector, Financial Supervisory Service
Advised various institutional investors including National Pension Service, Teachers' Pension and Korea Investment Corporation, and foreign funds on financial regulatory issues
Advised prestigious clients including Samsung Asset Management, Vogo Fund Asset Management, NH-Amundi Asset Management and many others on their investments
Advised such foreign funds as Apollo European Principal Finance Fund III (Euro B), LP PEF, RREF III Debt Offshore Investors II, LP PEF, and CBRE U.S. Core Partners, L.P. PEF on PEF registrations
Advised mutual funds, including China AMC Fund, Wells Fargo (Lux) Worldwide Fund, and AMP Capital Funds on their registrations
Advised various asset management companies within and outside Korea on debt capital market deals and equity capital market deals
2008 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2002 Korea University (LL.B.)