Daeshik Danniel Kwon

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Daeshik Danniel Kwon is the chief attorney of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Beijing, mainly dealing with legal affairs related to China. Mr. Kwon's practice areas encompass, but not limited to, advice for Korean companies on their investments and M&A in China, and on the overall legal issues that they can face in operating in China. He also advises Chinese companies on their investments into Korea. He vigorously practices in the field of Chinese competition laws and the affairs related to North Korea.

Mr. Kwon has resided in China and provided legal advice to Korean companies longer than any other Korean attorneys currently residing in Beijing. With these efforts recognized, he has also served various roles at several organizations: to name a few, legal advisor for the Korea Chamber of Commerce in China, arbitrator for Qingdao Arbitration Committee, and advisor for Korean Embassy in China, KOTRA Beijing.

Mr. Kwon received LL.B. and LL.M. from Korea University. He then completed the training course at Judicial Research and Training Institute in 2002. His educational background includes, for example, completion of the trade law expert course at Columbia University Law School, completion of the international trade expert course at Seoul National University, language training at Beijing Normal University and Beijing Language and Culture University, and completion of the doctoral course on economic law at Beijing University.

Representative Experience

2002-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2019-Present Advisor, Korea Innovation Center China
2016-Present Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China
2015-Present Advisor, Korea-China FTA Utilization Support Center, KOTRA
2015-2017 Advisor, Content Business Advisory Group, Korea Creative Content Agency
2014-Present Arbitrator, Qingdao Arbitration Committee, China
2011-Present Advisor, The Korea Chamber of Commerce in China
2000-2001 Member, International Business Law Society, Judicial Research and Training Institute

Representative Matters

Advised LG Display on its projects for the establishments of LCD and OLED joint ventures in Guangzhou (the largest-ever joint venture between Korea and China)
Advised Hyundai Motor on its project for establishment of Factory 4 in Hebeisheng and Factory 5 in Chongqing
Advised SK on the pre-IPO projects involving equity investment in Chinese agricultural foods distribution company and medical big data company
Advised LG group on the sale of LG Twin Tower in Beijing
Advised a client in dealing with Chinese SAMR's antitrust investigation on the Korean semiconductor manufacturer


2008 Korea University (LL.M.)
2002 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1998 Korea University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Commentary on Laws, Regulations and Legal System of the Gaeseong Industrial Complex (Co-author, LAWnB, 2005)
HR management Q&A for Korean companies in China regarding COVID-19 (Co-author, Korea Labor Foundation, 2020)
Approachable Chinese industrial safety and health law (Co-author, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China, 2020)
Approachable Chinese competition law (Co-author, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China, 2019)
Research on further opening of service investment in the FTA between Korea and China (commissioned by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, 2017)
Commentary on laws related to foreign invested construction enterprises (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China, 2015)
Commentary on Chinese laws related to industrial safety and health (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China, 2015)
A guidebook on real estate systems (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China, 2015)
In-depth research on the service sector (legal section) of the FTA between Korea and China (commissioned by Korea Development Institute, 2011)
Legislation research on execution of intellectual property rights in China (commissioned by Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2010)
Paper on analysis of the Chinese government procurement law - focusing on the foreseeable problems if China joins WTO GPA (Master's Thesis, Korea University, 2008)
Research and analysis of Chinese antitrust law (Co-author, commissioned by Ministry of Government Legislation, 2008)
Research on Chinese public procurement-related system and the status thereof (Co-author, commissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2007)
Research on Chinese antidumping and intellectual property rights (commissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2007)
Research on major legislation (labor and social security) about Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (Co-author, commissioned by Ministry of Unification, 2006)


2002 Korea