Jeong Han LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0132
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. jeonghan.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Jeong Han Lee specializes in advice and litigation of labor and employment, corporate M&A, insurance, etc.

For more than 30 years of his experience as a practicing attorney, Mr. Lee has advised on various labor and employment law issues and matters, including drafting employment agreement and employment rule, handling labor unions and labor disputes, and advising on the restructuring of workforces to many domestic and foreign clients. He has also represented a broad base of clients at the various levels of the court system, as well as in front of the Labor Relations Commission, in cases such as wrongful dismissals, wage claims and validity of the employment related documents. Notably, he has won several Korean Supreme Court cases which are now regarded as precedents for the relevant labor and employment law issues that were involved in the cases.

Mr. Lee has served as a commissioner of National Labor Relations Commission, as a mediator for Labor Disputes of the Seoul Central District Court, as a legal advisor of the Ministry of Employment and Labor and as a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee of the Ministry of Employment and Labor. Also, he is the author of a number of articles and publications on Korean labor and employment law and practice, and is a frequent lecturer or speaker on employment and labor law issues

Mr. Lee received his legal education at Seoul National University and Tulane Law School (LL.M.). He was a visiting attorney at Burke & Parsons, New York, and Sinclair Roche & Temperley, London.

Representative Experience

1997 Visiting Attorney, Sinclair Roche & Temperley, London
1996 Visiting Attorney, Burke & Parsons, New York
1991-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1988-1991 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2011-Present Legal advisor, Ministry of Employment and Labor
2011-2014 Public Interest commissioner in Charge of Judgment, National Labor Relations Commission
2011-2013 Member, Supporters for improvement of working condition of subcontractors hired by companies under Ministry of Employment and Labor
2009-2018 Member, Regulatory Reform Committee of the Ministry of Employment and Labor
2009-2012 Advisor, the Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service
2007-2009 Executive Director Planning, Korean Bar Association
2006 Commissioner, Listing Advisory Committee for Life Insurance Companies, Korea Stock Exchange
2005-2018 Mediator for Labor Disputes, Seoul Central District Court
2003 Commissioner, Listing Advisory Committee for Life Insurance Companies, Financial Supervisory Commission
1999 Special Investigator, Special Prosecutor's Office for the Investigation of the Strike of the Labor Union of Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation

Representative Matters

Advised financial holding company C on labor issues involving a merger with a bank
Advised mobile carrier D on the supervision by the Ministry of Labor
Advised chemical company E on general issues relating to serious disasters
Represented motors company A in a case on ordinary wage
Represented company B in a case involving the confirmation of worker status
Advised financial holding company C on labor issues involving a merger with a bank
Advised mobile carrier D on the supervision by the Ministry of Labor
Advised chemical company E on general issues relating to serious disasters
Represented the Ministry of Employment and Labor in a case involving constitutional complaint by foreign workers
Represented a client in a case involving unfair dismissal in the US
Represented heavy industry company F in a wage claim case
Advised company G on issues related to employee stock ownership in connection with the listing on the stock exchange
Represented company H in cases involving matters including unfair dismissal and unfair labor practices
Advised gas company I on labor issues related to the acquisition of a plant in Dangjin
Represented company J in a case involving factory lockout
Advised company K on issues relating to material disasters
Represented mobile carrier L in a case concerning the effectiveness of modification of employment rules
Represented and advised mobile carrier M with respect to a breach of the Protection of Public Interest Reporters Act
Advised mobile carrier N on labor issues involving spin-off from 114
Represented public corporation O in cases involving matters including refusal of average wage increase
Advised public corporation P on labor issues in relation to spin-offs
Represented public corporation Q in a case involving the confirmation of worker status
Advised steel company R on the Industrial Safety Management Act
Advised motor company S on matters related to layoff
Represented motors company T in an unfair dismissal case
Represented foreign bank U in cases involving invalidation of transfer, and more
Represented company V in a case on ordinary wage
Represented public corporation W in a case involving confirmation of worker status
Represented motors company A in a case on ordinary wage
Represented company B in a case involving the confirmation of worker status

Education

1996 Tulane University Law School (LL.M.)
1988 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1985 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2016-2022)
The Legal 500 - Leading Individual (2017-2022)
Asialaw - Leading Lawyer (2017-2022)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2018-2022)

Qualifications

1999 New York
1988 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition