Jong Wook LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0115
  • F. +82-2-3404-0006
  • E. jongwook.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Jong Wook Lee's practice mainly focuses on corporate M&A and general civil cases. Beginning his career as a judge at the Seoul Civil District Court, Mr. Lee assumed several major positions at various courts and the National Court Administration. He retired as a presiding judge at the Seoul High Court and joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 1999 as managing partner.

Mr. Lee served as a memeber of the Administrative Appeals Commission at the Office of the Prime Minister, a mediator at the Seoul Central District Court, and a director, of Gangnam Foundation for Arts & Culture. He is currently a director of the Development Fund of Seoul National University Hospital and Seoul National University Dental Hospital and of Shinhan Financial Group Hope Foundation. He earned his LL.B. from Seoul National University and completed the 1st Judicial Research and Training Institute course.

Representative Experience

1999-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1996 Presiding Judge, Seoul Hight Court
1994-1996 Presiding Judge, Seoul Hight Court / Director, Office of Planning & Coordination, National Court Administration
1994 Judicial Policy Examination Officer, National Court Administration
1994 Presiding Judge, Seoul Hight Court
1993-1994 Presiding Judge, Busan Hight Court
1993 Chief Judge, Uijeongbu Branch of Seoul District Court
1986-1990 Presiding Judge, Seoul Civil District Court / Director General, Construction Administration Bureau, National Court Administration
1983-1986 Judge, Seoul Hight Court / Planning Officer, National Court Administration
1977-1981 Judge, Seoul Criminal District Court
1975-1977 Judge, Seoul Civil District Court
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2014-Present Director, Development Fund, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2009-2018 Director, Shinhan Financial Group Hope Foundation
2008-Present Director, Development Fund, Seoul National University Dental Hospital
2008-Present Director, Development Fund, Seoul National University Hospital
2008-2013 Director, Gangnam Foundation for Arts & Culture
2006-2012 Legal Counsel, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City
2003-2010 Mediator, Seoul Central District Court
2002-Present Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Cheongho Buddhism Culture Foundation
1999-2005 Memeber, Administrative Appeals Commission, Office of the Prime Minister

Education

1982 University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.)
1972 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1969 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Award of Merit Plaque of Korean Court's Day (Supreme Court of Korea, 2016)

Qualifications

1972 Korea