Jinwoo Lee

  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0488
  • F. +82-2-3404-0804
  • E. jinwoo.lee@bkl.co.kr


Jinwoo Lee focuses his practice on employment and labor, litigation and compliance (anti-corruption). Mr. Lee regularly advises clients on matters involving Japanese companies. He joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2008 after serving as a judge of the Chuncheon District Court. Having studied Japanese law at the University of Tokyo Graduate School and worked at Nishimura & Asahi, one of the largest law firms in Japan, he has extensive knowledge and experience in disputes related to Japanese companies.

Representative Experience

2012-2013 Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo
2012 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Tokyo / Osaka
2008-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2006-2008 Judge, Chuncheon District Court
2003-2006 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army
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2018-Present Member, Court Precedents Commentators Committee, Law Times
2014-Present Member, Legal Advisory Group for Overseas Expansion of Small and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Justice

Representative Matters

Legal advice and representation for labor relations matters of companies A and AB
Legal advice and representation for insolvency of trading partners of Japanese companies including company B
Legal advice and representation for corporate or internal corruption
Legal advice and representation for debt recovery matters
Legal advice and representation for civil and criminal cases


2003 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2000 Yonsei University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Requirements to be Effective for the Additional Clauses attached to Wage Payment Duty - Seoul High Court Decision 2018Na2071008 Decided November 12 2019, Justice No. 181, pp. 204-227 (Korean Society of Law, 2009)
Method of Determining the Justifiable Reasons for the Dismissal of Registered Director (Monthly Labor Law, 2020)
Executives' Liability for Employees' Labor Law Violations – Japan (Monthly Labor Law, 2017)
Recent Trends in Korea's Insolvency Practice (Nishimura & Asahi Newsletters, 2013)


2003 Korea