Hyungsuk LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0145
  • F. +82-2-3404-0802
  • E. hyungsuk.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Hyungsuk Lee focuses his practice on civil, criminal and administrative litigation, arbitration and advice involving construction, real estate development projects, real estate finance, and general finance.

For more than 20 years, as a legal advisor to major domestic construction firms and real estate development firms, Mr. Lee advised and represented clients in key development projects in Korea including Yongsan International Business District, Pangyo Alphadom City and various other reconstruction projects and assisted clients to receive meaningful judgments and arbitral awards. Based on his experience, he gave construction-related lectures at Judicial Research and Training Institute, Korean Bar Association, and Graduate School of Construction Legal Affairs of Kwangwoon University. He also co-authored a series of books as part of online commentary Onju: Act on the Improvement of Urban Areas and Residential Environments, Commentary on Act on Contracts to which the State Is a Party, and Issues of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act. He has pursued vigorous activities in the field of construction and real estate development by serving as a member of the Presidential Committee on Architecture Policy and a non-standing member of the Central Land Tribunal, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Mr. Lee earned his LL.B. from Seoul National University and completed the 21st Judicial Research and Training Institute course. He earned his LL.M. from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the New York Bar.

Representative Experience

1995-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
1992-1995 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Air Force
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2022-Present Non-Standing Member, Central Land Tribunal, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2021-Present Arbitrator, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2021-Present Member, Administrative Appeals Commission, Seoul Metropolitan City
2016-2019 Non-Standing Member, Central Land Tribunal, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2016-2018 Member, Presidential Committee on Architecture Policy
2015-2019 Member, Boundary Demarcation Committee of Seodaemun District

Representative Matters

Advised and represented clients in the dispute regarding Yongsan International Business District project
Advised and represented clients regarding various reconstruction , redevelopment and urban environment improvement projects
Represented clients in disputes related to construction costs
Represented clients in disputes related to various charges including charges borne by causers
Advised and represented clients regarding disputes arising between contractor and developer with respect to the apartment development and PF project sites
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Advised and represented clients in the dispute regarding Yongsan International Business District project
Advised and represented clients regarding various reconstruction , redevelopment and urban environment improvement projects
Represented clients in disputes related to construction costs
Represented clients in disputes related to various charges including charges borne by causers
Advised and represented clients regarding disputes arising between contractor and developer with respect to the apartment development and PF project sites
Advised and represented clients regarding various golf course development projects
Advised and represented clients in connection with the restriction of participation in bidding
Advised and represented clients regarding disputes arising between developers or contractors and purchase right holders and occupants
Advised and represented clients in connection with the management of condominium buildings and large-scale retail stores
Financial litigation
Represented a client in the litigation regarding the claim for damages amounting to KRW5 trillion incurred by Samsung Motor between the creditor financial institution and Samsung Group
HR/labor dispute
Represented a client in the litigation regarding entrustment of electronics repair service and dispatch of insurance telemarketers

Education

2001 California Western School of Law (LL.M.)
1992 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1988 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Issues of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act (Co-author, Pakyoungsa, 2018)
Act on the Improvement of Urban Areas and Residential Environments (Co-author, LAWnB onju, 2018)
Commentary on Act on Contracts to which the State Is a Party (Co-author, Pakyoungsa, 2018)
Activity
Lecturer, Graduate School of Construction Legal Affairs of Kwangwoon University (2016-Present)
Lecturer, Special Training on Construction (Redevelopment, Reconstruction), Korean Bar Association (2015-Present)
Lecturer, Thematic Lecture Series, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2006-2007)
Lecturer, Financial Transaction Law, Judicial Research and Training Institute (2003-2007)
Lecturer, Claims Management Practice and Compulsory Execution Law, LAWnB (2003-2005)
Awards
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific - Leading Individual (2019-2022)
Best Lawyer (Hankyung Business, 2017)

Qualifications

2004 New York
1992 Korea

Awards and Recognition