Jeong-Hoon LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6518
  • F. +82-2-3404-7307
  • E. jeonghoon.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Jeong-Hoon Lee focuses his practice on capital markets, corporate finance, acquisition finance, general finance, shipping/aircraft finance, project finance, and private equity investment.

Mr. Lee played a leading role in advising K Car, Kakaopay, HK inno.N, SD Biosensor, DoubleDown Interactive, SK Biopharmaceuticals, Big Hit Entertainment, Samsung Life Insurance, and Netmarble on their IPO; Samhwa Paints Industrial on its CB issuance; Woori Bank on its mezzanine investments, including establishing New Growth Company Fund and investing in venture firms and startups; a number of clients on their aircraft finance, as in the case of, e.g., the financing for Sichuan MSN 1528; financing of SK Siltron's acquisition of an overseas wafer business division; and facility loans of Lotte Versalis Elastomers.

Mr. Lee graduated from the Department of Law of Seoul National University, completed the 34th Judicial Research and Training Institute course, and earned his LL.M. from Santa Clara University Law School.

Representative Experience

2019-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2005-2018 Shin & Kim LLC
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2017-Present Non-Standing Auditor (concurrent), Kurly Corporation

Representative Matters

Advised more than 50 clients on their IPO (K Car, Kakaopay, HK inno.N, SD Biosensor, DoubleDown Interactive, SK BioPharmaceuticals, Big Hit Entertainment, Netmarble Games*, ING Life Insurance*, Aekyung Industrial* and Haitai Confectionery & Foods*)
Advised companies on their mezzanine investments (Samhwa Paints Industrial-CB issuance*, Heungkuk Asset Management-establishment of a loan fund*, Woori Bank-establishment of New Growth Company Fund and investment in venture firms and startups*)
Advised on acquisition finance, project finance and other general loan transactions (Sunflower Holdings, Tailim Paper, Pepper Savings Bank, SK Siltron's acquisition of an overseas wafer business division, and facility loans of Lotte Versalis Elastomers)
Advised clients on their aircraft finance (Sichuan MSN 1528*, Air Canada MSN 35256*, and Singapore Airline MSN 1597*)
* Experience prior to joining BKL

Education

2012 Santa Clara University School of Law (LL.M.)
2005 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1999 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2020-2023)
Chambers Global - Leading Lawyer (2021-2022)
IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer (2022)

Qualifications

2005 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition