Sangjae LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6562
  • F. +82-2-3404-7305
  • E. sangjae.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Sangjae Lee is an attorney at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (BKL). Mr. Lee's practice mainly focuses on corporate restructuring (rehabilitation and workout), M&A, hostile takeovers & defense, and securities & financial litigation. Since joining in 2009, he has been advising on various issues in connection with corporate rehabilitation proceeding, workout and related disputes, and M&A. Furthermore, he represented clients in commercial and civil disputes, including those involving fund or other financial issues, large-scale development projects, corporate governance & hostile M&A, and trust.

Mr. Lee earned a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and completed the 38th Judicial Research and Training Institute course. Further, he earned an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law and was admitted to the bar of Illinois in 2015.

Representative Experience

2009-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2020-Present Member, Investment Deliberation Committee, Police Mutual Aid Association
2017-Present Advisor, The National Unification Advisory Council
2016-2018 Legislative Legal Counsel, Seoul Metropolitan Council
2013-2014 Legislative Legal Counsel, Seoul Metropolitan Council

Representative Matters

Advised several shipbuilders and shippers, e.g., DSME, HMM, and HSG Sungdong Shipbuilding on their restructuring process
Represented Deutsche Securities in a case involving option shock
Advised Pinetree, Hotel Lotte and Shinseage International on their respective acquisitions of STX Heavy Industries, Neul-Pu-Reun Medical Foundation (Bobath Meorial Hospital), and TOMBOY, respectively
Advised on the sale of PAN Ocean, Yeosu Tourism and Leisure, Hyunjin, Daehan Eunpakgy, Hynix and Oriental Brewery
Represented Woongjin Group, Ssangyong E&C, PAN Ocean, Sambu Construction, Hankook Silicon, Poonglim Industrial, Hyeonjin, Dongyang E&C, World Construction, Kyungdong Construction, Dongbu Corporation, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Namkwang E&C, Daewoo Motor Sales Corporation, TONGYANG, TONGYANG Networks, Samsun Logix, Hydrogen Power, Neo-Semitech, Kukdong, Woojung Construction, Dongil Construction, Dongil E&C, Daebo International Shipping, Daewoo Display in their restructuring proceedings
Advised several shipbuilders and shippers, e.g., DSME, HMM, and HSG Sungdong Shipbuilding on their restructuring process
Represented Deutsche Securities in a case involving option shock
Advised Pinetree, Hotel Lotte and Shinseage International on their respective acquisitions of STX Heavy Industries, Neul-Pu-Reun Medical Foundation (Bobath Meorial Hospital), and TOMBOY, respectively
Advised on the sale of PAN Ocean, Yeosu Tourism and Leisure, Hyunjin, Daehan Eunpakgy, Hynix and Oriental Brewery
Represented Woongjin Group, Ssangyong E&C, PAN Ocean, Sambu Construction, Hankook Silicon, Poonglim Industrial, Hyeonjin, Dongyang E&C, World Construction, Kyungdong Construction, Dongbu Corporation, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Namkwang E&C, Daewoo Motor Sales Corporation, TONGYANG, TONGYANG Networks, Samsun Logix, Hydrogen Power, Neo-Semitech, Kukdong, Woojung Construction, Dongil Construction, Dongil E&C, Daebo International Shipping, Daewoo Display in their restructuring proceedings
Provided constructors, shipbuilders and shippers with advisory and representation services in connection with their debt restructuring-related disputes
Handled several damage lawsuits concerning, e.g., the improper sale of fund shares (serving as counsel for the related sellers and asset managers)
Handled a number of damage lawsuits concerning, e.g., futures and option derivatives (serving as counsel for the related securities firms)
Handled several administrative lawsuits concerning, e.g., accounting inspection

Education

2015 Duke University School of Law (LL.M.)
2009 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2006 Seoul National University (B.A.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Practical Issues of Prepackaged Plan in Korean Bankruptcu Proceedings, Insolventory Laws Research Vol. 7 No. 2 (Co-author, Insolvency Law Institute of Korea, 2017)

Qualifications

2015 Illinois
2009 Korea