Byoung-Ki LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0643
  • F. +82-2-3404-7308
  • E. byoung.ki.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Byoung-Ki Lee focuses his practice on inbound and outbound investments, M&As, joint ventures, PEF-related matters. Mr. Lee has handled M&A deals since 1998. In particular, since joining Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, he successfully advised the consortium comprising KT and MBK on the acquisition of Kumho Rent-A-Car; Mahindra & Mahindra on the acquisition of Ssangyong Motors; Woongjin Holdings on the sale of its shares in Coway; NEPA on the sale of its shares; Samsung Display on the recovery of its shares in the Corning Precision Materials from the US-based Corning; Yanta Securities on the acquisition of Tong Yang Securities; Lotte Chemical on the acquisition of shares in the Samsung's chemical affiliates, solidifying his reputation as a leading M&A attorney. After completing the 24th training course of the Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea, he worked at Shin & Kim LLC and Jipyong LLC, where he handled M&As, foreign investments, joint ventures and corporate legal affairs and then joined BKL in 2009.

Representative Experience

2009-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2000-2009 Jipyong LLC
1998-2000 Shin & Kim LLC
1995-1998 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army

Representative Matters

Advised Lotte Chemical on the acquisition of Samsung's chemical affiliates
Advised Yuanta Securities Asia Financial Services Limited on the acquisition of Tong Yang Securities
Advised Woongjin Holdings on the sale of its shares in Woongjin Chemical
Advised Samsung Display on the sale of its shares in Samsung Corning Precision Materials and acquisition of convertible preferred shares in Corning Incorporated
Advised NEPA on the sale of its shares
Advised Lotte Chemical on the acquisition of Samsung's chemical affiliates
Advised Yuanta Securities Asia Financial Services Limited on the acquisition of Tong Yang Securities
Advised Woongjin Holdings on the sale of its shares in Woongjin Chemical
Advised Samsung Display on the sale of its shares in Samsung Corning Precision Materials and acquisition of convertible preferred shares in Corning Incorporated
Advised NEPA on the sale of its shares
Advised Woongjin Holdings on the sale of tis shares in Coway
Advised Mahindra & Mahindra on the acquisition of Ssangyong Motor
Advised the consortium comprising KT and MBK Partners on the acquisition of Kumho Rent-A-Car
Advised JKL Partners on the acquisition of Lotte Non-Life Insurance
Advised SK Networks on the transfer of car rental business unit
Advised JKL Partners and IMM Investment on the acquisition of GS ITM
Advised SK Networks on the sale of its fashion business unit
Advised SM Entertainment and SKT on the establishment of a strategic alliance to develop a new business
Advised China-based Dosilicon on the acquisition of Fidelix

Education

2006 University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M.)
1995 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1991 Korea University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

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

Qualifications

2006 New York
1995 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition