Kyunghwan LEE

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-6543
  • F. +82-2-3404-7306
  • E. kyunghwan.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Kyunghwan Lee's practice focuses on financial and construction litigation, corporate criminal matters, real estate finance, and general civil matters.

After completing the 35th Judicial Research and Training Institute course in 2006 and serving his military duties as a judge advocate in the army, Mr. Lee joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2009. He has represented numerous domestic financial institutions in various cases. In particular, he represents clients in financial litigations, including lawsuits related to KIKO, insurance for exchange rate volatility, and fund and lawsuit for return of keun-mortgage establishment cost, and construction litigations. Furthermore, he addresses crucial company-related criminal litigations.

Mr. Lee has also engaged in pro bono activities supporting victims of sexual violence and harrassment.

Representative Experience

2009-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2006-2009 Judge Advocate, Republic of Korea Army

Representative Matters

Advised largest business group in Korea on the improvement of its compliance system
Advised Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors on the improvement of the evaluation metrics for the effectiveness of compliance control
Represented an accounting firm in a case involving claim for damages due to accounting firm's inadequate examination of fraudulent accounting
Represented banks, including KB Bank, savings banks, and insurers in suits for claim for return of expense spent on creation of keun mortgage with regard to home mortgage loan
Represented Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank in suits for claim for damages due to mis-selling of KIKO
Advised largest business group in Korea on the improvement of its compliance system
Advised Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors on the improvement of the evaluation metrics for the effectiveness of compliance control
Represented an accounting firm in a case involving claim for damages due to accounting firm's inadequate examination of fraudulent accounting
Represented banks, including KB Bank, savings banks, and insurers in suits for claim for return of expense spent on creation of keun mortgage with regard to home mortgage loan
Represented Shinhan Bank and Woori Bank in suits for claim for damages due to mis-selling of KIKO
Represented Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, and Daegu Bank in suits for claim for damages due to mis-selling of future exchanges
Represented Shinhan Bank, Kyungnam Bank, Saemaul Bank, etc. in suits for claim for damages due to large-scale financial accident
Resolved on behalf of Korea Railroad Corporation a dispute over Noryangjin civil station building
Resolved various disputes over construction and real estate
Criminal cases relating to company management

Education

2015 University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (LL.M.)
2006 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2001 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2022)
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific - Future Star (2019-2022)

Qualifications

2006 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition