Chan Ho LEE

  • Senior Foreign Attorney
  • T. +82-2-3404-7581
  • F. +82-2-3404-7686
  • E. chanho.lee@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Chan Ho Lee is a senior foreign attorney at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Mr. Lee's practice focuses on advising on defense industry, legislation, regulatory administration, South-North Korean economic cooperation, and diplomatic security.

Mr. Lee passed the National Higher Civil Service Examination on Government Administration in 1986 and worked in the Ministry of Unification until May 2010, where he took important posts, such as planning and finance director, director of Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Division, director of Inter-Korean Dialogue Management Division, etc. and then was dispatched to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs—he worked at Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA and Germany. He has extensive experience in regulatory and legislative administration due to his 20 years' work experience as an administrative public official. He is renowned for having expertise in diplomacy, security, and defense, more specifically, inter-Korean economic cooperation, and international trade negotiations. Currently, he acts as an advisory committee member of central and local governments, such as the Ministry of Unification, the Ministry of Justice, and Gyeonggi province, Gangwon province and Incheon Metropolitan City governments. He published many papers on inter-Korean relationship and economic cooperation. He earned his LL.B. from Seoul National University and LL.M. from Columbia Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar.

Representative Experience

2010-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2010 Director, General Analysis Division, Intelligence and Analysis Office, Ministry of Unification
2009 Director for Planning and Finance, Planning and Coordination Office, Ministry of Unification
2008 Director, Dialogue Management Department, Office of Inter-Korean Dialogue, Ministry of Unification
2005-2008 Resident Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA
2002 Director, General Exchange Division 1, Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Office, Ministry of Unification
2000 Director, Policy Planning Division, Unification Policy Office, Ministry of Unification
1997-1999 Resident Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany
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2019-Present Member, Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Committee, Seoul
2018-Present Member, Reunification Legislation Promotion Committee, Ministry of Unification
2017-Present Legislation Advisor, National Assembly Secretariat
2015-Present Member, Inter-Korean Legislation Research Committee, Ministry of Government Legislation
2011-Present Advisor, Kaesong Industrial District Management Committee
2010-Present Member, Gangwon Province Inter-Korea Exchange Cooperation Planning Group

Representative Matters

Researched on the legal support plans to improve the competitiveness of Gaeseong Industrial Complex (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on Strategies and Plans for Legislation to Promote Unification Policy (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on the plan to improve laws, systems and standards based on experience in operating Gaeseong Industrial Complex (Export-Import Bank of Korea)
Researched on the Plan for Judicial Integration between North and South Korea (National Court Administration)
Advised on Gaeseong Industrial Complex Economic Cooperation Insurance funds (Export-Import Bank of Korea)
Researched on the legal support plans to improve the competitiveness of Gaeseong Industrial Complex (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on Strategies and Plans for Legislation to Promote Unification Policy (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on the plan to improve laws, systems and standards based on experience in operating Gaeseong Industrial Complex (Export-Import Bank of Korea)
Researched on the Plan for Judicial Integration between North and South Korea (National Court Administration)
Advised on Gaeseong Industrial Complex Economic Cooperation Insurance funds (Export-Import Bank of Korea)
Advised on disputes regarding biddings and national contracts of Defense Acquisition Program Administration
Researched on support for improving corporate environment legislation in developing countries in APEC (Ministry of Justice)
Researched on the development of Gaeseong Industrial Complex (Ministry of Unification)
Analyzed the legal system of the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and studied the reasonable way of its operation (Ministry of Unification)
Advised on establishment of national defense facilities and a military hospital
Researched on the plan for the harmony and cooperation of intellectual property legal systems in the South and North Korea (Presidential Council on Intellectual Property)
Researched on Special Legislation Model for the Management of the Inter-Korean Integration Process (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on the environmental legislation of North and South Korea (Ministry of Government Legislation)
Researched on Gyeonggi Province's countermeasures and legal and systematic measures when there are a large number of North Korean defectors (Gyeonggi Province)
Advised on discontinuation of walk-around maintenance of rental vehicles
Advised on legal disputes regarding the cost structure of defense industry
Advised on the response addressing the alleged violation of the Fair Trade and Monopoly Regulations Act by the defense industry company
Advised on general aspects of management of a defense industry company
Researched on the Analysis of Changes in the Special Zone Legislation in North Korea (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on the plan for improving the legal awareness of North Korean refugees and establishing a legal support system (North Korean Refugees Foundation)
Researched on the North Korean Refugees Protection and Settlement Support Act (North Korean Refugees Foundation)
Provided services for constructing long-term policy roadmap for improving the human rights in North Korea (National Human Rights Commission of Korea)
Researched on changes in West Germany's Settlement Support Policy for East German refugees and their Implication for the Korean Peninsula (North Korean Refugees Foundation)
Advised on restrictions under the Distribution Industry Development Act
Advised on sub-legislation of the Automobile Management Act
Advised a participant in Korea Fight Plan
Researched on the Succession of North Korea's International Relations upon Reunification (Ministry of Unification)
Researched on the plan for improvement of the Aviation Act
Researched on the plan for revision of the Aviation Act (Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs)

Education

2003 Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
1987 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Awards
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Individual (2019-2020, 2017)
Chambers Global - Leading Individual (2017-2019)
Chambers Asia - Leading Individual (2018)

Qualifications

2004 New York

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition