Sangchul Lee

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Sangchul Lee advises and represents clients in the field of criminal matters, response to investigation or criminal litigations, especially in connection with industrial safety, fair trade, corruption, trade secret, intellectual property right, and the environment.

Mr. Lee's extensive experience in prosecutors' trials and government-related litigation came from his 18-year service including as the head of Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation Division of the Supreme Prosecutors' Office and head of Litigation Division of the Ministry of Justice. He joined Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in 2011 and, as a criminal lawyer, advised and represented clients in criminal cases including corporate criminal matters and handled a number of cases in occupational safety cases.

Representative Experience

2011-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
2010-2011 Director, National Litigation Division, Ministry of Justice
2009-2010 Director, Criminal Trial & Civil Litigation Division, Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea
2008-2009 Senior Prosecutor, Civil Litigation Bureau, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
2007 Senior Prosecutor, Cheongju District Prosecutors' Office
2006 Deputy Senior Prosecutor, Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors' Office
2004-2006 Prosecutor, Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors' Office
2002-2004 Prosecutor, Litigation Division, Ministry of Justice
2001 Visiting Scholar, Max Flanck Institute, Freiburg, Germany
1999-2002 Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
1997-1999 Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutors' Office
1996-1997 Prosecutor, Geochang Branch of Changwon District Prosecutors' Office
1994-1996 Prosecutor, Seoul District Prosecutors' Office
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2020-Present Member, Alternative Service Policy Advisory Committee, Ministry of Justice
2020-Present Member, Correction Policy Advisory Group, Ministry of Justice
2019-2020 Member, Police Development Committee, Seoul Gangnam Police Station
2018-Present Member, Criminal Appeal Review Committee, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office
2018-Present Member, Conflict Management Committee, Ministry of Environment
2017-Present National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commission
2017-2019 Member, Demonstration Advisory Committee, Seoul Gangnam Police Station

Representative Matters

Advised clients on response to investigation of occupational accidents and represented them in litigations involving Company A's explosion, Company AB's nitrogen leakage, Company AC's explosion, Company AD's nitrogen leakage, AE construction company's explosion, AF shipbuilding company's crane accident, AG shipbuilding company's vessel explosion, Company AH's CO2 leakage, Company AI's conveyor belt accident, and fire at the logistics center in Icheon
Advised clients on response to investigation (represented the filing of a complaint) and represented them in litigations in a number of criminal cases, such as Company B's corruption in redevelopment sites, BA bank's violation of the Banking Act, Company BC's unfair labor practice, toxic humidifier disinfectant, Company BD's complaint for payment fraud, BE network's complaint for breach of trust, BF association's employee fraud, and complaint by BG power technology company and Company BH for infringement of trade secrets
Represented clients in a number of civil litigations including C tax firm's damages claim, CA association's mutual benefit fund claim, and CB cooperative's damages claim
Advised D investment and securities company on housing site development fund and DA construction company on purchase of a convention hotel


1994 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
1987 Korea University (LL.M.)
1985 Korea University (LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Research on Scope of Application of Office Management (Master's Thesis, Korea University, 1987)
The Legal 500 - Leading Lawyer (2020-2024)


1994 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition