Tony DongWook Kang is the partner in charge of international arbitration and litigations of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC and also shows expertise in pre/post M&A litigations, commercial and financial litigations, criminal litigations and corporate control disputes.
Mr. Kang's practice is focused on litigation in the fields of civil, commercial (including post M&A disputes and hostile takeovers), control disputes, white collar crimes, product liabilities, real estate and finance. He served as a judge for 12 years in the Korean judiciary before joining BKL in 2006 in various posts starting from the Seoul Criminal District Court and the Seoul Civil District Court to the Seoul High Court of Appeals. He earned respect from his peers while serving as a judge through his diligence, devotion, and legal mind which is why, for instance, he was awarded in 2004 as the most valuable judge in the Daegu district. This experience as a judge and praise from his peers inevitably seasons his ability in vigorously achieving satisfaction of and success for his clients in a wide spectrum of various cases.
Mr. Kang represented not only Koreans, but also parties from USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Ukraine, Great Britain, Lebanon, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium Australia, UAE, Israel, Norway, Thailand and more, in various Korean lawsuits conducted in Korean courts, of which all was successful in its nature of the dispute.
As a leading Chambers & Partners lawyer of the Asia-Pacific/Global and the only Korean litigator of the ALB Top 15 Litigators of Asia, Mr. Kang also actively participates in professional and academic seminars and is a favored speaker in his field. He is a visiting professor in various law schools in Seoul, while is also an active member of the Society of Civil Precedents and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He also authored various theses and articles dealing with topics such as commercial disputes, civil liens, commercial leases, accounting books and records, and divorce.
Mr. Kang received his LL.B. from Seoul National University (1991, magna cum laude) and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2002). He is fluent in English and frequently serves as arbitrators for domestic and international arbitrations.
Mr. Kang enjoys playing tennis and won various championships in the Supreme Court, Seoul Bar, Hyatt Olympus tournaments.