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Eun Nyung (Ian) Lee

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Eun Nyung (Ian) Lee
Partner

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Eun Nyung (Ian) Lee is a Partner at the Firm and focuses his practice on International Dispute Resolution and M&A.

Based on his significant experience in cross-border and domestic M&A, private equity, acquisition financing, real estate transactions and real estate financing, Mr. Lee is highly specialized in commercial arbitrations and M&A. Mr. Lee is one of the leading Partners in the Firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and Corporate Group.

Prior to joining KL Partners, Mr. Lee was a Partner at one of the largest law firm in Seoul and worked as an international lawyer in the Hong Kong Office of a prominent international law firm.

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Investor-State Disputes
  • Cross-Border Litigation
  • M&A
  • Inbound & Outbound Investment
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition and Real Estate Financing
  • General Corporate
Education
  • Columbia University (NY), School of Law (LL.M., 2010)
  • Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1995)
Admissions
  • New York (2011)
  • Korea (2004)
Languages
  • English
  • Korean
  • KL Partners
    Co-Founder / Partner (September 2015 — present)
  • Shin & Kim
    Partner (2011 – 2015 / 2004 – 2009)
  • GE Capital Korea
    Legal Counsel (2011)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    International Lawyer (2010 – 2011)
  • Judicial Research and Training Institute
    (2002 – 2004)
International Dispute Resolution
  • Representation of a leading Korean construction company in an UNCITRAL arbitration relating to a dispute arising from a construction project in India.
  • Representation of a leading Korean private equity fund in an ICC arbitration relating to its investment in a global financial institution in Korea.
  • Representation of a German company in a Korean litigation against a local distributor of dairy equipment in Korea.
  • Representation of a local real estate developer in a UNCITRAL arbitration in connection with one of the largest commercial real estate development projects in Korea.
  • Representation of a Belgian investor in the first ever investor-state dispute (ISD) brought against the Republic of Korea.
Corporate/M&A
  • Acquisition of a leading Korean electric wire company by a leading Korean private equity fund.
  • Acquisition of building maintenance business by a leading Korean security company.
  • Acquisition of a leading Korean electric appliances manufacturer by a Korean conglomerate.
  • Acquisition of shares in a leading Korean life insurance company by a foreign pension fund.
  • Acquisition of a leading Korean semiconductor manufacturer by a Korean conglomerate.
  • Acquisition of a foreign wind turbine manufacturer by a leading Korean shipbuilding company.
  • Acquisition of a wafer manufacturer by a leading Korean private equity fund.
  • Acquisition of a global sports brand by a Korean company.
  • Hostile takeover by a leading Korean private equity fund against a Korean wiper manufacturer.
  • Hostile takeover against a leading Korean pharmaceutical company.
Real Estate
  • Development of a commercial complex by a leading foreign real estate fund.
  • Investment in a logistics complex development by leading Korean private equity funds.
  • Sale of a prominent commercial building to the largest pension fund in Korea by a leading Korean construction company.
  • Co-Authored the Korea Chapter in The Real Estate Law Review, Third Edition, Law Business Research (2014)
  • Co-Authored the Korea Chapter in The Real Estate Law Review, Second Edition, Law Business Research (2013
  • “Leading Individual”, The Legal 500 (2019)