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Foreign Attorney

Seung Min LEE

A senior foreign attorney (Russia) at Jipyong’s Corporate Group, Mr. Seungmin Lee advises on general corporate, cross-border investment, M&A, overseas construction matters and matters relating to Russia, Central Asia, Mongolia and North Korea. He is also serving as the head of Jipyong’s Moscow office.

Mr. Lee has extensive experience in advising Korean companies on their entry investments in and transactions with Russia and Central Asia. Notable cases include: advising a Korean financial company on the acquisition of equity in a Russian coal company, advising a Korean financial company on the sale of its shares in a bank in Kazakhstan, advising a Korean trading company on the acquisition of equity in a Russian forest development company, advising a Korean power generation company on the establishment of a joint venture and execution of projects with a Russian state-owned company, advising a Korean construction company on the construction of a high rise building for the headquarters of Russia’s largest state-owned company, advising a REITs established by a Korea asset management company on legal due diligence of a real estate property (apartment) in Kazakhstan, advising a Korean company on due diligence related to its loan financing of a hotel in Russia, and the execution of financial agreements and recovery of investments, advising a Korean airport corporation on the sale of its equity in a Russian airport, and advising a Korean logistics company on the collection of credits during the bankruptcy process in Russia. In addition, she successfully represented clients in various disputes. Her notable cases include: representing a Korean construction company in a dispute related to repairing defects and representing a Korean asset management company in a dispute related to a loan agreement.

Education Close

  • 2004Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Faculty of International Law (Ph.D.)
  • 2001Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Faculty of International Law (M.A.)
  • 1999Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Faculty of International Law (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2008-PresentSenior Foreign Attorney, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2014-PresentLegal Advisor, Ministry of Justice for Korean Small-and-Medium Enterprises in the Overseas
  • 2015-2020Head, Moscow Office
  • 2014-2014 Outside Professor, Graduate School of International, and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • 2005-2008Officer, Korea Air Force

Notable Achievements Close

  • Advised the Korean government (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Russia) on the project to nationalize the Korean Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia
  • Advised Lotte International on the merger with an agricultural company in Primorsky Krai, Russia
  • Advised Korea Investment & Securities on acquisition of equity in a Russian coal company, and advised Bifido on listing on the KOSDAQ market
  • Advised POSCO International on acquisition of equity in a Russian forest development company
  • Advised Korea Western Power on establishment of a joint venture and projects with a Russian public corporation / Advised Kookmin Bank on approval for establishment of a local representative office in Myanmar
  • Advised Incheon Int’ Airport Corporation on sale of equity in a Russian airport
  • Advised Samsung C&T on a construction project for building the head office (high-rise building) of a Russian public corporation
  • Advised Kookmin Bank on the sale of its equity in Bank CenterCredit, a Kazakhstani bank
  • Advised Sakhalin real estate fund established by Consus Asset Management on project financing and recovery of investment

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2018Investment Guide on Russia, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
  • 2017. 12.Current Status of and Countermeasures for Sanctions against Russia
  • 2012Outline of Legislation for Resources Development in Ukraine
  • 2012Outline of Legislation for Resources Development in Rumania
  • 20122012 Symposium for Overseas Resources Development
  • 2004Экологическая составляющая концепции устойчивого развития (международно-правовые аспекты), Ecological component of concept of the sustainable development (International Law aspects), Moscow State Institute of International Relations, a doctor´s thesis at MGIMO
  • 2000Конфереция ООН по окружающей среде и развитию 1992 г. и устойчивое развитие (1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development and Sustainable Development), a master´s thesis at MGIMO

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2000Admitted in Russia

Languages Close

Korean / Russian / English