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Foreign Attorney

Hoon LEE

Mr. Hoon Lee is a senior foreign attorney in the firm’s M&A Group. He has substantial experience in diverse international transactions, including cross-border M&A, international joint ventures, international construction, international licensing, cross-border disputes, and in-bound foreign investment. Mr. Lee also advises domestic and foreign clients on matters related to new and renewable energy, especially in the areas of wind and solar power generation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lee worked as an in-house counsel at Samsung Thales Co., Ltd. (now Hanwha Systems), a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Thales International of France, and as a foreign attorney at Hwang Mok Park, a highly regarded Korean law firm. Mr. Lee also worked as an outside international contract advisor to Defense Acquisition Program Administration of Korea (DAPA), assisting DAPA with negotiation and execution of defense procurement contracts with foreign defense contractors.

Mr. Hoon is an active member of the International Construction and Energy Law Council and also provides advice to many small to medium sized Korean enterprises operating internationally as a member of the Legal Consultation Committee formed by the Ministry of Justice of Korea.

Education Close

  • 1998 Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.)
  • 1989 University of Michigan Ann Arbor. MI (B.A. in Economics)

Experience Close

  • 2011-Present Senior Foreign Attorney, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2015-Present Legal Advisor, Ministry of Justice for Korean Small-and-Medium Enterprises in the Overseas
  • 2013- Present Member, International Construction Energy Law Research Council
  • 2010-2012 Adjunct Professor of Law, Jeju National University Law School
  • 2007-2011 Foreign Attorney, Sigong Law Firm
  • 2007-2009 International Contract Advisor, Defense Acquisition Program Administration
  • 2001-2006 Foreign Attorney, Hwang Mok Park
  • 2000-2001 Corporate Counsel, Samsung Thales Co., Ltd.
  • 1999-2000 Staff Lawyer, Ariel Research Corporation (US)
  • 1991-1995 Samsung Corning Co., Ltd.

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2019Getting The Deal Through: Renewable Energy 2020 - Korea Chapter
    (Law Business Research)
  • 2018Getting The Deal Through: Renewable Energy 2019 - Korea Chapter
    (Law Business Research)
  • 2017Getting The Deal Through: Renewable Energy 2018 - Korea Chapter
    (Law Business Research)
  • 2017. 3.Study on the Force Majeure Clause in International Construction Contracts – with Focus on FIDIC Contract Conditions, Korean Forum on International Trade and Business Law, Vol. 25, Issue 2 (Korea International Trade Law Association)
  • 2008Liberalization of legal market in Korea (Inter Se, Jul.-Dec. 2008 Issue, Singapore Academy of Law)

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 1998Admitted in New York

Languages Close

Korean / English