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Korean Attorney

Byung Joo LEE

Mr. Byung Joo Lee is an attorney specializing in fair trade and general corporate matters who actively deploys his academic experience gained in the US and Europe, the two pillars of competition law, and the agility to read the global landscape of the law in his legal practices. 

Mr. Lee advises clients and conducts due diligence in connection with the cases involving cartel activities, reporting on the business combination, insider trading, abuse of market-dominant position, and unfair trade practices, and directly handles various matters including filing reports to the KFTC and responding to KFTC investigations, as well as matters relating to the KFTC decisions and litigation at courts, and provides all the legal support necessary for each client.

Mr. Lee is evaluated as a lawyer who preemptively identifies the company’s risks from a broad perspective in the way business is handled and presents improvement plans with realistic insights. Also, based on his in-depth legal advice that considers even business matters from the standpoint of an in-house lawyer, he communicates with excellent empathy and gains the highest satisfaction from our clients.

Education Close

  • 2017Advanced Law Research Program (Specializing in Fair Trade Act), Seoul National University School of Law
  • 2016University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (LL.M., Top 10%)
  • 2009Leiden University (LL.M. in Advanced Studies Programme in European and International Business Law)
  • 1999Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2010-PresentJIPYONG LLC (Partner)
  • 2023-PresentNon-Governmental Advisor, International Competition Network (ICN)
  • 2016-PresentMember, SNU of Center for Competition Law
  • 2012-PresentMember, Korean Competition Law Association
  • 2005-2008Public Judicial Officer
  • 2005Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Notable Achievements Close

  • Represented Samsung Electronics in obtaining the decision of dismissal of the Consent Decrees in the Broadcom case
  • Represented the Korea Fair Trade Commission in the litigation involving Qualcomm’s conditional rebates and FRAND license commitment
  • Represented the Korea Fair Trade Commission in the litigation involving GSK’s reverse payment settlement
  • Represented clients in several international cartel cases such as the TFT-LCD case and the shipping companies’ international cartel case
  • Advised Intel Mobileye and Altera on the reporting of their business combination
  • Represented a client in the inside trading case involving SK and Hanwha Groups
  • Advised IMM Investment Group on the exclusion of the investment group from the designation as a large business group
  • Advised Eugene Group and Daou Kiwoom Group on the KFTC’s designation as large business groups
  • Advised semiconductor companies and energy companies in connection with the projects to inspect fair trade practices
  • Reviewed contracts and provided legal advice to clients

Honors and Recognitions Close

  • 2021-2023Leading Lawyer in Antitrust & Competition Practice, Legal Times

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

Bar Admissions & Qualifications Close

  • 2005Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English / Japanese