Jung Hwan Lee

South Korea

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building 63 Namdaemun-ro
Jung-gu Seoul 04532
South Korea

Tel: +82-2-772-4937

Email: junghwan.lee@leeko.com
Web: www.leeko.com

Jung Hwan Lee is a senior foreign legal consultant whose has practiced in Korea since 1999. He has extensive experience in international business transactions, and his main practice areas include overseas and domestic real estate acquisition and financing, development, industrial park investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and foreign investment.

In particular with his real estate practice, Junghwan’s real estate practice took off with his involvement in the first-ever office building sale and purchase project using REF structure in Seoul. He has been the legal advisor of Kyungbang Timessquare Mall, one of the most successful Korean retail mall development projects, and is currently looking over the operation of the mall. His recent focus is on the retail development and other commercial building transactions using collective investment vehicles. He has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers Asia since 2013.

He has been working closely with international players such as Gaw Capital, Deutsche Bank, and his domestic clients include Samsung Life Insurance, Mirae Asset, IGIS Asset Management and numerous other asset management companies and brokerage firms.

Lee & Ko has provided first class legal services in the real estate and construction sector in Korea for the past thirty years. Our Real Estate Practice Group, which is one of the largest in Korea, consists of a number of experts in the field, including former judges with vast experience in handling real estate and construction related court cases. Lee & Ko has a well-established and well-earned reputation for excellence in advising and assisting clients with respect to transactions involving sales and purchases of large-scale commercial and residential buildings, and other real estate related transactions, such as commercial leasing and industrial and residential real estate development projects.

Lee & Ko’s reputation for excellence in its real estate practice has attracted a large number of clients who are major actors in the real estate market. Our clients include, among others, major construction companies competing for market share and overall construction capacity, major department store companies with a high volume of real-estate related businesses, major fast food franchisors, major domestic financial institutions, as well as foreign financial institutions, and foreign hotel chains.

Lee & Ko has become one of Korea’s premier full-service law firms, widely recognized for its leadership and outstanding success in every area of legal practice. As has been confirmed in numerous reviews conducted by Korea’s major media outlets, as well as ratings produced by international law firm rating services, Lee & Ko enjoys one of the highest levels of client satisfaction and a particularly excellent reputation for the quality of the firm’s legal services. Among other things, Lee & Ko prides itself on its ability to provide clients with the following advantages.

Our objective is simple. To provide the best possible service to our clients, with a full range of legal expertise custom-tailored to meet each client’s particular needs. Lee & Ko maintains 40 legal practice groups, each of which is nationally recognized for excellence and staffed by leading experts in their fields. Clients choose Lee & Ko because they understand that many legal situations involve a broad array of legal issues that require expertise in various specialized areas of law. For example, in some cases a particular transaction may involve a variety of critical legal concerns, such as anti-trust issues, tax issues, intellectual property issues, securities regulations, labor laws and many others. Our clients appreciate Lee & Ko’s ability to efficiently draw upon and seamlessly coordinate market-leading expertise in each such area to provide the comprehensive advice and assistance that they require in any given situation.