Managing Partner

Seoul 06164
South Korea


Distinguished Practitioner



South Korea

Practice area:

Banking and finance
Capital markets

Industry sectors:

Banking and financial services

Soonghee Lee is a managing partner at Yoon & Yang LLC, and his main practice areas are corporate governance, internal control and finance and securities related work. Mr. Lee is highly experienced in advising on financial regulations, anti-money laundering, capital market litigation and dispute resolution, and complex transactions involving financial institutions, financial investment companies and listed companies in Korea. His expertise includes advising on financial investment instruments, including structured securities, such as foreign exchange derivatives, ELS and other financial derivatives, ISDA contracts, and investigation/inspections from financial supervisory institutions.

He was recognised by asialaw in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as a leading lawyer in capital markets and financial services regulatory and was also selected by asialaw in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 as a distinguished practitioner in banking & finance and capital markets. He has been consistently named as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets by IFLR1000 from 2014 to 2023 as well as a highly regarded lawyer in Banking/Finance by IFLR1000 from 2017 to 2023.

Soonghee has acted as lead partner for acquisitions of savings banks and Indonesian banks, and major financial derivatives-related disputes over KIKO, ELS and ELW on behalf of Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, the Industrial Bank of Korea, Mirae Asset Securities and KDB Daewoo Securities. He is currently advising numerous Korean banks and securities companies on developing internal control systems and defending financial institutions in FSS investigations and sanctions involving the sales of faulty private equity fund products.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Private equity

  • Banking and financial services
  • Insurance

  • New York (2001)
  • Korea (1990)

  • Korean Bar Association

  • Doctorate Course (Financial Law), Seoul National University School of Law (2011)
  • LL.M., Cornell University Law School (2000)
  • LL.B., Seoul National University College of Law (1987)