Current position: Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Banking, capital markets, derivatives, financial regulatory and finance and securities litigation/dispute resolution
Career highlights: As a partner in the corporate and finance practice group, Soonghee Lee mainly focuses on finance and securities-related work. Mr Lee is highly experienced in advising on financial regulations, capital market litigation and dispute resolution, and various transactions involving financial institutions, financial investment companies and listed companies. His expertise includes advising on financial investment instruments, including structured securities, such as foreign exchange derivatives, ELS and other financial derivatives, ISDA contracts, and the investigation and inspection of financial supervisory institutions. He 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 was recognised by Asialaw in 2016 as a leading lawyer in the capital markets and financial services regulatory categories; and was similarly recognised by Asialaw in 2014 and 2015. Mr Lee was also named as a leading lawyer in capital markets by IFLR1000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He received his LLB from Seoul National University and his LLM from Cornell Law School, and is admitted in Korea and New York.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2017 in Capital Markets and Financial Services & Regulatory