Current position: Partner
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Corporate and finance, banking, capital markets, derivatives, financial regulatory, anti-money laundering, finance and securities litigation/dispute resolution
Career highlights: As a head of the corporate and finance practice group, Soonghee Lee mainly focuses on corporate governance, 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 various 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 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, 2017 and 2018 as a leading lawyer in the capital markets and financial services regulatory category. Mr Lee was also named as a leading lawyer in capital markets by IFLR1000 in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as a highly regarded lawyer in Banking/Finance by IFLR 1000 in 2017 and 2018.
He received his LL.B. from Seoul National University and his LL.M. from Cornell Law School, and is admitted in Korea and New York.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets