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Seung Hwan Lee is a partner at Lee & Ko. He primarily practices in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Hostile Takeovers & Defense, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Governance and Corporate Law.

Prior to joining Lee & Ko in 2010 he served as a Judge Advocate of the ROK Navy in various fields such as Military Prosecutor (2007-2010), Head of Legislative Department of Navy HQ (2008), Legal Staff of Incheon Naval Sector Defense Command (2009). In 2015 and 2016, Seung Hwan LEE also worked as an international lawyer at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he has broadened his understanding of international M&A practice.

Mr. Lee received B.A. in law from the Seoul National University in 2003 and LL.M in law from University of California at Berkeley in 2015. He was admitted to the Korean Bar and completed his legal training at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea with the honor of winning the Chief Justice Award in 2007.
Education
2015 University of California at Berkeley, School of Law - LL.M.
2007 Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2003 Seoul National University - LL.B.
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Work Experience
2010-Present Lee & Ko
2015-2016 Cleary Gottlieb Steen &Hamilton LLP
2007-2010 Judge Advocate Officer, Korean Navy
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Admissions
2007 Admitted to bar, Korea
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Languages
Korean and English
Awards and Recognitions
2007 Chief Justice Award - Judicial Research & Training Institute
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Publications / Presentations / ETC
'Diversification of Merger Consideration and In-Kind Dividends under the Amended Commercial Code', Business Finance Law Journal (Jan 2012)
'Lawsuit relating to Spin-Offs', Business Finance Law Journal (Jul 2012)
'Practical Issues on Public Tender Offer - with Focus on the Duty of the Tender Offeror and the Tender Offer in Special Form', Business Finance Law Journal (Sep 2012)
'Favoritism and Corporate Law: The Confused Corporate Opportunity Doctrine in the Hyundai Motor Case', Michigan Journal of Private Equity & Venture Capital Law (2013)
'Practical Issues on Comprehensive Stock Swap between Listed Companies', Commercial Law Review (May 2014)
Corporate Governance, Law and Practice (South Korea)', Chambers (2019)
'Analysis on the 2020 Amendment to the Commercial Code: Multiple Derivative Suits & Minority Shareholders Rights, Business Finance Law Journal (Mar 2021)
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