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Junsang Lee / Managing Partner

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Biography

Junsang Lee is a managing partner at Yoon & Yang LLC, and his main practice areas are international arbitration & litigation, corporate civil & criminal litigation, insolvency, and constitutional & administrative issues. Lee graduated from Seoul National University’s College of Law and completed the 23rd Class of the Judicial Training & Research Institute. From 1994 to 2013, he served as a judge for lower courts and a presiding judge at the Suwon District Court, during which he handled bankruptcy and administrative cases. Lee also was dispatched to work at the Constitutional Court. He studied the ADR system while studying at UC Berkeley, and also served as a mediation judge from 2002 to 2003 and as a government delegate for Vienna Conference of the UNCITRAL Working Group 2 (Arbitration) from 2009 to 2011.

After joining Yoon & Yang in 2013, Lee frequently participates in arbitration-related lectures and conferences organized by the KCAB and KOCIA. He also represents domestic and foreign companies on international arbitration cases pending before international arbitration bodies (e.g., ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, and AAA), and handles international litigation cases for major foreign companies.

Education

2011
Graduate School of Law Yonsei University, Management Policy and Legal Affairs Program
2003-04
University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Scholar
1989
Seoul National University College of Law, LL.B.

Experience

2018-present
Managing Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC (formerly Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu, 2006-2009)
2013-17
Partner, Yoon & Yang LLC (formerly Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu, 2006-2009)
2017-present
Legal Advisor, Gwangmyeong City Council
2017-present
Mediator, Seoul Bankruptcy Court
2015-16
Commissioner, International Committee at Korean Bar Association
2015-present
Advisory Member, Legal Counsels for Small and Medium Business Overseas Expansion, Ministry of Justice
2013-present
Member, Sale Examination Committee, Korea District Heating Corporation
2013-present
Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2013-15
Lecturer, Seoul National University School of Law
2012-present
Member, International Investment Arbitration Forum, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2012
Member, Task Force for Amendment to the Arbitration Act, Ministry of Justice
2011-present
Lecturer, International Arbitration Expert Program (Approval & Execution of Arbitration Award and Practice of Trials), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2011-13
Chairman, Uiwang Election Supervision Commission
2010-13
Presiding Judge, Administration/Bankruptcy Department, Suwon District Court
2009-11
Government Delegate, Vienna Conference of the UNCITRAL Working Group 2 (Arbitration)
2009-10
Presiding Judge, Criminal Appeal Department, Gwangju District Court
2008-09
Judge, Seoul Central District Court
2007-present
Member, Labor Law Practice Society, Supreme Court
2006-08
Judge, Seoul High Court (Dispatched to the Constitutional Court)
2005-06
Judge, Seoul High Court
2004-05
Judge, Seoul Central District Court
2003-04
Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
2002-03
Judge, Seoul Central District Court (Mediation Judge)
2000-02
Judge, Suwon District Court
1998-00
Judge, Gwangju District Court, Mokpo Branch
1996-98
Judge, Seoul District Court, Northern Branch
1994-96
Judge, Suwon District Court

Publications

  1. Korea Chapter, Chambers Global Practice Guides : International Arbitration 2019 (co-authored)
  2. Korea Chapter, The International Comprative Legal Guide to: Investor-State Arbitration 2019 (co-authored)
  3. “Korea Chapter,” GAR The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review, 2014, 2016
  4. “A Study on Participation Issues of the Court in Arbitration Procedures,” Research service report requested by the Ministry of Justice, 2013
  5. “Current Status of Corporate Rehabilitation Cases and Legal Interests,” Gyeonggi Legal Journal, 2012
  6. “Legal Construction Issues of the Subjects for the Special Measure Act of Compensation for the Land Incorporated into River, Etc.” Trial Practice Study of Suwon District Court, 2012
  7. “Korean Courts’ Attitude and Practice in Relation to Arbitration,” Korean Arbitration Review, 2012
  8. “Approval of Arbitration Award, Trial Practices and Enhancement thereof in Korean Courts—Current Status and Forecast of International Rules,” Ministry of Court Administration, 2011
  9. “Preliminary Injunctions in Constitutional Trials: Relating to Recent Enactment Discussions,” Judiciary Journal, 2010
  10. “Cancellation of Request for President’s Neutrality in Elections and Other Measures: the President’s Application for the Constitutional Appeal,” Constitutional Court Decision Commentary, 2009
  11. “Problems in Trial Practice in Connection with Decisions Inconsistent with the Constitution: Relating to Penal Provisions,” Trial Practice Study of Gwangju District Court, 2009
  12. “Whether to Allow a Claim for Limited Unconstitutionality and Scope of Permission,” A Collection of Treatises on the Constitution, 2007
  13. “Confirmation of Unconstitutionality for Article 24(4) of the Public Educational Officials Act, etc.—Subject and Scope of Autonomy of Colleges,” Constitutional Court Decision Commentary, 2007
  14. “Lawfulness of Granting the Claim for Sale in the Market Re-development Project,” Constitutional Court Decision Commentary, 2007
  15. “Current Practice of the ADR in the U.S. and Facilitation Plans in Korea,” Korean Judiciary Administration Society, 2006
  16. “Enhancement Plan to Facilitate the ADR Program,” Civil Litigation (Korean Civil Procedure Society Journal), 2006
  17. “Changes in Disadvantages of Employment Terms and Conditions under Collective Agreements,” Legal Journal, 2001
  18. “Division of Churches and Ownership of Church Properties,” Trial Practice Study of Suwon District Court, 1996

Representative Matters

  • Represented a foreign tobacco manufacturer in the case seeking damages arising from product liability
  • Represented a foreign IT company in the case seeking revocation of the Korean Fair Trade Commission’s corrective order and penalty surcharge disposition relatd to a telecommunications patent
  • Represented a Korean steel company in the ICC’s internatonal arbitration case with a European company regarding the cancellation of a supply contract
  • Represented a Korean manufacturer in the ICC’s international arbitration case with a European company regarding a license fee
  • Represented a Korean public entity in the ICC’s international arbitration case with foreign investment companies (Hong Kong) regarding the rescission of an investment agreement
  • Represented a Korean IT company in the SIAC’s international case with a Singaporean company regarding a supply contract
  • Represented a Korean company in the SIAC’s international case with a Singaporean company regarding a goods supply contract
  • Represented a Korean company in the HKIAC’s international arbitration case with a Chinese company regarding a goods supply contract
  • Represented a Korean company in the AAA’s international arbitration case with an American company regarding the recission of an investment agreement
  • Represented a Korean company in the DIS’s international arbitration case with a Russisan company regarding a transport agreement
  • Represented a Korean manufacturer in the KCAB’s international arbitration case with a Taiwanese company regarding a game license agreement
  • Represented a Korean company in the KCAB’s international arbitration case with a Chinese company regarding an exclusive agency agreement
  • Represented an American manufacturer in the KCAB’s international arbitration case with a Korean insurance company regarding indemnification arising from a product defect

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Qualifications

  • Attorney at Law, Korea (1994)

Languages

  • Korean, English, and Japanese

Awards

  • 2019 Dispute Resolution Stars, Benchmark Litigation (category: international arbitration)
  • 2019 Leading Individuals, Chambers Asia-Pacific (category: international trade)
  • 2018 Justice Minister Commendation (for contribution to promoting the Korean arbitration system)
  • 2018 Leading Individuals, Chambers & Partners Global (category: arbitration)
  • 2018 Leading Individuals, Chambers Asia-Pacific (category: international trade)
  • 2108 Dispute Resolution Stars, Benchmark Litigation (category: international arbitration)
  • 2017 LEADING LAWYERS, Legal Times (category: international arbitration)
  • 2016 LEADING LAWYERS, Legal Times (category: international arbitration)

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