Young-Ku Lee

Young-Ku Lee




Mr. Young-Ku Lee is a partner at Shin & Kim and has served as Judge for over twenty-five years, from 1983 to 2008 as Chief Judge of Seoul High Court. Mr. Lee has served as Chief Judge of the bankruptcy department, Seoul Central District Court (2002~2005) and as Chief Judge of exclusive commercial matters department, Seoul High Court (2005~2008).

While serving in the bankruptcy department, Mr. Lee was in charge of many practices including corporation M&A and bankruptcy, and while serving in the exclusive commercial matters department, he was involved in practices of Business Law relating to stockholder’s rights, accounting fraud, bankruptcy bond, insurance, marine commerce, security, etc.

  • 1977-1981Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B., 1981)
Professional Career
  • 2017-PresentMember of the Conciliation Committee, Seoul Bankruptcy Court
  • 2015-PresentAdvisor, Korean Bankruptcy Law Society
  • 2008-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2012-2015President, Korean Bankruptcy Law Society
  • 2006-2008Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 2006Head of Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court
  • 2005-2006Presiding Judge, Gwangju High Court
  • 2002-2005Presiding Judge, Seoul District Court
  • 2000-2002Presiding Judge, Incheon District Court
  • 1999-2000Head of Jechun Department, Chungju District Court
  • 1998-1999Judge, Seoul District Court
  • 1997-1998Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 1995-1997Personnel Section 1st Officer, Personnel section Consultation department, The Office of Court Administration, Supreme Court Of Korea
  • 1994-1995Judge, Seoul High Court
  • 1992-1994Judge, Seoul Civil Act District Court
  • 1990-1992Judge, Seoul Southern District Court
  • 1987-1990Judge, Gwangju District Court, Suncheon Department
  • 1985-1987Judge, Seoul Civil Act District Court
  • 1983-1985Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court
  • 1981-1983Judicial Research & Training Institute, the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1983Korea
  • Korean Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

  • Revival Case Practice (1,2, department of Bankruptcy, Seoul Central District Court)
  • Corporation Bankruptcy Practice (department of Bankruptcy, Seoul Central District Court)
Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Lawyer” for Banking and Finance, IFLR1000, 2022
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Restructuring and insolvency, Asialaw Profiles, 2019-2022
  • "Leading Individual" for Restructuring and Insolvency, Chambers Asia, 2011-2021
  • "Leading Lawyer” for Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR1000, 2011-2021
  • "Recommended Individual", Asialaw Profiles, 2012-2013


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