Kyung Don Lee

Kyung Don Lee

Senior Partner



Mr. Kyung Don Lee is a senior partner at Shin & Kim and is qualified in Korea and New York. Mr. Lee’s main areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, real estate and real estate financing and general corporate transactions.

Mr. Lee has been involved in many real estate transactions including representing foreign investors for acquisition of Kangnam Finance Center and for development project of IFC Seoul in Yeoeui-do, Seoul.

  • 1997-1998Columbia University Law School (LL.M.)
  • 1983-1987Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2022Corporate ESG Management Promotion Task Force Member, Korean Bar Association
  • 2010-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2006-2009Senior Partner, Evergreen Law Group, Seoul, Korea
  • 1992-2006Shin & Kim LLC
  • 1998-1999Foreign Associate, Winthrop, Stlmson, Putnam & Roberts, U.S.A
  • 1989-1992Judge Advocate, Korean Army
  • 1987-1989Judicial Research & Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 1989Korea
  • 2000New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Korean, English

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Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Real Estate, Chambers Asia, 2011-2021(Band 1), 2022(Eminent Practitioner)
  • "Leading Individual' for Real Estate, Legal500, 2018-2022
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Real estate, Asialaw Profiles, 2019-2022
  • “National Leader” for Construction & Real Estate, Who's Who Legal, 2021
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Construction and Real Estate, Legal Times, 2017, 2019, 2021
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Real Estate, Legal500, 2014, 2016, 2017


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