Kyung Don Lee

Kyung Don Lee

Senior Partner

Mr. Kyung-Don Lee is a senior partner at Shin & Kim and is presently a member of the Management Committee. His main practice area includes corporate matters, M&A, real estates, and real estate finance.

He is particularly seasoned with extensive experience in the areas of real estate and real estate finance, and provided advisory services to foreign investors, including the acquisition of the Gangnam Finance Center and the development project of IFC Seoul in Yeoeui-do, Seoul.

With wide acclaim for his expertise and excellence in real estate matters, Mr. Lee is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by renowned global institutions that provide annual rankings in the legal sector, such as the Asialaw, Chambers, and Legal500. He was also listed by Who's Who Legal as a “National Leader” in the Construction & Real Estate sector.

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
  • 1997-1998Columbia University Law School (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • 1983-1987Seoul National University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Bar Admissions
  • 1989Korea
  • 2000New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities
Professional Accolades

  • "Leading Individual" for Real Estate, Chambers Asia, 2011-2021 (Band 1), 2022-2024 (Eminent Practitioner)
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Real estate, Asialaw Profiles, 2019-2024
  • "Leading Individual" for Real Estate, Legal500, 2018-2024
  • “Leading Lawyer” for Construction & Real Estate, Who's Who Legal, 2021-2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Construction and Real Estate, Legal Times, 2017, 2019, 2021-2022
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for Real Estate, Legal500, 2014, 2016, 2017

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