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Jae Chul (JC) Lee has more than 20 years of experience in advising Korean clients on cross-border investments and financings, IPOs, and M&A transactions. He also regularly advises Korean banks, securities companies and asset management companies on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters in Hong Kong. JC is passionate about finding innovative ways to solve intricate problems and works closely with his clients to achieve their business goals.

His practice also focuses on debt capital market transactions, including floating rate notes, dim sum bonds, convertible bonds, exchangeable bonds, bonds with warrants and restructuring of bonds. Furthermore, JC has substantial experience with cross-border securitization, structured finance transactions and counseling on cost efficiency. 

Clients turn to JC because he “is an enthusiastic and proactive adviser who understands our legal and commercial needs. He always provides innovative solutions and commercial suggestions whenever tricky issues arise.

JC has been consistently recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as one of the top corporate and M&A lawyers for Korea and is also recognized for his work in IFLR 1000. He is a native Korean speaker.


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, M.B.A.
  • Korea University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong


  • English
  • Korean