SeungMin Lee

SeungMin Lee

SeungMin Lee is a partner at Peter & Kim. Ms Lee has represented and provided advocacy for major Korean and International clients in arbitration cases under various rules. Ms Lee is dual-qualified as Korean lawyer and solicitor of England and Wales. She previously served as the South Korean national representative of the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee, and as regional representative for Korea to the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group. She is part of the team that has successfully represented Mirae Asset in its USD 6 billion dispute for the sale and purchase of 15 luxury hotels. She also represented Lone Star Funds in its USD 4.6 billion ICSID claim against South Korea. She acted for South Korean online game developer WeMade in a series of arbitrations, securing a USD 69 million ICC award for her client. Her clients also include investment companies such as Affinity Equity Partners, Baring Private Equity, IMM Private Equity, and GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund), as well as Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. Ms Lee currently serves as regional ambassador for Korea to HKIAC’s HK45; member of the SIAC Users Council for the South Korea national committee; member of the panel of arbitrators for the Asian International Arbitration Centre; and as a specialist mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Centre. Ms Lee worked as a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore in 2016 and as counsel to the LCIA Secretariat in 2010. A graduate of Seoul National University and member of the Korean bar, Ms Lee completed an LL.M. at the National University of Singapore in 2016. Ms. Lee was selected as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Korea Legal Times. She was also selected as a ranked lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific in the jurisdiction of Korea from 2016 to 2022 and recognized as “Future Leader under 45-Partners” by Who’s Who legal from 2018 to 2023 where she has been described as “one of the very best practitioners of her generation”. Ms Lee was also a regular contributor to the GAR Know-how – Commercial Arbitration: Korea from 2017 to 2020.

Publications

Commercial Litigation and Cross-border Enforcement | 1w

Chapter: South Korea

The Commercial Litigation and Cross-border Enforcement Law Over Borders Comparative Guide provides a highly practical and up-to-date overview of the litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution landscape in some of the key international dispute resolution jurisdictions. Written by expe...

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