Seung Ik LEE

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Mr. Seung Ik LEE is an attorney at DR & AJU LLC. His practice is primarily focused on Administrative Procedure & Litigation, Labor & Employment, Antitrust & Competition, Construction & Real Estate, and Serious Accident.
Notable cases worked on by Mr. Lee include the "Samsung Share Error Case," "Online Opinion Rigging by the Police Under the Lee Myung-Bak Administration Case," "National Baby Bath Class Action Lawsuit," "Aekyung Humidifer Sterilizer Deaths Case," "Unfair Terms and Conditions Lawsuit against IATA and Airlines," and the "Korea Kindergarten Association Case," among others.

Moreover, he is a member of the executive committee at the KBA Legal Aid Foundation, as well as a member of the board of directors at the Seoul Bar Association, the director of external relations at the Korean Lawyers Association, and a committee member at the Public-Private Cooperation Committee for Safety Management of the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Profile

      • Director, KBA Legal Aid Foundation (2022-Present)
      • Specialist, National Budget Monitoring Team, Ministry of the Interior and Safety (2019-Present)
      • DR & AJU LLC (2017-Present)
      • Yonsei University Law School (JD, 2017)
      • Yonsei University (BA in Business Administration, 2013)
      • Sangsan High School (2008)
      • Admitted to Bar, Korea (2017)
      • Korean
      • English

Representative Activities

      • Director of External Relations, Korean Lawyers Association (2019-Present)
      • Director, Seoul Bar Association (2021-Present)
      • Member of Special Committee on Young Attorneys, Seoul Bar Association (2021-Present)
      • Member of External Cooperation Committee, Seoul Bar Association (2021-Present)
      • Committee Member, Public-Private Cooperation Committee for Safety Management, Seoul Metropolitan Government (2021-Present)
      • Secretary, Public Affairs Committee, Korean Bar Association (2019-2021) (Former)
      • Representative of Korean Bar Association (2019-2021) (Former)
  • Representative Matters
      • [Civil/Criminal] Handled civil litigation related to the ‘Samsung Securities dividend accident’ case, criminal (investigation, trial) and Financial Services Commission (Security and Futures Commission) investigation response, pleading, etc.
      • [Class Action/Legislation] Handled a class action lawsuit (civil action, criminal complaint, report to the Fair Trade Commission) related to the 'National Baby Bath Case' and draft amendment to the Special Act on Children's Product Safety
      • [Administrative] Handled a revocation lawsuit by the Fair Trade Commission regarding the "Aekyung Humidifier Disinfectant Case"
      • [Administrative] Handled litigation for cancellation of disposition of refusal of payment, such as subsidies for class operation expenses at private kindergartens related to the "Hanyu Chong (Korea Federation of Kindergartens) Incident"
      • [Criminal] Handled a criminal lawsuit for "MB government police comment manipulation case" (accusation of abuse of authority and obstruction of right exercise)
      • [Corporate Advisory] Advised on "Lotte E&C Daejeon Yuseong Passenger Terminal Development Project"
      • [Corporate Advisory] Advised on all legal issues related to internal transactions of the semi-large corporate group SM Group
      • [Fair Trade] Reported unfair terms and conditions against the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines on behalf of the Korea Travel Association
      • [Fair Trade] Handled the investigation response and defense by the Fair Trade Commission on the suspicion of violating the Franchise Business Act (violation of franchise obligation, etc.)
      • [Finance] Advised on NHAmundi Asset Management’s fund investment (acquisition finance such as SK Shipping)
      • [Finance] Advised on SC Lowy Financial (HK) Limited and Choeun Savings Bank’s acquisition of convertible bonds, etc.
      • [Mergers and Acquisitions)] Performed due diligence and advised on the equity investment in Cheongdam Learning Co.
      • [Mergers and Acquisitions] Performed due diligence and advised on the sale of Meritz Financial Services, a subsidiary of Meritz Financial Group
      • [Various Corporate Litigation and Advisory]
      • In addition to the above examples, performed litigation or advisory services for multiple companies such as KDHC, Grand Korea Leisure, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Celltrion, HLB, Cellreturn, Hoban Construction, Nonghyup Distribution, SH Suhyup Bank, KORAMCO REITs & Trust, Woori FIS, Korea Expressway Corporation, Korea Housing and Land Corporation, and Housing City Guarantee

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