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Chul Won Lee is a partner in the firm’s international arbitration and cross-border litigation practice. Mr Lee started his legal career as a judge at Seoul Central District Court. He joined Kim & Chang in 2006 and has since been actively engaged in various international arbitration cases. Mr Lee is the first lawyer to be admitted to practise in both Korea and the United Kingdom by passing the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme, a qualification test for solicitors that was opened to Korean lawyers in 2011. His main practice areas include M&A disputes, shipbuilding disputes, insurance disputes, international trade disputes and investor-state dispute settlements. Mr Lee has been a key member of notable international M&A arbitration cases, including KLI, General Motors and Lone Star v. Olympus Capital. Mr Lee was involved in the inauguration of the Asia-Pacific Maritime Arbitration Center of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board in Busan, having prepared the maritime arbitration rule of the Center. Mr Lee also serves as director in charge of international affairs at the Korea Maritime Law Association, Korea International Private Law Association and Korea Insurance Law Association.
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