news

Korean Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang has welcomed back construction and arbitration lawyer Joseph Lee as a partner from Pinsent Masons. It looks to expand its international construction advisory and international arbitration practices.

Lee, who has a stint at Yoon & Yang between 2013 and 2014, spent the last eight years working in Qatar with Pinsent Masons and K&L Gates, where he represented construction contractors in international arbitrations at ICC, LCIA, DIFC and QICCA. He also has in-house experience with construction and engineering giant Samsung C&T.

Lee’s notable recent work includes advising a Korean contractor joint venture in relation to the Karbala Oil refinery plant in Iraq, including preparing the strategic roadmap, claims documentation and various other papers so that the JV could successfully negotiate a contract amendment for an additional $1.5 billion with a state entity there.

A statement from Yoon & Yang said that "Lee would be able to help Korean construction companies aggressively reach out to the overseas construction market,” according to managing partner Junsang Lee.  

 

TO CONTACT EDITORIAL TEAM, PLEASE EMAIL ALBEDITOR@THOMSONREUTERS.COM

Related Articles

Baker McKenzie and KL Partners Korea JV adds international arbitration pro in Seoul

by Nimitt Dixit |

South Korean firm Lee & Ko's international construction disputes head, David Kim, has taken his practice to Baker McKenzie and KL Partners' South Korean joint venture law firm, Baker McKenzie KLP JV.

Construction, arbitration expert returns to Korea’s Yoon & Yang as partner

by Mari Iwata |

Korean Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang has welcomed back construction and arbitration lawyer Joseph Lee as a partner from Pinsent Masons. It looks to expand its international construction advisory and international arbitration practices.

HFW gets new construction partner in SG with hire from SK affiliate

by Mari Iwata |

Holman Fenwick Willan has hired construction expert Helen Lee as a partner in Singapore from SK ecoplant, an affiliate of South Korea's second-largest conglomerate SK, where she was general counsel and the head of global legal.