Sang Hoon Lee

Sang Hoon Lee
Hanjin Building
63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
+82 2 772 4345
+82 2 772 4001


Who's Who Legal Korea - Labour & Employment

Mr Sang Hoon Lee is the head of Lee & Ko’s employment and labour practice group at Lee & Ko. He is recognised as one of the top employment and labour lawyers in Korea by clients, colleagues and renowned international legal publications such as Asialaw, Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, which describes Mr Lee as a “true expert” known for his “knowledge, expertise and client-friendliness”, and his “excellent” legal service.

With over 25 years of experience, Mr Lee has a proven track record of providing effective and practical advice to clients regarding the full range of matters involving Korean employment and labour laws. Mr Lee has advised clients on matters regarding both individual employment relationships (eg, employment agreements, termination, wages, etc) and collective labour relationships (eg, collective bargaining agreements, strikes, crisis management, etc). He has also successfully represented many multinational and domestic clients in matters pertaining to employment agreements; changes to work rules; sexual harassment investigations; employment discrimination litigations; general compliance matters; employee discipline and termination; layoffs; wage-and-hour matters; employee leave; severance pay; pensions and benefits; non-competition; employee privacy; temporary/dispatched workers; unjust labour practices; labour union relations; employee transfers; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate restructuring.

Mr Lee remains active in the legal community by sharing his expertise and knowledge. Since 2016, Mr Lee has served as the advisory attorney to the Ministry of Employment and Labour. He was also one of the founding members of the Labour Law Practice Study Institute of the Korean Supreme Court in 2005. Nearly 15 years after establishing the Institute, Mr Lee remains an active member of the Labour Law Practice Study Institute, and has co-authored Commentaries on the Labour Standards Act and Commentaries on the Labour Union and Labour Relation Coordination Act, which are considered some of the most practical and influential treatises for labour and employment attorneys and judges alike. Mr Lee also provides insight and analysis on emerging legal issues via various other publications, including the International Law Office and others.

Mr Lee is admitted to the Korea Bar and the New York State Bar (US). He speaks English and Korean.

WWL says: Sang Hoon Lee comes highly recommended by clients "due to his knowledge of labour law, as well as an excellent track record that spans more than 10 years”.

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