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Sungbum Lee

Sungbum Lee

Yoon & Yang18, 19, 22, 23 & 34 Floors, ASEM Tower517 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-GuSeoulKorea06164

National Leader

Korea - Trade & Customs 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sungbum Lee is heralded for his work with domestic and international clients, which covers the full spectrum of trade remedies, including navigating rules of origin.


Sungbum Lee is a partner at Yoon & Yang LLC and head of the firm’s international trade practice team. His practice focuses on international trade, customs, trade remedies and foreign investments. Mr Lee actively advises Korean and international enterprises in relation to rules of origin, customs valuation, and trade remedies which include antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard measures. He also helps companies to make the best out of various trade agreements including Free Trade Agreements.

Mr Lee started to practise international trade law in 2005 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea. During his career at the Ministry, he worked at various divisions including the FTA goods negotiations division, the FTA services and investment negotiations division, the trade disputes division and the international legal affairs division. He also participated in numerous WTO panel cases held in Geneva and various free trade agreement negotiations conducted by the Korean government, including the Korea-USA, Korea-EU, Korea-Canada and Korea-ASEAN FTA negotiations during his service period at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Lee was recently nominated as a highly recommended practitioner by Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific.

Sungbum Lee is a graduate of Korea University and New York University School of Law (LLM, 2009), and a member of the Korean and New York Bar Associations.

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