Managing Partner



Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

New York
South Korea


South Korea

Practice areas:

Capital markets : Derivatives
Capital markets : Equity
Financial services regulatory

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Investment management
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences

Soonghee Lee is a managing partner at Yoon & Yang LLC, and his main practice areas are corporate governance, internal control and finance and securities related work. Mr. Lee is highly experienced in advising on financial regulations, anti-money laundering, capital market litigation and dispute resolution, and complex transactions involving financial institutions, financial investment companies and listed companies in Korea. His expertise includes advising on financial investment instruments, including structured securities, such as foreign exchange derivatives, ELS and other financial derivatives, ISDA contracts, and investigation/inspections from financial supervisory institutions. He was recognised by asialaw in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as a leading lawyer in capital markets and financial services regulatory and was also selected by asialaw in 2020, 2021 and 2022 as a distinguished practitioner in banking & finance and capital markets. He has been consistently named as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets by IFLR1000 from 2014 to 2022 as well as a highly regarded lawyer in Banking/Finance by IFLR1000 from 2017 to 2022.

  • Advised the Korea Federation of Banks, the Korea Financial Investment Association and the Insurance Associations on improving affiliated financial companies' internal control.
  • Advised Woori Finance Holdings Co., Ltd. on its privatization.
  • Advised Woori Bank, Shinhan Bank and Daishin Securities on sanctions and disputes related to private equity funds.
  • Advised Boston Scientific and Lumenis on the integration work after business transfer.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Pharma and life sciences

  • Korean Bar Association

  • Doctorate Course (Financial Law), Seoul National University School of Law (2011)

  • LL.M., Cornell University Law School (2000)
  • LL.B., Seoul National University College of Law (1987)