Sungbum Lee

Sungbum Lee

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Sungbum Lee is a partner of Yoon & Yang LLC and head of the international trade practice team, and his main focus areas include trade policies, trade remedies, customs and investment law. He started to practice international trade law in 2005 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea. During his career years at the Ministry, he worked at various trade related divisions including FTA goods division, FTA services & investment division, trade disputes division and international legal affairs division. Specifically, he has participated in numerous WTO panel cases held in Geneva, and also participated in various Free Trade Agreement negotiations conducted by the South Korean government including the South Korea–US, South Korea–Canada and South Korea–ASEAN FTA negotiations during his service period at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Lee has successfully represented South Korea in an ISDS arbitration arising from a claim under the US–South Korea FTA regarding the South Korean government’s land expropriation process.

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