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Jongkwan Peck

Jongkwan Peck



  • Construction
  • Foreign Investment
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Natural Resources

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WSG Regional Council
Member 2019/ 2020
WSG in Asia Group
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Jongkwan (Josh) PECK is a foreign attorney and partner in the Corporate Division of Lee & Ko, and specializes in the areas of general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and international dispute resolution.

His practice highlights in the corporate/M&A area include representation of: KEPCO in the $40 billion nuclear power plant deal with the UAE and other overseas nuclear power plant delivery and operation projects; CH2M Hill in relation to the project management for the USFK base relocation project; MetLife in its proposed acquisition of Kumho Life; Woori Financial Holdings in the negotiation of joint venture agreement with the Aviva Group for operation of life insurance business; Munich Re in the acquisition of Daum Direct Insurance; LG Electronics in its sale of 50% share in its telecommunication systems business to Nortel Networks Limited; Boeing in its acquisition of shares in Huneed Technologies, a defense supply company; Korea First Bank in relation to sale of its shares by Newbridge Capital to Standard Chartered Bank; Lotte Shopping in its license agreement with Toys ‘R’ Us; Shanda Interactive Entertainment in the acquisition of Actoz Soft; Hanwha L&C in sale of Korea Independent Energy shares to Deutsche Bank; BNP Paribas in the negotiation of joint venture agreements with the Shinhan Group; Dongbu Group in the negotiation of a joint venture agreement with Evergreen; and PwC Consulting in the negotiation of ERP consulting agreement with POSCO.

Some of the major dispute resolution cases he has handled include: representation of Sikorsky Aircraft in a product liability and wrongful death litigation involving a crash of Black Hawk helicopter; Pasteur Milk in a product liability litigation involving ice cream machinery; and hundreds of litigations involving ship collision, grounding, oil spill, salvage and general average, charter party dispute and cargo damage, including the “Sea Prince” oil spill case; the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation in $150 billion ICC arbitration arising out of agreement for sale of a major Korean bank; LS Cable in ICC arbitration relating to construction work in Qatar; Samsung Corp. in ICC arbitration involving a tax dispute relating to the Pusan New Port Project; Honeywell in ICC arbitration against a major auto maker involving product liability; Seoul Commtech in ICC arbitration arising out of an agreement for supply of equipment to KEPCO;; Hanwha Group in ICC arbitration involving valuation of shares in a put option contract; Oman Gulf Enterprise in ICC arbitration against a major Korean auto maker relating to a distributorship agreement; LG Corp. in ICC arbitration against a Saudi company relating to elevator distributorship agreement; KEPCO in KCAB arbitration against a major cable supplier arising out of submarine cable installation work; and Unison in KCAB arbitration involving purchase of wind turbine generators.

Bar Admissions

New York - 1990


Georgetown University Law Center – JD. in 1989
Boston College – B.S. in Management in 1986
Areas of Practice

Construction | Corporate | Energy & Natural Resources | Foreign Investment | Franchising | Intellectual Property | International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation | International Dispute Resolution | Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Lee & Ko: 2001 – Present
Jin & Lee, Foreign Attorney : 1999 - 2000
Hwang Mok Park, Foreign Attorney: 1996-1998
Kim Shin & Yu, Associate: 1990-1995

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions 2009 (Korea Chapter)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2009 (Korea Chapter)
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance 2008 (Korea Chapter)
Co-author, “The Revised Maritime Section of the Korean Commercial Code," [1993] Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 403.
Author, “Ramifications of the 1987 Labor Uprising in Korea," 20 Law & Pol’y Int’I Bus. 331 (1988).

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