Dongho Lee

Partner, Seoul


Clients describe Dongho Lee as “professional, reliable and enthusiastic” and “has tremendous technical skill and is a fantastic lawyer.”
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021


Dongho Lee is Partner and Head of White & Case's Korea Corporate / M&A / PE practice group.

Dongho advises Korean and global clients, including many of the largest Korean conglomerates, technology companies and international and domestic private equity firms, on cross-border M&A transactions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and ESG matters.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Registered Foreign Legal Consultant, Korea
Georgetown University Law Center
Seoul National University


Samsung Group companies Electronics in connection with multiple acquisitions, dispositions and IP matters

LG Energy Solution in its acquisition of NEC ES, a US based energy storage system technology company

Lotte Corporation in connection with its establishment Lotte Biologics and $160 million acquisition of biologics assets in Syracuse, New York from Bristol Myers Squibb

Green Cross in connection with various acquisitions and investments including its acquisition of Biocentrique, Inc., a contract development & manufacturing organization (CDMO) business in New Jersey

Brite Energy Partners, a Korean solar energy development and investment company, on its equity financing and further financing commitment in an aggregate amount of more than US$100 million from BlackRock Real Assets

Zinus, a Korea Exchange-listed global manufacturer and distributor of mattresses and furniture, and its controlling shareholder in their US$732 million sale of a 35.8 percent stake to Hyundai Department Store (HDS), a major department store chain in South Korea

The Carlyle Group in connection with its US$200 million strategic investment and partnership between Carlyle Asia Partners V and KB Financial Group, Korea's largest bank

Hanmi Pharmaceutical in its strategic private investment in public entity (PIPE) in Spectrum Pharmaceutical, a NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company in Nevada

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A: Foreign Firms – South Korea, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020-2022

Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A: International Firms – South Korea, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020-2022