Lee, Kyungwon (Won)

Kyungwon (Won) Lee


Kyungwon (Won) Lee, Asia Deputy Managing Partner, represents both issuers and underwriters in a wide range of corporate finance and securities transactions. Mr. Lee also leads Shearman & Sterling’s Korea Practice Group and an elected member of the firm’s 9-member Policy Committee. 

His experience includes US registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of equity securities, high yield and investment grade bonds, convertible bonds and liability management transactions as well as private mergers and acquisitions. He also advises various corporate clients on the US securities law and general corporate matters.

He is recognized as a leading individual lawyer for Capital Markets in Hong Kong and China, South Korea as well as Indonesia by Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Selected Experience

  • Pacific Emerald Pte. Ltd.’s offering of US$200 million 9.75% senior notes, guaranteed by PT Multipolar Tbk
  • Vedanta Resources' offering of US$1.2 billion 6.0% notes and US$500 million 7.125% notes
  • Golden Eagle Retail Group Ltd.’s offering of US$400 million 4.625% senior notes
  • Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.’s offering of US$200 million 13.25% senior notes
  • Sinochem Global Capital Co., Ltd.’s offering of US$600 million subordinated guaranteed perpetual capital securities
  • TBG Global Pte. Ltd.’s offering of US$300 million 4.625% senior notes, guaranteed by PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk  


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, M.B.A., 1995
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. Economics and Accounting, 1988


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