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  • Name: Lee, Soochul
  • Job Title: Senior Consultant
  • Tel: 010-85675988/5995
  • Fax: 010-85675999
  • E-mail: lixiuzhe@anjielaw.com
  • Expertise: FDI, M&A, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Arbitration


 South Korea


  •  Renmin University, School of Law, Doctor of Civil & Commercial Law
  •  Kyung Hee University, CHINA-MBA
  •  Fudan University, School of Management, Exchange MA of Business Administration
  •  Seoul National University, BA in Chinese and Economics

Working Experience

  •  South Korean Counsel, AnJie Law Firm
  •  South Korean Counsel, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing
  •  Vice President, Seoul Savings Bank
  •  Partner, Korean Joowon Law Firm
  •  Associate, Korean JiPyong & JiSung Law Firm

Social Posts
Commissioner of Jinhae Free Economic Zone, Busan, South Korea

Honors and Recognitions
Ranked 4th as Expert Associate at Indemnity by the Supreme Court of South Korea


  •  Korean
  •  Chinese
  •  English

Representative Matters
Foreign Direct Investment and M&A

  •  Providing legal services such as designing deal structures, formulating and executing of investment strategies to East Pioneer, as American PE, in its investment in China, including but not limited to establishing company in Hong Kong and setting up joint venture in mainland;
  •  Providing full legal services to the largest E-commerce enterprise from South Korea in its investment and business in China;
  •  Providing legal services to KT CHINA in its project of co-establishing Smart City with two Chinese enterprises in China;
  •  Providing full legal services to Hyundai AMCO in its projects of construction and property management in China;
  •  Providing legal opinions to SGIC in its establishment of foreign invested guarantee company in China.

Investment and M&A in South Korea

  •  Providing full legal services to East Pioneer, an American PE, in its acquisition of equity interests, BW and CB of a listed company in South Korea;
  •  Providing full legal services to a well-known Chinese online-game company in its investment in South Korea;
  •  Providing legal services to China Ping An Trust Corporation in its investment in South Korea;
  •  Providing legal services to many medium and small sized Chinese enterprises in their investments in South Korea.

Banking & Finance

  •  Providing legal services to many major financial institutions in South Korea, including but not limited to South Korea Asset Management Corporation, Woori Bank, Shinhan Bank, Hana Bank, Deposit Insurance Corporation and Daewoo Securities;
  •  Providing legal services to South Korea Asset Management Corporation in its disposal, purchase and sales of state-owned assets (real estate and non-performing loans);
  •  Providing legal services to South Korean subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, including but not limited to purchase of financial institutions and financial leasing of airplanes;
  •  Providing legal services to Chinese subsidiary of Shinhan Bank, including but not limited to issuance of backup letter of credit, offering collaterals;
  •  Providing legal services to Woori F&I China, an affiliated company of Woori Financial Group, in its investment and disposal of non-performing loans in China.

Litigation and Arbitration

  •  Representing Woori Bank in a dispute concerning letter of credit against Agricultural Bank of China, and filing trade litigation against chartering company and bonded warehousing company, etc.;
  •  Representing Daewoo Corporation, Daewoo Heavy Industry, JINRO, East Asia Construction Company in their law suit their ex-Directors of the Board concerning whose responsibilities for false accounting and malpractices;
  •  Representing Gangwon Bank in its law suit against its ex-Chairman of the Board for his responsibilities in non-performing loans and illegal investments in securities;
  •  Representing many South Korean financial institutions in law suits.


  • Publication: China's Economic and Financial Dictionary (Co-author), Jianhong Publishing Press, 2009;
  •  Thesis: Disposal of Chinese Non-performing Loans, 2007.