Kensington Swan is pleased to announce that Wook Jin Lee has joined the partnership.
Wook Jin joined Kensington Swan in September 2019 as Special Counsel and has already played an important role in the continued growth of the Corporate and Commercial team based in Auckland.
Wook Jin is a transactional lawyer who advises listed issuers, private businesses, private equity fund managers and high-net-worth individuals on the full suite of transactional and corporate advisory matters.
His expertise includes advising on mergers and acquisitions (including takeovers of NZX-listed companies, and private equity investment and divestment transactions), joint venture arrangements, corporate governance considerations, and equity capital raising transactions. He also advises on competitive processes, business-critical commercial contracts, and compliance with New Zealand company and financial markets legislation and the NZX Listing Rules.
Wook Jin has experience working across a wide spectrum of sectors, including electricity, technology, telecommunications, hospitality and insurance. Wook Jin regularly advises clients on cross-border investment transactions, which will become an increasing part of his practice with Kensington Swan combining with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, in February 2020.
David Lewis, Partner Corporate and Commercial, commented that, ‘Wook Jin’s drive and energy has already had a significant impact both internally and with our clients. I am delighted that he is joining the partnership as our Corporate and Commercial team continues to grow nationally in both size and expertise. His appointment will ensure we have the capacity to meet the needs of our clients.’
Fellow Corporate and Commercial Partner, Chris Parke, added, ‘Wook Jin is a wonderful addition to the partnership and our team. It is fantastic to have his support as we continue to build and grow our thriving practice area.’
Chief Executive, Charles Spillane, said, ‘I love that we have been able to attract fresh and energetic talent like Wook Jin through to partnership. Wook Jin’s appointment to the firm strengthens our depth and understanding into different markets, he is a fluent Korean speaker which positions the firm to advise Korean corporate clients on their cross-border investment transactions. He is a dynamic and enthusiastic lawyer who is bringing a wealth of expertise to the practice group. His expertise and energy will be a real asset to the firm to help us realise the full benefits of combination with Dentons. Wook Jin is a talent to watch and it’s great that he chose to take this step in his career with us.’