Ho Won

Senior Counsel

howonlee@peterandkim.com +82 2 538 2900
Bar admission
Republic of Korea, 1977
Korean, English, Japanese


Ho Won Lee is a senior counsel at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He started his legal career as a judge of Seoul District Court in 1980. He served as the Chief Justice of Seoul Family Court starting from 2006 and ended his legal career as a judge in 2008. He began a new chapter in his legal career as a lawyer where he was a managing partner of Jipyong-Jisung LLC, one of the major law firms in Korea. Starting from 2011, he turned his attention to academia where he served as a professor at the Yonsei Law School, one of the top law schools in Korea until 2018.

He served as the president of the Korea Association of the Law of Civil Procedure (2008-2010), chairman of the Institute of International Transactions Law (2011-2013),
chairman of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea for the revision of the Arbitration Act (2013-2015) and the 10th President of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2018-2021).

Professor Lee received his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Seoul National University and LL.M. degree from Georgetown University. He also served as a visiting professor and a visiting scholar for University of Washington, University of Tokyo, Ritsumeikan University and Queen Mary University of London.

Areas of

  • Arbitration / Litigation


  • Real Estate Icon Real Estate
  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Judicial Research and Training Institute (1977)
  • Judge, Seoul District Court and High Court (1980-2005)
  • Chief Judge, Jeju District Court (2005-2006)
  • Chief Judge, Seoul Family Court (2006-2008)
  • Managing Partner, Jipyong LLC (2008-2011)
  • Professor, Yonsei University School of Law (2011-2018)
  • 10th President, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) (2018-2021)
  • Senior Counsel, Peter & Kim (2021.9 – present)
  • Seoul National University Law School (LL.B., 1975)
  • Seoul National University Law School (LL.M., 1980)
  • Georgetown University (LL.M., 1984)
  • Korean and Seoul Bar Associations

  • Ruling Procedure for the Enforcement of an Arbitral Award


  • Issues on Arbitration Act


  • Transition and Tasks of Civil Procedure of Korea and Japan

    editor, 2017

  • Important Issues of the draft Act of the Revision of Korean Arbitration Act


  • The Role of the Court in International Arbitration


  • A Study on the Improvement of Enforcement Procedure of Arbitral Awards


  • Expansion and Limitation of the Grounds for Setting Aside International Arbitral Awards


  • Commentary on Korean Arbitration Act

    co-author, 2005

  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral awards in Korea