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.