B.A. J.D. LL.M.
Foreign Attorney

hyewonlee@peterandkim.com +82 2 538 2900
Bar admission
District of Columbia, 2017
Korean, English


Hyewon is a foreign attorney at Peter & Kim based in Seoul and is a member of District of Columbia bar. Prior to joining Peter & Kim, Hyewon was a corporate counsel for CJ CheilJedang Corporation, a Korean conglomerate, and Bithumb, a digital asset exchange run by a Korean unicorn startup. She also served as a judicial intern to Judge Eric G. Bruggink of the US Court of Federal Claims; research assistant to Professor Benjamin Hughes, an independent arbitrator; and discovery consultant and intern at a leading Korean law firm.
Hyewon is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Handong International Law School where she majored in US and international law. She also has a B.A. degree in international law and diplomacy from Ewha Womans University where her graduation thesis “Legality of New Technology: Drones” received an Excellence in Honors Thesis award. Hyewon is a native speaker of Korean and English.

Areas of

  • Arbitration / Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia
  • International Transactions
  • Commercial Contracts


  • Commodities Trading Icon Commodities Trading
  • High-tech Products Icon High-tech Products
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotech Icon Pharmaceutical & Biotech
  • Transportation, Logistics & Shipping Icon Transportation, Logistics & Shipping
  • Real Estate Icon Real Estate
  • Acting as counsel for a Korean investment fund in a US court litigation arising from a transaction involving the acquisition of 15 luxury hotels with US net worth of USD 5.8 billion.
  • Representing a major Korean retail company in JCAA arbitration seated in Japan arising from shareholders dispute relating to appointment of board members and exercise of call option.
  • Providing legal advice on construction contracts and overseas construction disputes.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and provided legal advice on contracts relating to outbound Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, post-M&A integration, and corporate restructuring (U.S. and Southeast Asia).
  • Drafted, reviewed, and provided legal advice on cross-border contracts across supply chains relating to manufacture, supply, and distributorship of commodities, development and licensing of intellectual property, among others.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and provided legal advice on contracts relating to joint development and operation of various types of digital asset exchanges.
  • Foreign Attorney, Peter & Kim (2020.06 – present)
  • Corporate Counsel, CJ CheilJedang Corporation (2019 – 2020.06)
  • Corporate Counsel, Bithumb Korea.Co.Ltd (2018 – 2019)
  • Project Attorney, Yoon&Yang LLC (2017)
  • Legal Intern, Yoon&Yang LLC (2015)
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink, US Court of Federal Claims (2015)
  • Regent University School of Law (LL.M., 2016)
  • Handong International Law School (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2016)
  • Ewha Womans University (B.A., Dean’s List Scholarships, 2013)
  • The District of Columbia Bar