Latham & Watkins has hired capital markets specialist Richard Lee as a partner in Seoul from the Hong Kong office of Clifford Chance.

Lee had been co-head of Clifford Chance’s Korea practice since 2019. The Magic Circle firm, where Lee worked for more than a decade, recently announced it was shuttering its Korea office.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Lee worked with for Davis Polk & Wardwell for six years, and had an earlier stint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Besides Lee, Latham & Watkins’ Seoul office has another partner: Sungjin Kang.


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