Handel Lee

International Partner

Beijing, China

New York, United States

Areas of practice

Mr. Handel Lee specializes in mergers and acquisition and energy projects.

Mr. Lee represents U.S., European, and PRC clients on mergers and acquisition, financing, and private equity transactions in such industries as energy/resources, infrastructure, real estate, and manufacturing. A practice area focus of Mr. Lee's is representing international clients investing in China's renewable energy industries.

As for the professional acknowledgements, Mr. Lee has frequently received recognition by prestigious legal publications such as Who's Who Legal 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010; Asian Legal Business 2008, 2007 and 2006 awards; and Euromoney's 2003, 2001 and 1999 Expert's Guide to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resources, as the leading expert in China in three categories: Project Finance; Power; and Oil and Gas. In 2015, Mr. Handel Lee has been named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of projects and energy in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings.

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Work experience

Mr. Handel Lee is a member of King & Wood Mallesons' International Management Committee. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, Mr. Lee was the Managing Partner of a leading US law firm's China Practice and Chief Representative of one of the earliest US law firms to establish a Beijing office.

Mr. Lee obtained his BA (with distinction) from the University of Virginia and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. He is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Mr. Lee is a member of Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center, Vice Chairman of the Smithsonian Asian and Pacific American Center. Mr. Lee is also a member of the Committee of 100 and was granted the 2006 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award by the Mont Blanc Foundation.

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