Partner - Head of Asia Practice

Hak Jun Lee

Hak Jun Lee is a Partner in our Commercial Property Team and Heads the Asia Practice at Hesketh Henry.

Hak Jun advises in all aspects of commercial and property law including complex business and property transactions, land development, banking and finance and foreign investments.

As head of Asia practice Hak Jun regularly advises various international and corporate clients from the Asia pacific region on cross-border transactions and investments to New Zealand.

Originally from Korea, he graduated from the University of Auckland and was admitted in New Zealand in 2001. He is also admitted as an Attorney at Law in New York, USA and in New South Wales, Australia.

Hak Jun actively involves with various business and community associations. His current appointments are:

  • The honorary legal counsel for the Korean Consulate Office in Auckland;
  • The advisor for Auckland and Busan (Korea) Sister City relations;
  • A trustee for Korean Cinerama Trust – responsible for the annual Korean Film Festival in NZ; and
  • A regional governor for IAKL (International Associations of Korean Lawyers).
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Examples of work completed by Hak Jun include:

  • Advising and preparing tender documents for Hyundai – Rotem in relation to subcontracting the maintenance service of Wellington’s railroad.
  • Advising Kookmin Bank in drafting loan and security documents and CCCFA review.
  • Assisting in development of a major film studio in Kumeu which attracted multiple Hollywood film makers.
  • Acting for a number of financial institutions for their lending to construction projects in NZ.
  • Advising on various land development projects including kiwi build and assisting in resolving their construction disputes.
  • Assisting overseas investors to acquire various investments in New Zealand in compliance with the Overseas Investment Act.

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