Areas of Practice
Mr. Handel Lee specializes in mergers and acquisition and private equity transactions.
Mr. Lee represents U.S., European, and PRC clients on mergers and acquisition and private equity transactions in such industries as energy/resources, infrastructure, real estate, retail, and manufacturing. A practice area focus of Mr. Lee’s is representing PRC clients in offshore acquisitions in the energy and natural resource industries.
Professional acknowledgements Mr. Lee has received include: Who’s Who Legal 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as a leading M&A lawyer in China; Asian Legal Business 2006 and 2007 as one of China’s Top 30 Lawyers; and Euromoney's 1999, 2001 and 2003 Expert's Guide to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, as the leading lawyer in China in three categories: Project Finance; Power; and Oil and Gas.
Mr. Lee is a partner of King & Wood Mallesons and a member of its Management Committee. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons, Mr. Lee was the Managing Partner of Vinson & Elkins’ China Practice and Chief Representative of Skadden Arps’ Beijing office.
Mr. Lee obtained his BA degree from the University of Virginia and his JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989.
Mr. Lee is a member of Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center, member of Lincoln Center China Advisory Council, member Board of Directors Soong Ching Ling Foundation / Pearl S. Buck Charitable Foundation China. He is also a Member of the Committee of 100.