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February 1, 2012

Tilleke & Gibbins Elevates Michael K. Lee to Partner

Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to announce the appointment of Michael K. Lee as a Partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2012.

Michael counsels clients and manages cases on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, commercial transactions, real estate, regulatory affairs (particularly for the life sciences and high-technology industries), FCPA compliance, and labor. In 2011, he was identified as a leading lawyer in Vietnam in the areas of Corporate and M&A (by Chambers Asia-Pacific) and Real Estate (by Asialaw Leading Lawyers).

In addition to his role as a Partner, Michael will continue to serve as Department Head – Corporate/Commercial for the firm’s Vietnam offices, a position he has held since 2010.

“Over the past two years, Tilleke & Gibbins has seen tremendous growth of our corporate and commercial practice in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi,” said Tiziana Sucharitkul, the firm’s Co-Managing Partner. “Michael’s leadership has been invaluable to our continued development of this key practice area.”

Michael received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1991 and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in 1995. In December 2006, he completed his LL.M. in International Legal Studies at the American University, Washington College of Law.

Based in the firm’s Ho Chi Minh City office, Michael is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam. Also a licensed lawyer in California (1996), Texas (1997), and Colorado (1998), Michael has extensive experience litigating civil and criminal matters in the United States. He is fluent in English and Korean.

“Michael is a talented lawyer who works hard to understand his clients’ needs and provide excellent service,” added Darani Vachanavuttivong, Co-Managing Partner of Tilleke & Gibbins. “We are confident that our clients will benefit from Michael’s addition to our partnership.”

Michael can be contacted at +84 8 3936 2069 or [email protected].