Handel Lee

Handel Lee


Senior Partner at Asia's largest law firm / Washington D.C. Regional Chair

Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Handel Lee is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons a global law firm with over 3000 lawyers worldwide, and serves on its International Management Committee. Mr. Lee’s practice is energy, renewables, power, oil & gas, data networks, as well as project finance. He is acknowledged in: 2016 Legal 500 “Highly Recommended Lawyers” Projects and Energy (Asia Pacific rankings); Who’s Who Legal 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 as a “Leading M&A Lawyer” in China; Asian Legal Business 2008, 2007 and 2006 as “China’s Top 30 Lawyers”; and Euromoney’s 2003, 2001 and 1999 Expert’s Guide to the World’s Leading Energy Lawyers. 

In the area of art and cultural development Mr. Lee’s projects include: Founder/Director, KWM Art Center, Beijing, 2016; Senior Advisor, Hangzhou Urban Constellation Project (historical restoration, museum cluster, multi-use project) 2010-2013; co-Founder/Partner, Beijing Center for the Arts, 2008; co-Founder/Partner, Shanghai Gallery of Art, 2004; and Developer/Partner, Legation Quarter/Qianmen23, Beijing, 2008 and Three on the Bund, Shanghai, 2004.

Mr. Lee currently serves as Vice Chair, Advisory Board, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Committee; member, Corporate Council and Board, Chinese American Museum, DC; member, Advisory Board, Fralin Museum of Art (University of Virginia), member, Board of Visitors, Georgetown Law, and Washington D.C. Regional Chair, Committee of 100. He was awarded Georgetown Law’s Paul R. Dean Award in 2008, the Order of the Star of Italy (Commander)/Commendatore dell’Ordine della Stella della solidarietà Italiana in 2007, and the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, Mont Blanc Foundation in 2006.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal

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