KICA re-elects popular president

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Lee Wan-keun

The Korea In-house Counsel Association’s (KICA) re-elected Lee Wan-keun president in its 2020 annual general meeting, which took place in the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on 25 January. Lee, who is general counsel in the technology company Insignary, is now the fifth president of KICA, and will lead the organization for 2020-2021.

Lee has also worked at law firm Yulchon and taught civil procedure at Ajou University Law School. He started in-house career at KCC Corporation. In his speech he celebrated the KICA’s achievements.

“Over the last two years we have had numerous achievements, such as building up our internal network and physical infrastructure, including opening the third in-house counsel academy, opening our homepage, conducting outreach and charity events at childcare services, as well as organizing an English contract training session,” said Lee.

“KICA has a new vision in 2020,” he said, announcing a new mission statement for the organization: “KICA, contributing to the achievement of members; KICA, contributing to the development of the in-house lawyer community; KICA, contributing to the development of legal culture; and KICA, contributing to social welfare.”

Following the speech, Lee Chan-hee, president of the Korean Bar Association, said: “In 2011, when the KICA was launched, there were about 800 lawyers, but now the number of lawyers is estimated at 4,000. I promise that the Korean bar Association will also provide substantial support for in-house lawyers.”