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Jean Lee


Washington, D.C.

Lee Jean
Jean Lee


Washington, D.C.

Jean Lee is a partner in our Global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure group and co-leads our Agency Finance practice in our Washington office. Jean has represented agency and commercial lenders as well as sponsors in complex project financings around the globe in a variety of sectors.

Her experience includes advising ECAs and DFIs, such as US EXIM Bank, OPIC/DFC, IDB Invest, IFC and KEXIM, on a diverse range of single and multi-sourced project finance transactions. She also served as internal counsel at a global solar energy services company, where she focused on expanding the company’s operations outside the United States. Jean is a proficient Korean speaker and recently spent several years in A&O’s Seoul office.

Jean is ranked Band 1 for Agency Financing by Chambers USA 2020-2021 and ranked Band 2 for Projects and Infrastructure by Chambers Korea 2019. In addition, Jean was named ‘Woman Lawyer of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business Korea Awards in 2017.

Experience highlights

News & insights

A coal power plant in Vietnam

Publications: 21 OCTOBER 2021

Indonesia passes carbon tax bill as part of GHG regulation effort

There are two important legislative developments in Indonesia as the country attempts to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Indonesia’s House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat…

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System of pipes

Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2021

Carbon transport and storage in the UK

Today the UK Government has announced which two carbon transport and storage clusters have been successful in the initial phase of the UK Government's carbon capture, usage and storage cluster…

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aerial image of weaving road through forest area

Publications: 10 FEBRUARY 2021

Mental health and wellbeing initiatives in our U.S. offices

Wellbeing has always been a priority at A&O, and in 2019, the board established a network of Mental Health Advocates in every major office across the network. These partners and senior support…

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A man standing outside

Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

The first step is understanding the barriers that exist

At the highest levels of the legal industry, even in the most international firms, people from minority backgrounds are under-represented. Movement on this issue has been slow, but A&O – like many…

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Washington, D.C.

Allen & Overy LLP
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2003

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2005


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1997

Pro-bono experience

  • Advised AfriKids on its incorporation as a non-profit corporation in the US.
  • Successfully obtained asylum status in the US for an asylum applicant from Benin. [Note: This was pre-A&O.]



Band 2

Chambers South Korea (Projects & Infrastructure), 2018 and 2019

Recognised Practitioner

Chambers South Korea (Projects & Infrastructure), 2017

Woman Lawyer of the Year

ALB Korea Law Awards, 2017

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