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  • Sports / Entertainment

    Lee International’s Sports and Entertainment Practice in Korea is second to none. The firm regularly represents and advises artists and athletes on a wide variety of legal matters in the sports and entertainment industries. The firm’s clients include many well-known and successful athletes and artists at the peak of their success, as well as many rising athletes and artists.

    Lee International also advises and represents many other individuals, organizations and entities involved in the sports and entertainment industries. This includes film and theatre production companies and producers, writers and musical composers, talent agencies, art galleries, performance venues, sports and entertainment associations and organizations and tournament organizers, golf course designers, developers, suppliers and operators, sporting goods and device manufacturers, sports and amusement parks and resort operators. The firm handles many different types of legal matters for these individuals and entities to help them protect their intellectual, contractual and other property rights in Korea and abroad.

     

    Services

    • artist/athlete representation in management negotiations, contract preparation and negotiation, licensing intellectual property rights, sponsorship transactions, obtaining approvals/licenses for performances and events, obtaining necessary visas, negotiating maturity ratings for productions and performances, legal work related to concerts, promotions and production.
    • legal work related to design, development and operation of golf course projects.
    • civil and criminal litigation and other aspects of sports and entertainment-related work.

     

    Representative Work

    Sports

    • Represented Football Star Hines Ward in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented Olympian Toby Dawson in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented MMA Fighter - Bob Sapp in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented Ballantines Golf Championship golf tournament in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented Golfer - Jieun Park (Grace Park) in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented a number of sports agencies in contract matters in Korea.
    • Represent Formula 1 Racing (F1) for various matters in Korea.
    • Represent the Asian Golf Industry Federation for various matters in the region.
    • Represented main sponsor of the 2015 President’s Cup golf tournament held in Korea.
    • Represent numerous international golf course design firms in various matters including golf course design agreements for projects in Korea and around the world.
    • Represent top international golf management companies in corporate matters and management agreements.
    • Represent numerous golf course maintenance suppliers in general commercial and corporate matters
    • Represented developer and membership coordinator of Jack Nicklaus Golf Course Korea, site of the 2015 Presidents Cup.
    • Represented sports agents in contract matters with professional athletes.
    • Represented Walt Disney World in litigation matter.
    • Advised and represented sporting goods manufacturers in various matters.

    Licensing

    • Represent the three largest talent agencies in the world in respect of their matters in Korea.
    • Exclusively represent in Korea, Live Nation (Ticketmaster), the largest concert promotion and production company in the world, which produces thousands of concerts every year both in Korea and abroad.
    • Represented artists, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Brian McKnight, Paul McCartney and Sting in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented K-Pop artists (Drunken Tiger, PSY, Big Bang, Infinite, Lena Park, George Kim, G-Dragon, DJ Shine, Eric Nam, No Brain, Danny Jung) in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented artist, Seung Chul Lee, in various matters in Korea and abroad.
    • Represented a number of top Korean and foreign DJ artists including DJ Tiesto, DJ Armin Van Buren, DJ Afrojack in various matters.
    • Represent the world's largest talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, for matters in Korea.

    Music

    • Represent the three largest talent agencies in the world in respect of their matters in Korea.
    • Exclusively represent in Korea, Live Nation (Ticketmaster), the largest concert promotion and production company in the world, which produces thousands of concerts every year both in Korea and abroad.
    • Represented artists, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Brian McKnight, Paul McCartney and Sting in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented K-Pop artists (Drunken Tiger, PSY, Big Bang, Infinite, Lena Park, George Kim, G-Dragon, DJ Shine, Eric Nam, No Brain, Danny Jung) in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented artist, Seung Chul Lee, in various matters in Korea and abroad.
    • Represented a number of top Korean and foreign DJ artists including DJ Tiesto, DJ Armin Van Buren, DJ Afrojack in various matters.
    • Represent the world's largest talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, for matters in Korea.
    • Represented a number of top Korean and foreign DJ artists including DJ Tiesto, DJ Armin Van Buren, DJ Afrojack in various matters.
    • Represent the world's largest talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, for matters in Korea.
    • Represent AEG Live, second largest promotion and production company in the world, for various matters in Korea.
    • Represent Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, FMIC for various matters in Korea.
    • Represented Lady Gaga for various matters in Korea.
    • Advised composers on copyright infringement matters.

    Film

    • Regularly represent movie production companies, investors/producers, writers, directors, actors, and others in film production.
    • Regularly advise and provide representation on litigation related to film productions.
    • Advised production companies and others on a variety of legal matters related to motion pictures, including GI Joe, Jurassic Park, Titanic, Masquerade, Take Off, Marine Boy, Hype Nation, Wedding Palace and others.

    Theater / Musical

    • Represented ‘Dramatists Play Services’ for various show productions in Korea.
    • Represented producers of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, of ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman and of Death Trap by Ira Levin.
    • Represented producers of the Broadway musical, ‘Love Song’ by Steve Cagan.
    • Represented RUG (Really Useful Group), founded and owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, in various matters in Korea.
    • Represented a number of art galleries for various art fairs in Korea.
    • Represented Michael W. Smith / Israel Houghton / Passion Musical Concerts.
    • Represented the musical 'Wonderland' by Frank Wildhorn.
    • Represented award winning plays 'night, Mother, Deathtrap, Speaking in Tongues, Old Wicked Songs.
    • Represented HLA Management in various matters in Korea.

    Key Contacts

    Timothy E. Trinka John K. Min