Byungkwon Lim is of counsel in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Mr. Lim advises a wide range of clients, including banks, other dealers and end users, on derivatives regulatory matters and transaction structuring. In the blockchain space, Mr. Lim advises technology companies and developers on regulatory matters, platform structuring and offering and related documentation. Mr. Lim also represents advisers to hedge funds and managed accounts in connection with the structuring, offering and operation of such vehicles and accounts.

Mr. Lim is listed as a Notable Practitioner for Derivatives and Hedge Funds by IFLR1000 (2022).

Mr. Lim joined Debevoise in 1988. He received his LL.B. in 1981 from Seoul National University, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1985 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988. Mr. Lim clerked at the Supreme Court of Korea from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Lim is admitted to the bars of the Republic of Korea and New York.


  • Harvard Law School, 1988, J.D.
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1985, M.P.P.
  • Seoul National University, 1981, LL.B.

Bar Admissions

  • New York