And much spotlight is also being put on HOW the group will restructure itself in terms of leadership. What do we know about the succession plan as it relates to Lee's three children?
The big picture of the plan is mostly drawn up experts say, with many predicting that the electronics and financial sector will be handed over to Lee's only son Jae-yong, the chemical and hotel sectors to first daughter Boo-jin, and the fashion and media sectors to second daughter Seo-hyun.
BUT they add that nothing is for certain when it comes to which affiliate goes to whom, especially regarding the construction sector.
Al-right Ji-hye, thank you for the report.