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Hyun-Jeong Ahn

Hyun-Jeong Ahn

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Introduction

Ms. Hyun-Jeong Ahn is a partner at Shin & Kim. Ms. Ahn’s main areas of practice include antitrust, privacy & data protection, legislative & government affairs, and general corporate matters.

With respect to the antitrust area, Ms. Ahn has provided counsel on a broad spectrum of regulation issues, including holding company & business group policy, unfair support, unfair trade practices, cartels, merger control, franchise transactions, subcontracts, terms and conditions, labeling and advertisements. Also, Ms. Ahn actively represents clients in fair trade related litigations as well as investigation, deliberation and mediation procedures of the Fair Trade Commission and Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency.

With respect to the privacy & data protection area, her main works focus on the Personal Information Protection Act, the Act on Information and Communications Network, the Location Data Protection Act, and the Credit Information Act. She provides advice to the relevant institutions, such as the Personal Information Protection Commission, the Korea Communications Commission, and the Korea Internet & Security Agency.

Further, as a member of Shin & Kim’s legislative & government affairs group, she actively engages in legislative advice and government policy proposal, response to National Assembly audits/inspections, and provides advice to the Korean National Assembly on its administration and business. Ms. Ahn also provides advice on general corporate matters.

Professional Career
  • 2024Member, Mobility Innovation Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • 2023-PresentGPS Project Deliberation Commissioner, Korea Communications Commission
  • 2023-PresentMember, Information-Disclosure Deliberation Committee, Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA)
  • 2023-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Institute of Robotics & Technology Convergence
  • 2023-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Real Estate Board
  • 2023-PresentAdvisory Counsel, KAIST
  • 2022-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Creative Content Agency
  • 2022-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Climate Change Center
  • 2022-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Internet & Security Agency
  • 2022-PresentLegal Advisor, National Assembly Secretariat
  • 2017.7-2017.12Secondment in Han Sung Motor, Mercedes-Benz’s largest dealer in Korea
  • 2010-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2008-2010Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Key Experience
Antitrust
  • Represented and advised clients in multiple domestic collusion cases and international cartel cases
  • Represented and advised clients in multiple cases relating to acts of unfair trade/unfair support
  • Represented and advised clients in multiple cases involving violations of the Fair Transactions in Subcontracting Act, Fair Transactions in Franchise Business Act, Act on Fair Labeling and Advertising, Act on Door-to-Door Sales, Act on Fair Transactions in Large Retail Business, Fair Agency Transactions Act, Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, etc.
  • Advised clients on issues relating to the regulation/governance of the holding company under the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act and Commercial Act
  • Represented a global IT company in a lawsuit relating to an abuse of market dominance
  • Advised multiple domestic/foreign companies on the filing of business combination reports
Personal information
  • Represented a foreign luxury brand manufacturer in an investigation into the leakage of personal information
  • Advised a global mobility company on the processing of personal information/data relating to autonomous vehicles
  • Advised a global mobility company on the processing of personal information relating to vehicle operation
  • Advised a global entertainment/technology service company on the processing of personal information relating to cloud services
  • Advised domestic state-owned companies, public institutions and local municipalities on the processing of personal information
Legislative advice and response to inspection of state administration
  • Advised a domestic association on legislative response in connection with the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources
  • Advised a global franchise company in preparing a comprehensive response to the inspection of state administration
  • Advised a global sportswear company in preparing a response to the inspection of state administration
  • Advised a large construction company in preparing a comprehensive response to the inspection of state administration
Education
  • 2016New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 2012Seoul National University, College of Law, Legal Research Course on Competition Law
  • 2009China University of Political Science and Law, Course of Chinese Law
  • 2006Seoul National University, College of Law, Seoul, Korea (LL.B.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2010Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

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