Daeyong Baek

Daeyong Baek


Mr. Daeyong Baek is a partner at Shin & Kim. Mr. Baek advises clients across a broad range of complex regulatory, government and legislative affairs, and corporate matters, including virtual asset, AI, privacy, data security, energy and environment.

He is also known for his regulatory expertise – he has been asked by the Korean government to serve as an advisor/counselor to: the Korea Communications Commission; the Ministry of the Interior and Safety; the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and rural Affairs, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Environment, the Personal Information Protection Commission; the Ministry of Science and ICT; the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea; and the National Assembly.

Mr. Baek received his bachelors, graduate, and doctorate degrees from Yonsei University, and also holds a LL.M. degree from Georgetown Law Center.

Professional Career
  • 2023-PresentLegal Counsel, Incheon Metropolitan City
  • 2023-PresentIndependent Director, Korea Railroad Corporation
  • 2022-PresentExpert Member, Social Security Committee, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • 2022-PresentMember, Committee for Deliberation on Types of Business Suitable for Livelihood, Ministry of SMEs and Startups
  • 2022-PresentAdvisory Member, Local Government Council for Climate Crisis Response and Energy Conversion
  • 2021-PresentMember, Open Data Mediation Committee, Ministry of the Interior and Safety
  • 2021-PresentMember, E-Learning Promotion Committee, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • 2021-PresentMember, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea Consumer Agency
  • 2021-PresentMember, Medical Supplies Commission in Response to Public Health Crises, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
  • 2021-2023Member, Defect Examination Dispute Resolution Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • 2020-2023Commissioner, the Personal Information Protection Commission (vice-ministerial position)
  • 2020-PresentCounselor/Advisor, National Assembly Secretariat
  • 2019-PresentMember, Judicial Scrivener Eligibility Examination Commission, Supreme Court
  • 2019-PresentMember, Human Rights Affairs Committee, Seoul Scholarship Foundation
  • 2019-PresentDirector, Climate Change Center
  • 2019-PresentMember, Fiscal Management Committee, National Health Insurance Service
  • 2019-2023Member, Medical Accident Damage Relief Deliberation Committee, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency
  • 2019-2023Member, Energy Committee, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
  • 2019-2020Member, Deliberation Committee on Self-Regulation of Personal Information, Korea Communications Commission
  • 2018-PresentMember, E-Commerce Mediation Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • 2018-2020Member, Institution Development Commission, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • 2017-PresentAdjunct Professor, Yonsei University Law School
  • 2016-PresentProfessor, Federation of Korean Industries (IMI) Law Chief Executive Course
  • 2016-2022Member, Deliberation Committee of Korea Copyright Protection Agency, Ministry of Culture and Sports
  • 2016-2018Member, Special Agreement Deliberation Committee, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP)
  • 2016Investigator, National Assembly Special Investigation Committee on humidifier germicides
  • 2015-2020Member, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations
  • 2015-2019Member, Compliance Program Evaluation Committee, Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency
  • 2014-2015Member of Advisory Committee on Public Enterprise Audit, The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea
  • 2012-2013Advisory Counsel, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)
  • 2011-PresentAdvisory Counsel, National Information Society Agency (NIA)
  • 2011-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Ministry of the Interior and Safety
  • 2011-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Communications Commission
  • 2011-2018Advisory Counsel, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • 2008-2009Advisory Counsel, Korean Fair Trade Commission
  • 2007-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2006-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA)
  • 2006-2007Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Information and Communication
  • 2003Administrative Official, Fair Trade Commission
  • 2000-2002Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
  • 2019Yonsei University, College of Law (Ph.D.)
  • 2010Georgetown Law Center (LL.M.)
  • 2006Yonsei University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 2001Yonsei University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2003Korea
  • 2011New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities
  • Roles and Directions of Voluntary Regulation for Fair Competition (Journal of Legal Studies, Mar. 2021, Vol. 31, No. 1)
  • Commentaries on Cloud Standard Agreements (Co-authored, National IT Industry Promotion Agency, 2019)
  • Korea Chapter of the Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2017, Global Competition Review (Co-author)
  • Guidelines/Notifications re: Personal Information Protection Laws (Ministry of Interior and Safety, December 2016)
  • Laws in Cases, From CCTV to Drones - Road Watchers and the Right of Likeness (Press Arbitration, December 2016)
  • Commentaries on the Personal Information Protection Act (Co-authored, Ministry of the Interior and Safety, 2016)
  • Korea Chapter of the Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2016, Global Competition Review (Co-author)
  • Reading Law with IT (Series 1 through 10) (Electronic Times, Opinion, May through September, 2016)
  • Key Summary and Implications of Counter-Terrorism Laws of the U.S. and EU Member States (EU Brief, April 2016)
  • Challenges and Prospects of the Schengen Agreement (EU Brief, October 2015)
  • EU’s Regulation on Personal Information Protection (EU Brief, April 2015)
  • Google Tax and International Tax War (EU Brief, February 2015)
  • A Study on the Conception and Applicability Requirements of Hub and Spoke Collusion (Journal of Korean Competition Law, 2015. Vol. 32)
  • Introduction to Instructions on Compensation Lawsuits Concerning EU Competition Law Violations (EU Brief, August 2014)
  • Execution of the EU Competition law in the second half of 2013 (EU Brief, February 2014)
  • General Data Protection Regulation: Reform in 2012 (EU Brief, December 2013)
  • Rewards of Leniency, The Lawyer, November 2013 (Co-author)
  • Multinational Corporation’s Tax Avoidance & EU’s Response (EU Brief, October 2013)
  • Recent Changes to Cartel Leniency Program in Korea, Invest Korea Bulletin, October 2013, KOTRA (Co-author)
  • EU’s Investigation on Google Violating the Competition Law (EU Brief, August 2013)
  • Dualit, a Small British Company, Wins the Patent Lawsuit Against Nestec (Nestec S.A. v. Dualit Ltd) (EU Brief, June 2013)
  • EU’s Merger Regulation(EU Brief, May 2012)
  • Korean Chapter of "The 2011 Guide to Competition & Antitrust", IFLR, June 1, 2011 (Co-author)
  • 2005 Human Rights Report (Freedom of Life & Body), Korea Bar Association, 2006 (Co-author)
  • 2021Commendation from Minister of Science and ICT
  • 2018Commendation from Chairman of Korea Communications Commission (Commendation for Personal Information Protection from the Minister)
  • 2018Academic Research Award, Personal Information Protection Law Association (PIPLA)
  • 2012Commendation from Minister of Public Administration and Security
Professional Accolades


  • "Best Lawyer" for National Assembly and Government Relations, Hankyung Business, 2022-2023
  • "Best Lawyer" for Government Affairs, JoongAng Ilbo, Korea In-house Counsel Association, 2023
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2019, 2021-2022
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal500, 2018, 2019
  • "Leading Individual" for Competition/Antitrust, Chambers Asia, 2013-2015
  • "Lawyer of the Year" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2014

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