Daeyong Baek

Daeyong Baek




Mr. Daeyong Baek is a partner at Shin & Kim with over 16 years of experience. Mr. Baek advises clients across a broad range of complex regulatory, government and legislative affairs, and corporate matters, including antitrust and competition, privacy, data security, consumer protection, and communications.

Mr. Baek has considerable experience advising clients on many significant cases relating to cartels, business combination, abuse of dominant position, unfair advertisement, violation of the Personal Information Protection Act, the Location Information Protection Act, and the Consumer Protection Act.

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 Personal Information Protection Commission; the Ministry of Science and ICT; the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea; and the Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee.

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

  • 2019Yonsei University, College of Law (Ph.D.)
  • 2017Yonsei University, Graduate School of Law, Completed Top Course (Corporate Law)
  • 2010Georgetown Law Center (LL.M.)
  • 2006Yonsei University, Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 2001Yonsei University, College of Law (LL.B.)
Professional Career
  • 2019-PresentMember, Medical Accident Damage Relief Deliberation Committee, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency
  • 2019-PresentMember, Human Rights Affairs Committee, Seoul Scholarship Foundation
  • 2019-PresentMember, Environment Friendly Agriculture Policy Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • 2019-PresentMember, Advertising Review Unit, Internet Newspaper Committee
  • 2019-PresentDirector, Climate Change Center
  • 2019-PresentMember, Fiscal Management Committee, National Health Insurance Service
  • 2019-PresentPresident, Consumers Korea
  • 2019-PresentMember, 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-PresentCommissioner, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • 2017-PresentAdjunct Professor, Yonsei University Law School
  • 2016-PresentProfessor, Federation of Korean Industries (IMI) Law Chief Executive Course
  • 2016-PresentMember, Deliberation Committee of Korea Copyright Protection Agency
  • 2016-2018Member, Special Agreement Deliberation Committee,
  • 2016Investigator, National Assembly Special Investigation Committee on humidifier germicides
  • 2015-PresentMember, Dispute Mediation Committee, Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations
  • 2015-2017Member, Defect Evaluation Dispute Mediation Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • 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
  • 2009-2013Commissioner, Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety
  • 2008-2009Advisory Counsel, Korean Fair Trade Commission
  • 2007-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2006-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA)
  • 2004-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Seoul Electronic Commerce Center(SECC)
  • 2006-2007Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Information and Communication
  • 2003Fair Trade Commission
  • 2000-2002Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
Bar Admissions
  • 2003Korea
  • 2011New York
  • Korean Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Awards and Recognitions
  • 2018Commendation of Chairman of Korea Communications Commission (Commendation for Personal Information Protection from the Minister)
  • 2018Academic Research Award, Personal Information Protection Law Association (PIPLA)
  • 2012Commendation of Minister of Public Administration and Security
Professional Accolades
  • "Recommended Lawyer” for Antitrust and Competition, Legal500, 2018, 2019
  • "Leading Individual" for Competition/Antitrust, Chambers Asia, 2013-2015
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2019
  • “Lawyer of the Year” for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2014


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