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 antitrust and competition, privacy, data security, consumer protection, energy, environment and ESG issues.

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.

  • 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.)
Professional Career
  • 2021-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Creative Content Agency
  • 2020-PresentCounselor/Advisor, the National Assembly
  • 2020-PresentCommissioner, the Personal Information Protection Commission
  • 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
  • 2017-PresentAdjunct Professor, Yonsei University Law School
  • 2016-PresentMember, Deliberation Committee of Korea Copyright Protection Agency
  • 2016-PresentProfessor, Federation of Korean Industries (IMI) Law Chief Executive Course
  • 2016-2018Vice President, Consumers Korea
  • 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
  • 2006-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA)
  • 2004-PresentAdvisory Counsel, Seoul Electronic Commerce Center(SECC)
  • 2006-2007Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Information and Communication
  • 2007-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 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
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Antitrust and Competition, Legal Times, 2019, 2021
  • "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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