Jongbaek Park, who leads the Blockchain and Crypto-asset team, mainly advises on blockchain, cryptoasset, compliance obligations relating to open source software, info-communications industry, cross-border/domestic financial transactions, asset management and real estate investment, capital markets and private fund investment. Mr. Park also has provided advisory services for various committees and governmental agencies regarding vcrypto assets, STOs and open source related issues.
Mr. Park began his career as lawyer in 1992. With the Chevening Scholarship awarded by the Foreign Commonwealth Office, U.K. in 1999, he studied at the London School of Economics, earning an LL.M. degree (International Financial Law). He worked at the London headquarters and Hong Kong branch of Richards Butler, a UK law firm, for about one year. After returning to Korea, he focused his practice on a wide range of financial and corporate transactions. Starting from 2007, his practice was extended to advising on open-source software licenses and compliance issues. He then became a member of the FSFE and also led the Korea Open Source Software Law Center. Since 2016, while advising on mainnet blockchains, ICO, STO, DeFi, NFT, Game tokens, tokenization, DAO projects and a variety of business models using blockchain technologies and virtual assets including payment gate service using payment tokens, he has not only participated as a speaker or panel member in numerous international and domestic conferences on almost every crypto-asset related issues and new legislation, and the regulatory sandbox, but has also actively engaged in the task force with the National Pariament to make a draft bill for governing the overall virtual asset industry. He has also led Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Blockchain and Crypto-asset Conference held periodically for a couple of years. Mr. Park has recently authored “Crypto Sapiens and Changing Order (Sejong Books, 2023)” based on his extensive work experience in advising many corporations and governments in regard to the blockchain area.
Mr. Park graduated from the Department of Law of Seoul National University and earned an LL.B. from Seoul National University and LL.M. from Seoul National University School of Law. He completed the 18th training course of the Judicial Research and Training Institute. He joined BKL in November 2013.