Jong Baek Park 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, corporate finance, and private fund investment. Mr. Park also provides advisory services for various committees and governmental agencies regarding the finance, national pension 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 a variety of business models using blockchain technologies and virtual assets, he has not only participated as a speaker or panel member in numerous conferences hosted by FSFE and Linux Foundation on Libra, the Act on Reporting and Use of Specific Financial Transaction Information, and the regulatory sandbox system, but has also actively engaged in the task force to establish a legal system for governing the overall virtual asset industry.
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 Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in November 2013.