Kyungtae MA

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0849
  • F. +82-2-3404-7308
  • E. kyungtae.ma@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Kyungtae Ma primarily advises domestic and foreign ICT firms on issues related to advanced technologies. Mr. Ma earned his LL.B. and B.S. in Electric Engineering from Seoul National University, and graduated from the third class of Seoul National University School of Law.

Representative Experience

2014-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2022-Present Member, Public-Private Council for User Protection in Intelligent Information Society, Korea Communications Commission
2022-Present Member, Group for Growth Strategy of Meta-Era Digital Civil Society, Korea Communications Commission
2021-Present Member, Deliberative Committee on Data Voucher Support Program, Korea Data Agency
2020-Present Advisor, Committee on Legislative Improvement to Prepare for AI Era, Ministry of Science and ICT

Representative Matters

Advised Scatter Lab on compliance with privacy regulations for its AI chatbot service
Advised LGU+ on the regulatory issues related to its acquisition of CJ Hello
Advised ByteDance on data privacy compliance for its TikTok service
Advised Tesla on its launch of electric vehicles in Korea
Advised Netflix on the compliance issues related to its service launch in Korea
Advised Scatter Lab on compliance with privacy regulations for its AI chatbot service
Advised LGU+ on the regulatory issues related to its acquisition of CJ Hello
Advised ByteDance on data privacy compliance for its TikTok service
Advised Tesla on its launch of electric vehicles in Korea
Advised Netflix on the compliance issues related to its service launch in Korea
Advised Microsoft on obtaining a telecommunications business license for its Skype service
Advised Facebook Korea on its establishment of an IT facility in Korea
Advised NTT Korea on the change of a license for its telecommunications business in Korea
Advised Reach Group on the regulatory issues related to its acquisition of a domestic telecommunications operator
Represented Korean CATV operators in a dispute related to the fees for the retransmission of cable TV programs
Advised KT in responding to the Korea Communications Commission's investigation and sanction related to its violation of the Handset Distribution Structure Improvement Act
Represented KT in a claim for damages related to mVoIP
Advised Kakao on obtaining an approval for its internet-only bank

Education

2020 Korea Advanced Institude of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Information & Media M.B.A.)
2014 Seoul National University School of Law (J.D.)
2007 Seoul National University (LL.B., B.S.)

Selected Activities

Awards
The Legal 500 - Leading Lawyer (2023)

Qualifications

2014 Korea

Awards and Recognition