Ji Yeon PARK

  • Attorney
  • Partner
  • T. +82-2-3404-0655
  • F. +82-2-3404-7308
  • E. jiyeon.park@bkl.co.kr

Overview

Ji Yeon Park advises on broadcasting and telecommunication regulations, legislation, entertainment, sports, internet, and e-commerce and represents clients in administrative, constitutional, and media litigations involving broadcasting, communications, and media, based on her abundant experience in major cases in the areas of broadcasting, telecommunication, and media.

Ms. Park currently serves as a counselor of the Ministry of Science and ICT, a member of the Administrative Appeals Commission, the Media Diversity Committee, and the Broadcasting-Advertisement Balanced Development Committee of the Korea Communications Commission, and an arbitrator for IT of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

Ms. Park studied Law and Chinese Classics Education at Sungkyunkwan University. She was admitted to the Korean Bar and completed the 31st Judicial Research and Training Institute course. She earned an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago. Articles she wrote include: “Review of Legislation in Respect of Proposed Amendment to the Broadcasting Act Intended to Regulate Issues related to Outsourcing Production” and “Analysis of Non-Trial Dispositions in Connection with the Restriction on the Internet Access by Smart TVs: Focus on New Direction for Regulating Smart TV Services.”

Representative Experience

2002-Present Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
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2021-Present Member, Information Disclosure Council, Ministry of Science and ICT
2020-Present Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
2020-Present Non-Government Member, Disciplinary Committee, National Radio Research Agency
2020-Present Director, Korean Women Lawyers Association
2020-2022 Member, Media Diversity Committee, Korea Communications Commission
2019-Present External Cooperation Director, Korea Media Management Association
2019-Present Member, Broadcasting-Advertisement Balanced Development Committee, Korea Communications Commission
2019-Present Member, Administrative Appeals Commission, Korea Communications Commission
2019-2020 Member, Internet Regulation Publicizing Committee, Korea Communications Commission
2018-2020 Member, Real-name Policy System Examination Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
2017-2022 Counselor, Ministry of Science and ICT
2013-2017 Member, Real-name Policy System Examination Committee, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
2013-2017 Advisor, International Migrant Subcommittee, National Human Rights Commission of Korea
2013-2015 Expert Member, National Council of Win-Win for Subcontracted Production Companies, Korea Communications Commission
2012-2016 Member, Information Disclosure Examination Committee, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
2012-2015 Advisor, Advisory Committee for Approval of Broadcasting Programs Produced by Subcontracted Production Companies, Korea Communications Commission
2012-2014 Member, Real-name Policy System Deliberation Committee, Korea Communications Commission
2012-2014 Member, Information Disclosure Deliberation Committee, Korea Communications Commission
2011-2017 Member, Public Interest Review Committee, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
2010-2016 Member, 6th Self-Evaluation Committee, Korea Communications Commission

Representative Matters

Advised LG Uplus on the acquisition of CJ Hello
Advised on the response to the Korea Communications Commission in an investigation into TikTok
Responding, on behalf of the Korean Internet Corporations Association, to the National Assembly in relation to the proposed amendment to the Telecommunications Business Act (reflecting In-App billing) and to the Korea Communications Commission in relation to the enforcement decree and subordinate rule
Advised LG Uplus on its additional allocation of frequency bands
Advised SK Telecom on responding to a legislation of universal telecommunication service plan
Advised LG Uplus on the acquisition of CJ Hello
Advised on the response to the Korea Communications Commission in an investigation into TikTok
Responding, on behalf of the Korean Internet Corporations Association, to the National Assembly in relation to the proposed amendment to the Telecommunications Business Act (reflecting In-App billing) and to the Korea Communications Commission in relation to the enforcement decree and subordinate rule
Advised LG Uplus on its additional allocation of frequency bands
Advised SK Telecom on responding to a legislation of universal telecommunication service plan
Represented KT/KTSAT in an international arbitration related to a sale agreement for Mugungwha Satellite No. 3
Represented client in a constitutional suit related to the law that required KOBACO to sell ads as proxy of MBC
Represented the Korean Internet Corporations Association in filing a report in relation to Google In-App Purchase
Responding, on behalf of LG Uplus, in an investigation by the Korea Communications Commission regarding subsidy
Filed an application for injunction in a dispute with ground wave broadcasters over retransmission and represented major cable TV companies (CJ Hello Vision, T-Broad, Hyundai HCN, and CMB) in the suit
Advised IMM on the acquisition of Dreamline
Advised Macquarie on the acquisition of shares in LG CNS
Advised KT on responding to investigation by the Korea Communications Commission of KT's restriction on smart TV access
Advised KT on responding to investigation by the Korea Communications Commission of KT's impediment to user benefits in connection with the abolishment of 2G services
Advised LG Uplus on responding to the M&A of SK Telecom by CJ Hello Vision (2015-2016)
Suspension of execution of the Korea Communications Commission's order of suspension of broadcasting against MBN
Provided advice on incorporation of SBS Holding Company
Responded to Korea Communications Commission's investigation into OTS and DCS for KT/KT skylife
Represented KT in a lawsuit concerning network neutrality
Responded to legislation relating to restriction on adding up for KT
Dealt with alteration in the equipment provision system for KT
Advised KCTA with respect to amendment to the laws on bundle sales
Advised KCTA on responding to mobile communications carriers' bundle sales of broadcast products (2014-2015)
Participated in a study group, jointly operated by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Korea Communications Commission, for establishing the Combined Broadcasting Act (2014)
Advised Company A on the review of problems in the proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Act in connection with retransmission dispute (2014)
Advised the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on the violation of the Broadcasting Act if a new subx-scription to an analog CATV is rejected (2014)
Advised the Korea Communications Commission on whether to introduce the right to order the maintenance/resuming of the transmission of broadcasts (2013)
Advised the Korea Communications Commission on the proposed amendments to the Combined Broadcasting Act (2013)
Advised Company B on a dispute over retransmission fee in connection with acquisition of shares (2013)
Advised Company C on the review of a business investment contract (including retransmission fee) with an SO (2013)
Advised Fund D on a dispute over retransmission fee in connection with the acquisition of System Operator DA (2013)
Advised Company E on SO's group contract (2013)
Advised Company F on a dispute over retransmission (2013)
Advised Company G on the securement of broadcasting area of SO (2013)
Advised Company H on the agreement on implementation of a retransmission contract (2013)
Advised the Korea Communications Commission on whether the guidance on digital transition violated simultaneous retransmission (2013)
Reviewed, at the request of the Korea Communications Commission, a system of disobedience to the broadcasting dispute conciliation (2013)
Advised Company I on a report by an SO on the violation by Company IA of an act prohibited by the Korea Communications Commission (2013)
Advised the Korea Communications Commission on the end of ground-wave analog broadcasts (2013)
Advised Company J on overall legal issues in respect of its acquisition of shares and management right in an SO (such legal issues included: the procedures of obtaining permits/licenses from the Korea Communications Commission and the issues at dispute over retransmission fee, 2013)
Represented Company K in a case related to the ban on disturbance to broadcasting (2012)
Advised Company L on Ground Wave Broadcaster LA's retransmission to franchise areas (2012)
Advised Company M on collusion among SOs (2012)
Conducted a study, commissioned by Korea Communications Agency, on ways to improve broadcasting laws and regulations to boost competitiveness of broadcast programs (2012)
Advised Company N on the review of laws in respect of discontinuation of supply of HD broadcast signals (2012)
Represented Company O in a case related to injunctions including the ban on disturbance to broadcasting (2011)
Advised the Korea Communications Commission on the approval of a change in controlling shareholders of an SO (2011)
Advised Company P on the re-approval of an SO (2011)
Advised Company Q on the review of measures to expand the scope of mandatory retransmission (2011)
Advised Company R on a dispute with local private broadcaster over retransmission (2011)
Advised the Korea Communications Commission on measures to resolve a dispute over the retransmission of ground wave broadcasts (2011)
Represented Company S in a case related to injunctions including the ban on discontinuation of supply of broadcast signals (2011)
Represented Company T in a case related to injunctions including the ban on transmission of broadcasts (2010)
Inquired, on behalf of Company U, about resale of universal access right and broadcasting right (2010)
Advised Company V on the review of retransmission to areas outside broadcasting area (as part of response to the Korea Communications Commission, 2010)
Advised Company W on a dispute with Ground Wave Broadcaster WA over retransmission (2010)
Represented Company X in a case related to injunctions including the ban on permission of broadcasts (2010)

Education

2008 University of Chicago (LL.M.)
2002 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea
2001 Sungkyunkwan University (B.A., LL.B.)

Selected Activities

Publications
Analysis of Non-Trial Dispositions in Connection with the Restriction on the Internet Access by Smart TVs: Focus on New Direction for Regulating Smart TV Services (Seoul National University Law Research Institute, 2012)
Review of Legislation in Respect of Proposed Amendment to the Broadcasting Act Intended to Regulate Issues Related to Outsourcing Production (2009)
Activity
Lectures to public officials, Korea Radio Promotion Association and Ministry of Science and ICT (2015-2020)
Lectures to Sos and PPs, Korea Cable Television & Telecommunications Association (2017)
Lecture, Domestic Violence Prevention Group, Women's Human Rights Institute of Korea (2015)
Awards
Women in Business Law Awards - Information Communication Technology Lawyer of the Year (2022)
Chambers Asia-Pacific - Leading Lawyer (2016-2022)
The Legal 500 - Leading Individual (2022)
Who's Who Legal - Leading Practitioner (2019-2022)
Global Data Review - Women in Data (2022)
Special achievement award for outside persons in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of KT Skylife (KT Skylife, 2016)
Citation (Chairman of Korea Communications Commission, 2015)

Qualifications

2002 Korea

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition