Yoon & Yang has boosted its technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) practice with the hire of two former high-profile South Korean officials to reinforce the firm’s capabilities in advising on regulatory issues and government policies in the TMT sector.
Seok Jaebum, a former deputy minister for information and communication technology (ICT) policy at the Ministry of Science and ICT, joined the law firm as a senior adviser. Seok has served in various governmental offices including the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the Office of Presidential Secretary for Future Strategy.
Joining as a partner, Yi Sugyoung is a former senior deputy director of the KCC’s Broadcasting Infrastructure Bureau Over-the-Top (OTT) Policy Co-operation Team. She was responsible for enforcing regulations in relation to the broadcasting industry, and served for 14 years at the commission.
“TMT has been one of the most rapidly changing industries in Korea during the covid-19 crisis,” Jeong Jinsu, Yoon & Yang’s managing partner, told Asia Business Law Journal.
“As trends in our society tend to shift towards contact-free, legal issues on personal information protection and data security are increasing and becoming more complicated,” he said. “We are confident that Seok and Yi will assist our clients in dealing with complicated legal issues based on their practical experiences.”