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Act on Online Investment–Linked Financing and User Protection (aka P2P Financing Act) Promulgated on November 26, 2019

The Act on Online Investment–Linked Financing and User Protection (the P2P Financing Act) passed the plenary session of the Korean National Assembly on October 30, 2019 and was promulgated on November 26, 2019.

Lee & Ko, Lee & Ko

Jan. 8, 2020

2020

It’s 2020, Do You Know Where Your Meeting Attendees Are?

We know one thing: they are not at your meeting. That’s because in-person meetings aren’t what they once were: the only game in town. In 2020, along the curve of value for cost, meetings are are not just at the low end, they are downright abysmal.

Rodney J. Johnson, KBLA

Dec. 24, 2019

2020

Why Does KBLA Exist?

Korea needs foreign participation in the domestic economy like never before.

The world is changing and Korea is changing. Korea has new and existing challenges in rapidly weakening demographics, highly concentrated market structure, increasing protectionism, rising export similarity among competitors, low productivity growth, low domestic investment levels, and the rising importance of services. Most, if not all, of these things can be overcome through increased participation of the global business community in the Korean economy.

Rodney J. Johnson, KBLA

Nov. 24, 2019

2020

A New KBLA for 2020

There are many changes coming to KBLA in 2020. We hope you’ll stay with us and experience all we have lined up. We think this is going to be the best iteration yet. Joining KBLA is a chance to support real change among business communities in Korea.

Rodney J. Johnson, KBLA

Nov. 19, 2019

2020

New KBLA Tools for Business Warriors

One of the driving goals of KBLA in 2020 is to create and offer new tools to aid each member of the KBLA community in accomplishing their business goals.

We have a list of new, exploratory tools to bring out over the course of the year, all of which fall into one or more of three categories that mesh with the KBLA’s overall mission.

Rodney J. Johnson, KBLA

Oct. 29, 2019

KBLA Blog

Korean Presidential Politics -All aboard for the train to changing times- and how will the ride go for Foreign Investors?

Since Korea’s parliament, the National Assembly, passed the bill of impeachment against President Park Geun Hye on 9 December last year, nothing has been operating normally in Korean politics.

Hank Morris, KBLA

March 21, 2017

KBLA Blog

The Culture of “only a sort of They”

All good people agree,
And all good people say,
All nice people, like Us, are We
And every one else is They:
But if you cross over the sea,
Instead of over the way,
You may end by (think of it!) looking on
We
As only a sort of They!
—Rudyard Kipling, last stanza We and They (1926)

Professor Jocelyn Clark, KBLA

March 21, 2017

KBLA Blog

Job Security: How Do I Get It?

How To Manage Your Career in 8 Steps.

Steven B. McKinney, KBLA

March 21, 2017

KBLA Blog

The data is coming, the data is coming!

Today, professional management is increasingly about obtaining and utilizing mountains of data. Business analytics and big data are the buzz words of the day. Managers believe all good things flow from good data.

Rodney J. Johnson, KBLA

March 21, 2017

KBLA Blog

Are Young Korean Lawyers Becoming More Creative?

One of the things that impressed me about the young Korean lawyers I come into contact with is the ability to think outside of the box.

Bryan Hopkins, KBLA

March 21, 2017

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Sanjo’s “Silent Spring”

Confucius saw music as a device for self-cultivation, a vehicle of self-expression, a force of social stability, a political tool, and a medium of communion between man, nature, and supernatural powers. Psy brings us “Hangover.”

June 9, 2016

Korea’s KFTC At the Crossroads Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property

The KFTC’s recent amendment of its IPR Guidelines is a signal to the world of its increasing sophistication and aggressiveness.

June 9, 2016

Like It Or Not, Korean Companies Face E-Discovery Issues Even In Arbitration

Though changes in the US Federal Discovery Rules as well as case law such as Zubulake have escalated the Electronically Stored Information ( ESI) costs as it relates to electronic discovery or discovery of ESI documents and information (E-Discovery) in the US, Korean companies have remained relatively complacent about it until the Dupont v Kolon case.

June 29, 2016

Longing for a Way of Life We Once Chose to Transform

Two years ago, the world’s biggest IKEA came to Seoul. Larger than the chain’s Stockholm store, its floor space rivals that of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

June 29, 2016

The Strange, Secret, Wondrous Life of Information

We all know information is important to doing business. It has always been so. It is said that the first use of the telescope was to see distant trade ships coming on the horizon and to, thereby, get an edge in negotiating with sellers who were still unaware that additional supply was soon to arrive. More information, better information, equaled business advantage then and it still does today. A good understanding of the nature and tendencies of information would seem to be very valuable in that case. So let’s examine some of the interesting things about information itself both for business in general, and in particular where it applies to predicting what is going to happen next.

June 29, 2016