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Navigating The Kim Young-Ran Act

Korea’s New Anti-Bribery Law

Bryan Hopkins, KBLA

Oct. 11, 2016

KBLA Blog

The Logic of Medicine: How Doctors Think

It is said that the only things guaranteed in life are “death and taxes” and while some have been known to avoid taxes, death will eventually claim us all.

Ogan Gurel, KBLA

Oct. 11, 2016

KBLA Blog

The New One Million Jobs Initiative

In the dark days of the Asian Financial Crisis when chaebol and banks were toppling, Tony Michell of KABC Ltd, and James Rooney, then of Ssangyong-Templeton, created a one million jobs movement (OMJ).

Tony Michell, KBLA

Oct. 11, 2016

KBLA Blog

On What Basis Do you Compete?

Strategy is a complicated, multifaceted and ever-changing subject.

Michael Conforme, KBLA

Sept. 2, 2016

KBLA Blog

In this Olympic Year, Some Thoughts on Giving Our All

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent, which is death to hide,
Lodg’d with me useless, though my Soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he, returning, chide
— from “Sonnet 19” by John Milton (1651)

Professor Jocelyn Clark, KBLA

Sept. 2, 2016

KBLA Blog

25+1 Rules For Entering New Markets

For many businesses, entering new markets is not an option. It is a market imperative for continued survival in our ultra-competitive world today.

Rodney J. Johnson, KBLA

Sept. 2, 2016

KBLA Blog

HR from a Legal Risk Perspective

To in house lawyers or former in house lawyers like me, HR has always been a major source of risk and irritation- in essence a black hole that sucks in resumes or job applications and spits out litigation and employment related claims.

Bryan Hopkins, KBLA

Sept. 2, 2016

KBLA Blog

Korea and the Brexit Challenge

As this note is being written, it is quite early in the Brexit process, particularly since the new UK minister in charge of Brexit, Mr. David Davis, has announced no timetable nor made public any negotiating agenda.

Hank Morris, KBLA

Aug. 2, 2016

KBLA Blog

BCG: Are you going to Milk the Cow or Shoot the Dog?

In 1968, the Boston Consulting Group created their infamous ‘Growth / Share’ model. More widely known as the BCG matrix, it was designed as a decision-making tool for conglomerates, to guide the allocation of cash amongst business units.

Michael Conforme, KBLA

Aug. 2, 2016

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Korea’s Patent Approval Linkage System- A New Age For IP In Korea

In recent years, Korea has been the subject of a number of high profile IP related lawsuits.

Bryan Hopkins, KBLA

Aug. 2, 2016

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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