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2021년 새해를 맞고 처음으로 인사드립니다!

코로나19 때문에 직접 만나뵙고 인사를 드리지 못해서 아쉬움이 큽니다. 하지만 저희 Legal Hackers Seoul은 온라인 밋업을 통해서 법무법인 태평양 이상직 변호사님과 함께 “AI 관련 법리 쟁점과 과제 그리고 ‘이루다’ 사건으로 보는 AI 윤리철학”이라는 주제로 2021년 첫 밋업을 개최할 예정입니다.

대통령 소속 국가지식재산위원회의 ‘인공지능-지식재산 특변 전문위원회’의 위원장으로 활동하고 계시는 이상직 변호사님을 통해 빠르게 발전하고 있는 AI시장 그리고 관련된 지적재산, 법제도 및 규제 개선 방향 등 유익한 배움의 시간이 될 것입니다.

많은 관심과 참여 부탁드리며 아래 링크로 참석 신청 부탁드리며 줌링크를 통해서 참석해주시면 감사하겠습니다.



Dear All,

I hope this message finds you well, and happy belated new year to you all!

While the Covid-19 quarantine restriction is still in place, we would like to nonetheless start 2021 with our first virtual meetup – “AI-related Legal Issues and Challenges & Ethical Philosophy through the ‘Luda’ Incident” with our guest speaker Mr. Sangjik Lee from BKL.

Mr. Lee currently heads the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property’s AI & Intellectual Property Advisory Committee and will be able to provide much insights into the fast-developing AI market as well as related legal issues.

Kindly fill out the following link to register, and we look forward to welcoming you during the virtual meetup.


Thank you!

Legal Hackers Seoul Organizers

Seoul Legal Hackers_Jan 2021

Legal Hackers Seoul에서 2020년 8월 6일(목) 저녁 7시에 네트워킹 저녁 이벤트를 개최하고자 합니다.

기술적 발전을 이용한 법률 혁신에 관심있는 분들과 네트워킹 하는 시간으로 만들려고 합니다. 자세한 사항은 플라이어의 정보를 참고해 주시고, 참가하고자 하는 분들은 RSVP를 주시기 바랍니다( 감사합니다.

Legal Hackers Seoul would like to invite you to the mid-year networking dinner at 7 pm on August 6 (Thur), 2020.

In the event, you can network with the people who are interested in the legal innovation with the adoption of technological advances. You can find the details in the flyer attached.

If you’d like to join us, RSVP to us (

Look forward to seeing you at the event!

Legal Hackers Seoul organizers

안녕하세요? 코로나19 와중에 모두 건강하신가요? 오랫만에 인사 드립니다!

아직 안심하긴 이르지만 한국의 상황이 좀 안정화 되어서 그 동안 중단되었던 Legal Hackers Seoul 밋업을 재개하려고 합니다. 이번 행사는 2020년 6월 18일(목) 저녁 7시에 온라인으로 이루어질 예정이고, 해시드의 박진우 이사님이 ‘이더리움 2.0과 N번방 사태를 통해서 본 암호화폐’ 라는 주제로 개최될 예정입니다. 이더리움 2.0이 논의되는 배경과 내용에 대한 자세한 설명과 N번방 사태를 통해 지적되었던 암호화폐의 익명성 내지 가명성에 대한 의견을 서로 나눌 수 있는 시간이 될 것 입니다.

아래 링크로 참석 신청 가능하고, 신청하신 분들에게는 회의 시작 전에 참석 링크를 보내 드리겠습니다. 감사합니다!

[업데이트] 온라인 밋업으로 변경되었으니 확인 부탁 드립니다.

Hello, all! We hope all of you stay safe and well in this unprecedented situation. Fortunately, the situation in Korea has been stabilized, although we still need to be careful.

We are happy to announce that Legal Hackers Seoul will host an online virtual meetup at 7 pm on June 18 (Thu), 2020. For this meetup, we will invite Jinwoo Park, a Principal of Hashed, as a guest speaker, who will discuss the recent changes in Ethereum, as well as the pseudonymity of cryptocurrency highlighted in the Nth room case. If you are interested, please sign up for the event with a link below. We will send you an access link before the meetup begins.

We look forward to meeting you all soon! Thank you!

[Note] Please note that the meetup will take place virtually due to the Covid-19 situation.

[* News articles on the Nth room case:]





Legal Hackers Seoul’s year-end meetup is coming up in Eulgiro at 7 pm on Dec 19(Thur)! Anyone working in the legal tech industry or interested in it is invited to this networking event. We have a special guest, Ji En Lee (an organizer of Legal Hackers Singapore and a researcher at Oxford Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab). Please send me an email to find out details if you would like to attend (! #legalhacks #legaltech #legalhackersseoul

12월 19일 저녁 7시에 을지로에서 Legal Hackers Seoul의 연말 meetup을 개최합니다! 리걸테크 분야에서 일하시거나 관심있는 분들이면 누구나 참여하실 수 있는 네트워킹 행사로 개최할 예정이고, special guest로 Legal Hackers Singapore의 organizer이자 Oxford Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab의 연구원인 Ji En Lee 싱가폴 변호사님이 참여할 예정입니다. 참석하고자 하시는 분들은 메일 주세요(!

I would like to introduce LawTech Asia’s response to Public Consultation on Model AI Governance Framework published on July 7, 2019. Legal Hackers Seoul has a keen interest in ethical and legal issues in AI, and we had a seminar on this issue last June.

While researching AI governance issues, I came across a Model AI Governance Framework declared by the Personal Data Protection Commission declared on January 23, 2019. Based on a risk-based approach, the Framework emphasizes on procedural due process, and I find this framework has built the groundwork for the development of AI governance.

While reading and analyzing this Framework, I found a response to this Framework written by LawTech Asia, which has close ties with Legal Hackers Seoul. Focusing on the AI in the legal field, this response conveys valuable perspectives on how to apply and improve the Framework in the legal field.

With consent from LawTech Asia, I would like to share this article with you. I expect to invigorate an active discussion on the AI governance issue in Korea. I appreciate friends in LawTech.Asia for allowing us to upload this consultation paper on our page! You can find the original article here.

[LawTech.Asia’s Response to Public Consultation on Model AI Governance Framework]

 By Jennifer Lim, on July 7th 2019

On 23 January 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (i.e. the Info-comm Media Development Authority) (the “PDPC”) published its Model Artificial Intelligence Governance Framework (“Model Framework”). The PDPC also launched a public consultation to receive feedback on the Model Framework.

As an organisation committed to thought leadership in law and technology (with AI regulation a key area of focus), LawTech.Asia produced a response to the public consultation on 24 June 2019.

LawTech.Asia’s response comprised the following two sections:

  1. A framework tailored for the implementation of the Model Framework to the legal technology sectors. Tapping on LawTech.Asia’s familiarity with the legal and legal technology sectors, LawTech.Asia produced a customised framework tailored specifically for the implementation of the Model Framework to the legal technology industry. We hope that this customised framework may shed some light in allowing legal technology firms deploying AI to have greater guidance in aligning their practices with some of the implementation guidelines set out in the Model Framework.
  2. Comments and feedback on each specific section covered by the Model Framework. These sections are, namely: the overall principles set out in the Model Framework, internal governance measures, determination of the AI decision-making model, operations management, and customer relations management. Tying our comments together is the thread that the Model Framework could go further in elaborating on some of the guidelines that it had set out, as well as to set out more specifically the ends that the Model Framework is targeted at achieving.

Our response may be downloaded for reference here:

In closing, we emphasise that the views set out within our response are wholly independent. They do not represent the views of any other organisation save for LawTech.Asia.

LawTech.Asia is also grateful to our partner and friend, Ms Shazade Jameson from the World Data Project, for her guidance and assistance in the preparation of our response.

The LawTech.Asia Team


 With support and help from the #legalhackers community, we successfully completed the 1st CL+B Festival on Sep 30! Thank you everyone who participated and supported the event! Special thanks to the great panelists and the sponsors of the event (#Blockcrafters, #Hashed, Blockchain and Law Academy). Let’s continue discussing thoughts on sustainable blockchain governance onwards!

Happy to share a short video clip of the 1st CL+B Festival of Legal Hackers Seoul on Sep 30, 2019 (!

If you are interested in blockchain governance, please check out a full version of the discussions that we had at the event with a link below:

Session 1:

Session 2:


Legal Hackers Seoul is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our very first CLB+ Festival on September 30, 2019, to address “Building Sustainable Governance for Blockchain Technology from a Legal Perspective.”  Along with the Korea Blockchain Week which begins on September 30, we expect to arrive at a minimum consensus on this topic through open discussion and engagement.

Details of the festival are as follows:

  • Date: September 30, 2019 (Mon)
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Venue: Event hall at Sparkplus Seolleung, Seoul, Korea
  • Topic: Building Sustainable Governance for Blockchain Technology from a Legal Perspective
  • Panelists
    • Part 1: General issues on blockchain governance and its legal accountability
      • Peter Zilgalvis (Head of Digital Innovation and Blockchain, European Commission)
      • Steven S. Nam (Managing editor of the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy)
      • Juho Yoon (Partner attorney at BKL LLC in Korea)
      • Tony Lai (Co-founder of, Stanford CodeX entrepreneurial fellow)
      • Moses Wanki Park (Barrister at Liberty Chambers Hong Kong)
    • Part 2: Case studies on sustainable blockchain governance and accountability
      • Joey Garcia (Partner attorney at ISOLAS LLP of Gibraltar)
      • Jack O’Holleran (CEO and co-founder of Skale Labs)
      • Jongbaek Park (Partner attorney at BKL LLC in Korea)
      • Jungyup Lee (Presiding judge at Uijungbu district court of Korea, President of Blockchain& Law Association)
      • Heung-no Lee (Professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)
  • The event will be held in English, but Korea-English translation is going to be provided simultaneously.
  • Sponsors of the event:
    • Blockcrafters, Hashed, Blockchain & Law organization

With the increasing relevance of blockchain and DLT technologies around the world, one of the main issues that blockchain is currently facing is how to build a sustainable governance structure. Therefore, we find it essential to address the issue of blockchain governance and accountability and discuss how we can design sustainable and desirable blockchain governance.

In the session, we will begin our session with brief introductory remarks on the topic. Then, 5 panelists who are actively pioneering the realm are going to have an in-depth panel discussion on the topic. We believe this session will be a meaningful stepping stone for building sustainable governance for blockchain.

We would like to cordially invite you to the Festival! If you are interested in this topic, please feel free to sign up for the event with a link. Look forward to meeting you on September 30!

Legal Hackers Seoul Team


 2019년 9월 30일, 서울 리걸 해커스는 제 1회 CLB+Festival 을 개최합니다. 이번 페스티벌에서 다룰 주제는 “법률적 관점에서 바라본 블록체인의 지속 가능한 거버넌스”입니다. 9월 30일 서울에서 개최되는 또 다른 행사인 코리아 블록체인 위크와 더불어, 해당 주제에 관심있는 업계 전문가와 참가자들이 함께 모여 자유로운 토론의 장을 마련하고자 하오니 많은 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다. 

자세한 사항은 아래와 같습니다.

  • 일시: 2019년 9월 30일 (월)
  • 시간: 저녁 7시~10시
  • 장소: 스파크플러스 선릉점 이벤트홀
  • 주제: 법률적 관점에서 바라본 블록체인의 지속 가능한 거버넌스
  • 패널리스트
    • 1부: 블록체인 거버넌스와 법적 책임에 대한 전반적인 논의
      • Peter Zilgalvis (유럽연합 집행위원회 디지털 혁신 및 블록체인 부문 책임자)
      • Steve S. Nam (Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy 편집장)
      • 윤주호 (파트너 변호사, 법무법인 태평양)
      • Tony Lai (공동창립자,
      • 박완기 (영국 법정변호사)
    • 2부: 구체적인 사례를 바탕으로 지속가능한 블록체인 거버넌스 정립 방안
      • Joey Garcia (파트너 변호사, 지브롤터 ISOLAS 로펌)
      • Jack O’Holleran (CEO, Skale Labs)
      • 이정엽 (부장판사, 의정부지방법원, 블록체인법학회장)
      • 박종백 (파트너 변호사, 법무법인 태평양)
      • 이흥노 (교수, 광주과학기술원)
  • 이번 행사는 영어로 개최되고, 한국어-영어 동시통역이 제공됩니다.
  • 행사 후원
    • 블록크래프터스, 해시드, 블록체인법학회

전 세계적으로 블록체인과 분산원장 기술의 영향력이 커짐에 따라서, 블록체인 기술이 직면한 중요한 과제 중 하나는 지속가능한 거버넌스를 만드는 것입니다. 따라서 현재 블록체인 네트워크 참여자의 책임 소재 및 지속 가능한 블록체인 거버넌스 설계에 대한 깊은 논의가 필요하며, 이번 행사는 해당 주제에 대한 토론의 장으로 만들 예정입니다. 

2019 CL+B Festival은 토의 주제에 대한 행사 참가자들의 이해를 돕기 위해 소개 인사 및 발제로 시작해서 이후 5인의 전문가 그룹으로 구성된 패널단이 해당 주제에 대해 심도 있는 논의를 진행합니다. 

저희 서울 리걸 해커스에서는 이 주제에 관심있는 여러분을 위 행사에 초대 드립니다! 관심있으신 경우, 링크를 통해 참석 신청해 주시기 바랍니다. 

9월 30일에 뵙겠습니다!

서울 리걸해커스 팀 드림


Two co-organizers of Legal Hackers, Narae Lee and Haebin Lee contributed to the Korea section of the “State of Legal Innovation in Asia Pacific Report.”  It was published by the Singapore Academy of Law’s Future Law Innovation Programme (“FLIP”), the Singapore Management University Law School, and the Singapore Academy of Law Ventures. It aims to encapsulate and understand the phenomenon of legal technology and innovation throughout the APAC region (Australia, China, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Russia, and Singapore). If you are interested in this topic, please check it out in the document attached. 

(Appreciate SAL for allowing us to post this document on this site.)