▌ As a country which sent the most adoptees overseas, approximately 1/3 of all international adoptees around the world, now Korea is facing tort claims and truth investigation demands by international adoptees of Korean origin while many adoptees are still facing difficulties in their birth family search. We will look into recent developments both national and international in the field of international adoption and human rights and explore ways lawyers can contribute to protection of the rights of adoptees.
▌ Legal professionals working in European Embassies, corporations or law firms will be joining a Roundtable where they will be invited to provide their views on the Korean legal system from European legal practitioner’s perspective. They will also share their experience derived from some cases they have been dealing with.
▌ This panel will look the impact of AI on the practice of law. The panelists, from both in-house legal departments and law firms, will offer their perspectives on how AI has affected their practice, the legal issues they are managing, and where they think we will be headed.
▌ Going from a junior level lawyer to a manager of a team, rising from there to an executive, job changes within legal and in and out of practicing law, experiencing personal changes while juggling a demanding career, we all experience and cope with quite significant and sometimes not so easy transitions over the course of the career. This session will consist of panelists who have experienced / are experiencing some type of transitions of their own with the aim to help the audience to gain insights to apply to their career and personal life.
▌ The Japanese legal system, coming from Continental Law, is broadly similar to the Korean; however, practically, legal documentations for cross-border transactions tend to be in the manner of Common Law. This session will seek the best way to manage cross-border transactions between Korea and Japan, and will also give ideas to lawyers on how to fill the gap between Common Law and Continental Law in transactions.
▌ Singapore’s favorable corporate law, low taxation, high quality of infrastructure and established free flow of capital have made it a great destination for investments and business ventures. More notably in the past decade, Singapore emerged as the most preferred investment hub for Southeast Asia and India. In this session, we will hear from the leading practitioners in Singapore (1) the reasons why Singapore has become the investment hub for Southeast Asia and India; (2) the benefits and challenges for investors in investing in Southeast Asia and India; (3) practical tips to help investors and other practitioners explore the best strategy in investing in Southeast Asia and India through Singapore; and (4) how to avoid roadblocks and navigate disputes in Southeast Asia and India.
▌ Internal investigations are often required by law. For example, Korea has laws that require employers to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and non-sexual workplace harassment. In addition, many organizations have their own policies that require internal investigations into certain types of misconduct. In this session, our expert presenters will discuss what internal investigations are, why they are important, especially in a cross-border context, as well as best practices for conducting internal investigations.
▌ The panel will casually discuss and dissect some of the key factors and myths that may impact our decision to transition from inhouse to law firm and vice versa. Specifically, the panelists will engage in dialogues on the current trend v. traditional models, Korea v. other advanced economies, the numbers and industry standards, pros and cons in terms of growth and culture, expectation v. reality, and finally, what each side wants from the other when working.
▌ The World Bank Group and its affiliated multilateral development banks finance development projects all over the world. As part of their mandate, these banks have departments that investigate allegations of sanctionable practices (e.g. corruption, fraud, and collusion). This session will address what you need to know about these investigations, how to prepare for them and also how to respond to them when you are under investigation.
▌ COVID-19 pandemic and a new Cold War raise barriers between countries. This paradigm shift have alienated China’s legal system from our interests.
However, the key technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, e.g. A.I. and Data, have once again made our lives move faster, easier, and be more connected in cyberspace beyond the barrier.
This session explores trend and implication of China’s A.I. and data regulation sooner or later we will have to face.