Date(s) - 31 Aug 2016
All Day

Lotte Hotel Seoul

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With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Seoul 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in Korea and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For sponsorship enquiries email Patrick Dransfield at

In-House Congress Seoul 2016
31 August 2016 – Review

Now in its fourteenth year, the In-House Congress Seoul hosted by InHouse Community brought together over 225 senior counsel, Directors and CEOs to analyse and discuss issues such as: Recent Changes in the Arbitration Laws and Rules in Korea and Singapore: Making them work for you; Transactions and Corporate Governance in an Era of Information Transparency: What corporate counsel and tax directors should know about BEPS, Transfer Pricing, and AEOI; U.S. Patent Valutaion Analysis for IP Owners and Targets: from Monetizing Your Portfolio to Defending Against Claims; Practical Issues in JVs and Shareholders Agreements; Use of U.S. discovery in foreign proceedings; Extraterritorial implications of US patent rights; Discovery procedure recently introduced to patent disputes in Korea; Negotiating in an International Context; Financial Customer Protection – New Framework Act and Related Issues; Recent Trends in the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s Enforcement and Strategic Measures by Companies.

Our special thanks go to:

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
Clyde & Co
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Lee & Ko
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Yoon & Yang LLC
Yulchon LLC

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Hughes-Castell (Hong Kong) Limited
Major, Lindsey & Africa

Our, fourteenth annual Seoul In-House Congress event, hosted at the Lotte Hotel on August 31, 2016, brought together over 200 of our community members and co-hosts for a day of practice area workshops, networking and discussion. Following an introduction to the key concerns voiced by our Seoul members (namely ‘talent and career management’) presented by In-House Community director, Patrick Dransfield, the day began with an engaging panel discussion set-up and led by Evangelos Apostolou, former general counsel and partner of EY, Asia Pacific and BT Global Services vice president and chief counsel, Asia Pacific, to discuss “In-House Lawyering: uncovering the relationship between Quality, Cost and Value”. Providing debate and insight were Jackson Pek, vice president and general counsel, Asia Pacific, Amadeus IT Group, who introduced a simple but effective model to measure the ‘value of in-house legal teams’; along with Sue Lynn Koo, general counsel, Coupang; Ji Kim, general counsel, POSCO Energy; Jay Im, partner, K&L Gates; June (Junghye) Yeum, partner, Clyde & Co; and Jai Wook Lee, senior foreign counsel, Yulchon.

Subsequently, delegates attended a series of vital workshops on their chosen topics ranging from discovery, disputes and corporate governance to IP, JVs, M&A and fair trade, presented by Bae, Kim & Lee, Clyde & Co, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, K&L Gates, Lee & Ko, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Yoon & Yang and Yulchon.
Following a day of learning and lively networking, an anticipatory audience gathered at the end of the day for the grand-prize draw, which included a night for two in deluxe accommodation courtesy of the Banyan Tree Seoul, as well as an iPad Mini.

We would like to thank our above mentioned co-hosts, as well as our sponsors – FRONTEO, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hughes-Castell and Major, Lindsey & Africa – and our attending Seoul In-House Community chapter for making the event such a success.

“The Congress was an excellent, quality event for in-house practitioners who need practical and on-point advice”
– Seoul Congress delegate