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Ji, Hyeon Jin



Hyeon Jin Ji majored in legal studies at Yonsei University, and graduated from Busan National University Law School. Upon passing the bar, Mr. Ji served as a Public Service Advocate with the National Labor Relations Commission, where he worked on administrative litigations concerning illegal discharge and illegal employment practice review, and helped the implementation of labor policy by successfully obtained an emergency order for fair joint representation upon the passage of the Multiple Labor Union regulations. He also contributed to research and study of labor law as   a section author in the Korean Labor Law Topical Case Studies publication. During his service as a Public Service Advocate in the Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office, he represented the various central government agencies in various litigations against the government and administrative litigations.

After completion of his public service, Mr. Ji started private practice at a law firm in Busan and advised clients in various matters including start-up formation and operation, construction and real estate, general corporate and finance and other matters, and also conducted civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Ji developed expertise real estate matters through his representation of clients on complex litigation requiring construction appraisals and in major developmental projects encompassing all of the investment, construction, and lot sales phases.

Mr. Ji will be based in D’LIGHT Law Group’s Busan office to help establish a sound and stable startup environment in Gyeongsangnamdo by advising on startups and VC matters, and real estate law, as well as conducting civil and criminal litigation.


  • 2014-2016
Legal Support Division, National Labor Relations Commission
  • 2016-2017
National Litigation Division, Ulsan Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2017-2020
Associate, YeongJin Law Office
  • 2020
Committee Member, Personnel Committee of The Gimhae Veterans’ Health Services Nursing Hospital
  • 2021
Busan City Data Industry Fostering Project Research Service PM
  • 2021-2022

Gimhae Port Jiangsu Special Zone Accelerated Business Expert Advisor

  • 2021-Present

Associate, D’LIGHT Law Group
Korea Internet & Security Agency Advisory Group for Blockchain Private Sector Support
BIPA ICT Regulatory Sandbox Advisor

  • 2022

Korea Copyright Commission Copyright Industry Consulting Support Group
Advisory Board of the Personal Information Protection Commission “Support Center for Interpretation of Personal Information Act”
Busan City Public Big Data Utilization Startup Competition Expert Consulting
PM for legal consulting support for Busan City Blockchain Regulatory Free Zone

  • 2022-Present

R&D Special Zone New Technology Demonstration Special Case Legal Advisory PM
Advisory Board Member, Korea Maritime University Entrepreneurship Education Center
Busan Blockchain Convention B-Space Consulting, Industrial Policy Expert
2022 Startup Cafe Office Hours Expert Advisor

  • 2023-Present

Private member of the Regional Special Development Zone Committee, Ministry of SMEs and Startups
TIPS Operation Program Specialist, Busan University Technology Corporation


  • 2011

Yonsei University, B.A. in Legal Studies

  • 2011

Singapore Management University (Introduction to Singapore Law)

  • 2014

Pusan National University, Law School, J.D. (3rd Annual Bar Examination)

  • 2014

Korea University of Technology and Education (Multiple Labor Unions Law Practical Course)


Topical Trial Decision Analyses (National Labor Relation Commission, 2016)


  • 2014
Admitted to bar, Korea


Korean and English