Category: Singapore Legal Market

Legal Revolution: Lawgic’s Vision of transformative Legal Technology

In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Lawgic Founder Max Ye explains the value proposition of his Singapore-based AI-focused legal technology startup. Tell us more about Lawgic. Lawgic is an AI-powered platform designed to revolutionize the legal profession. Our primary aim is to streamline and simplify […]

Singapore: An Emerging Legal Hub in Asia

Singapore, a small trading port turned thriving global business hub, is on the rise. With a strategic vision, innovative policies, and relentless ambition, this city-state has become a powerhouse in Asia. With its ascent, law firms are seeing Singapore as an emerging legal hub. The Economist […]

WEBINAR: Africa’s Uniform OHADA Law: Uniquely Attractive for Foreign Investors – A Discussion

Date & Time: 30 August – 6pm SGT – Register here: https://lnkd.in/eVF973br. Thank you to D Sy Law for sponsoring this content. Africa’s fastest growing region today comprises a group of French-speaking countries – all members of OHADA, a system of unified business law spanning 17 African […]

How AI will shape the future of work in a multi-disciplinary professional practice environment. An interview with Zaid Hamzah, the principal behind the brand Futurelaw.ai

Zaid Hamzah is Project in-house counsel to several deep tech businesses. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains how AI-savvy lawyers will help businesses transform while strategically managing legal risks. He shares his insights on why lawyers need to collaborate with data scientists and other […]

APAC Legal Congress 2023: Bringing Together Legal Experts from Across the Region

The APAC Legal Congress 2023, the premier in-house corporate counsel event of the year, will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2023 in Singapore. The conference organizes by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (“SCCA”). Along with the support of the Ministry of Law in Singapore. It […]

30 legal tech innovators in the Asia-Pacific region to follow in 2023

Legal technology innovation in the Asia-Pacific region has continued to accelerate in recent years. It drives in part by the pandemic necessity for the tools necessary to optimize remote work. Indeed, an expert panel on this subject recently gather for a discussion — by India’s LawWiser. […]

Kia Meng Loh, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson Senior Partner & COO on keeping Singapore’s oldest law firm competitive

Kia Meng Loh is Senior Partner & COO of Singapore’s Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details what inspired him to assume these roles. The firm’s current state and his law practice. The challenges facing businesses in the Asia-Pacific […]

Pioneering boutique law firm Providence Law Asia LLC marks 10 years with brand refresh and appointment of second Pro Bono Advocate

The law firm establishes itself as a Singapore counsel of choice in international disputes and renews its commitment towards providing access to justice for marginalised and underserved communities

How a former banking credit analyst is now helping a Singapore law firm adapt for the future. An interview with Leon Lim

Leon Lim came to law firm management from a banking background.  He now applies his unique background to helping Singapore’s Teoh & Co LLC adapt to a globally competitive legal market.  He recently told Asia Law Portal how he is going about doing this.  Here is […]

Singapore launches public consultation on online harms codes

Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has launched a public consultation on two proposed codes of practice, a code of practice for online safety and a content code for social media services, which will impose requirements on social media services to ensure the online safety […]

Singapore publishes new financial guidelines to address business continuity

On 6 June 2022, following two rounds of consultations, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published revised Guidelines on Business Continuity Management (BCM), updating the existing patchwork of primary and subsidiary legislation. This iteration of the guidelines (2022 Guidelines) introduces a slew of changes which are expected to […]

A lawyer helping facilitate trade and investment between Asia and Europe. An interview with Delphine Constantin

Delphine Constantin is the Founder and Managing Director of D Sy Law, where she helps facilitate trade and investment between Europe and Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she explains her practice and its network of offices and how she has adopted an innovative […]

LITE Lab@HKU Receives Asia-Pacific’s first Prestigious International Industry Award for Legal Innovation in Operations

The Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Lab (LITE Lab) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) was presented with the 2022 Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Projects award by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). This is the first time a university programme […]

ALITA Launches Annual Awards Recognising APAC Legal Innovation and Technology to be Presented at Techlaw.Fest on July 20 in Singapore

The Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) has launched its second annual ALITA Awards, Asia Pacific’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony in person at TechLaw.Fest’s Live opening on July 20 at Marina Bay Sands […]

Singapore Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision to set aside an award for excess of jurisdiction

Under Singapore law, the scope for judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings is narrowly circumscribed. In the recent case of CJA v CIZ [2022] SGCA 41, the Singapore Court of Appeal examined the principles to be considered when determining whether a tribunal has exceeded its jurisdiction. In […]

Singapore updates media and telecoms competition rules

To ensure that Singapore’s regulatory framework remains up to date with today’s ever- evolving technology and business landscape, the infocommunications and media regulator (IMDA) has issued a revised code of practice (the code) to govern fair competition and consumer protection in the broadcasting, newspaper and telecoms […]

Singapore Monetary Authority to hold increased powers over technology risk management

The Singapore Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSM Bill) was moved for a second reading in Parliament on 4 April 2022. This follow-up alert focuses on the increased powers the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will have over technology risk management (TRM) under the FSM Bill.

Singapore announces sanctions against Russia

Singapore unveiled its sanctions against Russia on 5 March 2022. These focus on the control of exports of military and technological goods to Russia and financial measures against Russian banks, entities and activities. Authors: Hagen Rooke Leigh T. Hansson Calvin Chan Alexander Brandt Catriona Casha Michael J. Lowell Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian […]

SeedLegals on providing startups with automated legals and empowering legal talent: An interview with Hsiang Low, Head of Asia-Pacific, SeedLegals

SeedLegals is one of the hottest lawtech offerings – taking care of the legals for creating, running and funding startups. Hsiang Low, Head of Asia-Pacific at SeedLegals dives into the transformation of the legal sector, outlining how legaltech is paving new paths for legal services, building […]

How Oon and Bazul grew to become one of Singapore’s largest law firms.  An interview with Founding Partner Bazul Ashhab

Oon & Bazul has grown to become the largest conflict-free firm in Singapore. The firm is a large leading commercial practice and their lawyers are known for their ability to deliver high quality work as well as their commitment to helping clients achieve success. Given their […]

Shruti Ajitsaria on building a culture of digital innovation in the legal sector

Shruti Ajitsaria is Partner and Head of FUSE, A&O’s tech innovation space.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she outlines how technology is impacting the role of lawyers, how FUSE is serving as a catalyst for legal innovation in Asia, and the unique nature of […]

“I believe that representation is the key to making change”. Andrea Ng, Magic Circle finance lawyer, on Diversity and Inclusion in legal services

Recently relocated to Singapore, Andrea Ng specializes in leveraged acquisition finance at Allen & Overy.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, she discusses the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in legal services from her perspective of working within a Magic Circle law firm during her time in London.  She also discusses how […]

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen on Singapore’s present and future role as a legal innovation hub

Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen is among the most active legal innovators in the Asia-Pacific region. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Jennifer has worked at various leading law firms and was listed in Asia Law Portal’s Top 30 in the business of law to watch in 2019.  […]

Championing legal innovation for the region. An interview with Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong specializes in legal innovation initiatives for Dentons Rodyk. Based in Singapore, he sits on the steering committee of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) and is an editor at LawTech.Asia. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he describes his legal innovation […]

The Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association launches the region’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards

Today, the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) launched the ALITA SOLIA Awards 2021, the Asia-Pacific’s first set of community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Powered by industry stalwarts such as Linklaters, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Clifford Chance, the Singapore Academy of Law […]

BD Tips for Lawyers – Stephen Revell

Lawyers don’t like to sell. So how can law firms engage with clients and win new business? And how can BD teams and lawyers work in better sync to increase revenue? Thank you to LawWiser for sponsoring this video. Read More: Juwai IQI Appoints New Group General Counsel […]

The practice of entertainment and hospitality business law in Singapore. An interview with TAY Eu-Yen of Providence Law Asia LLC

TAY Eu-Yen is a lawyer and entrepreneur with 15 years of management experience in the entertainment and hospitality sectors, having co-founded The Butter Factory Group as well as Coterie Concepts. She is currently practising as of-counsel at Providence Law Asia LLC, and has established a niche […]

Maxwell Chambers Appoints New Chairman

Maxwell Chambers announced today the appointment of Mr. Daryl Chew as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Acclaimed as “one of the brightest” and “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific region by Who’s Who Legal, Mr. Chew brings more than 12 years of […]

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP welcomes new Counsel to spearhead its Corporate M&A practice

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP has hired Rachel Wong as a Counsel to spearhead their Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions practice area. Rachel joins the firm from Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, Singapore Office. Thank you to Eugene Thuraisingam LLP for sponsoring this post. Read More: Practicing Technology Law […]

Practicing energy, power and infrastructure law in Asia and current market challenges and opportunities. An interview with David Phua, Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons

Based in Singapore, David Phua has been practising law in the energy, power and infrastructure sector in Asia for over 10 years, in particular advising Asian and international clients on oil and gas (including LNG), power, mining and other natural resources projects and transactions.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he details his […]

Making legal documentation affordable and accessible to everyone. An interview with Kim Chan, founder and CEO of DocPro

DocPro is a legaltech platform which combines legal documentation services with cutting edge technology.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Kim Chan, founder and CEO of DocPro, explains what motivated his move from the practice of law to becoming a legal tech entrepreneur, how DocPro […]

Practicing Corporate Real Estate Law in Singapore. An interview with Benjamin Tay, Partner, Rajah & Tann

Benjamin Tay is a corporate real estate Partner with Rajah & Tann in Singapore. Over the last 12 years, he has been involved in some of the largest and most significant commercial and industrial real estate transactions in the country.  In this interview with Asia Law […]

The importance of personal branding for lawyers. An interview with Daniel Lo

Daniel Lo is a Singapore-based private equity lawyer and a proud Canadian.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, he explains what inspired his career focus and why he enjoys working in-house. He also explains how he helps young lawyers plan a career path, his views […]

Mischon de Reya’s newly appointed Asia Managing Partner, Tahirah Ara, details the firm’s vision for the region

Tahirah Ara was recently appointed Managing Partner of the Singapore office of Mischon de Reya, the firm’s newly opened first office in Asia.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Ara explains the firm’s goals for Asia, and how it plans to compete in Singapore’s highly […]

Helping lawyers adapt to a changing legal career market. An interview with Shulin Lee, Co-founder, ANSA Search

In March 2016, Shulin Lee co-founded Singapore-based legal recruitment firm ANSA Search, along with Helen Ng.  In just a few short years – the firm has grown to more than 9 full-time professionals.  In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Lee explains the current market in […]

Opportunities and challenges for in-house counsel during Covid-19. An interview with Renita Sophia Crasta

While still one of the relatively younger Lawyers on the scene — Renita Sophia Crasta has already developed an expertise as an in-house real estate specialist — having trained with one of Singapore’s leading law firms. Armed with her corporate law and litigation experience – she […]

TechLaw.Fest 2020: Stars Align for Free Legal Tech Conference

TechLaw.Fest, Asia’s premier legal tech conference, has always benefited from stellar line-ups (2019’s edition notably boasted Sir Tim Berners-Lee as its keynote speaker). But this year, it takes advantage of COVID-19’s new normal to bring together its most impressive line-up of speakers yet, with headliners like […]