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LawTech.Asia: Media Partner for TechLaw.Fest 2021!

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We are proud to be recognised by the Singapore Academy of Law as an official media partner for TechLaw.Fest 2021!

TechLaw.Fest 2021 (held from 22 September to 24 September) is a signature convention in Singapore that will be the focal point for leading thinkers, leaders and pioneers in law and technology. The key themes for this year’s conference are Legal Operations, Technology of Law, Law of Technology and Access to Justice.

2021’s convention would primarily be conducted online creating an avenue for audiences across the globe to be engaged. Last year’s edition saw a record number of 6,000 participants from more than 100 countries.

Centred around the augmentation of technology application across all sectors, this year’s conference is rooted in the legal and regulatory responses to cybersecurity threats. Additionally, other focal issues encompass intellectual property matters relating to NFTs and the movement away from third-party cookies.

LawTech.Asia will be bringing you regular interviews and shout-outs covering prominent speakers and the topics they will be speaking at TechLaw.Fest. These include Edwin Tong (Second Minister for Law), Shruti Ajitsaria (Allen & Overy) and many more distinguished panellists.

We’re raring to have you join us in exploring the constantly moving intersection of law and technology. Remember to check back on our site regularly to ensure that you get the latest coverage, updates and news about TechLaw.Fest 2021! Also, remember to sign up today – tickets to TechLaw.Fest 2021 are free, but limited in number only!


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

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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 and Prophet.ru, the finals of the Awards will be held on 24 September 2021 – the closing day of TechLaw.Fest 2021.

TechLaw.Fest 2020 Cyber Edition – A virtually transformative conference experience

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By Josh Lee | Edited by Elizaveta Shesterneva

Supported by: Lenon Ong, Utsav Rakshit, Benjamin Peck, Ong Chin Ngee, Tristan Koh

“In a year when a certain pesky virus turned the world upside down, how can a conference engage, encapsulate and elaborate upon all of the disruption seen in one year?”

This must have been the key question on the minds of the planners of TechLaw.Fest 2020, as they went about organising Asia’s largest law and technology conference. What followed was a signature conference held with a virtually (pun intended) uniquely signature.

In this article, LawTech.Asia will take our readers on a quick recap of TechLaw.Fest 2020, as we look forward to another exciting edition of TechLaw.Fest in 2021. LawTech.Asia is grateful for our ongoing strategic media partnership with the Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”), and for the opportunity to be a media partner for TechLaw.Fest once again.

Regulation of legal technology in Singapore – Issues, international scans, and ideas

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Written by Cindy Chua (Associate Author) | Mentored by Josh Lee | Reviewed by Joey Pang

LawTech.Asia is proud to conclude the third run of its popular Associate Author (2020) Programme. The aim of the Associate Authorship Programme is to develop the knowledge and exposure of student writers in the domains of law and technology, while providing them with mentorship from LawTech.Asia’s writers and tailored guidance from a respected industry mentor.

In partnership with the National University of Singapore’s alt+law and Singapore Management University’s Legal Innovation and Technology Club, five students were selected as Associate Authors. This piece, written by Cindy Chua and reviewed by industry reviewer Joey Pang (DBS), marks the fifth and final thought piece in this series. It examines the various issues arising from the use of commonly seen legal technologies in Singapore, and conducts an international scan of legal technology regulatory pictures in several jurisdictions before proposing a potential way forward for Singapore.

Should Singapore’s Courts Interpret Copyright Laws Expansively to Accommodate New Technological Developments?

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Written by Lenon Ong

Courts over the world have been grappling with the boundaries of copyright law with the advent of new technologies. This article evaluates whether Singapore’s courts should interpret copyright laws expansively to accommodate new technological developments. This article starts by evaluating site-blocking orders in Singaporeand next explores the approaches taken by the courts of various jurisdictions, such as the United States and China. Lastly, this article recommends the general stance that Singapore courts should adopt if a novel question relating to the intersection of copyright and emerging technologies arises in the future.

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