LawTech.Asia – Southeast Asia’s foremost Law and Technology review.

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An active and connected Southeast Asia. A region buzzing with individual stories of possibilities – 650 million of them, in fact.

The march of technological advancements is unrelenting. Yet, there is a paucity of understanding about how these developments will influence – and are influenced by – underrepresented regions such as Southeast Asia (SEA). This is where we come in. LawTech.Asia hopes to bring a unique perspective to the discourse surrounding law, technology and policy issues.

Here, you can expect the latest on legal innovation, policy reactions or recommendations, thoughts on larger conceptual themes, and feature pieces of individuals on the forefront of these changes. Ultimately, we aim to enrich the community here and globally by re-centering existing discussions around SEA, surfacing new ideas, and inspiring progress through knowledge.

LawTech.Asia is currently run by a small team of law students and law graduates based in Singapore who are interested in the intersection of law and technology. However, our mission is not exclusive to certain specialties or nationalities. Those with the right fit, talent and passion are always welcome – please contact us if you’d like to join us in growing this together!

Meet the Team

Josh Lee (Kok Thong)

Josh Lee (Kok Thong)

Josh Lee (Kok Thong) presently serves as a Legal Policy Officer and Criminologist in the Legal Policy Division in Singapore’s Ministry of Law. In this position, he proposes policy reform, vets Parliamentary Bills, and uses data analytics as a next-generation tool in shaping legal policies for the future. Josh is also an Advocate and Solicitor in the Singapore Bar, and serves in the Young Members’ Chapter in the Singapore Academy of Law. Beneath his suit and tie, Josh is an avid street-dancer.

Amelia Chew

Amelia Chew

Amelia Chew graduated with a double degree in Law and Liberal Arts from the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College and joined Luminance as a Legal Product Expert. Her foray into legal technology was borne out of frustration at the common narrative that robots will take over the jobs of lawyers as well as curiosity about how technology can be harnessed to make the provision of legal services more efficient and accessible. Amelia is excited to be in a role where she can help to shape the narrative that technology is a tool that lawyers can and should leverage on to make their work easier and serve their clients better.

Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law in 2017. Growing up designing websites and dabbling with HTML, she sees legal technology as a perfect marriage of both her loves: technology and the law. She took up a module on Artificial Intelligence and the law, wrote a paper on the patentability of the blockchain, and fell even more deeply in love with legal technology. Having worked with different communities such as migrant workers as the past president of the NUS Pro Bono Group, Jennifer dreams of a future where legal technology can help create greater access to justice.

Wan Ding Yao (Middle)

Wan Ding Yao

Wan Ding Yao is a rising 2L in the Singapore Management University School of Law. Having a keen interest in the technical aspects of cyber security, he presently leads the School of Information System’s Whitehat Society. Ding Yao combines his legal training and love for technology by regularly assisting professors in researching on the legal aspects of artificial intelligence.

Irene Ng (Huang Ying)

Irene Ng (Huang Ying)

Irene Ng (Huang Ying) is a corporate and legal counsel at a Singaporean listed company and a PhD Candidate at the University of Vienna. She completed her LLB (Hons) at the National University of Singapore, graduating with a minor in European Studies, and subsequently completed her LLM in European and International Business Law (German Program) at the University of Vienna. At the University of Vienna, Irene has represented ELSA International as a delegate to UNCITRAL’s 33rd session on Online Dispute Resolution in February 2016 and has since been involved in legal research on comparative common law, civil law technology, and contract law.