LawTech.Asia – Asia’s Leading Law & Technology Review
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 Asia. This is where we come in. Established in 2016, 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 at the forefront of these changes. Ultimately, we aim to enrich the community here and globally by re-centering existing discussions around Asia, 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, policy, 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!
To be a respected hub where knowledge and perspectives at the intersection of law, legal practice and technology converge to inspire discourse and influence positive change.
(a) Develop and spur thought leadership about the issues at the intersection of law, legal practice and technology in Asia
(b) Raise awareness and interest in legal innovation and technology among legal professionals, law students, and the public;
Our Core Values
Credible, Neutral, Relevant
Meet the Team
Josh is deeply passionate about the issues at the intersection of law, policy and technology, and finds deep meaning in working for the greater good and making sense of the future.
Presently, Josh serves as a Legal Policy Manager on Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Governance in the Info-Communications Development Authority of Singapore, where he helps to oversee Singapore’s national AI ethics and governance initiatives. Prior to this, Josh was an Assistant Director of the Legal Policy Division in Singapore’s Ministry of Law, where he managed policy reform, Parliamentary Bill-vetting, 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
Beneath his suit and tie, Josh is an avid street-dancer.
Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law in 2017, and is presently an Associate at one of the leading law firms in Singapore.
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, and wrote a paper on the patentability of the blockchain.
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.
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 born 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 shape the narrative that technology is a tool that lawyers can and should leverage to make their work easier and serve their clients better.
Wan Ding Yao is a rising 3L 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) 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.
Xie Huiling grew up writing science fiction and thinking about futures that technology could create. After completing a law degree, she spent time learning about new technologies and unfamiliar disciplines. Huiling writes about legal technology to understand how technology impacts a discipline that she is trained in. In her free time, she likes to explore the outdoors and challenge herself with new and exciting adventures.