ALITA is a regional network uniting over 10 countries across Asia-Pacific with a shared purpose to drive collaboration in legal innovation and technology in the region. ALITA’s mission is to (i) Promote the development and use of legal technology, as well as to advance thought leadership and education in the fields of legal innovation and technology; (ii) Aid the efforts of national legal technology associations and provide guidance and expertise in the creation and operation of local legal technology associations; and (iii) Enhance connections, collaboration and coordination between legal technology associations, regulators, law firms, technology companies and legal technology interest groups across the Asia-Pacific to generate opportunities for stakeholders.
The Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) is a neutral, non-profit permanent think tank based in Singapore that is dedicated to providing practical guidance in the field of Asian legal development and promoting the convergence of Asian business laws. ABLI’s work aims to remove unnecessary or undesirable differences between Asian legal systems that pose obstacles to free and seamless trade. With data underpinning today’s digital economy and technological advance, one of ABLI’s flagship projects is to converge the laws and frameworks for cross-border transfer of personal data in Asia.
Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) empowers its members and communities to use blockchain and scalable technology to achieve business growth and transformation. As the only such association in Singapore to be supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, it aims to be an effective platform for members to collaborate with multiple stakeholders -including regional and international – to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner. Additionally, the association also aims to promote blockchain knowledge, establish a strong reserve of talents in the digital economy, and lay a solid foundation for Singapore’s digital economy.
Cyber Youth Singapore (CYS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2019 and was awarded a charity status in 2021. Our work revolves around empowering youth in Singapore to discover their passion in technology while providing them with opportunities to be innovative in giving back to the community. CYS manages a membership base of over 1,700 youths and is also Singapore’s first charitable youth movement focused on advancing the digital future. From technical workshops to attachment programmes to awareness talks and innovation initiatives, we aim to nurture and develop a digitally robust generation capable of traversing Singapore’s digital frontier.
The DEPA (Digital Economy Partnership Agreement) International Centre (DEPA IC in short) is the Singapore-based DEPA centric independent think tank. The Centre provides ecosystem for global digital economy collaboration, business transformation, digital innovation pilot projects and research studies among DEPA member countries such as Singapore, Chile, New Zealand and South Korea or countries including but not limited to ASEAN, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and Peru embracing digitalisation in cross-border trade.
DEPA IC set up DEPA Linknodes globally to enhance the digital connectivity. The Centre leverages Singapore’s global hub status as headquarter to connect seamlessly with the DEPA’s digital economies.
DEPA IC and its global Linknodes aims to serve the TARGET audience. TARGET stands for Technology enabled Academia, Researchers, Government, Entrepreneurs and Businesses as well as Talents.
Founded in 1998, The In-House Community is a mutually supportive community of In-House Counsel helping In-House Counsel and Compliance Professionals meet their ethical, legal and business commitments and responsibilities within their organisations.
The In-House Community is comprised of over 17,000 in-house lawyers, and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within organisations in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East, who we engage via: IHC Magazine, The Briefing, and IHC Events such as In-House Community Congress.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) is India’s leading law firm with global reputation of being trusted advisors to its clients. The Firm advises a large and diverse set of clients, including domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, start-ups, government and regulatory bodies. Our generalists, specialists and senior ex-regulators expertly guide clients across a spectrum of transactions, sectors and regulations. With 1000 lawyers and over 170 Partners, the Firm is the largest full-service law firm in India having offices in key business centres at Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, GIFT City and also in Singapore.
The RCEP (The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership ) International Centre (RCEP IC in short) is the Singapore-based RCEP centric independent think tank.The RCEP International Centre has the purpose to facilitate market access and catalyze market access and technology innovation across RCEP countries. By connecting knowledge across industries and across regions so as to improve lives and the economy we live in.
The RCEP IC hopes to:
~ Enhance market access for businesses, entrepreneurs and investors across RCEP countries;
~ Build and sustain the technology and trade ecosystem across the member countries ;
~ Promote knowledge, talent and capital exchange among entrepreneurs, businesses, Associations and organisations between RCEP countries ;
~ Help businesses harness the free trade agreements and initiatives signed at the government level.
The RCEP IC integrates the essential global network of businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, technologies, market channels and industries’ expertise for businesses to leverage and scale.
As the apex business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment and industrial relations. Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between the government and businesses in Singapore to create a conducive business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking.
For more information, please visit: www.sbf.org.sg
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Limited is the pioneer national organisation representing the interests of in-house lawyers working for companies and other entities based in Singapore.
We are committed to providing the support and elevation to the needs of in-house lawyers around the world through its close-knit global alliances. With an ever-growing membership and connections, it prides itself in building reputable regional training programs, leadership and industry conversations, legal counsel career toolkits, competency frameworks encompassing technical knowledge, skills, and the required right attitude and character for corporate lawyers.
SCCA’s Mission is to promote professional standards and provide developmental opportunities to help in-house lawyers in Singapore be Better Counsel. SCCA believes that Better Counsel make Better Corporations, and, in turn, Better Corporations make Better Communities. It is our contribution to making the world a better place.
The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) is a division of the General Division of the Singapore High Court. Established in 2015, the SICC has gained a reputation as a leading and trusted neutral forum for effective transnational dispute resolution. The SICC bench comprises a diverse panel of eminent international and local Judges experienced in specialist commercial disputes. Described as “arbitration in litigation”, the SICC combines the best practices of international arbitration with the substantive principles of international commercial law. Procedures are flexible and may be tailored to suit parties’ preferences in many aspects, and foreign lawyers may represent parties in certain circumstances. Yet the SICC retains the key advantages of litigation such as the right of appeal and published judgments, as well as issuing orders for the joinder of third and related parties – vital in multi-party/multi-contract scenarios. Parties around the world choose to resolve their disputes before the SICC because it offers a truly unique and cost-effective dispute resolution option.
The Singapore Institute of Legal Education is a statutory body established under the Legal Profession Act 1966. The Institute is entrusted with maintaining and improving the standards of legal education in Singapore, and has powers to review the implementation of initiatives, programmes and curricula relating to legal education in Singapore, including diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and continuing professional development.
The Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW) at the Singapore Management University is Singapore’s first and only research centre focused on applied research in the intersection between law and technology. The Centre’s flagship project is the Research Programme in Computational Law (the Programme), supported by a major grant of S$15 million by the National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore. The Programme aims to make computational law a reality: from designing and implementing a domain-specific language for law (DSL), to building technologies that will bring computational capabilities to any process that involves legal or quasi-legal elements.
The Singapore University of Social Sciences School of Law focuses on the training and development of practice-ready lawyers specialising in the highly demanded areas of criminal law and family law. Our programmes adopt a pedagogical approach that emphasises problem-solving by combining the learning of substantive law with application. Together with exposure to cross-disciplinary areas, our graduates will be prepared to face criminal and family legal work that have become increasingly specialised over time.
ACC Singapore is your passport to connecting with the global community of in-house counsel. In Singapore, we offer local resources and connections with a global vision.
We provide a local network for Association of Corporate Counsel members in the region, expanding the reach of ACC’s 45,000 members around the world employed by over 10,000 organisations. Working closely with its global Chapters in the US, Australia, India, China, Hong Kong, Middle East, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and Europe, ACC Singapore holds interesting and creative monthly events and socials.
ACC Singapore members have access to quality educational and networking events, regional publications and resources, as well as insight and best practices from the global in-house profession. For more information on ACC activities in SIngapore, please contact us at ACCSingapore@accglobal.com
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. With its portfolio of leading titles, online services, law awards and in-house legal summits, ALB provides authoritative and unbiased insights and unmatched networking and business development opportunities to legal professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions.
ALB combines news and analysis from its team of professional legal journalists and the expert opinions of senior industry professionals with Reuters news and insights that power businesses across the globe.
APAC CIO Outlook magazine connects the Enterprise IT Community in Asia Pacific Countries. It gives a platform where CIO and other technology decision-makers come together to share thought leadership across industries along with their visions and talk about the ongoing and upcoming technology trends. This Knowledge platform brings together CIO, CXO’s and other technology decision-makers to deliberate over critical market challenges and the current technology trends across industries.
IoT Tribe accelerates the growth and adoption of disruptive technologies globally. As a trusted partner to corporates, government agencies, investors, startups, SMEs and other ecosystem players across industry verticals worldwide, IoT Tribe brings together communities where tech talent and partnerships can thrive.
LawFlex is at the forefront of legal resourcing companies, bringing the future of Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSP’s), with a variety of services, including: Global legal advice, E-Discovery, Document Review, Due Diligence – all in 24 jurisdictions by more than 600 attorneys.
Law.asia is the digital home of Asia Business Law Journal, China Business Law Journal, and India Business Law Journal and a wealth of legal resources for in-house counsel, business managers, and private practice lawyers interested in Asian business law and regulation.
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Founded in 2016, LawTech.Asia is a virtual publication on law and technology. Our mission is to drive thought leadership on law and technology in Asia. Synonymous with the growth of the law and technology ecosystem in Singapore and the region, LawTech.Asia has been recognised locally and globally for contributing to the discourse on law and technology. Our founders have been identified as key players to watch in the business of law in Asia by Asia Law Portal, while LawTech.Asia has been appointed as a consultant to The Commonwealth and a Strategic Media Partner of the Singapore Academy of Law.
Established in January 2011, Litigation Edge (www.litigationedge.asia) provides a wide spectrum of outsourced Litigation Support, eDiscovery services and Electronic Hearing services to litigation and arbitration teams in Asia. InSync, our award‐winning software, provides a complete Hearing Preparation and eHearing software suite. Not only does It serve as a secure document repository and eHearing platform, it also automates the generation of DR Work Products, as well as provides a platform for the delivery of outsourced DR services.
The Hong Kong Student Law Gazette is Hong Kong’s leading law student publication.
The Gazette is published at least twice each academic year. It reaches thousands of current and future Hong Kong law students, primarily through campus-wide distribution and various Hong Kong legal events.
It aims to showcase the talent and opinions of Hong Kong law students, contributes to legal scholarship by addressing key legal and social issues, and foster dialogue between law students and the wider legal community with publications also reaching Hong Kong’s High Court Library.
As a law club under SMU Law, SMU Legal Innovation and Technology Club (LIT Club) aims to foster innovation and passion about the intersection of law and technology. Through its events and hackathons, it brings together legal and tech enthusiasts to collaborate and explore novel solutions. The club is committed to staying current with legal tech trends, regularly updating its publications to keep its members and the student body informed about the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.
The United Kingdom Singapore Law Students’ Society (UKSLSS) is a student-run society that connects Singaporean law students in the UK. We organise both social and professional events, such that members are in touch with the legal scene back home even when abroad. In addition to our sponsors and Board of Advisors, UKSLSS is made up of a dedicated Executive Committee and various sub-committees. Together, students and lawyers ensure that UKSLSS members have access to legal and career-related information from both countries.