Adeline Chin is a legal knowledge management consultant and legal tech evangelist. She is the co-founder of 3 legal related companies, namely, LawTech Malaysia, Law Asia 365, and Cyrus Book Store.
A University of London law graduate and an MBA holder from Sydney Business School, Adeline has been trailblazing a progressive form of legal KM since 2012. She has authored several whitepapers and publications relating to KM and legaltech, and frequently speaks at conferences both domestically and abroad.
In her capacity as a KM professional, Adeline has designed, spearheaded and implemented innovative knowledge projects that humanize the law through infusion of technology. She currently sits as a member of the Tech Expert Committee established under the auspices of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and is a Steering Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA).
Anil Changaroth is a Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Conflict Avoidance and Dispute Resolution Practitioner, having qualified as a Barrister of Law Middle Temple England, and is an Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore and Solicitor of England and Wales. Anil’s practices in Asia Pacific region includes through his law practice Changaroth Chambers LLC (Singapore) in Appropriate Dispute Resolution with a focus on Infrastructure, Building and Construction and most aspect of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate front end advisory work; Changaroth International Consultancy, consulting and administering international infrastructure/construction, trade/investment treaty projects and providing ADR appointment services; and through its ODRasia & ODRanz, hosting, operating and developing Online Dispute Resolution and Digital Conflict Avoidance licensed/subscription based platforms essentially creating an online digital revolution. Anil’s book Resolving Disputes, a Guide to the Options for Appropriate Dispute Resolution, was published by Marshall Cavendish International Asia in 2019.
Ankita Dhawan is an Indian lawyer, who works at the intersection of law, public policy and technology. She has worked as an Associate with Trilegal, a tier-I law firm in India. She routinely advises digital enterprises - such as e-commerce platforms, cab aggregators, PE funds and fin-tech companies - on competition law concerns. She represents them in adversarial enforcement matters before the Competition Commission of India (and appellate courts), as well as in obtaining regulatory clearances for deals / investments. She also advises on the confluence of competition law with data privacy law, consumer law, intermediary liability law and dispute settlement.
Prior to Trilegal, she has worked with Google as an Associate Account Strategist. She has earned an LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. She also holds a bachelor's degree in business studies.
Kherk Ying heads the Intellectual Property & Technology and Dispute Resolution practice groups, with over 30 years of experience in the area of intellectual property (IP), commercial litigation, corporate compliance, information technology, data privacy, and internet regulatory matters.
In addition to technology contentious matters, Kherk Ying regularly advises in technology-related matters including new age technology issues, IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, know-how and design contracts, distributorships and data privacy. She has extensive experience in advising local and multinational corporations on commercial and regulatory issues concerning e-commerce, social media and online platforms, telecommunications, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
Kherk Ying speaks regularly at local and international conferences and is ranked as a Tier 1 practitioner in Malaysia by Chambers Asia Pacific. She was recently named in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame and Benchmark Asia Pacific's Top 100 Women-in-Litigation 2021. Her reputation as a highly regarded lawyer across various disciplines has led her to be named Woman Lawyer of the Year at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards and ALB SE Asia Law Awards in 2019.
Christine has been involved in the area of teaching, using and researching Innovation as well as specialising in Intellectual Property management and strategy, patent analytics and technology landscaping and IP Valuation since 2003.
She heads the IP valuation and Strategic IP Department of Adastra IP, a full service IP firm with several offices in ASEAN countries and India. She works with a team of finance, valuation and IP experts on providing IP valuation, assessment and analytics services to clients, ranging from Malaysian Public Listed Companies, Small medium corporations to start-ups in unlocking the potential of their IP assets for various monetization purposes.
She is also the IP Licensing Director with Life Science Oman, working on the commercialization of technology related innovation.
She is currently serving a third term as the Secretary General of the Business Valuers Association of Malaysia (BVAM).
Daniel is the Vice-President of IIPCC Malaysia and a Co-Founder of Lawtech Malaysia, an ecosystem building company focused on bridging and upskilling the legal industry. He is also a Partner in Fuzztrack Ventures, a private equity firm where his portfolio is on financial tech, regulatory tech and law tech. He also specialises in commercialization of IP, restructuring, mergers and acquisition and venture building. Further, he is a member of Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) focusing on Regtech in Malaysia.
Previously, he practised 2 years as a Malaysian Corporate Lawyer where he led a legal team in an IPO at ACE Market Malaysia and oversaw 10+ M&A transactions. He was also called to the bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn as a Barrister-at-law at England and Wales.
Throughout his journey, he has organised 2 successful legal tech hackathons, 1 Lawtech summit conference and produced over 35 teams in the process with some teams obtaining investments. Building the ecosystem, he has worked with both domestic and international regulators to promote innovation and technology into the legal industry of Malaysia such as the Bar Council of Malaysia, Bar Council of Penang, Law Society of Hong Kong, Singapore Academy of Law, APAC Legal Innovation Tech Association (ALITA), Legal Hackers, Nordic Regtech Association and New Zealand Legal Tech Association. He also formed the first lawtech fellowship with now over 30 fellows from diverse backgrounds focused in transforming the legal industry with innovation and tech. Further, he has presented at the World Regtech Summit and Fintech association roundtables in Hong Kong and Singapore to align, promote and collaborate on an APAC level to grow fintech, lawtech and regtech.
Further into his other role, Daniel focuses on advising foreign tech transfers projects, commercialization of IP for patents by GL universities and structuring investment for businesses in Malaysia. He also serves as a member of the Youth Task Force Steering Committee under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Malaysia.
Deepak Pillai heads Christopher & Lee Ong’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Data Protection Practice Group. He has practiced exclusively in the areas of Telecommunications & Technology law and Personal Data Protection since 1997 and is acknowledged as a leading Telecommunications & Technology lawyer in Malaysia.
Prior to the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act coming into force back in 2010, Deepak was one of the first practitioners to provide feedback and input in relation to the drafting of the PDPA Bill in 1999. He has been active in Data Protection since then and apart from conducting full scale PDPA audits and compliance exercises for many listed institutions, he has played a leading role in formulating the Codes of Practice for Data Protection for the Banking, Insurance and Communication sectors. As a leading practitioner in Data Protection, Deepak is currently the appointed Chairman of the Personal Data Protection Committee of the Malaysian Bar and has a good working relationship with the PDP Commissioner and Jabatan Perlindungan Data Peribadi Malaysia.
Deepak’s practice extends to advising a wide array of international, private and public sector clientele in addressing the commercial, regulatory and policy issues relating to information and communications technology law, ranging from negotiating complex information technology contracts to advising public sector agencies on proposed technology related legislation and policies.
G. Vijay Kumar is a partner in Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill’s market-leading Technology Media & Telecommunications (TMT) and Corporate & Commercial Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.
After over 20 years of active practice focused primarily in technology and telecommunications-based disputes, Vijay has in-depth experience and knowledge of the legal, commercial and technological aspects of the industry, which he leverages for the benefit of his clients.
Vijay is currently featured in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021’s ranking as a “Leading Individual” in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications space. He is also ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 in their listing of the top Dispute Resolution lawyers in Malaysia.
Izwan Zakaria is a technology, startup, and venture lawyer at Izwan & Partners, a corporate law firm helping tech companies and startups do business and raise capital in Malaysia and overseas.
Izwan usually acts for fintech companies relating to regulatory matters involving the Central Bank of Malaysia and the Securities Commission. He is also a member of the Fintech Association of Malaysia.
Izwan is a regular writer on legal matters affecting startups in his blog, Startup Law Blog. He is active in the startup ecosystem, where he regularly mentors early stage founders at the Founder’s Institute, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), and Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE). His engagements include working with international bodies such as the World Bank and the Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Foundation.
Izwan was also named as one of the ‘30 people to watch in the business of law’ by The Asia Law Portal.
Jenna is the Co-founder and CEO of FortNynja, a cybersecurity company with an interest in tackling the talent drought in cybersecurity and fintech in the APAC region via E-Fintech School APAC.
As a Fintech & Innovation expert and former member of the MDEC Fintech team (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation), she contributed to the blossoming of the Fintech ecosystem in Malaysia by integrating experts, regulators, financial institutions, accelerators, investors, startups/scaleups, and academic institutions.
Prior to stepping into the Fintech world, she was an Advocate and Solicitor (Partner) with experience in running a law firm that dealt with corporate, litigation, human rights, and family law matters.
Some of Jenna’s achievements include:
Shanti has 30 years of experience in a broad practice, representing domestic and international clients in commercial litigation and arbitration. Acting as both counsel and arbitrator, she is Head of the Arbitration Practice and Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws Practice and co-head of the Competition Law Practice. A Member of the Court of Arbitration (SIAC), Shanti is a recognised and recommended dispute resolution lawyer (Chambers, Legal 500, Asialaw).
Her experience ranges from banking and commercial/corporate to technology disputes. She advises on consumer protection, data protection, defamation, entertainment and multimedia issues.
Shanti also offers advisory services, compliance audits and legal representation in competition law investigations and disputes. Specific industries represented in her competition practice include pharmaceutical, insurance, energy, travel, automotive, entertainment and retail.
Shanti advises on regulatory compliance and activities coming under the purview of authorities, such as the Securities Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Communications and Multimedia Commission.
Lim has spent 30 years on practicing manufacturing-based business process software development and deployment in Malaysia, Singapore and China since he graduated with a BSc in MIS from Southern Illinois University. He is a business-IT alignment advocate and believed to be the first Malaysian to bring “Made in China 2025” policy to Malaysian government agencies and discussed with them in 2015. He closely continues observing the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Malaysia as well as in China.
In 1999, Lim started his software consultancy boutique firm and in 2011 he was named the recipient of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award. He is now spearheading a mega software development and deployment solution known as iRIMAU – Industrial Revolutionary Intelligent Manufacturing Agility and Unification, the first-of-its-kind Supply Chain 4.0.
He was called to Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) respectively in 2008 and 2010. He was co-opted as a committee member of CIArb for the 2009/2010 session and endeavoring towards introducing ADR modes to Malaysian software industry through CIArb, MDEC and MMU Law Faculty.
Vee Vien graduated from University of Manchester in 2012 with a Bachelor of Law (Hon). she subsequently pursued her bar Professional Training Course at BPP, London and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London in 2013. After undergoing the statutory requirement of pupillage in the chambers of Shearn Delamore & Co., she was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2015 and has since been in practice until 2019 prior to joining as an in house legal counsel.
Vee Vien specialises in corporate and commercial matters and has undertaken numerous local and cross-border transactions relating to joint ventures, strategic alliances, acquisitions, real estate and other business combinations.
Mark is practicing lawyer who has been tasked to oversee legal affairs in relating to ZH TECH Asia and its flagship solution known as iRIMAU (Industrial Revolutionary Intelligent Manufacturing Agility and Unification) - a Digital Supply Chain for the Fourth Industrial Revolution ecosystem.
Mauricio Duarte is a Lawyer from Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala) with an LL.M. from St. Thomas University (Minnesota). Mauricio worked for 4 years in international arbitration before devoting himself to technology and legal innovation. Mauricio is the COO and a Justice Entrepreneur with A2J Tech, a company in Denver (Colorado) that builds legal tech solutions to improve access to justice. Besides, Mauricio serves as an Of Counsel Partner of Legal Plus, a law firm focused on advising technology entrepreneurs and technology companies. Mauricio has served as an advisor for Kleros and Arbitrator Intelligence and recently coordinated a collective book titled "Arbitration & New Technologies", with over 45 contributions in English and Spanish.
Melissa Lim is the Founding Partner of Melissa Lim & Associates and a LegalTech advocate. Her law firm, Melissa Lim & Associates specialises in cross-border commercial transactions, e-commerce, civil litigation, construction arbitration, and assisting tech startups. As a Legal Tech advocate, Melissa co-founded LawTech Malaysia to organise Malaysia' s first legal tech hackathon in 2018 and first legal tech summit in 2019. She is a consultant at Law Asia 365, a legal tech consultancy firm to boost tech adoption within Malaysian law firms. Her latest pet project is the Msia Lawyers & Tech Discord server to bring lawyers together to share about tech.
Patrick ,the Co-founder and CEO of mindset Sdn Bhd and SwissTech Solutions Sdn Bhd, has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and is very passionate about disruptive technologies that help solving real world issues. Originally from Switzerland, he moved to China in 2013 and eventually to Malaysia in 2015.
While his background is in Cyber-Security and IT Service Management, he has accumulated extensive knowledge around Big Data and Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Digital Transformation over the past years.
His vision is to provide a one-stop shop for their customers, which supports them on their digital journey. His companies are therefore focused on digital transformation solutions, covering anything from consultancy including assessments and solution designs, to developing platforms, digital marketplaces, mobile and web apps.
He is running his own podcast "Pat' s Chat", that is known for the weekly talks with inspiring entrepreneurs and he has spoken at several conferences being keynote speaker, panellist and panel moderator as well.
Thayananthan Baskaran is a partner with Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur, and an associate member of Crown Office Chambers, London. Thaya drafts various engineering and technology contracts, advise on disputes arising from such contracts, and appear as counsel in arbitration and civil proceedings to resolve such disputes. Thaya also sits as an arbitrator. Thaya is on the panel of several international arbitration centres and has been appointed as arbitrator in a variety of commercial disputes. Thaya is the author of Arbitration in Malaysia: A Commentary on the Malaysian Arbitration Act published by Kluwer Law International in 2019. Thaya was the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Malaysia Branch (2017-19). Thaya is described ‘as the best example of the new wave of Asian practitioners who offer great talent and fresh ideas’ in Global Arbitration Review (2018), which adds ‘He is incredibly smart, agile and resourceful’.
Thomas Delaye is the Head of Legal and Governance of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) where his practice focuses on sports integrity and governance. He was previous involved in other sports organisations such as the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Athletics Federation. Thomas is a member of the Bar of Québec (Canada) since 2010, having graduated from the University of Sherbrooke and subsequently obtained an MBA from INSEAD, in Singapore. He is a great believer in using technology to make legal practice more efficient.
Tiensoon is one of the Innov8tif founders and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Innov8tif is a Southeast Asia-focused AI company that was conceived to help businesses in digital transformation roadmap through digital identity assurance.
Prior to Innov8tif, Tiensoon was one of the co-founders in Joget Inc., a Silicon Valley originated company, from the ideation to the commercialisation stage. Joget is a low-code/no-code platform with world-wide digital transformation case studies. From year 2009-2011, Tiensoon was the VP of Technical Consulting for Joget, in-charge of consulting and training service delivery, as well as partner enablement.
An academically-trained software engineer, Tiensoon invests most of his interest in bridging challenging business requirements with technologies – which often involves some emerging areas.
A strong believer that "AI as your co-worker" is the near-future workplace. Digitalisation isn' t just about how much you have packed into a punch, but how sustainable your digitalisation resources can adapt to inevitable changes and continuous development.
Yang Liu, legal director of the ZTE Corporation Southeast Asia Region domain, resident in Malaysia, is responsible for the legal and compliance affairs of the Malaysia subsidiary and the Southeast Asia Region domain.
ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing innovative technologies and integrated solutions for global operators, government and enterprise, and consumers from over 160 countries across the globe. Serving over 1/4 of the global population, the company is dedicated to enabling connectivity and trust everywhere for a better future.