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Date(s) - 14 Mar 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Maxwell Chambers


March 14th, 2018. Singapore.

In association with: axiom Singapore Inno Tech Co-Hosted by

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Following the success of the inaugural Legal Inno’ Tech Forum in Hong Kong, In-House Community is bringing the event to Singapore in March 2018.

The Asia Legal Inno’ Tech Forum, Singapore provides an opportunity to share and learn from those driving innovation and creating the technological solutions for the legal industry in Asia and beyond.

Day Plan

09.30 – 10.00 - Registration
Registrations start for the day. Please bring along your business card.
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome Remarks

Welcome remark by Rahul Prakash, Publisher, In-House Community/Asian-mena Counsel

10.10 – 10.20 Opening Keynote - Kirsty Dougan, Axiom

Opening Keynote Speech by Kirsty Dougan, Managing Director Asia, Axiom.

10.20 – 11.20 Panel Discussion: What's driving the change in legal industry in Asia?
Panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities in-house counsel and external counsel face and how they are driving the changes to the legal industry. Innovative ways the legal services are being delivered and more, Moderated by Kirsty Dougan, MD Asia, Axiom; with panelists Corrine Tan, Head of Legal, Southeast Asia, Google; Christian Gordon-Pullar, Executive Director, Head of Legal, Technology, IP and Corporate Functions, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan; and Gladys Chun, General Counsel – Lazada Group
11.20 – 11.50 Networking Break
Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
11.50 – 12.50 Collaborative Approach to Designing Legal Services.

An interactive session about design better legal services with a collaborative approach and the types of skills the t-shaped lawyers needs. The session will also address feedback on opportunities and issues when collaborating (from feedback of attendees on white boards in the foyer area). Presented by Alex Smith, Innovation Manager – Reed Smith; Guest panellists – Gerald Licnachan, Counsel – Reed Smith.

12.50 – 13.00 - Delivering the service that In-House Counsel desire: what the visionary legal provider strives for in terms of advice and project management

Presentation by Co-Director of In-House Community, Patrick Dransfield on the push and pull forces acting between in-house and external counsel looking to innovate.

13.00 – 14.00 - Lunch

Light Lunch with networking break.

14.00 – 14.30 - 'Will Law Firms become software companies — the implications for in-house lawyers'.
Speech by Peter Connor (Founder & CEO, Alternatively Legal
14.30 – 15.30 - Legal Technology Landscape in Asia

This panel discussion will discuss the landscape of legal technology in Singapore and rest of Asia. Where law firms and in-house legal departments stand on the usage of legal tech like AI, Case Management, eDiscovery etc. We will also discuss how legal technology is disrupting the industry, creating opportunities for in-house legal teams to do more with less, and how legal services providers are using technology to add-value to their service provide. Panelist are Gino Bello, FTI Consulting; Paul Neo, Singapore Academy of Law; Peter Connor, AlternativelyLegal; and moderated by Michael Lew of LegalComet.

15.30 onwards - Q&A, Closing Remarks with Prize Draw
Any Q&A’s with tea and coffee and networking. There will be a prize draw as well.








Highlights from 2018 Asia Legal Inno’Tech Forum, Singapore

About Legal Inno’ Tech Forum

The Legal industry is going through a rapid change and disruption. For the longest time, the legal profession seemed immune to change — particularly in Asia. But the long overdue modernisation of the industry is now proceeding apace, creating a host of challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of legal services. The Asia Legal Inno’ Tech Forum, Singapore 2018 will bring together legal decision makers, including our community of in-house counsel –  to learn about these changes, how to embrace them and not to get left behind.

Past Legal Inno’ Tech Forum in Hong Kong

In recognition of the rapidly evolving landscape, In-House Community hosted its inaugural Legal Inno’ Tech Forum in association with Axiom in June 2017 in Hong Kong. Co-hosted by Blackberry and Navigant, the event brought together around 100 legal decision-makers and innovators to discuss these disruptive changes and share ideas on how to avoid being left behind. A highly interactive event, where many decision makers gave their point of view on various topics and shared from their experience, and many issues they face.

Matthew J. Kendrick, General Counsel, Daimler Greater China, Ltd

The inaugural Legal Inno’Tech meeting in Hong Kong was an excellent dialogue between legal and technical colleagues recognizing the changing world of professional services. Helpful products are surfacing in the market to allow for a real value add to forward thinking legal and compliance professionals.

Laurent Tam Nguyen, Regional Marketing & Communications Director, ZICO Holdings Ltd.

“In-House Community has always been my preferred conduit to general counsel. In terms of the quality of the management of the events, the quantity, engagement and seniority of the attendees (legal decision-makers especially), and hence value for money, the In-House Community platform cannot be beaten. Just as importantly, the In-House Community team is extremely efficient and an absolute pleasure to work with. I whole-heartedly recommend In- House Community.”

Past Attendees

  • GC’s/In-House Counsel 45%
  • Law Firm Partners 40%
  • Legal Entrepreneurs 10%
  • Company Directors 5%

2018 Speakers

Corrine Tan

Corrine Tan

Head of Legal, Southeast Asia, Google Asia Pacific

Based in Singapore, her team and her support Google’s offices in Southeast Asia, focuing on advising on legal issues and seeking to influence the regulatory framework to promote an open and vibrant Internet. Prior to joining Google, Corrine spent time at Globalfoundries, Nokia, Baker & McKenzie and Allen & Gledhill in Singapore.

Gladys Chun

Gladys Chun

General Counsel - Lazada Group

Gladys leads the Legal and Compliance department for Lazada Group and across all countries where Lazada has a local presence including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Russia. She supports the management by providing strategic guidance in commercial strategies and risk management across various business units including Lazada (B2C platform) and LEX (logistics business). Gladys started her career in corporate/commercial and tax practice before moving in-house into retail, franchising and now, technology.

Kirsty Dougan

Kirsty Dougan

Head of Asia, Axiom

Kirsty Dougan is the Managing Director of Asia for Axiom. Kirsty has spear-headed the growth of the regional business in Asia, leading client development covering major F50 companies along with mid-sized financial, pharmaceutical, FMCG, and tech-companies. Kirsty was previously a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and was Regional Counsel with Diageo based in Shanghai.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Innovation Manager - Reed Smith

Reed Smith’s first Innovation Manager leading the Innovation Hub programme, Alex heads up a physical and virtual programme of client-centric ideas-generation and rethinking of legal service design. Alex has two decades of experience interacting with lawyers in law firms and in-house teams to design new products and technologies, primarily as Innovation & New Product Lead at LexisNexis.

Gino Bello

Gino Bello

Senior Director - FTI Consulting

Gino leads the Technology segment in Singapore. A computer forensic expert and certified computer examiner, Gino specialises in forensic collection, analysis and expert reporting of digital evidence. Over fourteen years, Gino has led matters including large-scale, cross-border disputes, investigations, arbitrations, and eDiscovery engagements and assists in Cyber risk and incident response.

Michael Lew

Michael Lew

Founder, LegalComet

Michael is currently the Founder & CEO of LegalComet and the immediate Past President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (Singapore Chapter). An avid legal technologist with over 17 years of consulting experiences in technology risk management, E-Discovery, digital forensics and recent years, cybersecurity. He graduated from the LSE with Masters in Information Systems. He started his career with at Lincoln’s Inn, Rajah & Tann and was previously a Director at Deloitte and has led their Southeast Asia Forensic Discovery team.

Paul Neo

Paul Neo

COO and CFO at the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)

Paul oversees organisational capacity building at SAL and also the Executive Director of SAL Ventures – SAL’s subsidiary with initiatives like the Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP). Paul served as CEO of Next U, and management consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Paul began his career as a defence engineer in the Singapore Armed Forces after graduating from MIT with a Master of Engineering and was awarded the MIT Graduate Fellowship Award. He also has a Master of Engineering in Sensors and Smart Structures Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Paul is also an accredited mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute.

Patrick Dransfield

Patrick Dransfield

Co-Director of In-House Community

Patrick has over 22 years of experience working in the legal industry: firstly as a Publisher and later Asia Managing Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor, and then as Marketing and Business Development Director for Asia for Shearman & Sterling and White & Case respectively. After spending 6 months advising a start-up on-line language learning site for children (Study-cat), Patrick joined InHouse Community as Publishing Director and Co-Director of the In-House Community™ in 2008 and continues in those roles. His publishing career began with Haymarket Publishing in 1987.

Patrick is a graduate of Leeds University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Far East Area Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS).

Peter Connor

Peter Connor

Founder & CEO, AlternativelyLegal

Based in Sydney, Peter Connor has worked as private practice lawyer, GC and and in a VP business role in Hong Kong, Switzerland, England and Silicon Valley, US, gaining experience on all sides of the legal industry. Peter formed AlternativelyLegal to help in-house legal and compliance professionals throughout the world innovate, change and add value. He does this globally through his Everything But The Law™ training and consulting services and Change4Legal™ workshops for lawyers and his Trouble Traps® compliance videos and Alternative Compliance Solutions for corporate employees.

Rahul Prakash

Rahul Prakash

Publisher, In-House Community & Asian-mena Counsel

Rahul Prakash is publisher of Asian-mena Counsel (magazine for the in-house community) and He also assists in the business development of In-House Community events across Asia, Middle-East and Africa. Over the past 5 years , Rahul has worked with numerous legal services providers, helping them showcase their expertise to in-house counsel. He’s a business graduate from Delhi University and holds a Diploma in IT/Computer Application, as well as a certificate in Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics.

The 2018 Asia Legal Inno’Tech Forum was attended by representatives from the following organisations:


aCommerce Pte Ltd
Aeon Co (M) Bhd
Affin Bank Berhad
AIA Investment Management Pte Ltd
Allen & Gledhill LLP
American Bureau of Shipping
AT Capital Pte Ltd
Atos Information Techonology (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Axiata Digital
B.N., Energy Hub & Logistics Pte Ltd
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd
BlueMeg Pte ltd
BNP Paribas
Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.
Capital Square Partners Ltd
Cisco Systems Capital
City Developments Limited
Clasis LLC
Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte. Ltd.
CMS Singapore
Colin Ng & Partners LLP
Daimler South East Asia Pte Ltd
DHL Express Asia Pacific
DHL Information Services (Asia-Pacific) Sdn Bhd
DNV GL Group
Family Justice Courts
Frasers Property Limited
GlaxoSmithKline Pte Ltd
Government Technology Agency
Gurbani & Co.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
HGST Singapore Pte. Ltd
Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore Pte Ltd
IKEA South East Asia
Interflour Group
Ji Pte Ltd
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd
Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)
Land Transport Authority
Lawyers On Demand
Lazada Group
LegisComm Pte Ltd
LexMeet, Inc.
Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE)
Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
Mayer Brown (JSM) Singapore Pte Ltd
Morrison & Foerster (Singapore) LLP
NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd
NCS Pte. Ltd.
Omesti Berhad
Orange Business Services Singapore Pte Ltd
Otis Elevators Company
PPD Development (S) Pte. Ltd.
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited
PT Indonesia Comnets Plus
PT Surya Semesta Internusa, Tbk.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Singapore
Rakuten Asia Pte Ltd
RBC Bank
Reewire Holdings Pte Ltd
S.W.I.F.T. Terminal Services Pte Ltd
Sanofi-Aventis Singapore Pte Ltd
Seagate Technology
Siemens Financial Services
Simmons & Simmons JWS
Singapore Academy of Law
Singapore Airlines Limited
Singapore Intercultural School Indonesia
Singapore Telecommunications Limited
Standard Chatered Bank
Swee Holdings Limited
Swiss FTS (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
The Chemours Company Singapore Pte Ltd
The Insular Life Assuarance Company Ltd
Twitter Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Uber Singapore Technology Pte Ltd
Western Digital
YuuZoo Corporation Limited
ZICO Holdings Inc

For information about the upcoming 2019 Asia Legal Inn’Tech, contact Rahul Prakash at


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