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Category Archives: Singapore

Singapore needs to regain edge in legal technology: Chief Justice Menon

legal technology

Singapore is no longer a world leader in legal technology, but the Singapore Academy of Law will strive to get the legal profession to step up in this area, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said yesterday. In his speech, he noted how artificial intelligence assisted transcription, technology facilitated two-way translations, and virtual courts feature prominently in […]

Facebook launches Startup Station Singapore with IMDA

Startup Station Singapore

Startup Station Singapore will be Facebook’s first data innovation startup program in Asia. Facebook, in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore, today unveiled Startup Station Singapore, a six-month program to support innovative data-driven startups that are developing the next generation of business solutions today. The program aims to help establish a […]

Shook Lin & Bok – law firm that produced two Singapore Chief Justices – turns 100

Shook Lin & Bok

In its 100-year history, law firm Shook Lin & Bok, which has produced two Chief Justices, has come to be a part of the Singapore story, having made many contributions in the past. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah said at the celebration of its centenary that the firm has added something unique […]

Singapore and Chinese Courts Sign Agreement on Judgment Enforcement

The Singapore and Chinese Courts have signed an agreement that provides clarity on the procedure for having money judgments in commercial cases heard in a Singapore court be brought before the Chinese courts, for it to be recognised and enforced. The memorandum of guidance also paves the way for such judgments made in Chinese courts […]

Singapore Bar exams to be more stringent from 2023

Singapore Bar

From 2023, law graduates who want to be practising lawyers will have to complete one year of practice training with a firm instead of the current six months, after passing the Singapore Bar examinations. In addition, Part B of the exam will be more stringent, announced Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon in a speech on Thursday (Aug […]

Singapore Lawtech Project Recruits Big City Firms 

Lawtech

Southeast Asia’s first lawtech accelerator has attracted three City law firms – Linklaters, Dentons and Clyde & Co – to its operation in Singapore. The ‘future of law innovation programme’ (FLIP) – which markets itself to UK law firms as a bridgehead to access Asia’s lawtech start-up community – is run by the Singapore Academy […]

How Law Firms in Singapore May Best Adapt to the Rise of Legal Technology

legal technology consultant

Conventus Law spoke to Serena Lim, director of Litigation Edge and Bizibody Technology at the 5th Chilliiq Forum Asia on how law firms in Singapore may best adapt to the rise of legal technology.   About Serena Lim Serena Lim is Litigation Edge’s Business Development Director, She also heads our eDiscovery team. Miss Lim practiced […]

Singapore Lawyers Warned Against Falsely Certifying Documents

Lawyer

Lawyers who falsely certify that they had witnessed the signing of a document, when in fact they had not, will be “visited with severe consequences”. The Court of Three Judges said this in written grounds released on Tuesday, explaining why it suspended a lawyer for 15 months over such “dishonest” conduct. In the judgment, penned […]

Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon elected president of ASEAN Law Association

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon

Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was elected president of the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) on Saturday (July 28), at elections held during the closing of ALA’s 13th general assembly. He will hold the position for three years. The ALA is a non-governmental organisation that brings together legal professionals across the ASEAN region. Source: The Straits […]

France-Singapore Road Map for Deepening Cooperation in Digital Innovation, Internet Governance and Cybersecurity 

cybersecurity

Cooperation in Digital Innovation, Internet Governance and Cybersecurity 1. In the framework of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation in 2018, both countries are working to seek synergies and promote concrete partnerships between their innovation ecosystems. Both sides recognise the importance of pursuing and deepening institutional dialogue regarding digital technologies, Internet governance and cybersecurity cooperation. 2. […]

Is Singapore the Next Center for Legal Innovation?

legal innovation

The Singapore government is making a big push to promote legal sector innovation, fostering programs and initiatives that encourage the development of legal tech and other advancements in law. But in other parts of Asia, including Hong Kong, legal innovation has been largely left to the market. Lawyers say Singapore has made noticeable progress in legal […]

Singapore High Court Affirms Power to Order Attorneys’ Eyes Only Disclosure

Singapore High Court

The Situation: In a recent application to set aside a Singapore arbitral award, the Singapore High Court considered whether a tribunal could order one of the parties to disclose certain documents only to the other party’s counsel. This arrangement is known as an Attorneys’ Eyes Only (“AEO”) disclosure. The Result: The Singapore High Court held that […]