The purpose of this Summit is to convene Legal Hackers chapter organizers to meet in person, share experiences, learn from each other, and plan activities for 2019. It provides an opportunity to get to know the legal innovation community in our gracious host city, Singapore, and will take place on the heels of the Singapore Fintech Fest, the largest fintech conference in the world.
The Summit also provides a remarkable opportunity to contribute to the State of Legal Innovation in Asia-Pacific Report. Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore Management University and Legal Hackers are working on this highly-anticipated report, which is slated to be presented at the 2019 Future Law Conference. This Report will be the culmination of comprehensive informational exchange and collaboration between experts across APAC on the topic of legal innovation.
Day 0: 15 November
1. Singapore Fintech Festival
The Singapore Fintech Festival is the largest fintech event in the world. On 15 November, the festival will host a Startup Lab Crawl. During the Startup Lab Crawl, the Singapore Academy of Law Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) will share details about their program and showcase some of the FLIP startups at Collision 8.
2. Kickoff Reception and Dinner
Join FLIP for a cocktail hour and dinner session at the gorgeous Collision 8 venue, which we will use as a way to kickstart the APAC summit.
Day 1: 16 November
1. Legal Hackers Chapter Showcase
Each APAC chapter will have an opportunity to share what they have been doing, what they plan to do, and the state of legal innovation in their respective countries. Chapters represented are: Bali, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Melbourne, Perth, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Wellington.
This will be an introduction and tour to some of the places where legal technology activity is focused in Singapore, as well as a tour of some of our key legal institutions. To give our Chapter representatives an on-the-ground feel of legal technology in Singapore, talks will be given about some of Singapore’s legal technology initiatives and companies. Organisations involved in this segment include: SAL FLIP, the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the State Courts, and Intelllex.
3. Dinner and Social Activities
Join us for a night of light entertainment with an authentic introduction to Singapore cuisine at Chinatown!
Day 2: 17 November
1. Lightning Talks
Chapter organizers will break out into groups to discuss potential collaborations in various areas of legaltech that will serve as a launchpad for the State of Legal Innovation APAC Report. Each talk should last for around 10-15 minutes, and each group of Lightning Talks will be followed by a combined Q&A session.
2. APAC Law and Tech Roundtable
Transitioning from the Technology of Law to the Law of Technology, this panel will address the legal challenges raised by artificial intelligence systems.
Seated on the panel will be an all-star lineup of speakers, Professor Goh Yihan (Dean of SMU Law Faculty), Mr Yeong Zee Kin (Assistant Chief Executive at IMDA and Deputy Commissioner of PDPC), Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan (Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and Head of the Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice), and Mr Brian Tang (Managing Director of the Asia Capital Markets Institute and founding Executive Director of Hong Kong University’s LITE Lab@HKU).
The Research Programme on the Governance of AI and Data Use is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Emerging Area Research Research Project Funding Initiative.
3. Open Floor
Share your latest idea, product or brainchild to the crowd. All are invited – the floor is open! Simply let us know if you wish to be placed on the agenda. Separate meeting rooms will also be provided for participants to lead their own discussions.
There are also some brief programmes lined up; Mr Eric Chin from Melbourne and LawTech.Asia (Singapore) will be delivering short talks to everyone.
4. Dinner and Social Activities
Join us for some scrumptious local delights and drinks.
Day 3: 18 November
1. Exploring Singapore
For anyone staying through Sunday, let’s explore everything Singapore has to offer while continuing the conversations from Days 1-2 of the Summit.
Singapore Academy of Law Future Law Innovation Programme
Singapore Management University Legal Innovation & Technology Club