Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2017 – Malaysian legal-tech startup, CanLaw and Brickfields Asia College (BAC) announced the launch of the inaugural LexTech Conference 2017 – taking place on November 4th-5th at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya. It is a legal technology conference meant to bring together hundreds of innovative leaders in the legal technology sphere, inviting everyone to envision “The Future of Law”, elevate the conversation and raise ideas and solutions through panel-led discussions.
The Conference will center around topical issues in legal tech, anchored by four main topics – the roles of regulators and accelerators in legal innovation, blockchain and smart contracts, artificial intelligence in legal research and how to future-proof your practice. Geared towards the inevitable innovative future, the conference will see in attendance forward-thinking lawyers and firms, up-and-coming legal tech startups and established organisations in the legal and technology field. Some of the speakers include Professor Raymond Campbell from Peking University; Rene Bernard, CEO of LuxTag; Steven Thiru, former President of the Malaysian Bar and Partner at Shook Lin & Bok and Gaythri Raman, the Managing Director of LexisNexis Southeast Asia – who is also a strategic partner of the conference. There will also be breakout sessions which feature demonstrations such as Artificial Intelligence platforms such as IBM Watson on how AI changes legal practice. This event is also proudly sponsored by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Axiata Digital and MaGIC. Other partners include the Malaysian Digital Economy Council (MDEC) and Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd.
CanLaw is one of the first legal tech startups in Malaysia, introducing technology into the legal sphere – through a lawyer discovery platform, a legal news site and now through this legal tech conference. BAC is a strong supporter of innovation and progress in education, technology and the law – with their recent venture into freeschool.my for example, a free online learning portal with the national syllabus.
“We are incredibly excited to be planning the first-of-its-kind legal tech conference,” said Soon Yi, Co-Founder and CEO of CanLaw Asia. “Our mission for the conference is not only to increase awareness on the legal tech innovations of today and connect the Southeast Asian network, but really to drive widespread legal tech adoption in our region’s legal systems.”
“BAC is delighted to be co-organising the #LexTech17 conference and be at the forefront of this incoming tidal wave of progress. I believe this conference is going to usher in the new era of law, one that utilises and leverages the technological advancements of today,” said Raja Singham, CEO of Brickfields Asia College (BAC). “We owe it to future lawyers in the region to engage in a constructive discussion of where we are today and how the legal industry can contribute to a better tomorrow.”
The LexTech Conference 2017 is now open for registration, tickets are priced at RM 900 for lawyers and investors, RM 650 for young lawyers and small firms and RM 450 for startups. Sign up at http://lextech.canlaw.asia!
LexTech Conference 2o17 is co-organized by CanLaw & Brickfields Asia College, with LexisNexis onboard as Strategic Partner. For more information on #LexTech17 and special discounts, do check out our website and Facebook event.
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