Cyberjaya, Malaysia – On 4 – 5 November 2017, nearly 200 regional and Malaysian lawyers, innovators and technologists gathered under one roof for the inaugural LexTech Conference at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC). #LexTech17 provided an unparalleled platform for legal practitioners and legal tech innovators to share technologies and innovative solutions that shapes the provision of legal services in the 21st century and beyond. From the President of the Malaysian Bar to the Chief Operations Officer of the Singapore Academy of Law, and from the General Counsel of Bank Negara to the officer of the Singapore Attorney-General, in-house counsels and practitioners connected with startup founders and blockchain associations to share market knowledge and form lasting partnerships to propel the legal profession into the digital age.
President of the Malaysian Bar in his keynote speech mentioned that it is an “opportune time to have this conference as a unifying platform in discussion and in connection”. He believes that “Legal tech is the next frontier of innovation”. “This conference […] is very much in line with the Bar Council’s commitment to excellence, to continuously update ourselves in the face of progress”, said George Varughese. In a press conference that followed, he was asked about the challenges in educating Malaysian lawyers to embrace technology.
“With legal tech companies like CanLaw organizing conferences like this, I believe in the very near future Malaysia too will catch up with the rest of the region”, said the Malaysian Bar President. “I think if lawyers are more informed of the benefits of technology and how it can actually assist them to become even more productive, I think given time they would embrace technology”.
Highlights of #LexTech17 included:
- An in-depth look into the role of regulators and accelerators in legal innovation.
- A fundamental introduction to blockchain, smart contracts and how it would change the practice of contract law
- An expert panel on whether the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in the legal industry might replace lawyers.
- A fruitful discussion on the dispute resolution mechanisms and law firms of tomorrow, and how lawyers can future-proof themselves.
- Six separate sessions led by dynamic and accomplished speakers on topics ranging from ICOs to artificial intelligence demos and explanations by IBM Watson and Linklaters, from the practical classes on Big Data and the like by IR 4.0 to the visionary discussions on the use of blockchain across the judicial systems.
With 12 expert speakers from around the region contributed to #LexTech17, including: Gaythri Raman, the SEA Managing Director of LexisNexis; Chew Seng Kok, Managing Director of ZICO Holdings and Chairman of the ZICO Law network; Rajesh Sreenivasan, TMT Practice Partner of Rajah & Tann; Paul Neo, Executive Director of Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) Ventures; Noemie Alintissar-Mooney, Programme Director of Future Legal Innovation Programme (FLIP); Professor Ray Campbell of Peking University; Daniel Yeo, Managing Associate of Linklaters and lead for the Nakhoda initiative in Asia; Alonso Mayordormo Castilla, Senior Case Counsel of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA); Rene Bernard, Founder and CEO of LuxTag; Aaron Ting, Secretary of ACCESS Malaysia; TM Lee, Founder of CoinGecko; Colbert Low, Founder of Celebrus Advisory.
“I believe #LexTech17 has been a great success and we hope to be able to emulate this success for subsequent conferences. Above all, we are truly proud to have helped move the needle. We couldn’t have done it without every single partner, sponsor, speaker, moderator, breakout session hosts and delegates. It was definitely a collaborative effort to bring this conference to the heights that it reached.”
– Lee Su Wen, Event Director, LexTech Conference 2017
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Review the programme: https://lextech17.canlaw.asia/programme-booklet/
#LexTech17 sponsors and partners include: KLRCA, Axiata Digital, MaGIC, LexisNexis, MDEC, eLawyer, Cradle, The Malaysian Lawyer, Office Parrots, Grab.
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Pang Jo Fan
Tel. +6 016 611 9001