Effective implementation of any technology for the digital economy requires an understanding of what is technically and operationally feasible. Our technology practice provides legal knowledge and technical understanding to help clients take full advantage of new and emerging technologies, particularly related to artificial intelligence (AI), distributed ledger technologies (DLT) (including Blockchain) and cryptocurrencies. The adoption of these technologies have led to major redesigns of business processes, even in the legal industry itself.
With our expertise, we are able to offer strategic and practical advice to our clients as they consider the development and/or implementation of these emerging technologies, including putting in place the best contractual arrangements to manage the web of relationships required for its development and implementation.
This department is headed by Lim Seng Siew, an accredited specialist in Data and Digital Economy.
Our lawyers are not limited to their hands-on experience with the legal aspects of technology projects but have practical experience running IT projects as well. We work with techies: as their lawyers, as their customers, and as co-creators of solutions and applications for a variety of industries, including the legal industry.
Our deep industry experience means that we can help our clients navigate through each stage of the software development lifecycle. At the front end, we assist our clients assess and reduce their privacy and security risks and comply with applicable regulations. We advise clients on legal compliance and business strategy relating to data privacy and security risk management, cybersecurity and technology transactions.
In the event of an incident, we are able to draw upon our experience to advise clients on the investigation, containment and remediation of a broad range of data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents. We help clients minimising financial loss and reputational damage.
Our lawyers can assist with:
- Data privacy issues & cybersecurity issues, incident handling security incidents, contractual and technological risk allocation and management.
- Start-Up support from its birth, to scaling-up, and to the ever important exit strategy.
- The legal management of IT projects, its procurement and project management, whether on the traditional waterfall software development lifecycle or on a rapid prototyping or agile model.
- Managing technology disputes when there is a fall-out and its resolution, amicable or otherwise, in the event a project goes awry.