Conversations with Steven Liew

As a law graduate of NUS, Steven Liew began his career at esteemed law firm Baker & McKenzie, acquiring extensive experience in intellectual property law. His highly regarded expertise in the field has seen him take up positions in established multinational corporations, ranging from Louis Vuitton to eBay. He subsequently made a shift from legal work towards consulting and public policy, where he is presently Director of Public Policy for the Asia Pacific region at Airbnb. Notably, he has founded various venture capital firms, largely investing in technology start-ups. In this interview, he shares valuable insights pertaining to the fields of law, consulting, and entrepreneurship, his forthright views on what young people need to succeed in today’s day and age, and candid advice on career aspirations…

Insights on Legal

On 7 June 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Legal, the 59th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included:

Meryl Koh (Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution, Drew and Napier) – Moderator
Andrew Wong (Product Manager, Innovation & KM Solutions, Dentons Rodyk)
Hannah Lim (Head of Rule of Law and Emerging Markets, Lexis Nexis)
Sheila Ng (Partner, Restructuring and Insolvency, Rajah & Tann)
Simon Schmeing (Transformation Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright)…

Reflections with Richard Young

Richard Young is a Partner at Allen & Gledhill. A law graduate from NUS, he has extensive experience working on complex transactions involving cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, amalgamations, and corporate reorganisation. His expertise also extends to other aspects of corporate and commercial law. Highly regarded by the top legal publications, Richard has been praised by clients to be “highly proactive”, “commercially minded”, “a relationship builder”, and “a very safe pair of hands”.

Today, Richard takes some time out of his busy schedule to share with us his views on what it takes to be a successful lawyer in this modern day and age, as well as timely wisdom for youths aspiring toward a legal career…

Conversations with Josh Lee

Josh Lee is a Legal Policy Manager for AI Governance in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore. He co-founded LawTech.Asia, Singapore’s foremost publication on legal technology and serves as the chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA). In this article, he shares more about legal policymaking, the opportunities that accompany a rise in AI, and how to embrace technology in law…

Insights on Law

The Discover+ Panel on Legal, held on 2 February 2021, was graced by Vikna Rajah (Moderator), Head, Tax and Trust & Private Client Practices at Rajah & Tann; Flora Suen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Narus; Lynette Ooi, Head of Legal, ASEAN, Consumer at Amazon; and Victoria Ting, Deputy Public Prosecutor / State Counsel, Financial Crimes, Crime Division at Attorney-General’s Chambers Singapore. Attendees included students at various levels of education with a desire to know the different career paths in mobility, and how to best position themselves for such roles…

Conversations with Azfer A. Khan

Azfer A. Khan is a Staff Officer at the Cyber Coordination Office of the Singapore Police Force. In this article, conducted when Azfer was an Investigation Officer, Azfer shares about the nature of his work, and his opinions on how his industry will continue to develop. He also describes his experiences studying Law at the University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School, and his current role teaching at Singapore Management University as Adjunct Faculty…

Conversations with Hannah Lim

As Head of Rule of Law and Emerging Markets at LexisNexis, Hannah works with governments to leverage technology to support the rule of law and build meaningful partnerships with key stakeholders and international organizations. Hannah is passionate about the impact that technology might have on the legal industry and society, as well as the future of the legal profession…