Legal developments and issues relevant to e-commerce and technology businesses operating in Asia

14 June 2016

14.30 - 17.15

Maxwell Chambers, 32 Maxwell Road, Level 4, Singapore 069115

In this seminar, we will discuss some key legal and practical issues affecting businesses which are operating in Asia, focusing particularly on e-commerce and consumer-facing technology businesses. The seminar will be presented by lawyers from our Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney offices.

In addition, we will be joined by two senior in-house lawyers who will share their first-hand experiences from e-commerce businesses.

Who should attend

C-suite and senior level executives and professionals from the legal, financial, technology and e-commerce sectors.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

2.30 pm

  • Registration

3.00 pm

  • Data Protection – There continue to be significant changes in data privacy regulation which affect businesses in the region: this session is an overview of existing regimes, data transfers and the new EU Data Protection Regulation
    Alexander Shepherd, Partner (Bird & Bird LLP, UK), Singapore

3.30 pm

  • Artificial Intelligence – As AI moves into the business context, with IBM Watson and Google Deep Mind having real business utility, the legal consequences of machine intelligence are widespread and significant: we'll discuss the key issues for businesses
    Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird London

4.00 pm

  • Social Media – Businesses and their employees have embraced social media: we'll consider key legal and practical considerations for businesses and employers Michelle Chan, Partner, Bird & Bird Hong Kong

4.30 pm


  • Legal pitfalls to sidestep in web startup
    Janahan Thiru – Legal Counsel of Shopback
  • Behind the scenes in the US$1 billion Alibaba-Lazada deal
    Jinesh Lalwani – Senior Legal Counsel of Lazada

Moderated by Hamish Fraser, Partner, Bird & Bird Sydney

5.15 pm

  • Networking drinks and canapes