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Yeong Zee Kin
Senior Assistant Registrar
Supreme Court of Singapore
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Yeong Zee Kin commenced his career as Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel, Attorney-General's Chambers where he prosecuted inter alia computer and white collar crimes He has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience in electronic evidence, digital forensics and investigatory powers. He was also appointed an Assistant Director, Computer & Information Systems Department of the Attorney-General's Chambers. He was subsequently appointed an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court and its CIO, before he eventually left for a stint in private practice. He is presently trying to develop the area of electronic discovery in Singapore.

Master Whitaker
Senior Master, Queen's Bench Division
the Queen's Remembrancer, UK
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Master Whitaker is the Senior Master of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in the Queen's Bench Division, the Queen's Remembrancer and a former barrister. Amongst his other duties he manages the specialist list for mesothelioma and other asbestos related claims at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. He was one of the judicial members of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of England and Wales from 2002 - 08 and was also a member of one of the judicial advisory groups advising the Secretary of State on the use of IT in the Civil and Family Courts. He is the Honorary President of LiST. He was trained as a mediator by CEDR in 2003 and is a member of the Senior Editorial Board of the White Book. He is the Central Authority for England and Wales under the Hague Conventions on Service and the Taking of Evidence. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on e-disclosure the Civil Procedure Reforms and on the management of asbestos related claims.

Michael D. Lee, LL.M., Esq.
The International Centre for
Dispute Resolution - Singapore (ICDR)

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As a head of AAA/ICDR’s Asia office in Singapore, Mr. Lee is in charge of the Association’s Asia region operation including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and many more. Primarily, Mr. Lee oversees the entire operation of the Association’s Asian office and leads the Association’s efforts in cultivating ties and developing business opportunities.

Mr. Lee is a NY attorney with LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University Law School in Sweden and J.D. degree from St. Thomas University Law School in Florida.  Mr. Lee is also serving as a co-Chair of Legal Committee for AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Singapore.

Craig Carpenter
Vice President and General

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Craig Carpenter, is Vice President and General Counsel at Recommind.

Mr. Carpenter has extensive experience in the eDiscovery, enterprise software and information security industries, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events like ILTA, LegalTech, the Wall Street Technology Association, ISSA, ARMA, Interop, RSA Conference, KM for Legal, CompTIA, and numerous other eDiscovery events. Mr. Carpenter is also a leading advocate with key industry groups like the Sedona Conference and the EDRM Project. Mr. Carpenter’s articles on key issues in information security, compliance, policy management, knowledge management and eDiscovery have been published in many top publications, including Information Management, Business Computing Society, EDRM Quarterly, eDiscovery Advisor, ILTA Magazine, KM World, TODAY Magazine, Processor Magazine, and DM Review. Additionally, Mr. Carpenter is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco where he teaches graduate classes on content management, digital rights management (DRM) and high tech marketing.

Mr. Carpenter began his career as a corporate litigation attorney with Ropers, Majeski, et al. Mr. Carpenter received his JD and MBA from Santa Clara University and his BA in history and political science from UCLA.

Vince Neicho
Litigation Support Specialist
Allen & Overy LLP
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Mr. Neicho is a recognised expert in the field of e-disclosure and document management. He has over 34 years of experience at Allen & Overy and is responsible for document management across the litigation department. On a global basis, he is actively involved in advising clients on disclosure obligations, preservation, retrieval and organisation of their documents and data to facilitate reviews for disclosure and investigatory purposes. He also has vast experience on the execution of Search and Seize Orders. Vince is a founder member of LiST (Litigation Support Technology) Group and has a particular interest in the development of e-disclosure and the use of electronic documents and the consequent challenges posed to the litigator, both in England and Wales and globally.

NEOH Sue Lynn
Assistant General Counsel A/P
NXP Semiconductors Singapore
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Neoh Sue Lynn, LL.B. (LSE, University of London), LL.M. (King’s College, University of London), is an inhouse lawyer with the NXP group of companies in the semiconductors industry, which was spun off the Royal Philips group of companies in 2006. Before joining Philips/NXP in 1998, Sue Lynn was briefly with a subsidiary of SembCorp as legal manager, and before that, she was a practising lawyer for 5 years in the litigation department of Helen Yeo & Partners, which has since merged with Rodyk & Davidson. Sue Lynn has often been Chairperson, speaker, moderator or panel member at various legal-related events. She is also an Associate Mediator accredited by the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Gordon Smith
Kennedys' law firm
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Gordon is a Partner of Kennedys’ law firm in Singapore, and is responsible for Kennedys’ Asian construction and engineering practice. 

Gordon’s principal area of practice is the conduct of complex international arbitrations principally relating to engineering, infrastructure, oil and gas projects, and related insurance issues.  He has conducted arbitrations in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Jakarta under institutional rules ICC, SIAC, TAI, Bani, KLRCA, and ad-hoc arbitrations (UNCITRAL).  He has also conducted an investor-state arbitration under the auspices of ICSID.

Gordon is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and an Australian Chartered Professional Engineer. He is also a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and is an arbitrator on the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panel of Arbitrators.

Ronni Solomon
King & Spalding
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Ronni Solomon focuses her practice on the management of major discovery matters as a member of the firm's E-Discovery Practice Group.  She serves as National E-Discovery Counsel for large corporations providing guidance on e-discovery issues, including both litigation preparedness and discovery strategy in active litigation.  In one recent engagement for a Fortune

20 company, she managed the audit of record retention schedules involving the recordkeeping laws of over 30 countries.

Ms. Solomon has been a litigator for over fourteen years.  Prior to joining King & Spalding, she was a corporate discovery specialist for one of the largest e-discovery companies in the industry where she advised and consulted with in-house counsel of large corporations on electronic discovery strategies.  

Ms. Solomon is active in electronic discovery and records management industry groups.  She is co-chair of the Electronic Discovery Subcommittee
of the Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. She was appointed by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Batten to be on a committee to provide recommendations to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia regarding amending its local rules to address e-discovery issues. Ms. Solomon is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production and is currently the team leader for the Social Media drafting team.  

Samantha Chia
Regional Compliance Counsel
Asia Pacific at Nokia Siemens Networks
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Samantha Chia currently serves as Regional Compliance Counsel, Asia Pacific for Nokia Siemens Networks, where she manages and is responsible for all ethics and compliance-related issues across the Asia Pacific region. Before taking on this role, Samantha was Head, Legal & Compliance for Nokia Siemens Networks Asia Pacific providing legal support and advice for all commercial transactions, implementing Nokia Siemens Networks’ Anti-Corruption Compliance programme and managing all arbitration and litigation matters. She joined Nokia Siemens Networks from Nokia, where she worked largely on cross-border network infrastructure deals, and R&D technology and licensing agreements in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US. Prior to joining Nokia, Samantha spent 3 years as an in-house lawyer at International Factors Singapore Ltd, advising, drafting and reviewing factoring and loan documentation, and managing litigation matters. Samantha received her law degree from the National University of Singapore and a MBA from Cranfield University. She is a qualified Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore.

Darren Cerasi
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Mr. Cerasi has over 13 years experience working with technology in numerous fields. Over the last 8 years, he has focused on Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and most recently Information Management.

As Director of I-Analysis, Mr. Cerasi has acted for clients across the APAC region on a variety of matters such as enforcement of intellectual property rights, investigation of financial irregularities, theft of confidential data, criminal breach of trust and computer crime related offences.

Mr. Cerasi has project managed the collection, preservation and processing of data in eDiscovery matters for a range of local and overseas litigation and arbitration matters.

Mr. Cerasi has appeared as an expert witness in the District and High Courts of Singapore; he is a member of the Singapore Law Society and has been cited and published in numerous periodicals including the Singapore Straits Times.

Chris Dale
Founder & Consultant
the e-Disclosure Information Project
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Chris Dale qualified as an English solicitor in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He was a litigation partner in London and then a litigation software developer and litigation support consultant before turning to commentary on electronic disclosure / discovery. He runs the e-Disclosure Information Project which disseminates information about the court rules, the problems, and the technology to lawyers and their clients, to judges, and to suppliers. He writes the UK's only authoritative and objective web site and blog on the subject and is a well-known speaker and commentator in the UK, the US and other common law jurisdictions.

Eddie Sheehy
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Eddie Sheehy has been the CEO of Nuix since 2006 and has overseen the commercialization of the company’s eDiscovery and electronic investigation software following seven years of research and development in Australia.

Developed in collaboration with federal intelligence and security/regulatory agencies as well as legal and litigation support firms, Nuix software offers the world’s fast and most comprehensive eDiscovery and email investigation software.  Eddie has been instrumental in helping Nuix secure government and commercial customers in over 20 countries across the world, including all of the major corporate regulators, advisory firms and corporations.

Born and educated in Ireland, Eddie has 18 years’ experience in finance and technology management. Eddie holds a Bachelor degree in commerce and a Masters degree in finance from the University of Cork (Ireland).  Eddie is on the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals.

Wan Kwong Weng
SVP & General Counsel
Mapletree Investments, Singapore
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Mr Wan Kwong Weng joined Mapletree Investments in 2009 as Group General Counsel.

He is admitted to practice in Singapore and in England & Wales. Kwong Weng has LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M. (Merit), as well as being conferred the Wise Speke Prize and the Justice FA Chua Memorial Prize for his undergraduate and Singapore Bar exams respectively. He has extensive experience in corporate/commercial and IP issues in the region. Prior to joining Mapletree, Kwong Weng was a member of the senior management team of Infineon Technologies, where he was Group General Counsel - Asia, for 7 years.

Kwong Weng has attended both the Harvard Negotiation Program for Senior Executives in Cambridge, MA (USA), and the INSEAD AIEP. He is appointed as a member of the LawNet Management Litigation Committee.

Rajesh Sreenivasan
Head, Technology, Media and Telecoms
Rajah & Tann LLP
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Richard Kershaw
Asia Managing Director
Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.
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Richard is the Asia Managing Director for Catalyst Repository Systems. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has lived and worked in the Asia region since 1996. Since then he has successfully led forensic data management assignments in arbitration, litigation, and regulatory investigations in Asia, India and Saudi Arabia.

Richard is a recognised expert in designing data forensic strategies for by-jurisdiction data protection legislation and blocking statutes, and the technical and procedural handling of Asian language data in complex review.

Richard is the sitting president of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific Chapter.

Nicholas Peacock
Partner & Head International Arbitration Practice
Herbert Smith LLP
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Nick is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in international arbitration.  He also has extensive experience of commercial litigation and ADR in various forms, as well as acting on regulatory disputes, high value complaints and internal investigations for corporates, banks and other institutions. 

Nick is an English qualified solicitor-advocate with over 10 years experience in Herbert Smith's market leading dispute resolution practice in London and Asia.  He moved to Herbert Smith's Singapore office in January 2009 to focus on arbitration for clients in South and South-East Asia.  Nick leads Herbert Smith's arbitration practice in Singapore and also sits as arbitrator.

Dmitri Hubbard
Business Development Director APAC
Epiq Systems
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Dmitri M A Hubbard, Director of Asia-Pacific e-discovery services for Epiq Systems, is a lawyer by background. He has been developing technology solutions to law firms and corporations for the last thirteen years throughout Australasia, Asia and the UK. He is a frequent HK CPD speaker for legal and risk management topics, and has lectured in contract, tort, employment, commercial law, criminal law and evidence across all three Hong Kong law schools. A prolific publisher of articles and books on Hong Kong law and social issues, he envisages in the next two years many parts of Asia will be on the cusp of large process reforms in the electronic discovery and regulatory areas.

Vinodh Coomaraswamy, SC
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Vinodh is a litigation partner in Shook Lin & Bok LLP and Senior Counsel. His areas of practice include international commercial arbitration (both as arbitrator and as counsel), commercial litigation and domestic and cross-border insolvency. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and of the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre. According to the Chambers Asia Directory 2010 Edition, Vinodh is “highly strategic in his analysis of the case, and offers a very balanced and learned opinion at all times.” Vinodh has degrees from Nottingham University (LLB 1990) and Oxford University (BCL 1998) and is admitted to practise in Singapore (1992), England and Wales (barrister 1991, solicitor 2002), New South Wales (2005) and New York (2007).

Scott A. Warren
Regional Managing Director for Legal Technologies Asia Pacific
Kroll Ontrack Inc.
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Scott Warren is regional managing director for Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies organization in Asia Pacific. In this capacity, Mr. Warren is responsible for Kroll Ontrack's computer forensics, discovery services and Electronically Stored Information (ESI) consulting product and service offerings in the region. Previously, Mr. Warren was managing director and head of office for Kroll in Japan, where he provided business intelligence & investigations expertise for corporate clients and government agencies, and specialized in computer forensics, electronic discovery, protecting intellectual property and anti-cyber crime efforts.