2011 Speakers Included:
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.
Shook Lin & Bok LLP
David Chan has been a Partner in Shook Lin & Bok since 2004. He has wide experience general commercial litigation with particular focus on domestic and cross-border finance-related litigation, fraud and insolvency matters.
He is also involved in international commercial arbitration and corporate and shareholders disputes.
Some of the recent matters he has been involved in include:
- Successfully acted for five of the defendants, who are part of the Westcomb group, a well known provider of investment and securities-linked services in Singapore, in a claim by the Plaintiff, an ex-remisier from the firm, for commission allegedly due to him;
- Acting for a minority shareholder in a family dispute crossing three generations;
- Acting for the liquidator of Norwest Holdings Pte Ltd (In Liquidation) in a dispute against Newport Mining Ltd, an Australian listed company. The action commenced after Newport walked away from buying shares in Norwest’s China subsidiary after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake;
- Acting for The Cayman Islands and Singapore liquidators of Petroprod Ltd (a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands) which has debts in excess of US$500 million. The liquidators commenced proceedings in the Singapore High Court to recover monies paid to the company’s management agents, Larsen Oil & Gas Pte Ltd, a company incorporated in Singapore.
AccoladesDavid has been consistently noted for his expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, as well as restructuring and insolvency by a number of publications and is noted as a leading lawyer in IFLR1000 2011 which states that “One customer was impressed by David Chan for having ‘very good client service’ and bringing 'new ideas to the table.’” The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010/2011 notes that David Chan is “well versed in corporate governance and insolvency matters”.
Partner, Head of International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (SEA)
Nish is a Partner and Head of International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, South East Asia. He is regarded as a leading expert in the field of dispute resolution, in particular in arbitration and restructuring. He has advised on many of the most complex cross-jurisdictional disputes in recent years, including arbitrations in south and South East Asia, corporate and shareholder disputes, insolvency, restructurings, receiverships, judicial managements, liquidations, construction and civil engineering disputes, defamation and commercial fraud-related matters. Nish is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators, Vice-Chairman of the Insolvency and Restructuring Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Bar Association's Dispute Resolution. Nish also sits as a Judge of Appeal on the International Court of Appeal of the FIA; serves as the Head of the Disciplinary Commission of the Singapore Motorsports Association and he recently authored the Singapore chapter of the "Asset Tracing & Recovery, World Compendium". In addition he speaks regularly at regional seminars and conferences and contributes articles to leading publications on arbitration, litigation and insolvency law. He is admitted to practise in both Singapore and England and Wales.
Baker & McKenzie
Celeste Ang is an Associate Principal in the Dispute Resolution practice. Her practice encompasses corporate litigation and arbitration, both domestic as well as cross-border. The specialised areas, in which she has experience include intellectual property, employment and labour law, media and entertainment law, and oil and energy related disputes. Having started her practice in 1999 with one of Singapore's largest litigation and dispute resolution firms, she joined the Firm in 2007.
|Edmund J Kronenburg
Braddell Brothers LLP
Edmund is a general litigator and is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Singapore Courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.
He has been instructed by other solicitors as Counsel on several occasions, and has also been privileged to appear against several prominent Senior Counsel in recent years.
Edmund’s main areas of practice are Commercial & Company Litigation & Arbitration, Medical Law (including Medical & Dental Malpractice and Negligence, Medical Research and Biotechnology) and Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring.
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.
Asia Managing Director
Catalyst Repository Systems
Richard Kershaw is the Asia Managing Director for Catalyst Repository Systems. A fluent Japanese speaker, he has lived and worked in the Asia region since 1996. Mr Kershaw is a recognised expert in designing data forensic strategies for by-jurisdiction data protection legislation and blocking statutes, and technical and procedural handling of Asian language data in complex legal review. He has successfully led litigation, arbitration and investigation matters throughout China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Richard is the sitting President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Asia Pacific chapter. Teaching credentials include US University of Virginia Law School on cross-border e-discovery, UK University of Glamorgan MSc (Computer Forensics) and US National College of District Attorneys on computer evidence. He has provided CLE and CPD accredited courses for numerous local and international law firms in Japan and Greater China on computer forensics and e-discovery.
He has spoken on data forensic issues at organizations and conferences ranging from the Hong Kong e-Discovery conference, the Japan LexisNexis e-discovery conference, the HTCIA, International Bankers Association, Information Systems Security Association, the Hong Kong and Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce Law Committees, the Beijing anti-corruption conference, and the Asia Pacific Information Security Summit.
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.
Attorney Consulting in Evidence Management
Speros& Associates LLC
Bill Speros is an attorney consulting in evidence management.
In that role, Bill consults to the defense bar-corporate counsel and their attorneys-regarding technologies and techniques to manage evidence, staff and vendors. Oftentimes Bill serves as “whispering” expert at meet and confers, depositions, and burden-related hearings.
Bill has consulted (4000+ hours) to the trustee of the Bernie Madoff estates, the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Prior to opening his consultancy in 1989, Bill and his wife backpacked around the world.
Head of Information Security & Technology Risk, Asia-Pacific, Europe & America (APEA)
A technology savvy risk, compliance and security professional with 20 years of diverse experience, with accountability ranging from intelligence and law enforcement to strategy and policy development/implementation within government and financial services organisations within Asia-Pacific.
An acknowledged authority in the areas of security, risk, compliance and e-fraud, Theo has spoken on these topics on numerous occasions including most recently at the 2nd BankTech Executive Summit 2011, and the InfoSecurity 2010 conferences in Singapore and KL.
Theo was 2006 National Executive Chair (elect) of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), and is currently the Head of Information Security & Technology Risk, Asia Pacific, Europe & America, with the ANZ Banking Group Limited.
Theo holds an MBA (Technology Management) (dual degree in business and IT), and Board certifications in general and information security management (CPP and CISM).
Founder & Consultant
e-Disclosure Information Project
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.
Director Forensic Services
Peter has 17 years experience in the IT industry and 12 years experience as a Computer Forensics practitioner. Peter joined Deloitte after working with KPMG for five years, in a specialist computer forensics and data analytics role. Prior to that, Peter worked as a Computer Forensics practitioner within the Computer Forensic Examination Unit of the Queensland Police Service for five years.
Peter has undertaken numerous IT based investigations with regards to civil and criminal matters including employee fraud and misconduct, Intellectual Property theft, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) reviews, inappropriate release of information, expert witness reviews, homicide, child exploitation and drug trafficking. Peter has also managed a number of electronic discovery projects involving the identification, preservation/collection and analysis of electronic data from computer hard disk drives, servers and archive media. Peter has also worked on investigations throughout the ASIA Pacific region and Europe.
Additionally, Peter has participated in the execution of a number of warrants relating to criminal and civil matters. In such matters, Peter has been responsible for the identification, collection and analysis of potentially relevant electronic records.Peter has provided evidence in court for various criminal investigations, including drug, homicide and child exploitation. He has also written a number of affidavits used in criminal and civil proceedings.
Kobus leads the Financial Crime team in the Forensics practice of Deloitte Singapore. He has worked in law enforcement and the professional services industry in Africa, Asia and Europe for more than 20 years. He brings with him a rich mix of experience and expertise in the fields of investigation, fraud and corruption risk management, project management and business management. He has performed numerous forensic investigations of diverse natures across industries. He has provided a wide range of fraud and corruption risk management services to clients in both the public sector and private sector. He has developed and facilitated training on investigation and risk management related topics to a wide spectrum of audiences.
|Browning E. Marean
Browning E. Marean is Senior Counsel in DLA Piper’s San Diego office, and is one of the worldwide leaders of the firm's e-discovery task force. He advises firm clients about best practices for the preservation of electronic data to avoid litigation risks and to meet the other challenges of e-discovery in a cost effective manner. He is co-chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response Group and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group.
Mr. Marean also specializes in complex business litigation, technology matters, knowledge management and professional responsibility. He is a frequent and an internationally known teacher and lecturer on various topics including electronic discovery, computer technology, matter management, knowledge management, risk and decision analysis and legal ethics issues.
Mr. Marean joined the firm (then Gray Cary Ames & Frye) in 1969. He is a member of DLA Piper’s Technology Committee, as well as a member of the Sedona Conference. He also is on the San Diego County Bar Association Ethics Committee and an emeritus member of the California State Bar Law Practice Management Committee, a member of the ABA Tech Show Board, and the EDRM group.
Mr. Marean is Co-author of “Electronic Discovery and Records Management Guide, Rules, Checklists and Forms” 2010 edition published by Thomson West, and “Conducting Discovery in an Electronic World: Electronic Data and Discovery” published in California Civil Discovery Practice.
Mr. Marean received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He is admitted to practice in California and Texas.
Director, Head of Digital Forensics & LPO
Stone Forest Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd
Michael joined Stone Forest Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd in 2011 specialising in computer forensics, electronic discovery and legal process outsourcing. He has several years of experience in these areas in addition to litigation support, document management and investigations into fraud and corruption.
Michael had worked with a set of Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, UK, Rajah & Tann, Singapore, KPMG and Deloitte. Some of his notable work includes the setting up and management of the first legal process outsourcing centre in Southeast Asia that processed millions of discoverable documents for international clients, designing the workflow for the electronic court system for Judicial Reform in Sri Lanka (a project supported by the World Bank), analysis and design of a case management solution for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and working on one of the most high-profile computer forensics investigation in the financial services industry in 2008.Michael is a frequent trainer and speaker in the field of electronic discovery. As an avid technologist with a keen interest in electronic discovery, he is often sought after by lawyers, investigators and compliance professionals for advice on making technology works in legal and discovery processes.
Market Director, Legal Technologies, Asia Pacific
Kim Frisinger is based in Control Risks’ Hong Kong office as Market Director of Legal Technologies, e-Discovery & Compliance, Asia Pacific where he currently leads the expansion of Control Risks’ e-Discovery services to the region.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Kim launched the Asia Pacific subsidiary of a US NASDAQ-listed risk-based consultancy specializing in forensic investigative, IT forensic, litigation support and e-Discovery services to multinational clients and law firms. Kim previously headed the business intelligence and integrity risk practice of a large regional consulting firm overseeing more than 100 professionals involved in business intelligence, forensic investigation, litigation support and e-Discovery.
Prior to becoming a consultant Kim served as Chase Manhattan Bank’s Asia Pacific CFO of the retail bank after several roles within the bank in New York, London and Germany, within the financial controls and reporting areas. Each assignment included oversight of new systems development and installation in sophisticated trading and lending operations, including designing and implementing controls.
Kim worked in government serving for a number of years as a Special Agent with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York where he participated in and supervised cases within the areas of financial crime and organized crime. Kim began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co. in New York.Kim is a graduate of Hobart College in New York and attained his MBA at Rutgers University in New Jersey in the Professional Accounting Program. He is a licensed CPA (inactive) in New York and California, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Director and Vice President of the ACFE Hong Kong Chapter and an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce. Kim is also a fluent French speaker.
Senior Consultant, Legal Technologies, Asia Pacific
James Robinson is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office as a Senior Consultant of Legal Technologies for the Asia Pacific region. James assists clients throughout the South East Asian and North East Asian regions with electronically stored information issues.
Prior to joining Control Risks, James practiced litigation for the past six years in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. James’ practice focused on eDiscovery issues, and he has counseled clients extensively on electronic discovery issues, including preservation duties, onsite and remote data collection, search and cull strategies, privilege logging, and document production and review. James has counseled case teams on the strategic uses of litigation technology and created, implemented and managed electronic discovery strategies.
James has worked on a variety of cases, including stock option fraud, MBS litigation, toxic tort, antitrust, intellectual property disputes, FCPA and FTC investigations and other complex litigations in many industries.After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, James graduated from Hastings College of the Law, a University of California institution. He is licensed to practice law in California.
Tech Law, Legal Technology and Music Technology Educator
Intellectual Property Law
Lecturer - Business School, Law Division
Experienced Lawyer - Intellectual Property, Technology Contracts, Rights and Licensing, Litigation and Arbitration Technology Consultant - Business Analyst
Business Manager - Business Plans, Human Resource Management, Project Management
Musician - Producer, Arranger, Remixer, Music Director, Music Educator
Law - Intellectual property law, media law, technology law, music industry, comic books, graphic novels, feature films, anime, animation, toys and merchandising
Technology - Social Media Marketing
Music - Remixes, soundtracks, electronic music
Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic
April 2010 - Present (1 year 7 months)
Benjamin Ang draws from a diverse range of career experiences, from litigation practice to technology consulting to in-house legal work. He enjoys sharing this with his students at Temasek Polytechnic, one of the leading educational institutions in Singapore http://www.tp.edu.sg). The Law Division of Temasek Polytechnic prepares students for the Diploma in Law and Management.
Benjamin has been a popular public speaker at regional legal and technology conferences, and has articles published in various journals.
Areas of research interest include intellectual property law, technology law and media law. For updates on interesting developments in intellectual property, technology law, media law and legal technology, you can follow Benjamin on Twitter at @benjaminang.
Principal Tutor at Electronic Music Lab
July 1989 - Present (22 years 4 months)
General Manager / Legal Counsel at Storm Lion
January 2009 - April 2010 (1 year 4 months)
DIrector - Asia at Potter Farrelly & Associates
January 2008 - December 2008 (1 year)
Technology at Rajah & Tann
September 1999 - March 2003 (3 years 7 months)
School of Management 1997 - 1997
National University of Singapore
LLB, Law, 1989 - 1993
O-Levels, 1981 - 1984
Intellectual property, technology law, legal technology, music business, electronic music, graphic novels, media business