DAY 2 SPEAKERS' PROFILES

DAY 2 – 27 October 2017 (Friday) 

Parallel Session: 1A New Technologies and Challenges for Consumer Protection

Image result for Professor Nancy S. Kim Professor Nancy S. Kim California Western School of Law
Professor Kim scholarly interests focus on culture and the law, contracts, women and the law, and technology. She is the author of WRAP CONTRACTS: FOUNDATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS (Oxford University Press, 2013) which examines how contracts control consumer behaviour, especially online, and what this means for society. Her work was the subject of a special symposium issue of the Southwestern Law Review. Professor Kim has written an innovative textbook, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTRACT LAW AND CLAUSES: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Edward Elgar, 2016) which adopts a practical approach to teaching first year contracts through the use of contract clauses. She is currently in the process of writing a book about consent, THE CONTOURS OF CONSENT (under contract with Cambridge University Press) which is scheduled for publication in 2018. She obtained an A.B and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an LL.M. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
kayleen Manwaring Lecturer, UNSW
Kayleen’s research interests lie at the intersection between emerging technologies, particularly information technology, and the law of contract, consumer protection and competition law, intellectual property law and corporations law. She joined the School of Taxation and Business Law in 2012. Prior to joining the School, Kayleen also taught law in the Business & Economics Faculty at Macquarie University. Until March 2012, she spent many years working as a commercial lawyer and in law firm management, in Sydney and London. Her work in practice primarily focussed on technology acquisition and licensing, intellectual property, and communications. She obtained an LLM from UNSW, graduate diplomas in Communication and Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an LLB and BA from the University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking PhD study on the implications for consumer contracts of the Internet of Things and associated technologies at UNSW.
Parallel Session: 1B Transformations in Intellectual Property Laws
Image result for saw cheng lim Saw Cheng Lim SMU 
SAW Cheng Lim is an Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU) where he has taught for more than 17 years.  His research interests lie mainly in the law of intellectual property and he has published widely in both local and international journals, including the Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Business Law, Cambridge Law Journal, European Intellectual Property Review and International Journal of Law and Information Technology.  He is a Senior Fellow at the IP Academy of Singapore and was also a member of its Advisory Panel from 1 April 2012 – 31 March 2016.  From 1 August 2013 – 30 June 2017, he also served as Director of the LL.M. Programme at the SMU School of Law. Cheng Lim holds an LL.B. (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and an LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge, England.
Image result for Aviv Gaon Aviv Gaon Osgoode Hall Law school
Prior to his arrival at Osgoode, Aviv worked as a tutor and instructor of the Moot-Court program in the IDC Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel. During his legal studies, Aviv was appointed an editor of the Radzyner law school law review – The IDC Law & Business Journal. His research challenges the current legal thinking concerning Artificial Intelligence creations and strive for developing a better legal framework for the challenges that technology might pose in the new era. His research interests also include Antitrust & Competition Law, Technology, legal philosophy and International Law. He is ISEF Foundation fellow and a member of the IP Osgoode center at Osgoode. He holds an LL.B (Hon), and LL.M from IDC Herzliya, Israel, and he is now a Ph.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada.
Dr Alexandra George Senior Lecturer, UNSW
Dr George is particularly interested in the philosophy of intellectual property law, and globalisation and intellectual property. Her publications examine issues such as the metaphysics and structure of intellectual property law, ‘property’ in and the commodification of intangible objects, and the communicative effects of intellectual property law. She also writes on the role of intellectual property in the globalisation process, jurisdiction, and emerging issues in intellectual property law. Her book Constructing Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press, 2012) examines the ways in which the legal system defines into existence and regulates intellectual property. She has practised as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in journalism at Reuters. She holds BA, LLB. (Hon), LLM (Hon), and a MJur (Hon) from the University of Sydney; and a PhD. from the Australian National University.
Prof Katja Lindroos Vice-head UEF Law School
Professor Katja Lindroos (Weckström) is a qualified lawyer in Finland. She specializes in Intellectual Property and Marketing Law, International Commercial and Trade Law, Internet Law and EU law. Lindroos obtained her Master's degree in Law from University of Turku, Finland and in International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, USA. She received her Doctorate in Law from the University of Turku defending her thesis A Contextual Approach to Limits in EU Trade Mark Law. She currently serves as Vice-Head of UEF Law School, Director of International Affairs and Professor of commercial law at University of Eastern Finland Law School.
Parallel Session 2A: Liability for Artificial Artefacts: from Siri to Self-Driving cars
Professor Gary Chan SMU
Professor Chan main research interests are Tort Law, the Singapore Legal System and Ethics. He has published numerous books, chapters and journal articles and participated in conferences in Singapore and abroad. He is the co-author of The Law of Torts in Singapore and is also a member of the Editorial Board of Torts Law Journal. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court and an Attorney & Counsellor-at-law (New York). He obtained an LL.B (Second Class Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore, and an LL.M (Merit) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He also obtained a BA. in Philosophy (Second Class Upper Honours) from the University of London, Masters of Arts in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (Merit) from the University of Birmingham as well as a Masters of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies) from the National University of Singapore.
Mizuki Hashiguchi Attorney-at-Law, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Mizuki is a scholar and an attorney-at-law admitted in New York. She has specialized in intellectual property and technology law for nearly ten years. In March 2017, her research on cross-border patent licensing was published in les Nouvelles, the journal of the Licensing Executives Society International. Furthermore, in March 2017, her work on comparative copyright law involving the technology and practice of online search engines was published as a lead article in Intellectual Property Management, the journal of the Japan Intellectual Property Association. She received the Note Writing Award for her publication titled “Recycling Efforts and Patent Rights Protection in the United States and Japan.” She also received the Parker School Certificate of Achievement in International and Comparative Law. Ms. Hashiguchi holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City.
Image result for salil mehra Professor Salil Mehra Temple University
Professor Mehra research focuses on antitrust/competition law and technology. His publications on technology, the Internet and economics have appeared in the Minnesota Law Review, the Emory Law Journal and the Berkeley Journal of Law and Technology. He is a past Chair of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and is a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network. Prior to his career with Temple Law, Professor Mehra clerked for Chief Judge Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then worked at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and then subsequently at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where his practice included antitrust, first amendment, and takeover defence litigation. He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an A.B. from Harvard University.
Parallel Session 2B: Technological Challenges for Privacy 
Associate Professor Warren Chik SMU
Associate Professor Chik main research interests are data protection law, information technology and the law, and intellectual property law. Some of his publications appeared in Computer Law & Security Review, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and Singapore Academy of Law Journal. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court, an Attorney and Counsellor-at-law of the Bar of the State of New York, and a Solicitor in England & Wales. He is a member of the Singapore International Law Society, the Law Reform Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law and the Creative Commons Movement in Singapore. He obtained an LLB from the National University of Singapore (Second Upper Honours) in 1996, an LLM with a specialization in International and Comparative Law from the Tulane University of Louisiana with distinction, and an LLM in International Business Law from University College London in 2004 with merit.
Dr Guido Noto La Diega Lecturer, Northumbria University
Dr Diega main research interests are Cyber Law, Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Consumer Protection. He is Member of the multidisciplinary team on “Digital Living”, of the signature area “Law & Sexuality” and of the Research Interest Groups “Information Rights”, “Gender & Sexuality Law”, and “International law”. He collaborates with the University of Glasgow within the “Copyright Evidence” project, as well as with the Nexa Center for Internet & Society of Turin within the “Law of service robots” project. He has been appointed "cultore della materia" of Private Law and Intellectual Property by the University of Palermo. He has been awarded a Ph.D. degree in private law (dissertation in intellectual property and cyberlaw) by the International Doctoral School in Law & Economics “Tullio Ascarelli” and he has been called to the Bar of Italy in 2013. He has completed a postdoc in cloud computing law at Queen Mary University of London.
Normann Witzleb Dr Normann Witzleb Associate Professor, Monash University
Dr Witzleb's research focuses on comparative and European private law, in particularly the area of privacy rights and remedies. His recent publications include Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives (CUP 2014), co-edited with D Lindsay, M Paterson and S Rodrick and The European Union and Global Engagement: Institutions, Policies and Challenges, (Edward Elgar 2016), co-edited with A Martínez Arranz and P Winand. Prior to joining Monash University in 2008, he worked at the University of Western Australia (2001-2007) and the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (1996-2000), where he also obtained his PhD. In 2010, Normann received the Monash Law Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Parallel Session 3A: Smart Law Enforcement, Predictive Policing & Online Dispute Resolution
Image result for Professor Roger Brownsword Professor Roger Brownsword Kings College London
Roger Brownsword is a graduate of the London School of Economics (1968). From 1968 until 2010, he held full-time academic positions, first, at the University of Sheffield and then at King’s College London. Currently, he holds part-time professorial positions at King’s College London and Bournemouth University, and he is Honorary Professor in Law at Sheffield University. He has published 20 books and some 250 papers. His books in the broad area of law and technology include Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw (Oxford University Press, 2001) (with Deryck Beyleveld), Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2008), Regulating Technologies (Hart, 2008) (co-edited with Karen Yeung), Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press, 2012) (co-authored with Morag Goodwin), and the Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology (Oxford University Press, 2017) (co-edited with Eloise Scotford and Karen Yeung). He is the founding general editor (with Han Somsen) of Law, Innovation and Technology; and he is a member of the editorial board of the Modern Law Review, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Ethical Perspectives (The Netherlands), and the Journal of Law and the Biosciences (USA). Outside the university, he was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics from 2004–2010; and he was Chair of the Ethics and Governance Council for UK Biobank from 2011–2015. He has served as a specialist adviser to parliamentary committees (on stem cells and on hybrid embryos); and, he served on the Royal Society Brain Waves' Working Party on neuroscience and the law and, most recently, the Royal Society’s Working Party on machine learning.
Dr Gavin Robinson Université du Luxembourg
Dr Robinson is working on international and personal projects on the prevention and settlement of conflicts of criminal jurisdiction, comparative approaches to cybercrime and automated cooperation with law enforcement for FinTech firms, as well as more classical EU criminal law problems such as the European Public Prosecutor's Office and criminal procedure issues in relation to OLAF, ECB, ESMA - so-called "mixed administration" investigations. His article titled ‘To Score and to Protect? Big Data (and Privacy) meet SME Credit Risk in the UK’ co-authored with Jane Marriott, appeared in International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press). He obtained an LLB from the University of Edinburgh, and an LLM and PhD from the University of Luxembourg. His PhD. thesis was on "Accelerating the Secondary Use of Commercial Data by Law Enforcement through EU Legislation: A Search for Core Values".
Lucia Sommerer Göttingen University
Lucia Sommerer is currently a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Criminology at Göttingen University (Germany) where she explores the use of predictive algorithms in the criminal justice system. She studied law at Munich University (Germany) and Oxford University (UK). During her time in Munich she has focused inter alia on the legal regulation of climate engineering technologies such as carbon capture and storage. She has taught sociology of law and criminal law as a teaching fellow at Göttingen University. Her past activities have included research assistant with Hogan Lovells LLP and the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies in Nanjing, China. She has received various scholarships including by the German National Academic Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service.
Dorcas Quek Anderson Assistant Professor, SMU

Dorcas is an Assistant Professor of Law in Singapore Management University’s School of Law. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (LL.B with First Class Honours) and obtained her LL.M from Harvard University School of Law. Prior to joining SMU in 2016, Dorcas was a Justices’ Law Clerk and subsequently an Assistant Registrar in the Singapore Supreme Court as well as Assistant Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre. Upon completing her LL.M, she was Visiting Researcher in Harvard Law School under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Frank Sander, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in mediation in the USA; and David Hoffman, who is known for his collaborative law practice. Dorcas has also been District Judge in the State Courts for almost seven years, where she conducted mediation and early neutral evaluation for civil and criminal matters, as well as published extensively concerning dispute resolution. Dorcas has been accredited by the International Mediation Institute (IMI), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and the Singapore Mediation Centre. She has recently been selected to be the first Singapore mediator to be on CEDR’s panel of global mediators. 

Eunice Chua Assistant Professor, SMU
Eunice is an Assistant Professor at the Singapore Management University (“SMU”) School of Law. She is also qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore and an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). After graduating with a First Class Honours law degree from the National University of Singapore, Eunice served as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Singapore Supreme Court. She subsequently obtained a Masters of Law from Harvard. On her return, she was appointed an Assistant Registrar of the Singapore Supreme Court, a Magistrate of the Singapore State Courts and Assistant Director of the SMC. In 2014, she became the first Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore International Mediation Centre and played a key role in establishing a world-class mediation centre offering services tailored to the needs of users in cross-border disputes. Eunice has conducted mediation training and spoken about mediation at various local and international fora. She is actively involved in coaching students for international moot court competitions and has co-authored a monograph on Singapore Civil Procedure as well as published book chapters and articles in various academic journals. 

Parallel Session 3B: Fintech & Cryptocurrencies

Stanley Yong Principal, The Practical Smarts Company 
Formerly Head of Innovation Acceleration at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Stanley led the research and development of Project Ubin, the central bank's multi-stage investigation of central bank digital currency on distributed ledger technologies. He advocated the FSTI Proof-of-Concept scheme, which is the first grant scheme accessible to start-ups from the MAS, and set up its governance structure. He loves working with FinTech companies of all sizes to delve deep into business model and regulatory topics, and working out ways forward through a process of listening. He was previously a market risk specialist with the Specialist Risk Supervision Department, Asst Director at the Payment Systems Unit of the Central Bank, and a research officer at the Institute of Infocomm Research. He has Masters of Science degrees in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and an MBA and Masters in Advanced Finance from Instituto Empresa in Spain.

Image result for Dr Federico Ferretti Dr Federico Ferretti Senior Lecturer, Brunel University

Ferretti Federico is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Brunel University London (UK). He is a member of the Financial Services User Group (FSUG) of the European Commission, an expert group which advises the Commission in the preparation of legislation or policy initiatives which affect the users of financial services, provides insight, opinion and advice concerning the practical implementation of such policies, proactively seeks to identify key financial services issues which affect users of financial services, and liaises with and provide information to financial services user representatives and representative bodies at the European Union and national level. He has led externally funded research projects and written extensively on credit data, consumer over-indebtedness, credit laws and personal insolvency legislation. A qualified lawyer of the high courts of Italy, he has worked as a practitioner, for the financial services industry, for consumer organisations, and in academia.

Marco Crepaldi University of Bologna
Marco Crepaldi area of research covers the impact of distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts in the law domain with a focus on international taxation issues. He also collaborates with legal firms and institutions interested in the future development of distributed ledger technologies. In 2015 he graduated from the University of Turin, faculty of Law with 110/110 and honors, with a dissertation on cryptographic systems and decentralized databases, studying the case of Bitcoin as it relates to the notion of money in the legal domain. He is now pursuing a PhD in law, science and technology under the Erasmus plus program funded by the EACEA at University of Bologna.
Image result for Luisa Scarcella Luisa Scarcella University of Graz
Luisa Scarcella main fields of research: International and European tax law, constitutional principles of taxation, comparative tax law and innovation law. She received her Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Master Degree in Law) from the University of Udine (Italy) in April 2015 and she graduated with a Master Thesis in International and European Tax Law. In March 2016, she has started to work as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Graz (Austria), for the tax and fiscal law department. At the same University, she is enrolled as Ph.D. candidate and her dissertation concerns the tax issues arising from the use of cryptocurrencies (in particular Bitcoin) and the blockchain technology.
Image result for Frank Hoogendijk Frank Hoogendijk Senior Advocate, Law Square
Frank Hoogendijk is lawyer at the Brussels Bar (Belgium), specialized in corporate/financial law and the legal side of technology. Frank provides legal assistance to various types of (international) undertakings with regard to structuring, implementation and assurance of corporate and commercial reorganisation projects, including large scope due diligence analyses and M&A. Moreover, Frank actively supports innovative start-ups and provides them with advice on venture capital, shareholders’ agreements and commercial contracts. His interest and experience with regard to disruptive technologies (blockchain) and business models (collaborative economy) has led to various interdisciplinary academic & business projects. Frank is fluent in Dutch, English and French and regularly writes academic contributions in Belgian and European legal publications.
Plenary Session 2: Blockchains - Implications for Commercial Law 
Dr Simon Schillebeeckx SMU SKBI
Assistant Professor Schillebeeckx, research focuses on how organizations act within, and how they are disrupted by, evolving value networks. These value networks are complex structures that affect whether value is captured by a single organization and how value is distributed between organizations. The contexts in which he studies this diverge strongly: from natural resource scarcity’s implications on strategic dependence management, over reimagining the financial and travel industries following the emergence of respectively new technologies (Blockchain) and standards (New Distribution Capability), to knowledge networks in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industry. He holds a PhD. in Management from Imperial College London Business School, an MA in Corporate Social Responsibility from University of Nottingham, Business School, and BSc & MSc in Commercial Engineering from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Chris Reed Queen Mary University of London   

Chris was a formerly Director of the Centre and subsequently Academic Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Science. He consults to companies and law firms, having previously been of counsel to the City of London law firms Lawrence Graham, Tite & Lewis and Stephenson Harwood. Chris has worked exclusively in the computing and technology law field since 1987, and has published widely on many aspects of computer law; his latest book is Making Laws for Cyberspace (OUP 2012), and he is currently working on a new book, Rethinking Jurisprudence in Cyberspace with Andrew Murray. From 1997 to 2000 Chris was Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, of which he is an inaugural Honorary Fellow. He has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, worked as an Expert for the European Commission, represented the UK Government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has been an invited speaker at OECD and G8 international conferences.

Image result for Dr Miriam Goldby Dr Miriam Goldby Reader, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Miriam Goldby has written extensively on various areas of commercial and financial law. Since November 2012 she has participated in the meetings of UNCITRAL’s Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce) as delegate and as a member of the Experts Group and contributed to the drafting of an instrument on Electronic Transferable Records. She lectures in the areas of International Shipping Law, Insurance Law, International Commercial Law and Contract Law, and her research interests are also focused in these fields. She read for her PhD degree at University College London where she also held the post of teaching fellow between January 2004 and August 2007, and taught on the LLM Banking Law and LLM International Trade Law courses.
Jens Krebs Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
Dr. Krebs research interest lies in the interface of technology and the law, particularly in the light on contract law, combining his experience in, and knowledge of, technology with his interest in the law. He previously qualified and worked as a software engineer in Germany. At Swansea University, he finished his LL.B. in 2013 and started with a Ph.D. in law which has been submitted. It addresses issues of consumer protection with a particular focus on contract law and the supply of digital content. It considers current technological developments such as distributed ledger technology, deep learning and neural networks and how the law can use them. He has recently published an article in the Journal of Business Law on the liability of traders under consumer contracts for digital content damaged in transit.
Closing Keynote: Machine Learning and the Law
Image result for Daniel Seng Daniel Seng Associate Professor, NUS
Associate Professor Seng teaches and researches on information technology law and info communications law. Between 2001 and 2003, he was concurrently the Director of Research, Technology Law Development Group at the Singapore Academy of Law. He graduated with firsts from NUS and Oxford, where he received the Rupert Cross Prize in 1994. He had just received his doctoral degree from Stanford Law School, where he used machine learning, natural language processing and big data techniques to conduct research on copyright takedown notices. While he was at Stanford, he was a non-residential fellow with the Centre for Legal Infomatics (CodeX). Daniel was previously a partner and head of the technology practice at Messrs Rajah & Tann. He was amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal of Singapore in the case of Chwee Kin Keong & Ors v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd, the leading Singapore case on unilateral mistake in the digital environment.
Closing Remarks
Adrian Bott Partner and International Head of Digital Business Sector, Osborne Clarke
As a corporate lawyer, Adrian specialises in corporate finance, public and private M&A and corporate joint ventures. Adrian has worked in the convergence of technology, mobile, communications, media and the internet for more than 20 years, predominantly acting for communications, digital media and online businesses and the institutions that fund them. With clients ranging from early-stage to listed multi-nationals amongst the corporates and from family offices to VC and private equity funds amongst the institutions, Adrian has extensive experience of complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions and has been involved in many of the “milestone” transactions in the digital business arena. He has built up a considerable network of contacts across the sector. He has worked for many of his clients for decades and is known for his focus on relationship-driven and pragmatic advice.