From the Third to Fourth Industrial Revolution - Impact of technology on dispute resolution and lawyering

Speakers: Prof. Steve Ngo, CEO, Asian Arbitration & ADR Alliance

Ms Shae Teo, Director of Singapore, Law In Order

Mr Aloysius Wee, Managing Partner, Aquinas Law Alliance LLP



Digital revolution has transformed the international dispute resolution and legal sector substantially. Disruptive innovation has both created opportunities and challenges to numerous industries as well as professions across the globe today; dispute resolution and lawyering sectors are not exempted. It is said that the Third Industrial Revolution of the digital age has come an end and we are now moving into the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is at times embroiled in controversies, such as artificial intelligence and job redundancies, as technology becomes increasingly embedded within our societies and professions. Will this spell the end for  the legal profession? Or will advanced innovations substantially change the landscape of arbitration and dispute resolution practices?

In this final Maxwell Lectures for 2018, three industry professionals will participate in a chamber debate to present their views as to how the leap from digital innovation to advanced technology will impact each of their domains of expertise; arbitration & dispute resolution, legal services solution and lawyering. Each speaker will make their presentation followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A with participants. A lecture not to be missed and befitting the end of a productive 2018.


Prof. Steve Ngo is an arbitrator, academic and arbitration specialist. Focusing on China, India and Indonesia, the three key growth economies of Asia and South East Asia, he has advised public and private entities not only on post-dispute matters but negotiation, mediation and dispute management. Steve has extensive experience dealing with parties from all over the world, bringing strong cross-cultural proficiency to international dispute resolution processes and strategising. He has been consulted on potential investor-state arbitrations, evaluating cases against and for the state party. Steve has given talks and lectures extensively in the region to both students and practitioners.

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Shae Teo is the Director of Singapore and part of the leadership team at Law In Order. Shae obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nottingham and has worked for the Singapore Government and for an Australian airline company in legal and senior management/leadership roles. Her roles encompassed responsibilities including strategic planning, business development, management, legal and corporate advisory. As both a lawyer and senior executive, Shae is well-placed to understand the challenges and needs of Law In Order’s clients. Shae is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.


Aloysius Wee is the managing partner of boutique law firm, Aquinas Law Alliance LLP. He previously was the managing principal of Dacheng Wong Alliance LLP, Singapore’s first China, Singapore joint venture law firm. He is also an arbitrator of the Thailand Arbitration Centre and Qinzhou Arbitration Commission, Guangxi. He also advises on cross-border joint ventures and transactions and in the area of mergers and acquisitions of companies. Advising clients on entry strategies into China and investments in China is his current expertise given his network in China. He is actively involved in cross border corporate, real estate transactions and investments transactions, across China, India and the ASEAN region.

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018

Time 5:45pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Maxwell Chambers, 32 Maxwell Road, #03-01, Singapore 069115

Individual Price: S$50.00

CPD Accreditation

1 Public CPD Point

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training Level: General

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