This year, our Legal ConfEx will be revolving around crucial agendas such as corporate frauds, corrupt practices, how to create an anti-fraud culture in your organization and much more. In addition, this Singapore Legal ConfEx to be held in February 2016 includes a Strategic roundtable where each and every participant of the Legal ConfEx gets to share his viewpoint and connect with each other.


24 February 2016
Legal ConfEx Agenda (From 07:30 AM to 07:00 PM Singapore Time)

Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A and B

07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Breaking The Ice – Know The Participants in Advance. Introduction: One By One. Networking Opportunity.

• Opening Welcome Address
• Short Introduction of All Participants – One By One
• Identification of “Who Is Who”
• Prioritizing Your Networking with Audience
• Assistance in Scheduling Meetings in Networking Breaks

09:00 AM – 09:50 AM

Keynote Session

Hall A

Hall B

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion
A View from the Top: Litigation and the C-Suite

This interactive panel discussion of CEOs, Compliance Officers and General Counsel will examine how high-stake litigations are viewed from the role of leadership, finance and legal teams. This session will discuss and deliberate on important topics like:

• Trends and strategies
• High-stake litigations
• Managing costs
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Corporate Law and Banking Law
• Role of leadership, finance and legal teams
• Role of external service providers including law firms

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion
An Unsympathetic and Unforgiving World: Compliance, Regulatory Trends, Governance and Risk Management

Corporations in Asia and around the globe find themselves operating under greater regulatory requirements and more hostile enforcement environments, while answering to heightened scrutiny from their stakeholders. Management and operations must work together to ensure that the issues surrounding ethics and compliance are evaluated, monitored, managed and resolved in an appropriate manner. The panel speakers will address the latest updates on today’s most significant hot button compliance issues in Asia.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Case Study – Presentation

Forensic Solutions To Combat Forgery and Adulterations

Sponsored by:-

 The Forensic Experts Group


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Case Study – Presentation


Doing Business in Singapore from a Business Immigration Perspective

Sponsored by:-

Magrath LLP

Magrath LLP

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM

Case Study – Presentation

Trends in Legal Technology and e-Discovery Solutions for Litigation Management

The legal industry is embracing technological innovations as a way to remain competitive by working more efficiently, effectively and accurately. Learn why law firms and corporate legal departments are evaluating their IT infrastructure and looking towards new options such as cloud-based processes and legal software applications to leverage technology to its fullest potential.

Sponsored by:-







11:40 AM – 11:55 AM
Case Study – Presentation

Commercial Litigation and Cross Border Arbitration – An Indian Perspective
•Issues and Challenges
•Recent amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
•Newly introduced Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015.
•Likely impact of the recent Amendments
•Key to Effectiveness in Arbitration in India

Sponsored by:-

Tatva Legal


11:15 AM – 11:55 AM

Panel Discussion
Creating an Anti-Fraud Culture in Your Organization

With more organizations losing annual revenue and damaging public reputation due to fraud issues, the need for strong anti-fraud assessment is warranted. General Counsels need to consider, institute and improve measures to detect, deter and prevent fraud.

This session will explain how to:-
• Identify, assess and manage fraud risks
• Develop fraud risk management policies and procedures
• Promote fraud awareness throughout the organization
• Develop a system of internal controls to address the entity’s fraud risks
• Address and respond to any identified instances of fraud
• Examples from the international trade and financial sectors from Asia

11:55 AM – 12:25 PM

Case Study – Presentation
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Exposing Corporate Fraud in Asia

This panel discussion will be instrumental in exposing the corporate fraud issues in Asia. The session will cover the following points:
• Commonly seen fraud issues in M&A and investment situations
• The importance of due diligence from the investigative perspective
• How effective due diligenece can help mitigate risks or even uncover deal breakers?

Sponsored by:-

FTI Consulting


11:55 AM – 12:25 PM

Panel Discussion
Digital Forensics: Challenges in the Global Legal Industry

This session would discuss the scope and dimensions of digital forensics in the legal industry and also highlight some of the key challenges. The panelists will be presenting their views on:

• Rules of digital forensics
• Principles of evidence
• Fresh developments in forensics principles
• Object-oriented technology
• Digital evidence
• Digital investigation process
• Challenges in digital forensics
• Device diversity
• Trust of audit trails
• Anti-forensics
• Cases from the Asian legal industry

12:25 PM – 01:15 PM

Networking Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:15 PM – 01:55 PM

Panel Discussion
Insights into International Arbitration

International Arbitration is rapidly emerging as a preferred method for resolving cross-border commercial disputes. New arbitration centers are being established around the world and the legal industry is adapting to the changing global landscape of international arbitration.

This session will provide valuable insights involving the practice of international arbitration and its value in resolving a wide range of cross-border disputes. Session leaders will cover:
• Why arbitration?
• Advantages, drawbacks and pitfalls of arbitration
• Industries and regions on the front lines of international business deals
• Developing a Dispute Resolution Policy
• Drafting contractual provisions for dispute resolution
• Best practices in anticipating and preparing for cross-border commercial and intellectual property disputes

01:15 PM – 01:55 PM

Panel Discussion
Compliance & Risk in the Digital Age: Cyber Security, Privacy and Data Protection

The potential for misuse of sensitive personal information has triggered legislative and regulatory action worldwide. This panel discussion will be important in learning best practices for adopting sound privacy practices, ensuring regulatory and legal compliance, and protecting your competitive advantage. Some key points that will be discussed include:

• Understanding your organization’s legal obligations and risks
• How to engage senior management in developing a privacy approach
• How to develop a method for measuring success
• Ensuring your employees are well-informed and understand company privacy policies
• Consistent and adequate program oversight

01:55 PM – 02:25 PM

Panel Discussion
APAC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Related Enforcement Actions

The APAC Continues to lead the world in foreign anti-bribery actions. Stay abreast of the latest APAC anti-corruption regulatory developments to minimize legal, financial and reputational risk.

• Updates on the Foreign Corruption Protection Act (FCPA)
• What the US Department of Justice and SEC are enforcing
• Pending legislation
• The cost of FCPA investigations
• Audit and accounting perspectives
• FCPA compliance best practices
• How to monitor the supply chain and the conduct of third parties
• Lessons learned from the panelists

01:55 PM – 02:25 PM

Panel Discussion
Using Cloud Computing and Information Technology – Legal Services Industry

• The latest in legal technology solutions
• Ways to increase attorney productivity
• Effective management of information technology
• Focus areas where IT can play a significant role
• Overseas data management through IT and/or cloud computing
• Benefits of cloud-based legal services

02:25 PM – 02:45 PM

Networking Tea and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

02:45 PM – 04:45 PM

STRATEGIC ROUND TABLE: Creating Legal Ecosystem in Singapore and Asia


Discussion by In-House Legal Departments

How to make In-house legal departments more effective and efficient?

Discussion by Law Firms

Addressing the rising challenges of the In-House Legal Departments

Discussion by Service Providers

Towards a technologically empowered Legal Industry


This will be a special roundtable discussion aiming to connect important communities that together form the Legal Ecosystem, namely- In-House Legal Departments, Law Firms, Associations and Solution Providers. The prime objective will be to formulate an interactive and interesting session for all the legal stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on various issues that the legal industry is facing. This interactive session will be instrumental in designing a more efficient and effective roadmap and business model for the entire legal industry.

04:45 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks followed by Cocktail Reception

Following the closing remarks, this ceremony will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation. This would be followed by a Cocktail Reception for select invitees.

* Program is subject to change without notice