Webinar Invitation: Post Covid-19 Issues in Business Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Disputes in Southeast Asia: What to be Aware of and How to Prepare, 30 July 2020

Webinar Invitation: Post Covid-19 Issues in Business Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Disputes in Southeast Asia: What to be Aware of and How to Prepare, 30 July 2020
14 Jul 2020

You are invited to attend this webinar hosted by Conventus Law in association with Harry Elias Partnership and Berkeley Research Group.

Discussion Topics

(a) Opportunities and Business Intelligence in Southeast Asia in the Context of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened government and business attention, globally, on actively seeking to address dependence on China for production and supply. This has come in the midst of the US-China trade war, which has resulted in increased tariffs being levied on their China operations. Further, the passing of the new national security law in Hong Kong will only seek to hasten the movements of labour, capital, and diversification of supply chains and investments to Southeast Asia. In view of the burgeoning opportunities and operating contexts of key Southeast Asian markets, investigative due diligence and business intelligence gathering are going to be as important as ever for multinationals capitalising on the “new normal".

(b) Cybersecurity: Is it safer to work from home than in the office?

What are the long-term issues that companies must address to safeguard their data in a distributed workplace? Singapore, in line with modern economies around the world going digital, is requiring companies to take cybersecurity and data breaches more seriously by proposing to mandate compulsory data breach reporting combined with GDPR-style fines based on a percentage of the companies’ gross revenue. Singapore has also proposed to mandate intra-company data portability on request from their customers. How should companies respond to the new requirements under the proposed personal data amendments laws in Singapore, including companies with concurrent GDPR obligations?

(c) Post-Covid-19 and the Looming Disputes Storm

To ease the economic tension brought by COVID-19, governments in the region have taken temporary legislative measures to suspend the commencement of disputes and the enforcement of contractual claims. Eventually, however, the economy will re-open, which can potentially leave some companies which have not been able to recover from the COVID-19 impact uncertain of their next steps. What happens to companies which are unable to comply with their contractual obligations? How can companies manage the impending disputes and what are the dispute resolution solutions that companies can utilize?

Webinar Registration

Harry Elias Partnership LLP, Berkeley Research Group (BRG) and Conventus Law invite you to the webinar on Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 2.00-3.00 pm SGT. Please register here. Only registered participants will be admitted to the webinar and registration is limited to 100 participants.


Jeremy Tan

Director, Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence Practice

Berkeley Research Group (BRG) | Singapore

jtan@thinkbrg.com | +65 6407 1178

Jeremy Tan is based in Singapore. He has a decade of experience advising private companies, law firms, and governments. He has supervised and led the execution of hundreds of investigative and intelligence gathering assignments in a multitude of industry sectors including in-depth reputational due diligence, asset tracing, political risk analysis, and threat assessments.  Many of these discreet undertakings have supported decision-making for market entry, green field investments, pre-initial public offering, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, and business strategy.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Tan worked at a global consultancy firm, where he led the growth of the investigations and business intelligence practice in Southeast Asia, particularly in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Indonesia. He also has deep experience managing projects in other Asia–Pacific (APAC) countries, particularly China and India, and globally. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Tan served in the Singapore Government’s Prime Minister’s Office, where he was involved in the identification and monitoring of emerging issues of political and strategic importance to Singapore and the wider APAC region. He routinely engaged senior government decision makers on scenario planning and strategy and explored the use of data analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing in qualitative research.

K. K. Lim

Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection

Harry Elias Partnership LLP | Singapore

kklim@harryelias.com | +65 6361 9307

KK heads the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology advisory and commercial matters, with a focus in representing clients and advising matters involving privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, mobile security, audit, and compliance advisory. He is the Chairman of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Singapore (2017 to 2019) and current Co-Chair and an Adjunct Faculty member of The Institute of Systems Science (NUS) and Singapore Institute of Technology.

Francis Goh

Head, International Arbitration | Head, Private Client Advisory

Partner, Civil and Commercial Litigation

Harry Elias Partnership LLP | Singapore

francisgoh@harryelias.com | +65 6361 9835

Francis is an equity partner at Harry Elias Partnership LLP.

He has nearly 30 years of experience in dispute resolution.

Francis believes that with proper advice, parties can manage disputes and do business with confidence. His practice covers a broad spectrum including advising listed companies and multinational corporations on their legal processes and risk management as well as representing clients in the Singapore Courts, International Arbitration and Mediation.

Francis has acted in international arbitrations under the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC and LMAA. In foreign courts, he has provided specialist views on aspects of Singapore law. An early adopter of mediation, both as counsel and as mediator, Francis understands how to use the mediation process to help parties negotiate win-win commercial outcomes for their disputes.

Janice Lee

Foreign Counsel | Harry Elias Partnership LLP | Singapore

janicelee@harryelias.com | +65 6361 9821

A multi-qualified international arbitration counsel, Janice represents clients in their cross-border disputes involving commercial contracts, M&A, construction and energy. She is particularly well-versed in SIAC and ICC arbitrations and specialises in complex, high-value disputes across multiple jurisdictions. Prior to moving to Singapore, Janice practised for several years in the Philippines. She has particular experience in dealing with Southeast Asian clients with respect to their business concerns and regulatory needs, and representing multinational clients in commercial and public interest disputes.

Harry Elias Partnership Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group

The Harry Elias Partnership Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group is led by practice leaders with extensive legal and technical experience in cybersecurity and data protection. We provide legal advisory to Singapore based SMEs, regional and global companies on both Singapore data protection laws and the General Data Protection Regulation. The Practice Group has extensive working relationships with leading legal, forensic, accounting and tax advisory firms in member states of Asean and is well-positioned to support our clients throughout this region.

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno, at rickysoetikno@harryelias.com.