Legal technology competition supported by WongPartnership garners innovative ideas from students

03 Jul 2020
Singapore, 3 July 2020 – WongPartnership congratulates the winning team of the NUS Law Legal Technology Competition 2020. This year’s Grand Finals supported by WongPartnership took place as a virtual event and saw five finalist teams compete for the top three spots by showcasing their innovative ideas and prototypes. The winning team comprising NUS Law and computing students (Kerwin Lim, Jeanne Toh, Elizabeth Koh, Shanon Kua, and Nicholas Khoo) won the praise of the judges with their “Legal Alligator” platform, an expert system that aims to use machine learning and natural language processing in the selection and tailoring of information input to guide users to a better understanding of their legal and extralegal positions.
 
Said our Managing Partner, Ng Wai King who announced the results in a ceremony held online, “We are glad to support this meaningful initiative. Digital innovation has always been a cornerstone of WongPartnership’s growth and we constantly look for industry partnership opportunities where we can share our knowledge and expertise consequentially. We are inspired by the drive, innovation and enthusiasm these students possess and look forward to their future contributions to the legal sector and beyond.”
 
The annual competition organised by NUS Alt+Law and sponsored by WongPartnership calls for participants to develop and present novel technology solutions that tackle legal issues faced by litigants-in-person and laypersons. Factors such as the teams' pitching skills, business case, creativity and demo functionality were the key criteria in deciding the winner. Finalists were assessed by a distinguished panel of judges comprising Justice Aedit Abdullah, Yeong Zee Kin, Deputy Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission and Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group) of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Faculty of Law, and Lam Chung Nian, our Head of Intellectual Property, Technology & Media, Telecommunications and Data Protection Practices.
 
Teams EmployBot and FOOM clinched 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
 
Congratulations to all winning teams!
 
To view a showcase of the winning teams' solutions, please click here.

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As part of WongPartnership's 25th anniversary celebrations, the firm has launched WPG, a regional law network. WongPartnership brings together a group of five prominent law firms across seven countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. The WPG law network comprises WongPartnership and its member firms Al Aidarous Advocates and Legal Consultants (Middle East), Foong & Partners (Malaysia), Makes & Partners (Indonesia) and ZGLaw (Philippines). Doing business together is not only better, it is now easier.

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