Law and Technology in Singapore (Print Only)

The increasing importance of technology in the practice and content of law can hardly be overstated. The practice of law is now fused with technology; law firms are digitising at a rate that can only increase. At the same time, the content of law is having to adapt: courts are being asked whether an app can provide “legal advice”, whether intangibles like cryptocurrencies are property, and whether a transaction wholly concluded by algorithms can be avoided on the basis of mistake. How do you stay relevant if you haven’t kept abreast of issues emerging now and in the near future?


This primer by experts in their respective fields offers students and practitioners an overview of the relevant technologies, a survey of their impact on the content of law today, and a window into future issues that may arise as well as some of the potential solutions.


The text is meant to be accessible to students and practitioners, as well as to interested laypersons. The authors have strived to be clear and avoid unnecessary jargon simple, but not simplistic.


All told, the book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of law and technology in Singapore and beyond. It is a handy and versatile text which will aid you in identifying the core competencies that will help you succeed, and will acquaint you with the changes that have happened and will happen.


General Editors

  1. Professor Simon Chesterman
  2. Professor Goh Yihan
  3. Justice of the Court of Appeal Justice Andrew Phang Boon Leong



  1. Justice Aedit Abdullah
  2. Kumaralingam Amirthalingam
  3. Sandra Annette Booysen
  4. Gary Chan Kok Yew
  5. Leslie Chew SC
  6. Warren B Chik
  7. Matthew Choo Hou Chong
  8. Eunice Chua
  9. Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez
  10. Hon Yi
  11. Hu Ying
  12. Pearlie Koh
  13. Lau Kwan Ho
  14. Josh Lee Kok Thong
  15. Lee Pey Woan
  16. Lim How Khang
  17. Hannah Yee-Fen Lim
  18. Ng-Loy Wee Loon SC (honoris causa)
  19. Christopher Ong Siu Jin
  20. Vincent Ooi
  21. Jeffrey Pinsler SC
  22. Dorcas Quek Anderson
  23. Alvin W-L See
  24. Daniel Seng
  25. Jerrold Soh Tsin Howe
  26. Rajesh Sreenivasan
  27. Thiagesh Sukumaran
  28. David Tan
  29. Tan Ken Hwee
  30. Thio Li-ann
  31. Hans Tjio
  32. Gregory Vijayendran SC
  33. Eleanor Wong
  34. Yeo Hwee Ying
  35. Yeo Tiong Min SC (honoris causa)
  36. Yeong Zee Kin
  37. Yip Man



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Date of Publication:

October 2021

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Table of Contents 


Chapter 1


Chapter 2

An Introduction to the Relevant Technologies

Chapter 3

Information and Communications Technology and Singapore Law

Chapter 4

Regulation of Technology

Chapter 5

Practice of Law – Courts

Chapter 6

Technology and the Legal Profession

Chapter 7

The Practice of Law

Chapter 8

Legal Education

Chapter 9

Contract Law

Chapter 10

Tort Law

Chapter 11

Trusts of Cryptoassets and Data Trusts

Chapter 12

When Property Law Meets Blockchain

Chapter 13

Banking Law

Chapter 14

Company Law

Chapter 15

Financial Regulation

Chapter 16

Intellectual Property

Chapter 17

Impact of Digital Innovation on Insurance Law

Chapter 18

Tax Law

Chapter 19

Criminal Law and Procedure

Chapter 20

Civil Procedure

Chapter 21

Conflict of Laws

Chapter 22

Data Protection Law

Chapter 23

Electronic Evidence

Chapter 24

Public Law