Lim Seng Siew
Seng Siew has over 29 years practice experience in litigation and commercial transactions, concentrating mainly on technology related matters. In addition to practice experience, the years when he was CEO of a technology start-up (2000-2003) and Senior Director of the Technology Cluster, Singapore Academy of Law (2008-2011) has also gained him practical experience managing technology projects as well as the daily operations of such entities.
His combined experience translates to practical advice to clients who intend to start a new or run a technology business, manage their technology partners and/or develop technology projects. His litigation experience means that he had the ability to spot potential problem areas and suggest possible solutions.
In addition to his active legal practice, Seng Siew is also an active representative of the legal profession in dealing with the government and the judiciary. As an ExCo member of the Law Society of Singapore, he would give feedback on policy matters to the authorities. As the chairman of the Inadequate Professional Services Committee and a member of the Ethics Committee, he is also involved in regulating the conduct of lawyers.
1986 to 1990 – Braddell Brothers, Singapore
Among the noted cases I have handled is one involving a very large sum of money deposited with a Japanese bank in Singapore by an Indonesian official. The Indonesian government took the position that the money was proceeds of a bribe.
1991 to 1992 – Khaw & Hussein, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1992 to 1994 – Syed Paul & Co, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1994 to 2008 – Ong Tay & Partners, Singapore
2000 to 2003
WWLegal is a IT start-up targeting the legal market in Singapore and Malaysia. The Company developed an online workflow application using best-of-breed application from the UK, Solcase, and integrated it with a payment system developed locally. Legal Practices would subscribe and use the application. Clients would pay for legal services using the payment system using their credit cards.
2008 to 2011
Managing the Academy’s online legal research & legal technology cluster. The cluster manages legal research, due diligence and litigation products used by lawyers in Singapore. Overseeing the development of new legal research tools for incorporation into the product line. Negotiating with content providers for additional content; technology partners for software application development and other similar service providers on business co-operation opportunities. Project management of several IT projects.
Specific products covered includes:
In addition to the duties directly related to the appointment, acted as de facto in-house legal counsel to the Singapore Academy of Law.
2011 – Present
2011 – 2019
Speaker at the Malaysia-Singapore Bar Summit 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”) jointly organised by the Bar Council Malaysia and The Law Society of Singapore, on the topic of Lawyering in the Digital Age.