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May 30, 2019

Tilleke & Gibbins Helps Launch ASEAN LegalTech

ASEAN LegalTech

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Technology Industry Group is pleased to announce the launch of ASEAN Legaltech—a multi-jurisdictional collaboration between law firms, legal practice management consultancies, and legaltech operators, aimed at growing the legal technology market in the ten ASEAN nations.

Tilleke & Gibbins has played a key role in establishing the organization, in which the firm’s Technology Industry Group heads, Athistha (Nop) Chitrankroh and Suebsiri Taeweepon, are both country ambassadors for Thailand, and the firm’s chief operating officer, Andrew Stoutley, is one of six founding members of the association’s regional board and executive committee.

LegalTech enables law firms and legal industry professionals to provide more efficient, modern solutions to clients through the application of innovative tech solutions, ranging from complex, cutting-edge AI document analysis, to simple but powerful knowledge management and training solutions. The ASEAN LegalTech Association is a platform to connect those involved in the promulgation and application of LegalTech to promote and build the LegalTech ecosystem in the Southeast Asian markets.

ASEAN LegalTech’s goal is to provide a voice to the emerging market to inform discussions with regulators in the ASEAN region by:

  • Building, connecting and growing a community for LegalTech in the ASEAN region through an online platform and monthly events (meet ups, legal hackathons, industry presentations, etc);
  • Starting the LegalTech dialogue in the ASEAN region and specifically in the region’s legal industry;
  • Building a platform to feature and cultivate the growth of the LegalTech scene in the ASEAN region; and,
  • Promoting entrepreneurial culture amongst legal industry constituents, namely lawyers (private practice and in-house lawyers), technologists and regulators.

The association’s inaugural project—a whitepaper on the state of the LegalTech market in ASEAN—will be launched shortly. For more information on the whitepaper, and on ASEAN LegalTech more generally, please visit the organization’s website.