The Editorial Panel
- Tan Ken Hwee
Tan Ken Hwee graduated from the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore in 1994. He then joined the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as a State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor. In 2000, he obtained his LL.M. from Columbia University (focussing on technology law and public international law) and returned to the AGC thereafter. He was appointed as Director of the Computer Department in the AGC and assumed the position of Chief Information Officer.
In 2006, he was appointed as a Senior Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court. There, he assumed the Chief Information Officer portfolio and was also Director of the Computer Department. He then returned to the AGC in 2010 and was the Chief Prosecutor of its Financial and Technology Crime Division (FTCD) until 2018. He is currently the Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer for the Judiciary.
- Bryan Ghows
Bryan is the founder of Via Law Corporation, a specialist law firm that focuses on Intellectual Property ("IP") and Technology, Media and Telecommunications ("TMT").
Bryan was named by Legal 500 in 2017 and 2016 as a leading individual for both TMT and Intellectual Property (IP).Prior to returning to Singapore and legal practice in 2010, Bryan worked in the United States for Microsoft and IBM. At Microsoft, Bryan was the Associate General Counsel and lead attorney for the Windows division and dealt with legal issues relating to Windows. At IBM, Bryan undertook numerous roles in the legal and finance departments.Bryan is active in litigious matters in the Singapore courts involving the protection of intellectual property and is developing an arbitral practice in TMT. Bryan also undertakes transactional and advisory work for clients in relation to TMT. Because of his experience as in-house counsel at IBM and Microsoft, Bryan represents both vendors and customers in negotiations involving technology transactions.Via Law Corporation subsequently entered into a partnership with Taylor Vinters Via and Via Law Corporation was renamed to Taylor Vinters Via LLC.
- Bryan Tan
Qualified in both England & Wales and Singapore, Bryan practices in such areas as finance, information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology and bioinformatics, Chinese intellectual property, entertainment law, and corporate work. He advises corporates, institutions as well as governments. He has given numerous talks in Singapore and abroad to research institutes, universities, governments, and industry bodies. Bryan is the author of Halsbury's Laws of Singapore - E-Commerce and Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia - E-Commerce (both editions).
He also co-wrote the Singapore chapter of Electronic Evidence (three editions) with Prof Daniel Seng, the practitioner’s chapter in Data Protection Law in Singapore and the Singapore chapter on The Comparative Law of Higher Education. He is also an editor for e-Discovery in Asia. He is a partner with Pinsent Masons.
- Edmund Kronenburg
Edmund Kronenburg is the Managing Partner of Braddell Brothers LLP, Singapore’s third-oldest law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Singapore’s first Attorney-General. He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) and Solicitor (England & Wales). Edmund’s practice areas include commercial litigation and arbitration, pre-emptive relief and injunctions, medical negligence and misconduct, corporate insolvency and complex family and matrimonial litigation.As litigation counsel, Edmund is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy predominantly in Singapore’s High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also been instructed by other solicitors to act as Counsel. Edmund has argued against a variety of Senior Counsel in trials and other hearings, and against Queen's Counsel, successfully, in an appeal before the Singapore High Court in July 2012.
Edmund is privileged to be an invited Honorary Overseas Member of both COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association), England and the Chancery Bar Association, England, as well as an active member of the IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel), headquartered in Chicago.Edmund has received recognition in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Asialaw Leading Lawyers guides. He has been variously described by the Legal 500 as “aggressive”, “articulate”, “good strategist”, “trusted confidant”, “good advocate”, “best in class”, having a “flair for arbitration” and providing "great, practical, no-nonsense advice’ in international arbitrations".