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Daniel Seng

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Daniel Seng, an advocate and solicitor, is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Among his previous appointments were Justices’ Law Clerk of the Supreme Court of Singapore to the then the Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How (1995), a partner and head of the Technology Practice Group at Rajah & Tann, a leading Singapore law firm (1999), and Director of Research with the Singapore Academy of Law (2001). He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992 where he obtained a first class and subsequently read for his Master of Laws in Oxford University in 1994, where he also obtained a first class and was the Rupert Cross prize winner that year.

At the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Daniel currently teaches information technology law and infocommunications law. He has also taught telecommunications law, evidence and procedure, contract law and banking law. He has presented numerous papers at various local, regional and international conferences, including conferences organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the World Bank, and has written articles on information technology law, infocommunications law and evidence. He was one of the joint authors of the Butterworths Annotated Statutes of Singapore: Evidence volume.

Daniel is a member of various governmental committees that were responsible for various legislative reforms in the area of Information Technology law in Singapore, including the Computer Misuse Act, the Copyright Act, the Electronic Transactions Act, the Evidence Act and the Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act. He is a member of the Advisory Council on the Impact of New Media on Society (AIMS) Working Group, a high level committee set up by the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, to examine the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising from the use of new media in Singapore.

Daniel was appointed amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal of Singapore in the case of Chwee Kin Keong & Ors v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd [2005] 1 SLR 502, a landmark decision at common law on the issue of unilateral mistake in the electronic contracting environment.

When he was in private practice, Daniel was listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Information Technology Advisers 1999-2000 Edition, a Euromoney Legal expert guides publication and he was acclaimed as one of the prominent intellectual property lawyers in Singapore in AsiaLaw Profiles 2001. He had also been recognised as a leading lawyer in the technology practice area in AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2000 and as a leading lawyer in intellectual property practice area in Asia Law Leading Lawyers 2001.

 
Qualifications

LL.B. (Hons) (NUS)
BCL (Hons)
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

 
Industry Specialisation

Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Law
Infocommunications Law
Biotechnology Law

 
Language Ability

English (oral & written)
Chinese (oral & written)

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