Asia Pacific's leading
LegalTech conference

OCTOBER 16, 2018


Welcome to Asia Pacific’s top LegalTech conference

In November 2017, Zegal organised the inaugural ZegalCon, Asia Pacific’s leading LegalTech conference, which brought together more than 200 legal professionals, industry experts, and LegalTech enthusiasts from across the region to uncover how technology is transforming the legal industry and how legal professionals stay on top of their game. We’re back for ZegalCon 2018 – join industry leaders and like-minded legal professionals and discover the latest developments on artificial intelligence, blockchain and other technologies in the legal context, witness the latest advancements in cloud legal technology and get practical insights your firm might use to deliver the most competitive service. This is the leading conference for lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel interested in how technology is transforming the legal industry.  


Corporate-counsel focused

Latest developments in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies in the legal context and their implications on how legal work is handled by businesses



9.30AM 15min

Opening speech

9.45AM 40min

Legal AI: Where It Stands Today

10.25AM 50min

Decoding Blockchain: Challenges and Opportunities from a Legal Perspective

11.15AM 20min


11.35AM 45min

Enabling Legal Process with Technology

12.20PM 10min

Closing speech

Legal-practitioner focused

Leveraging technology to increase scalability and profitability of legal practices 
Regulatory approaches in creating an environment that bolsters LegalTech advancements



2.00PM 15min

Opening speech

2.15PM 70min

The Future Profession

3.25PM 20min

A New Era for Professional Services

3.45PM 20min


4.05PM 60min

How to Create an Environment That Bolsters LegalTech

5.05PM 45min

Latest Trend (Finally!) for Lawyers: Legal Design

5.50PM 10min

Closing speech


After Party Mr & Mrs Fox

Agenda subject to change


Stephen Chan
- Oldham, Li & Nie

“Thoroughly enjoyed attending the inaugural ZegalCon as a speaker on the legal panel.  LegalTech has such great potential to change the way we serve clients; we would be irresponsible not to utilize the right technology for the right matters. Not all lawyers are created equal, and neither is technology. The challenge is in properly identifying the diamonds in the rough.”

Charles Mok
- Legislative Council

“ZegalCon opened my eyes to the world of LegalTech. Legal needs tech, and tech needs legal – especially in today’s world where startups are creating intellectual capital and innovating with technologies that challenge the existing laws.”

Darren FitzGerald
- FitzGerald Lawyers

“Privileged to be part of Zegal’s first ZegalCon.  Less like a conference, more like entertainment, with a DJ and waiters on hand at the venue.  Substance too with engaging speakers and topics.   Well done to the Zegal team for making this happen in a fun and informative way.”


Thank you to all our sponsors who contribute to making ZegalCon 2018 possible.


Thank you to all our partners for supporting us.


Blueprint 2/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place,
979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong


Wind down after an exciting day and mix with fellow delegates, speakers and honoured guests, while enjoying a drink and live music at Mr & Mrs Fox.

We have reserved the second floor of this playful and stylish establishment, exclusive to ZegalCon attendees.

The duo Changri-la will be here to animate our evening with a live DJ set!


Contact us at or call 5507 3238

  • Daniel Walker
    CEO, Zegal

    Daniel Walker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zegal, the trusted platform to manage law online. Prior to founding Zegal, Daniel practised at DLA Piper, Stephenson Harwood and Clyde & Co, in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UK. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of London and legal qualifications from MMU in Manchester.

  • Antoine Blondeau
    Co-founder and managing partner at Alpha Intelligence Capital

    Operating out of San Francisco and Hong Kong, Antoine is a visionary technology entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Alpha Intelligence Capital, a venture capital firm investing in deep algorithmic science-based Artificial Intelligence companies worldwide. Over the past 20 years he has dedicated himself to the development of Artificial Intelligence. He was the chief executive officer of Dejima, the company that powered DARPA’s foundational CALO project that later evolved into Apple’s Siri. Antoine was also chief operating officer of Zi Corporation, whose predictive text input software was embedded in hundreds of millions of devices. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Sentient Technologies, one of the world’s leading AI technology startups.

    Antoine has also held senior leadership positions at Good Technology, Salesforce, and Sybase. He also is an advisor to Pictet et Cie.’s $4.5B Global Digital Fund, and a founding member of Audi’s Beyond think tank dedicated to the economic and societal impact of AI.

  • Florence Chu
    Data & Artificial Intelligence Lead, Asia Pacific and Japan, Microsoft Services

  • Pádraig Walsh
    Partner, Tanner de Witt

    Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on private equity and debt financings, leading on investment negotiations and completion, and preparing documents to implement deal terms. He also advises on the range of common issues for emerging companies, such as corporate structuring, IP licensing, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders.

    With clients broadly within the technology sector, Pádraig has represented companies within specific verticals of fintech, insurtech, regtech, medtech, edutech, and cleantech. Pádraig’s practice also includes assisting clients on licensing, regulatory and compliance. His experience in this area has enabled him to advise clients on a number of innovative, complex fintech projects. He is at the forefront of advising on legal issues for emerging businesses using blockchain technology.

    Pádraig is a mentor, and provides legal training programmes, for a number of accelerator programmes. He is also a regular speaker at various startup events and a blogger on the tech startup scene.

    Finally Pádraig advises companies of all sizes on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and joint ventures as well as on investment structures, and regulatory and governance issues for investments into a range of asset classes.

  • Brian Elders
    Founder, Crypto IB

  • Terry Wong
    CTO, Zegal

    Terry is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Zegal. He is responsible for the strategy, design, and delivery capability behind the groundbreaking technologies that underpin Zegal’s services, and he has been a key part of building the company’s diverse and talented team. Terry spent his early career with Accenture, as a Manager with the firm’s Technology Architecture practice. He went on to build a number of startups as both an employee and co-founder, delivering applications and infrastructure in a diverse range of verticals, including insurance, supply chain management, and mobile handsets and apps. Born and raised in the USA, Terry has degrees in Architecture and in Management from MIT.

  • Bill Novomisle
    Managing Consultant, Process & Technology, KorumLegal

    Bill is a senior litigator turned legal operations specialist with over 8 years’ experience in legal innovation roles. Bill has worked for both in-house departments and law firms across Hong Kong, China (Shanghai), India, Canada, and the USA designing and implementing various process and technology based initiatives. His clients span a wide variety of industries including TMT, heavy equipment manufacturing, consumer goods and financial services.  Bill has a keen interest in the transformation of the legal profession and elevating the role that lawyers’ play in the strategy and operations of their corporate clients.

  • The Hon. Dennis Kwok
    Member of Legislative Council, HKSAR

  • Paul Haswell
    Partner, Pinsent Masons

  • Richard Grams
    Senior Consultant, Oldham, Li & Nie

  • Rocio Perez
    Innovation & KM Solutions Manager, Dentons Rodyk

    Rocio is on a mission to prove that when lawyers are empowered to innovate – and diverse skillsets are valued in a law firm environment – magic can happen.

    In 2017, Rocio launched the Innovation & KM Solutions Programme at Dentons Rodyk – an in-house consulting team responsible for transformative and high-impact projects that leverage people, processes and technologies to improve (1) quality of work and service delivery; (2) collaboration between lawyers, staff and clients; and (3) overall value of client service delivery.

    In one year, the Programme has designed, tested and implemented over 30 innovative projects and solutions with an estimated combined impact of SG$3 million across all major practice groups and various key clients. Honesty around pain points and client’s business needs, the continuous commitment of 100% of senior partners (project sponsors), and participation of over 70 Firm employees of diverse backgrounds, have been responsible for the Programme’s success.

    Rocio practiced law for over six years in the United States, Central America and South East Asia – where she gained a deep appreciation of the collective challenges lawyers face when serving clients and complying with ethical responsibilities.

    She also led the Global Legal Skills (GLS) Department at Dentons Muñoz for five years, where she helped drive transformational projects firm-wide and received the invaluable mentorship of the Firm’s COO, a world-class business consultant who had previously served as the Director of Strategy & Business Planning at Hewlett Packard and the Director of Information Technology Strategy at HSBC Hong Kong for over twenty years.

  • Emmanuel Pitsilis
    Angel Investor

    Emmanuel Pitsilis is an entrepreneur and venture investor focused on the FinTech and B2B SaaS sectors. He focuses on how cloud technology and artificial intelligence will transform services, in particular to Asian SMEs. Emmanuel spent more than two decades with McKinsey & Co where he was a Senior Partner and one of the leaders of the Financial Services Group.

  • Juyuan Foo
    Programme Manager for Legal Technology Vision, Singapore Academy of Law

    Juyuan is the Coordinator and Programme Manager for the Singapore Academy of Law’s Legal Technology Vision (LTV) programmes. The LTV aims to help the legal industry leverage technology to enhance their practice. It is also a call to action for legal technology providers to engage in public-private collaboration for the building of a legal tech ecosystem.

    He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2013 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar in 2014. Over the years, Juyuan practiced extensively in the area of Community Law. He was one of the 5 lawyers in the inaugural batch of Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) Fellows (a pro bono outfit aimed at providing legal aid to underprivileged accused persons run by the Law Society of Singapore). Juyuan sees access to justice as one of the core tenets of an effective legal system, and believes that the use of technology is but one of the many ways to achieve this.

  • Scott Thiel
    Partner, DLA Piper

  • The Hon. Charles Mok
    Hong Kong Legislative Councillor (IT)

    Charles Mok is the Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency and is a member of The Professionals Guild. He has been serving the ICT industry for more than 20 years. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Professional Commons, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation and Founding Chairman of the Internet Society Hong Kong.

  • Maurits Fornier
    Founder, Fornier Legal Design

    Maurits Fornier is the founder of Fornier Legal Design. He is a practicing lawyer and legal designer based in Amsterdam.
    Prior to that, Maurits worked as a lawyer in the arbitration and litigation team of Freshfields in Amsterdam (and briefly Hong Kong). As a lawyer, Maurits experienced first-hand the vast amount of information lawyers, clients and judges need to process and comprehend.
    In order to deal with this challenge, he started using visuals, diagrams and flowcharts. It was a logical step to use these visuals not only as an analytical tool to structure thinking internally, but take them out ‘to the real world’.
    Maurits started using visuals to communicate with clients in order to further develop legal reasoning and case strategy. And lastly, to argue the case in court.
    Nowadays, Maurits and his team use design principles to help clients solve legal problems. They work on projects related to contracting, compliance, negotiations, and litigation.
    Fornier Legal Design’s clients include start-ups, multinationals and law firms.