Lim Chong Kin, Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT), named as ALB Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyer for 2 consecutive years

25 Apr 2022

We are pleased to share that Lim Chong Kin, Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) and Managing Director of Corporate & Finance, has been named as one of Asia’s top 15 TMT lawyers by Asian Legal Business (ALB) for 2 consecutive years!

Chong Kin was selected by ALB’s research team and judges based on the following criteria: most significant TMT work done in his career and in the last 12 months; key and new clients attained; significant accolades/ awards or recognition earned; client recommendations; and comments given by managing partners/ colleagues. He was picked from a total of 93 entries from top TMT lawyers in Asia, where 18 came from Singapore.

In ALB Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers feature article, Chong Kin shared his thoughts about trends that defined 2021 and how Drew has developed its services for the needs of its clients, “While economies are slowly opening up from the Covid-19 pandemic, digitalisation is a trend that has taken a life of its own and we can expect digitalisation of businesses to continue at a red-hot pace as many consumers now expect access to work, products, services and experiences anytime and on-demand.”

Our Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice has assisted many clients such as e-commerce companies in the development of their data protection management frameworks. However, where companies seek to digitalise their operations, malicious actors see opportunity in disrupting both large and small businesses for profit and have launched more frequent and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.” In response to this, the Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice have developed and launched its Data Breach First Responder service in 2021.

The seasoned TMT expert also provided some tips for younger lawyers who are looking to specialise in TMT, in an exclusive interview with ALB. Chong Kin said, “The tried-and-true advice that I have given for many years – doing internships at some of the leading technology companies while you are in law school can be very helpful, so that you are exposed to working with dreamers, inventors and engineers. Cultivate a mind that is curious, fascinated with technology, and dedicated towards finding out how technology works and how the law can enable technology to work in society. If young lawyers can do the above, they should be able to connect with their clients successfully, and appreciate the importance of finding optimal solutions for clients based on their understanding of both the technology and the business case for the technology.”

Read the full article on Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers (p.36) and Chong Kin’s interview with ALB here.

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