Provided by Lai Ling Tong
Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications
Admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1993 and Malaysian Bar in 1999, Lai Ling became a partner in 2005. Heading the Technology, Multimedia & Telecommunications (TMT) practice group, she works with clients in the TMT sector, advising on commercial issues and drafting/negotiating IT and telecommunications contracts, including agreements for procurement, software development, maintenance and support services, outsourcing, service level agreements, e-commerce, cloud services and privacy policies. She also advises on compliance with personal data protection laws, cyberlaws and privacy laws and on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, smart contracts, machine learning and the Internet of Things.
Her clients include technology vendors, service providers, start-ups, multinationals, financial institutions, insurance companies, telecommunications companies, manufacturers and retailers.
Lai Ling has been recognised as a Leading Individual in TMT by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and by Chambers Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Legal 500 has enrolled her in its Hall of Fame since 2021.
Member of the Malaysian Bar Council Personal Data Protection Committee and IT & Cyberlaw Committee; Vice-Chair of the Inter Pacific Bar Association TMT Committee; Society for Computers & Law (UK).
Tong Lai Ling has a notable presence in Malaysia's TMT legal market, with particular strength working on software licensing and regulatory compliance across the technology and telecommunications sectors. A source says: "Lai Ling is very knowledgeable on IT contracts and personal data law, providing practical solutions or recommendations."