Grew up and schooled in Singapore and after having completed National Service, proceeded to complete an undergraduate programme at Keele University (England) and achieved Upper Second Class Honours in Law & Economics. Qualified as a Barrister (of Lincoln's Inn) in 1988.
Obtained a full scholarship to read LLM at University of Melbourne and later a Fulbright Scholarship to be a Visiting Scholar at Boalt Hall Law School at University of California Berkeley. In 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at New York Law School.
Practised in the fields of litigation and arbitration before taking up the academic appointment as Associate Professor of Law at Nanyang Business School teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Business Law and Tech related Laws (see list below).
As the Director of Center for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy (CAPTEL, a research center focussing the challenges of new technology and new media on business and society) since its founding, had the role of -- Co-Chairman at the State of Play Conference 2007 (hosted by Harvard Law, New York Law and CAPTEL) and secured funding and delivered the ASEAN Intellectual Property Database Project where the IP laws of the member states of ASEAN were collected, translated and tagged for online access and search.
Published numerous journal papers in Computer Law & Security Reports, Electronic Communications Law Review and papers at UNCTAD, UNESCAP and APDIP.
In the role as Consultant, provided training and white papers to senior country representatives at ASEAN (for the e-ASEAN Project). Was one of the panel to the Government of Dubai in developing their E-Commerce and E-Banking Laws. Was engaged on a three year contract to train Singapore's mid-rank civil service staff on IT security risks and management compliance.
Was the Lead Consultant to the Government of Vietnam in the Consultative Review of the Commercial Laws of Vietnam (Gap Analysis) for the implementation of the National Electronic Single Window.
At one time the Research Director and Consultant at Keystone Advocates & Solicitors LLP.