Oot Highlights Issues Addressed During Electronic Discovery Institute Roundtable in Singapore

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Patrick Oot, who leads the firm’s practice on e-compliance and digital investigations, has authored an article titled “Roundtable Tackles Discovery Issues in Singapore and the US: The Singapore judiciary has kept an eye on proportionality and costs of discovery” appearing in the May 21, 2014, issue of Law Technology News (Online). Oot participated in the informal roundtable. Organized by the Electronic Discovery Institute for which Oot serves as general counsel, the gathering of some 25 practitioners took place during spring at the new Supreme Court of Singapore. Zee Kin Yeong, who serves as the court’s senior assistant registrar and CIO, kicked off the event by providing a historical perspective on e-discovery in Singapore and an overview of recent trends, including a Practice Directive revision that focuses on matters similar to those under consideration in the U.S. federal courts, such as metadata and proportionality of costs. Other speakers compared and contrasted e-discovery practice in the United States and Singapore.