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The digital trade landscape is rapidly evolving, driven by the need for efficiency, economic benefits, and global collaboration.
The event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal progress in digital trade, highlighting the benefits derived from the adoption and implementation of the UNCITRAL Model Laws.
By examining the recent advancements made in the adoption MLETR and MLIT, along with related legislations, the event will explore how countries have utilised this framework to enhance the legal environment for digital trade and the opportunities in the future.
Both laws, developed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), aim to facilitate international trade by providing clear and uniform rules for electronic transactions, thereby reducing legal barriers and promoting the growth of e-commerce on a global scale.

In the second part of the event, we will host a panel discussion dedicated to discussing real-world implementation and experiences, providing a platform for experts, and practitioners to share insights to further advance digital trade. 



08.30 am Registration and Networking
09.00 am Welcome Remarks by EuroCham 
09.05 am Opening Remarks by Mr Mario Favaits, Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee
09.15 am Presentation by Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan, Rajah and Tann
09.45 am Panel Discussion moderated by Dr Tom James, Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee
– Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Senior Accredited Specialist in Data & Digital Economy, Rajah and Tann
– Ms Jesselynn Lai, Head of Public Affairs, Southeast Asia & Oceania, Maersk
– Mr Punit Oza, Founder, Maritime NXT
10.25 am Closing Remarks by Dr Lovneesh Chanana, Chair of the Digital Economy Committee
10.30 am End of Event 



Speaker and Panellist

Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan
Head, Technology, Media and Telecoms Law Practice
Rajah & Tann Asia

Rajesh Sreenivasan is a Partner and Head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and the Coordinating Partner for the firms’ multidisciplinary and cross-practice Data and Digital Economy (DDE) Legal Services.  He is a Director and Co-founder of Rajah & Tann Technologies Pte Ltd and Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity Pte Ltd which are the Legaltech arms of Rajah & Tann Asia. 

With over 20 years in practice, he has been universally recognised as the leading technology, media and telecoms lawyer in Singapore by all major professional ranking agencies and noted as one of the top TMT lawyers the Asia Pacific region.

Rajesh has been at the forefront of legal, regulatory and policy matters relating to technology procurement, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data protection, analytics and governance, telecommunications, electronic commerce, cloud computing, distributed ledger technologies, digital forensics and digital media in the region. He has since built a team of over 50 lawyers with significant depth.



Ms Jesselynn Lai
Head of Public Affairs, Southeast Asia & Oceania

Jesselynn joined the Global Public & Regulatory Affairs (GPA) team at Maersk group as Head of Public Affairs for Southeast Asia since March 2023, based in Singapore. Jesselynn works closely with all Business and Corporate Functions in building an impactful public affairs strategy and is responsible for engagement with stakeholders across the Southeast Asia to develop business opportunities and manage political and reputational risks regarding activities, investments, and assets of Maersk.

Prior to joining Maersk for over 5 years, Jesselynn was responsible for leading regional government relations and public policy initiatives with Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific, LVMH Group and before that with General Electric (GE) Corporate for the Asia Pacific region. Jesselynn also brings extensive experience working with business and industry associations having spent 7 years.


Mr Punit Oza
Maritime NXT

Mr Punit Oza has over 30 years of experience in Dry Bulk Shipping, holding senior management positions in leading shipping companies including Precious Shipping, Noble Group & Torvald Klaveness. After holding senior commercial positions, Punit spearheaded the digital transformation of Klaveness Dry Bulk. 

Punit also helms his own venture, Maritime NXT, focusing on training, teaching & consulting. He is a director in a Tech Consultancy, Quarks Asia and an investor and advisory board member at Motion Ventures, a fund focused on Maritime Startups. Punit is also one of the Maritime Digitalization Playbook Ambassadors.

He holds a Master in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Bayes (previously CASS) Business School, UK and an LLB and Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law from the University of London. Punit is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Singapore Management University & lectures on “Geopolitical Risks & their Impact on Trade & Shipping Flows”. He also lectures on the same topic at several global universities. Punit is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Academy. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and is currently its Global Vice President. 



Dr Tom James
CEO & CIO, TradeFlow Capital Management
Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee, EuroCham

Tom James is CEO & CIO and a co-founder of the Trade Flow Funds, the innovative digitised trade finance solution for bulk physical commodity transactions being shipped or stored around the world. Tom is a serial Commodity FinTech entrepreneur with a history of combining technology with best practice in order to create innovative industry services & solutions within the Commodity Industry. He has over 30 yrs of commercial exposure gained through a broad range of senior executive roles in trading, investment management, commodity finance (Trade and Project) & advisory. He is called upon by governments & multinationals for advice & insight on market developments. In 2014 he was called upon to serve as a Senior Energy Advisor to the United States Department of Defense (TFBSO) and he currently sits on the “Financing Advisory Resources” panel for Enterprise Singapore, the trade development body of the Singapore Government. Tom is also a successful published author and holds a PhD from Middlesex University, UK.


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