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Cheng De Ko


CMS Holborn Asia
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
Singapore 018936
Languages English, Chinese

Cheng De is an Associate at CMS Holborn Asia based in Singapore. 

Based in Singapore, Cheng De is actively involved in matters relating to technology, data protection, cybersecurity, outsourcing, and intellectual property. Prior to joining CMS, Cheng De practiced in a leading Singapore practice, and was seconded to a global bank’s legal team advising on the set up and implementation of a digital bank’s technology stack in Singapore.

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Relevant experience

  • A global fashion brand in reviewing a software master services agreement, and ensuring data protection compliance, for its social commerce business.
  • A utilities agency on data management and data protection compliance, including to implement data protection policies and processes. 
  • An insurance provider on various technology related matters, including to advise on a software implementation dispute relating to non-performance, and to review a software development and licensing agreement in developing data analytical engines.
  • A bank in reviewing an array of agreements relating to procurement and outsourcing services for compliance with the relevant Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) requirements.
  • An insurance company in advising on a data breach and successful assisted the company in providing an undertaking to the Singapore regulator. 
  • A food, beverage and restaurant chain on entering into a franchising arrangement with a Japanese restaurant chain.
  • A global bank in providing contractual support (review and negotiation) on a variety of agreements relating to affiliate, software, and other technology products and services.
  • A leading social media platform in advising on the implementation of regional products across the Asia-Pacific region. 
  • An artificial intelligence solutions start-up specialising in advanced manufacturing in various research collaboration agreements.   
  • A multinational beauty retailer in advising on a data breach that affected individuals across the Asia-Pacific region.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Law Society of Singapore
  • Singapore Academy of Law
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  • 2020 – Lega Research and Development (LRD) Colloquium Vol 1 (2020 / 04) – Nimble Collaborative Iterations: A Practical and Progressive Approach to Developing Legal Technology Tools You Will Actually Use.
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  • 2017 – LL.B., University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
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