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Winnie Chang , Founder and Managing Director

Winnie Chang

Founder and Managing Director

Winnie Chang is the Founder and Managing Director of OrionW LLC. Based in Singapore, Winnie leads a regional TMT and FinTech practice focusing on key markets throughout Asia. She has represented leading multinational companies based in Asia, Europe and the U.S. on a wide range of cutting-edge TMT and FinTech transactional and regulatory projects, general corporate and commercial transactions, IP, data protection, cybersecurity and export regulatory compliance projects.

Winnie has 20 years of experience in the TMT and FinTech practice areas in Singapore and the United Kingdom. She was awarded the 2014 Finance Monthly Global Award for “TMT Lawyer of the Year” in Singapore. She has also been recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition as “a practical, commercial advisor with excellent knowledge of the law”, and by the 2017 edition as having “excellent industry knowledge”. Asialaw Profiles 2018 recommends Winnie as a “comprehensive, detail-oriented and customer-oriented” lawyer. She is listed by Chambers & Partners as a “Recognised Practitioner”, by The Legal 500 as a “Recommended Lawyer” and by Asialaw Profiles as a “Notable Practitioner”.

Winnie is the author of A Practical Guide to Singapore Data Protection Law, a concise and practical guide on data protection issues in Singapore. She is the co-author of the chapter on Cryptography and Electronic Signatures in a publication launched at the UN World Summit on the Information Society. Winnie regularly speaks at major conferences and workshops on TMT, FinTech and data protection regulatory issues. Winnie is qualified to practise law in Singapore, England & Wales, and Malaysia.

Representative Matters

Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

  • Advised an international telecommunications service provider on various cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and cooperation agreements
  • Advised global technology solutions and content providers on licence, outsourcing and distribution agreements
  • Advised a global content provider on various major tender projects in Asia
  • Advised a mobile application development company and a household name logistics service provider on technology deployment, IP, e-commerce and business expansion issues
  • Advised an Australian solar technology company on IP issues relating to a commercial venture in China
  • Advised a leading logistics service provider on a computer systems integration and support services agreement and collateral management agreements
  • Advised a multinational telecommunications network operator on telecommunications services agreements
  • Advised global telecommunications companies on telecommunications regulatory projects in Asia
  • Advised a major payment solutions provider on stored value facilities regulations in Singapore
  • Acted for a telecommunications company on a service agreement relating to international satellite network filings
  • Advised a leading telecommunications operations and managements systems provider on a supply contract with the leading telecommunications provider in Singapore
  • Acted for a global online travel and accommodation reservations providers on its collaboration agreement with a major travel agency
  • Advised the Singapore-based affiliate of a leading global provider of contact centre services on the localisation of its global template terms and conditions

Financial Technology (FinTech)

  • Advised a Singapore-based asset tokenisation platform company on Singapore regulatory issues regarding digitisation of valuable commodities
  • Acted for an innovative blockchain company on crowdfunding, crowdsale, anti-money laundering, data protection and advertising regulations in Singapore
  • Advised an innovative Singapore-based start-up company on digital token sale and data protection issues for its blockchain-based professional network
  • Advised an international software company on its initial coin offering for a decentralised, on-demand and scalable database service
  • Represented a Singapore start-up on its digital token sale and commercial contracts in connection with its decentralised instant and liquid digital asset exchange
  • Advised a leading global prepaid and payment solutions company on issues relating to the operation of stored values facilities in Singapore
  • Advised a global technology provider of multi-channel solutions on Singapore regulations governing messaging services, mobile payment solutions and mobile money
  • Advised the Singapore-based affiliate of one of the world's premier blockchain enterprises in connection with its proposed provision of digital token services in Singapore and Japan
  • Acted for a European enterprise on its digital token offering, to support its development of a new digital entertainment platform
  • Advised a UK-based subsidiary of a Singapore company on payment services regulatory compliance issues concerning its proposed new domestic and cross-border low-value payments services
  • Advised a Singapore-based company developing an online multi-dealer foreign exchange options trading platform on regulatory compliance strategy and licensing requirements in Singapore
  • Acted for an online restaurant platform on FinTech regulatory issues in connection with its online application-based service for discounted merchant

Data Protection and Regulatory Compliance

  • Completed various Singapore data protection compliance review projects
  • Advised numerous clients on data protection compliance strategies in Asia
  • Advised a global security technology company on its data protection and security policies
  • Advised an international content provider on trade promotion, data protection and consumer protection issues in Asia
  • Represented a law firm and Singapore Government statutory board as a consultant to complete a national risk assessment project as part of the Smart Nation initiative
  • Advised a global telecommunications company on data retention and communication interception issues
  • Advised various corporations and financial institutions in respect of information security breaches, encryption licensing strategies and encryption export violation investigations
  • Advised a world-leading information provider on its regional data protection compliance projects in Asia
  • Advised a Singapore-based provider of cybersecurity services in its agreement for the provision of cybersecurity and penetration testing services for a leading multinational insurance company
  • Advised an established Japanese bank in respect of loan and mortgage documents for compliance with Singapore data protection laws

Publications

  • A Practical Guide to Singapore Data Protection Law

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  • The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018 - Singapore Chapter

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  • The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Data Protection 2018 - Singapore Chapter

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  • Halsbury's Laws of Singapore, Communications, 2018 Reissue Title

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