Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, England

Academic Qualifications

  • University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M in Commercial Law (Distinction)

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

TMT

FinTech

Data Protection & Cybersecurity

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang is a very experienced technology lawyer who is highly responsive and commercial.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2022 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang has a robust practice in the TMT space and frequently advises on matters relating to fintech, including blockchain and payment services issues. She is well placed to handle cross-border mandates.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2021 edition

Testimonials

Winnie Chang has been recognised by one of the clients who has known her for around 20 years as that client’s “go-to TMT lawyer in Singapore.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition

Testimonials

Winnie Chang is an “experienced expert in telecommunications and technology law and highly commercial.”

asialaw Profiles 2021 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang has built a super technology-focused firm, with superior expertise on Singapore law, and strength on technology matters elsewhere in Asia.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition

Testimonials

Winnie Chang “provides explicit and clear explanations and resolutions.”

asialaw Profiles 2021 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang is knowledgeable in her fields of law and able to create customised and scalable solutions for her clients.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang is a very able and experienced technology lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, but stands out in particular because of her practical approach to solving business problems that present legal issues.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie is effective and clear in her communication and keeps what she promises.”

asialaw Profiles 2020 edition

Testimonials

Winnie Chang has “strong communication, legal knowledge and application. She really listens to her clients and finds a solution that fits the clients. Good accessibility to her clients.”

asialaw Profiles 2020 edition

Testimonials

Winnie Chang is “a practical, commercial advisor with excellent knowledge of the law.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition

Testimonials

Winnie Chang is a “comprehensive, detail oriented and customer oriented” lawyer.

asialaw Profiles 2018 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang is a very able technology lawyer.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Publications

A Practical Guide to Singapore Data Protection Law

A Practical Guide to Singapore Data Protection Law

The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Telecoms, Media & Internet

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

The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) to Data Protection 2018 - Sing

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