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Clifford Chance


Research & Development Hub

Create+65 is our first global innovation lab – a strategic space that unites our lawyers, our clients and the wider legal community. Our purpose is to discover the future of legal services through research, education and collaboration.

Create+65 helps clients understand what digital innovation can mean to them and what is required to effectively embrace it. Our team is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board – and, together, we are working to shape the legal services model of tomorrow so that our clients can benefit today.

Clifford Chance Partner, Kai Schneider, Singapore, explains: "Create+65 builds on an ongoing commitment to contribute to an ecosystem of client collaboration and innovation as we anticipate the increasing pace of change."

The ultimate aim for Create+65? To help our clients prepare and adapt to the future through a process of exploration and innovation.

Create+65 and digital transformation: what it means for you

Client engagement and collaboration

Create+65 fosters the relationships that give us true insight into what our clients need. We adopt a client engagement model that allows us to connect the dots in a way that brings value to our clients.

Lawyer education and engagement

We engage with our lawyers and clients to build momentum in, raise awareness of and excite people about the opportunities that digital transformation and disruption can present. We work with our lawyers to find the best ways to help you using people, process and technology. 

Fostering partnerships for the future

Beyond the firm, Create+65 collaborates across a broad ecosystem that includes clients, universities, government institutions, legal technology platforms and other law firms to solve common challenges faced in the legal industry.

Listen to LabChat our Innovation podcast series

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    LabChat: Neurotechnology and the Law (with Joanne Chuang and Allan McCay)

    31 January 2023

    Create+65 Innovation Lead Joanne Chuang talks to Dr Allan McCay of Sydney Law School on his recent report - 'Neurotechnology, law and the legal profession' - to find out more about the emerging impacts of neurotechnology on the legal industry.

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    LabChat: Innovating for Social Impact (with Boya Li, Danielle Sim and Leonard Lee)

    6 December 2022

    Create+65 Innovation Lead Joanne Chuang and Legal Innovation Advisor Boya Li talk to Trainee Associate Danielle Sim and Associate Leonard Lee on their recent participation in DBS' Hackathon For A Better World: Building A Scam Resilient Society, including the importance of Design Thinking for lawyers, and how to think differently in the ways of legal services delivery.

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    LabChat: Blockchain in Asia Pacific (with Joanne Chuang, Jack Hardman and Marc Liew)

    18 October 2022

    Create+65 Innovation Lead Joanne Chuang and Dubai Partner Jack Hardman talk to Marc Liew, Head of Ecosystem Development for APAC at R3, about some of the key developments in the blockchain space including whether the current state of the market still presents an opportunity for reflection and innovation, as well as Clifford Chance's collaboration with R3 through the Venture Development Programme.

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Create+65: What it can do for you – and for us

Based in Singapore, our Create+65 team are dedicated to asking the questions today that will help us meet the challenges of tomorrow – both for us as a global law firm and you, the client.

Talk to the Create+65 team and find out how, together, we can reshape the global legal sector.

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Latest insights from the Create+65 team

  • SMU LIT Hackathon: what is it and why is it impactful?

    We speak to some of the participants, organisers, and representatives of Clifford Chance to find out why experience such as the SMU LIT Hackathon is meaningful and how they are preparing for a future disrupted by technology transformation in the legal sector.

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  • To be future ready starts today

    Amidst all the interesting conversations about 'Tomorrow' and 'The Future', it is important to take a step back and talk about 'Today'. Are we enabling our lawyers to embrace change, or are we just endlessly harping on the benefits of using tech to lawyers?

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  • Key takeaways from TechLaw.Fest 2021

    We speak to the representatives of Clifford Chance who were featured on the main stage, including April Brousseau, Director of Research & Development, and Shanice Choo, Legal Innovation Advisor, to find out more about their takeaways.

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Discover our VIMA suite of documents

Are you a start-up or investor interested in the Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements (VIMA) suite of documents? We have created simple and easy to use solutions that automatically generate documents based on the industry standard VIMA suite launched by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. 

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