Dr. Toh See Kiat

Legal Advisor

As Legal Advisor to Straits Interactive, Dr. Toh See Kiat brings experience from the areas of Banking, Corporate, Commercial Law, Data Protection, Intellectual Property Rights, Information Technology and E-commerce Law.

He has worked with a wide range of corporate and commercial clients, industry bodies and government agencies both in Singapore and abroad, and has drafted legislation for Abu Dhabi and Dubai and done consulting work for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank in Vietnam.

In Singapore, See Kiat has served as a Member of Parliament and Chairman of Aljunied Town Council. He was also President of the Consumers Association of Singapore and is a member of national bodies such as the National Trust Council.

See Kiat teaches at the Nanyang Technological University as an external lecturer, and is sought after as a lecturer – conducting classes and seminars on the law relating to privacy, IT contracts, IT governance, IPR on the Internet and other online business issues.

He wrote ‘Paperless International Trade: Law of Telematic Data Interchange’ (Butterworths Asia 1992) and is co-editor of ‘Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Singapore’ (Addison-Wesley Singapore 1996).

See Kiat graduated with an LLB (Hons) Degree from National University of Singapore in 1982 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in 1983. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Law from Harvard University in 1986 and in 1991, he was awarded a PhD in Law by the University of London where he did his doctoral thesis in electronic commerce. He has also been admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales. He is also a trained mediator and arbitrator.

His professional involvements include:

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Fellow, Singapore Computer Society
  • Expert, ICC DocDex Panel
  • Hon Legal Advisor, Information Technology Managers’ Association
  • Hon Legal Advisor, Singapore Computer Society
  • Hon Legal Advisor, Association of Information Security Professionals (Singapore)