London-based legaltech company brings AI-powered legal research platform to Southeast Asia

The platform compiles cases that went through superior courts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

London-based legaltech company brings AI-powered legal research platform to Southeast Asia

London-based legaltech company vLex Justis has brought its AI legal research platform to Southeast Asia.

This version of the platform includes a compilation of information on more than 125,000 cases handled by superior courts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. The collection dates back to 1946, making it “an important archive of legal information,” the company said.

The collection also contains the Singapore Law Reports, the country’s official law reports series.

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“The popularity of the Singapore Law Reports, and the depth of research that it has offered to our users globally, has led us to assemble this important collection from these three key jurisdictions, and to make it available alongside our extensive library of legal information from around the world,” vLex Justis managing director Masoud Gerami said.

In addition, the platform houses collections of case law information from more than 130 jurisdictions. Thus, researchers can compare cases across the UK, Australia and New Zealand, among others.

The platform will be regularly updated with information from the key jurisdictions, enabling users to keep their fingers on the pulse of legislative changes. Users can also call upon AI research assistant Vincent, which the company said combines “human search behaviour with machine speed.”

Other features include user-friendly search and analysis tools and visualisation features.

“From the opportunities that this product will present to the practitioners and researchers in the region, to enhancing the resources available for comparative research, we are very excited by the potential of this new initiative, and regard it as another important step to advance our vision of global coverage,” Gerami said.

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