Osborne Clarke Video Miniseries: Mobility in Asia

In partnership with Osborne Clarke, Intelligent Transport’s Leah Hockley is joined by Chia Ling Koh, Steve Yu and Parveen Arora to discuss mobility trends in Asia and the legal challenges of delivering digital payments systems, intelligent vehicles and e-mobility.

In the second instalment of a three-episode video miniseries in partnership with Osborne Clarke, Intelligent Transport‘s Leah Hockley is joined by Chia Ling Koh, Managing Director of Osborne Clarke Queen Street; Steve Yu, Co-Managing Partner of Zhang Yu & Partners; and Parveen Arora, Partner and Practice Lead of Energy and Infrastructure at BTG Legal.

In this episode, Chia, Steve and Parveen discuss the mobility trends that they have witnessed in Shanghai, Singapore and Delhi, as well as topics including digital payment and reservation systems; autonomy and connectivity; and electric vehicles infrastructure.

Key discussion points raised during the conversation include:

  • As the transport industry becomes more digitally focused, what are the legal challenges of implementing digital payment and reservation systems?
  • Autonomy and connectivity are also significant focuses for the industry at the moment, but what liability issues do manufacturers and operators face when creating and introducing intelligent vehicles?
  • In the wake of COP26, during which electric vehicles were a key focus, what legal challenges will cities face when implementing renewable energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructures?


Chia Ling Koh Osborne ClarkeWith more than 20 years law firm experience, Chia Ling Koh is the Managing Partner of OC Queen Street LLC, a member of Osborne Clarke’s international legal practice. He has experience in advising on a broad spectrum of regulatory and litigation issues relating to the technology, media and communications, Fintech, payments and blockchain sectors.

Parveen Arora Osborne ClarkeParveen Arora is Partner and Head of the Energy & Infrastructure Practice at BTG Legal. He brings with him almost two and half decades of rich experience in many roles, including the legal, commercial, regulatory and management activities of large infrastructure, power, renewable and manufacturing companies.

Steve Yu Osborne ClarkeSteve Yu is a co-founder of Zhang Yu & Partners, a member of the Osborne Clarke global network in China. He previously built and managed China operations for two major western law firms. As a critical issues business lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience in law, Steve advises senior corporate leaders to navigate business opportunities that are unique to the Chinese market.