I am a partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology group in Singapore and lead our ASEAN and Japan practice. With more than 35 years in practice I have developed a specialist focus on complex patent litigation and other contentious IP related cases.

Today I represent major pharmaceutical companies, software companies, computer and medical device manufacturers, well known trade mark owners, book publishers, international airlines, established hotel chains, as well as collection and advertising agencies. I also represent a number of our Japanese clients and have a very active Japan practice.

I am regularly engaged in complex patent litigation and other contentious IP-related cases, and have been involved in a number of high profile and precedent setting IP cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Patent Office, as well as handling multi-jurisdictional IP litigation. I have been placed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for intellectual property in Singapore.

I have also written and presented many articles and papers across the spectrum of IP law. I am the author of 'Enforcing Injunctions', a co-contributor to 'Essays on Computer Law', and general editor of 'A Guide to Singapore Patent Law'. I also authored the Patent section of 'The Halsbury Law of Singapore' and the Singapore chapter on Patent Claim Interpretation.

You'll find me ranked as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, Chambers Asia Pacific and IPAsia. I am also a panel member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. I am also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA).

  • I have been involved in a number of precedent setting cases before the Singapore Court of Appeal for clients such as Aman Resorts, Allegan Inc, Record TV and Global Blue.
  • Amanresorts Limited v Novelty Pte Ltd [2009] 3 SLR(R) 216
  • Record TV Pte Ltd v Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd [2010] SGCA 43
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc v Teva Pharmaceutical Investments Singapore Pte Ltd & Drug Houses of Australia Pte Ltd (unreported, TEVAP.0572)
  • Allergan, Inc. and anor. v Ferlandz Nutra Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 131
  • Courts (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Big Box Corp Pte Ltd [2018] 5 SLR 312
  • First Currency Choice Pte Ltd v Main-Line Corporate Holdings Ltd and another appeal [2017] 3 SLR 901
Education
  • New York University, LLM, Trade Regulations (Intellectual Property)
  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore in 1984
  • Attorney-at-Law, New York State in 1988
  • Solicitor of England & Wales in 1997
  • Solicitor of New South Wales