Asia-Pacific

Singapore

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Domestic


Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Domestic - Singapore

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 directors
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Admired for its roles in large-scale implementation projects and roll-outs. Stands out for its expertise in compliance matters. Continues to advise leading international clients on prominent TMT mandates in the region. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Definitely one of the leading firms in Singapore. They are technically sound and seek to be responsive to client needs."

"Deep knowledge of telecoms in Singapore as well as other ASEAN countries."

What's new? Verizon, Amdocs and Megaport are among the firm's latest TMT client gains.

Work highlights Assisting the Media Development Authority in the implementation of a cross-carriage measure to acquire and distribute Barclays Premier League content.

Provided regulatory advice to telecommunications company Sprint in its acquisition by Softbank for USD21.6 billion. 

Notable practitioners 

Department head Lim Chong Kin acts for a wide scope of TMT clients, ranging from regulators to global service providers and network operators. He recently took the lead advising the Personal Data Protection Commission on a number of matters relating to Singapore's new general data protection law. Interviewees find him to be "very client-oriented" and "a pleasure to work with."

Significant clients AT&T, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, NBCUniversal, Personal Data Protection Commission, Samsung.

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Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-tier firm with a strong focus in the data protection and TMT regulatory space. Growing client base includes state authorities and key commercial market players. The team has seen significant activity in M&A transactions over the past year.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are all experts in their own fields, and we are very happy with their services."

"We have been impressed with their timely and practical advice on all relevant issues."

What's new? Latest client wins include Groupon, Konami Gaming and Lucasfilm.

Work highlights Advised the Election Commission of the Government of Bangladesh on implementing the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services project.

Notable practitioners  

Peers highly recommend Rajesh Sreenivasan for his strong regulatory expertise. He is deeply involved in various TMT mandates in Singapore and across the region. For example, he represented the Election Commission of the Government of Bangladesh during the implementation of the IDEA Project, a framework designed to regulate various identity verification services, including the issuance of ID cards. Interviewees also highlight Sreenivasan's knowledge of data protection laws.

Steve Tan is acknowledged for his hard-working attitude and commercial acumen. A client adds: "He offers very good input on legal developments and knows the laws of the surrounding region, making him an invaluable asset." Tan heads the team advising the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AiTi) on the development of media regulatory framework in Brunei. 

Significant clients Citibank, Facebook, IDA International, Singapore Technologies Electronics, Singapore Post.

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Superb corporate practice with in-depth industry knowledge. Extensively involved in personal data protection work. Clients further benefit from a technology consultant in the team, who has significant industry experience.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"We're constantly impressed by the fact that they don't just process work without adding value."

Work highlights Acted for Singapore Telecommunications on the INR18.6 billion acquisition of Bharti Telecom shares.

Advised Singapore Post on a tender process to procure an integrated sorting system that is critical to its business delivery operations.

Notable practitioners 

Tham Kok Leong heads the corporate IP and technology practice groups. He is widely acclaimed for his broad involvement in the local TMT market. Recent highlights include acting for SingPost on the procurement of an integrated sorting system, by means of a high-value tender process. Areas of expertise include the negotiation of commercial contracts and handling licensing matters. 

Clients find Tan Wee Meng to be "practical, knowledgeable and skilled at providing effective solutions." He gains additional recognition as an "extremely dependable" lawyer, who is "very responsive, irrespective of time zone conflicts."

Significant clients Singapore Post, Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore Tourism Board.

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dedicated telecoms group with supporting regional offices throughout Asia to bolster its international reach. Known for assisting multinationals with global-wide data protection policy reviews and audits.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A very comprehensive team. Experts in their field."

Notable practitioners  

Team principal Ken Chia impresses because he gives "very sharp" and "reliable advice on what really is and isn't feasible." Interviewees also remark on his expert handling of TMT projects in overseas jurisdictions. 

Significant clients Alcatel-Lucent, MasterCard, Vodafone.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly involved in major cross-border TMT transactions. Further specialises in assisting corporates with the procurement and implementation of IT systems. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They did not just do the necessary deeds and walk away, but were completely engaged throughout the entire transaction."

What's new? Sally Murphy joined the Singapore team from Pinsent Masons' London office. Tony Fielding joined as a senior associate from Webb Henderson.

Work highlights Advised Marsh and McLennan Companies on its Asia Data Privacy Project.

Notable practitioners 

Recognised regional specialist Bryan Tan is "very well respected and has earned the trust of a wide variety of clients," according to sources. He is also described as a "well-known figure who is very much sought after" in this sector. He has acted on a number of significant matters in this area of late, including advising on technology contracts and data privacy compliance.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Growing practice staffed with seasoned lawyers who work with clients across the ICT, media and telecoms sectors. Experienced in handling rights ownership issues and related litigation.

Work highlights Counsel to Singapore Sports Council with respect to the licensing of its trade marks for the Singapore Sports Hub project.

Advised G & J Creation and Clover Films on contractual and investor arrangements during the production of 'Meeting the Giant'.

Notable practitioners  

Lim Chung Nian is a key partner of the practice.

Significant clients Singapore Press Holdings, Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, CIMB, Air-Asia Expedia.

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned for handling cross-border disputes for heavyweight international companies. Areas of focus include IP, technology and data protection.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"I must say I am very impressed with them. They are brilliant for the work they do." 

What's new? New client wins include MyRepublic and Omnicom/Publicis. Also appointed as panel adviser to the Media Development Authority of Singapore. 

Work highlights Providing ongoing assistance to Adobe Systems with data protection issues in the region.

Advised OCBC Securities on the technology risk-management guidelines issued recently by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Notable practitioners 

Koh Chia Ling gains recognition for his "understanding of the technical aspects of disputes." Corporate clients frequently rely on his expertise in cross-border TMT litigation and data policy matters. He leads the team advising Singapore Airlines on various issues, including global technology procurement, outsourcing and investments.

Significant clients Singapore Airlines, OCBC Securities, Yahoo! Asia Pacific, Global Blue.

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded media and entertainment law group that is active in the film and TV programme production space. Also advises on branding and advertising issues. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They responded in a timely fashion, and their advice was always very sound. Their lawyers were also technically strong."

What's new? Filmat36 and Golden Village Multiplex are new clients.

Work highlights Acted for Infocus Asia on indemnity and insurance coverage issues with respect to the filming of BBC programme 'Top Gear' in Thailand.

Represented Infinite Frameworks throughout the making of HBO television series 'Serangoon Road'.

Notable practitioners  

Partner Jonathan Kok heads the TMT department.

Significant clients Artimedia, Avaloq Group, Infinite Frameworks, BBDO Singapore, China Mobile International (Singapore).

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Wilson Wong of Amica Law LLC is a prominent figure in the IT and biotechnology industries. Peers are quick to point out his involvement in "a number of impressive projects" of late. 

Founder of Joyce A. Tan & Partners, Joyce Tan specialises in technology and electronic commerce. She is singled out by commentators as "one of the first telecoms specialists in town" and is "still very well respected."

Senior partner of Rodyk & Davidson LLP Gilbert Leong is highlighted for his substantial experience in this sector. Interviewees say: "He has been in the market for a long time, and is especially known for his IT work." 

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