Working with clients across south east Asia

JurisAsia LLC is based in Singapore and through our exclusive association with Gowling WLG, we access legal services around the world

 
 

About JurisAsia

At JurisAsia we advise clients across South East Asia from our base in Singapore.

Our internationally-ranked lawyers are leading experts in their field and help clients conduct business across the region. We have industry-focused expertise, working closely with our clients' businesses in Singapore and the ASEAN Economic Community.

We provide high quality, innovative and commercial advice to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors.

Our intellectual property team advises national, international and global companies, as well as universities, technology transfer institutes and start-ups, to secure, exploit and extract value from their IP. We also advise clients on data protection and privacy laws.

Our corporate expertise includes cross-border M&A and capital markets for MNCs, regional conglomerates, private equity and venture capital funds.

We work with clients by getting to know their business and their requirements in detail before delivering commercial, pragmatic, timely and often innovative solutions that meet their specific objectives.

Through our association with international law firm Gowling WLG, we support our clients' interests both in Singapore and around the world. Through this relationship we can deliver world-class legal advice from 18 cities in the UK, Canada, Continental Europe, China and the Middle East.

 

Sectors and services

 

Intellectual Property

Our globally-ranked lawyers provide a full range of IP services, from registration of trade mark, patent and design rights to the commercialization and monetization of intellectual property by licensing, enforcement and litigation.

We advise on brand protection strategies and work with clients to clear their new brands globally through trade mark clearance searches. Through our association with Gowling WLG, we are able to assist clients with protection globally.

Clients' inventions are protected by helping them draft patent specifications and file patents in the Asian region and internationally. Our patent professionals assist inventors and companies in adopting the most effective patent prosecution strategies to secure protection for their innovations.

We also draft intellectual property-rich contracts, agreements and terms and conditions for technology and media companies, as well as advising on confidential information and trade secrets.

We assist clients in enforcing their trade marks, patents, copyright and design rights in Singapore and the South-east Asian region and in opposition, revocation, invalidation and cancellation actions. We also defend clients against infringement actions before the courts.

Data Protection and Privacy

We advise clients on how to comply with data protection laws in Singapore and the region. This includes developing policies, procedures, guidelines and contracts for the collection, use, handling, storage, disclosure and access of personal data.

We advise on cross-border data transfers by providing documentation to ensure legal cross-border flows of data including off-shoring and outsourcing of data processing. We conduct compliance reviews to identify gaps and implement measures to meet data protection obligations.

Data breach crisis management services are also available. These cover procuring computer forensic analysis and containment of the data breach, assessment of the risks, advising on reporting requirements, liaising with data protection regulators, dealing with regulators and law enforcement, and approving communication plans for customers, employees and the media.

We also provide advice on privacy issues in data analytics, employee monitoring, geolocation, data mining, geotagging and social media.

Corporate

We support our clients across a wide range of domestic and cross-border business transactions in various industries and sectors.

The team provides both the local and regional legal knowledge increasingly required for cross-border transactions, along with a clear understanding of business culture and how deals are conducted.

Our Singapore lawyers work closely with Gowling WLG's international network of offices across the UK, Canada, China, the Middle East and Europe to provide clients with seamless corporate and commercial solutions.

We provide a full service covering mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, fund management and capital markets advisory, with a particular focus on Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Vietnam.

Recent transactions our lawyers have worked on include:

  • Advising an American multinational mass media corporation on its investments in India.
  • Acting for one of Asia's leading paints and coatings companies in a proposed joint venture with a leading European company , specialising in wood coatings and the distribution of wood coatings and related products in India.
  • Acting for one of the leaders in agribusiness in Indonesia in its diversification into the hospitality industry by developing a luxurious wellness resort in Ubud, Bali.
  • Advising an international leader in medical and safety technology in its pan-Asian corporate restructuring.

Dispute Resolution

We have experience across a wide range of disputes, including infringement of IP rights, commercial disputes, breach of trust, shareholder disputes, construction disputes and employment disputes.

We also have expertise in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. We represent clients before first instance and appellate courts in Singapore and advise on complex multi-jurisdictional trade mark, copyright and patent disputes.

Energy

Our experience in the energy sector includes patent work and licensing advice for a number of companies in the power industry.

Tech

Sheena Jacob has advised many household name clients in the tech industry. This includes their contentious and non-contentious IP and data protection interests, including e-commerce, apps, data centres, digital media and e-payment systems.

Life Sciences

Partner Sheena Jacob is a ranked international lawyer for life sciences, having acted for global companies in the industry as well as the Singapore Government.

Food and Beverage

Our lawyers have advised a number of clients in relation to their brands' intellectual property rights, including some of world's leading companies. We also advise on advertising and marketing covering a range of issues including naming rights, sponsorship, ambush marketing and copyright.

Commercial (including regulatory/labelling)

Our lawyers assist clients with a wide range of commercial agreements including supply, distribution and sale agreements. We also advise on commercial regulatory issues relating to telecoms, media, ecommerce.

Private Client

We regularly advise high net-worth clients and their families on private wealth management in areas of private investments, trusts, private wealth planning and business succession planning. We also work alongside Gowling WLG's leading private client team advising across the region.

Health

We act for a number of healthcare providers and companies in this area such as hospitals, and companies involved in therapeautics, medical devices and implants. We advise companies on clinical trial agreements and material transfer agreements with laboratories and other providers.

 
 

People

We enjoy building relationships with our clients and helping them to achieve their business goals. To learn more about us and how we can support you and your vision for your business, either in South East Asia or around the world, please get in contact.

 
 

Sheena Jacob

Director
email sheena.jacob@jurisasiallc.com
Telephone +65 6521 3573

Sheena leads the IP team and is a highly-ranked leading intellectual property and technology lawyer with further expertise in the privacy field. She has 25 years' experience and is qualified to practice in Singapore, New York and England & Wales. This makes her uniquely placed to understand and assist both local and international companies doing business in Asia.

Tan Choon Leng

Director
email choonleng.tan@jurisasiallc.com
telephone +65 6521 3586

Choon Leng heads our corporate team. He is a seasoned advisor to MNCs, regional conglomerates and Asian UHNW on their corporate, M&A and private capital transactions.

 
 

Arthur Yap

Associate Director
email arthur.yap@jurisasiallc.com
telephone +65 6521 3576

Arthur has genuine passion for contentious work, specialising in IP dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution methods to protect clients' IP, commercial, employment and construction interests.

Suleen Ding

Associate Director
email suleen.ding@jurisasiallc.com
telephone +65 6521 3578

Suleen is a corporate practitioner with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investments across the ASEAN region.

 
 

Li-Ming Goh

Associate Director
email li-ming.goh@jurisasiallc.com
Telephone +65 6521 3579

Li-Ming is an experienced IP specialist who enjoys developing management strategies for portfolios of IP rights. The enhancement and protection of IP rights is at the heart of his practice, which is focused on securing registered trade mark and design rights around the world.

Daniel Lee

Patent Attorney
email daniel.lee@jurisasiallc.com
Telephone +65 6521 3585

Daniel is a Singapore registered patent agent with a technical background in engineering who has experience in working with businesses, research institutes and universities to protect their inventions. His experience includes being a patent examiner in the New Zealand Patent Office and managing a patent portfolio in a research organization.

 
 

Jia Yun Teo

Senior Associate
email jiayun.teo@jurisasiallc.com
Telephone +65 6521 3574

Jia Yun is a corporate and capital markets lawyer with broad experience in mergers and acquisitions and initial public listings. She also advises on corporate technology with clients including venture capital firms.

Jessica Mallek

Associate
email jessica.mallek@jurisasiallc.com
telephone +65 6521 3584

Jessica is an associate in the Corporate team with robust experience in local mergers and acquisitions and cross border structuring exercises. She has advised and assisted in corporate technology and financial technology related transactions. She also assists on corporate actions for public listed companies.

 
 

Sarah Por

Associate
email sarah.por@jurisasiallc.com
Telephone +65 6521 3582

Sarah is an associate in the IP Group who focusses on IP litigation, arbitration and commercial disputes. She has assisted in appeals before the Court of Appeal and in trials before the Singapore High Court. She also assists on advisory and non-contentious IP work.

Yin Lynn Chong

Associate
email yinlynn.chong@jurisasiallc.com
telephone +65 6521 3571

Yin Lynn is an associate in the corporate team with experience in both domestic and cross-border matters. She has assisted in an extensive range of corporate transactions including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and equity capital markets work for clients across the region.

 
 

Joan Choo

Associate
email joan.choo@jurisasiallc.com
Telephone +65 6521 3588

Joan is an associate in the corporate team with in-depth experience in corporate and regulatory matters. She has assisted in advising on, negotiating and drafting a broad range of commercial arrangements, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and collaborations, for both domestic and international clients.

 
 

Location

With increasing investment and expansion in South East Asia, many businesses and high net worth individuals are choosing Singapore as their base. It is an important centre for wealth management, and our presence means expertise on the ground when and where our clients need it.

 
 

Address

JurisAsia LLC
One Raffles Quay
North Tower
#09-06
Singapore 048583
Telephone: +65 6521 3570

For more information contact: Sheena Jacob (sheena.jacob@jurisasiallc.com)

For all HR enquiries please contact:
Grace Wong (grace.wong@jurisasiallc.com )
Telephone: +65 6521 3587