Sheena Jacob


Telephone +65 6521 3573
Speaks: English

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Areas of expertise: Intellectual property, Data protection and privacy, Dispute resolution, Tech, Life Sciences


Sheena Jacob is a highly-ranked leading intellectual property (IP) and technology lawyer with more than 25 years' experience in the IP and technology field. She works with technology companies and innovative businesses, helping them build and extract value from their global IP assets. She also has extensive experience in the privacy field, having previously headed the Asia Pacific data protection practice at an international firm.

Intellectual property

Sheena constantly places herself on the cutting-edge of IP rights, managing complex IP litigation matters, with the support of strong litigators. Most recently, she spearheaded a multi-jurisdictional and groundbreaking case on 3D shape trade marks in Singapore for one of the world's leading food companies which went to the highest court of appeal. She also represents a number of companies in life sciences patent litigation in the pharmaceutical field.

Sheena is also a Singapore registered Patent Agent, ensuring that clients obtain strong patent protection for their innovations in Singapore and the region. She also manages global trade mark and patent portfolios for a number of companies using the firm's international network of associates around the world.

Sheena is particularly sought after by clients to manage complex IP-rich legal transactions. She is highly skilled in negotiating deals that are difficult to close and complicated commercial IP transactions which bring together the different aspects and forms of IP. Her deep knowledge of patents, trade marks and copyright is truly remarkable.

Data protection and privacy

In recent years, Sheena has advised a host of companies on privacy and data protection issues in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, with the advent of new privacy laws in Asia. She has experience in managing multiple data breach incidents for clients. This involves working with computer forensics teams, participating in crisis management, reviewing the customer communications and engaging with the regulator. Her experience in data breach advice and management spans the technology, healthcare and retail sectors.

She also advises on content and regulatory issues relating to digital media and the Internet of Things. She holds a Certified Information Privacy Manager certification from the IAPP.

Sheena has experience in conducting privacy compliance programs for companies and working with them to develop and implement informational privacy and security policies across the organization.

She also advises on privacy in relation to websites and e-commence, BYOD and other employment aspects, data centres, cloud computing and the roll-out of new technologies. She works closely with clients to analyze the challenges and opportunities provided by the Internet of Things for their business.


Sheena's practice is wide-ranging and covers a broad range of industries, from high tech, to life sciences and media. She has acted for government organizations and statutory bodies, Forbes 500 companies and start ups. She also represents non-profit organizations in their policy and lobbying efforts.

Qualifications and appointments

Sheena is qualified to practice law in Singapore, New York and England & Wales. As such, she is uniquely placed to understand and assist international companies doing business in Asia. Her qualifications and admissions are:

She is also active in the IP and business community:

She has spoken on privacy and data protection issues at a number of international conferences including iTechlaw Asia Pacific.


Sheena has been identified as a leading lawyer in various publications, including Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Chambers, Asialaw, World Trademark Review and Euromoney Expert Guides.

Sheena Jacob is a "prominent authority on IP transactions".
World Trademark Review

"Clients speak highly of Sheena Jacob"
Asialaw Profiles

Sheena Jacob is ranked in the areas of Patents, Trade Marks and Franchise Law.
Who's Who Legal

Sheena Jacob is ranked as one of the most talented and recognised practitioners.
Euromoney's Patent Expert Guide

Sheena Jacob is "especially noted for her counsel on IP management issues. Clients note her top-down, strategic approach to solving problems."