Basil Lee is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department.
Basil graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2016, and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2017. While at the National University of Singapore, Basil was awarded the APAA Patent Law Book Prize as the top student in Intellectual Property Law, and also represented the university at the Monroe E Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious moot court competition for freedom of expression and media and information technology.
Basil handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property-related and technology-related matters. He regularly appears before the Singapore courts (including the Court of Appeal, Singapore’s highest court), and has successfully acted in a number of landmark cases. He also advises global tech giants on a variety of regulatory compliance matters, such as telecommunications, consumer protection, and COVID-19 related laws and regulations, and educational institutions and the Singapore Government on intellectual property agreements and registrations.
Basil is also active in general commercial litigation and international arbitration, and has appeared before all levels of the Singapore courts and arbitral tribunals on a wide range of cases (including banking, energy, mining, cryptocurrency, shareholder oppression, contractual, and employment disputes). He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution to achieve commercial settlements for clients.
Basil’s representative experience includes:
Basil was also a published contributor to the trade marks and passing off chapter in the 2018 and 2020 re-issues of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore: Volume 13:3 – Intellectual Property. Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore is a leading text for legal practitioners in Singapore, providing a succinct narrative statement of core areas of law and practice.