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Interview with COV-AID: Intellectual Property Law and COVID-19

COV-AID is a student-led initiative, comprised of law students from the National University of Singapore, which seeks to simplify the vast number of new laws, regulations and legal issues arising from COVID-19 for the general public.

In a recent video interview with COV-AID, our Mr Tan Tee Jim, S.C. discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the Intellectual Property (IP) industry. In the video below, Mr Tan shares his insights on the concept of “vaccine nationalism”, how it interacts with IP law generally, […]


Beginning of a Fresh Chapter – Singapore’s Overhaul of its Copyright Act

This article discusses and highlights several key changes introduced in the Copyright Bill, which can be encapsulated along three key themes:

(1) Ensuring copyright continues to reward the creation of works;(2) Ensuring copyright works are available for the benefit of society at large; and(3) Strengthening the copyright ecosystem.

Beginning of a Fresh Chapter – Singapore’s Overhaul of its Copyright Act


In Memory of Mr Goh Joon Seng (1935-2021)

Mr Goh Joon Seng received his LL.B. degree from the University of Singapore in 1962. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 1 April 1963 and to that of West Malaysia in the following year.  He practised at the Bar until his appointment as a Judicial Commissioner on 1 October 1990 and Judge of the Supreme Court on 15 November 1990. He retired from the Supreme Court Bench on 22 March […]


Pollmann, Christian Joachim v Ye Xianrong [2021] SGHC 77, Record Quantum of Damages Awarded in a Personal Injury Claim

This client note discusses a recent High Court case which awarded a record quantum of damages. The case also illustrates a high range of damages that can be awarded where the claimant earned a relatively high income prior to the incident that forms the subject of the claim.

Pollmann, Christian Joachim v Ye Xianrong [2021] SGHC 77, Record Quantum of Damages Awarded in a Personal Injury Claim


New Partners

The firm is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Partners of the Firm with effect from 1 January 2021:

Melissa Ng (Litigation Department)

Jacqueline Chua (Litigation Department)

Yik Shu Ying (Litigation Department)

Tan Jing Yong (Litigation Department)

We take this opportunity to congratulate
our Partners on their new appointments.


Lee & Lee’s Ms Carolyn Bava recognised for outstanding contributions towards providing pro bono legal help

We are pleased to inform that our Ms Carolyn Bava is the recipient of MinLaw’s Legal Aid Bureau (LAB)’s Distinguished Service Award 2020 for her outstanding contributions towards providing pro bono legal help. Due to contributions from her and others in the firm, Lee & Lee is also the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award 2020 (Gold).

You can watch the video by following this link.


First time a provisionally-registered doctor is struck off: Singapore Medical Council v Chua Shunjie [2020] SGHC 239

This case commentary highlights the important aspects of the Court of Three Judges’ decision in Singapore Medical Council v Chua Shunjie [2020] SGHC 239, including a Disciplinary Tribunal’s jurisdiction over provisionally-registered doctors after the expiration of their provisional registration, and circumstances in which the sanction of striking off is imposed

First time a provisionally-registered doctor is struck off: Singapore Medical Council v Chua Shunjie [2020] SGHC 239


The Advent and Progress of ETA

This article provides some background to the Electronic Transactions Act (Cap. 88) and highlights the usefulness of the ETA when conducting your business.

The Advent and Progress of ETA


Interview by World IP Review

Our Mr. Zech Chan was recently interviewed by the World IP Review for the article “The Right Remedy: Why Mediation is Becoming a Better Option”. Click here to see if mediation is for you.This article was first published in the 2020 INTA Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting Daily News on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.