News & Publications

New Partners

The firm is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Partners of the Firm with effect from 1 January 2022:

Ms April Cheah (Litigation Department)

Mr Jasper Lim (Intellectual Property Department)

Ms Tong Miin (Real Estate Department)

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

Lee & Lee awarded LAB Appreciation Award – Gold for Outstanding Contribution by a Law Firm

We are pleased to announce that Lee & Lee has received the Legal Aid Bureau (“LAB”) Appreciation Award – Gold 2021 for Outstanding Contribution by a Law Firm.

The award recognises the contributions of law firms to the Legal Aid Scheme, through actively encouraging their lawyers to volunteer with LAB, and supporting their lawyers’ work as LAB’s Assigned Solicitors. The award also recognises the efforts of these Assigned Solicitors on non case-related matters, such as promoting the Legal Aid Scheme to […]

Notice of Closure

Please be informed that our office will be closed on

Friday, 24 December 2021; and Friday, 31 December 2021.

We shall resume business on Monday, 27 Dec 2021 and Monday, 3 Jan 2022 respectively.

We take this opportunity to wish you Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Lee & Lee’s Mr. Zech Chan recognised for his outstanding contributions towards providing pro bono volunteer services in the State Courts

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We are pleased to inform that our Mr. Zech Chan is the recipient of the Outstanding Court Volunteer Award in the Advocate and Solicitor Category, issued by the Supreme Court, State Courts and Family Justice Courts.

The Outstanding Court Volunteer Award recognises individuals who have contributed significantly as committed volunteers with the State Courts and Family Justice Courts.

Zech was presented the award and recognized for his contributions as a Volunteer Mediator towards helping disputants resolve their differences amicably in […]

Opening the Gates – Court Lifts Injunction over “KAWS:HOLIDAY Singapore” Exhibition

Photo Credits: AllRightsReserved Limited (Instagram: arr.allrightsreserved)

On 13 November 2021, the organisers of the much-anticipated “KAWS:HOLIDAY Singapore” exhibition, AllRightsReserved Limited (“AllRightsReserved”), were served an interim injunction. Lee & Lee represented AllRightsReserved in an urgent hearing on 15 November 2021. The Court agreed with our arguments and lifted the injunction.

This client note discusses the urgent hearing and provides some background to the parties.

Opening the Gates – Court Lifts Injunction over “KAWS:HOLIDAY Singapore” Exhibition

Cheaper, Better, Faster: Cost-Saving Features and Simplified Processes Undergird the Upcoming Specialised Track for Intellectual Property Litigation

Recently, on 13 September 2021, during the Second Reading of the Copyright Bill, the Second Minister for Law, Mr. Edwin Tong, indicated that a specialised intellectual property litigation “track” in the High Court (the “Specialised Track”) would be introduced in the coming months.

This article provides an overview as to the Specialised Track (based on available information) and provides insight into when the Specialised Track may be useful for parties considering IP litigation, as well as its potential risks and pitfalls.

Cheaper, […]

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 […]