New Partners

The firm is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals as Partners of the Firm with effect from 1 January 2017:

Ms Amelia Ang (Litigation Department)
Mr Michael Lim (Real Estate Department)
Mr Freddy Lim (Intellectual Property Department)
Ms Evelyn Ong (Banking Department)
Mr Kenny Goh (Corporate Department)
Ms Liane Lim (Corporate Department)

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

Consultant Hon. Justice (Ret’d) Goh Joon Seng awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

We are proud to announce that our Consultant, the Hon. Justice (Ret’d) Goh Joon Seng, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Pingat Jasa Gemilang) during the recent National Day Awards.

The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to any person who has performed within Singapore, service of conspicuous merit characterised by resource and devotion to duty, including long service marked by exceptional ability, merit and exemplary conduct.

We congratulate Justice Goh on receiving the award, and thank him for his contributions to […]

Recent Transactions involving Lee & Lee

The Mergers and Acquisitions team, comprising Adrian Chan, Lun Chee Leong and Liane Lim acted for Golden Star Group Limited in the mandatory offer for Novo Group, a company with dual primary listings in Singapore and Hong Kong. The offer was notable in that it had to comply with both the Hong Kong and Singapore takeover codes.

The team had also acted for Biosensors International Ltd in a S$1.14 billion privatisation by way of an amalgamation with a substantial shareholder. This […]

5th Global Forum on Intellectual Property

Lee & Lee is pleased to be one of the sponsors for the 5th Global Forum on Intellectual Property (GFIP), which will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 25 – 26 August 2015.

The GFIP brings together internationally renowned IP luminaries and policy-makers to share their insights and strategies. Over the course of two days, the speakers will lead a series of discussions on the latest IP trends and issues in the region and beyond.

Our Mr […]

Recent Developments in the Singapore Employment Landscape and the Companies Act

Lee & Lee will be conducting a seminar on the recent developments in the Singapore employment landscape and the Companies Act. The seminar will be held on Thursday, 9 July 2015 from 2:30 pm – 5.30 pm at the STI Auditiorium, Capital Tower, Level 9, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912.

Our partners from the Employment Practice Group will guide you through the latest updates in the multi-disciplinary area of employment law and keep you abreast of the key amendments to the […]

Office Closure on 25 March 2015

We are saddened by the passing of our founding partner Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

It is 60 years since Mr Lee started our Firm in humble beginnings, built on a framework of integrity and excellence. We are proud to be part of the heritage and legacy that he has left behind.

As a mark of respect, our Firm will be closed on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

New Senior Associate

The firm is pleased to welcome Mr Alvin Chia, who joins the Corporate Department as a Senior Associate.

Alvin’s experience includes advising clients on taxation and regulatory matters. Previously, he was with the Inland Revenue Authority, where he provided legal and tax advice to the Authority and represented the Authority in the Income Tax Board of Review, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has also represented the Authority in criminal prosecution matters. Prior to joining the Authority, he […]

IP Update – IPOS appointed as International Authority in Patent Search and Examination under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore’s (“IPOS”) appointment as an International Authority in Patent Search and Examination under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) has taken effect.

The appointment was made on 25 September 2014 by the Assembly of the PCT Union during the 54th World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Assemblies. The appointment will see IPOS becoming an International Searching Authority (“ISA”) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (“IPEA”) under the PCT. PCT Applicants who use IPOS as their ISA and IPEA may […]