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Dentons Rodyk

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Shanghai, Singapore

Gilbert Leong

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Dentons Rodyk

Work Department

Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Commercial, Compliance, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation.


Gilbert Leong is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. Gilbert has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements in relation to distribution of goods/services, procurement and tenders, manufacturing arrangements, acquisition of hardware, software development, licensing, maintenance, acquisition of intellectual property such as trademark and patents, computer turnkey projects, consultancy services, IP structuring, Internet related transactions and employee handbooks. Gilbert also provides advice on aspects of joint ventures, alliances and mergers & acquisitions. He has also been counsel to parties involved in the telecommunication industry. In particular, he has advised on disputes arising as between telecommunication licensees, application for licences, market access and infrastructural issues. Gilbert has also been very active in the field of data privacy/protection matters, having written and spoken widely on the area. As a member of the Legal Sub-Committee of the National Internet Advisory Committee, Gilbert participated in the drafting to the "Model Data Protection Code for the Private Sector". Gilbert's IP litigation experience includes copyright (software) suits, patent infringements as well as obtaining and executing search & seizure warrants. Additionally, he has prosecuted parties under a fiat from the Attorney General for offences under both the Trade Marks Act and Copyright Act. Gilbert also attends to hearings before the Trade Mark registry. In addition to his legal qualifications, Gilbert also holds a Certificate in Computer Programming and Information Processing from the City & Guilds of London Institute. Gilbert has authored numerous articles and given speeches on a variety of intellectual property rights, technology issues and electronic commerce. Gilbert was featured in Who's Who Legal: Singapore 2008 for his work in regulatory compliance, was listed in Asian Legal Business "Legal Who's Who Singapore 2003" for Information Technology and recognised as the Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2010 for IT, Telecommunications & Media. He was a member of several technology-focused think tanks in Singapore.


Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), 1990.


LLM (Merit) University College London, 1991. LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1989.

Singapore: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

The team at Dentons Rodyk 'is trusted to have clients' best interests at heart and has good business acumen and industry knowledge'. It handles complex patent protection and infringement cases, including oppositions and revocation actions, especially in the pharmaceutical, electro-mechanical and computer science areas, as well as trade mark and copyright protection matters. Lee Ai Ming  and Chai Chong Low are defending Nexplanar in a patent infringement case, which is pending at the Court of Appeal, and the duo are also leading the team representing Merck in patent infringement cases. The practice also manages global IP portfolios for clients such as Omron Corporation, United Overseas Bank, International SOS and the Prima Group. Other key members of the group include Gilbert Leong, Woon Chooi Yew, who is noted for her 'prompt advice' and sought out for her 'strong franchising knowledge', and Catherine Lee. Foo Maw Jiun is another noted practitioner.

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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Local firms

Within: TMT – Local firms

Gilbert Leong, Woon-Chooi Yew and Catherine Lee are the key names at Dentons Rodyk. The team has comprehensive expertise in the TMT arena, including handling large-scale procurement and services contracts, data privacy issues and disputes. Its clients range from those in the healthcare and retail sector to banks and other financial institutions and includes multi-national IT service providers. It acted for PAY Issuer (an affiliate of TenX) on its sale of cryptographic tokens known as PAY tokens; the sale which was denominated in cryptocurrency amounted to approximately $80m.  In other work, it advised bike sharing company OFO, following its recent expansion into Singapore, including advising the client on its e-commerce platform, data protection and regulatory issues.

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