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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Cybersecurity & Data Protection; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Litigation; Technology; Media & Telecommunications; International Mediation


Head of Intellectual Property and Co-Head of Cybersecurity & Data Protection


Dr Stanley Lai, SC is Head of Intellectual Property and Co-Head of Cybersecurity & Data Protection. He specialises in IP litigation and information technology disputes, and is a commercial/chancery litigator. He maintains a strong advisory practice for IP/data management and cybersecurity, serving diverse clients. Stanley has substantial experience in biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors, advising on healthcare and medical IP and regulatory issues concerning medicines, generics, patent linkage, bio-similars, medical devices, clinical trials, product recalls and product liability. He recently developed an advisory and dispute resolution practice in new media, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Stanley is a specialist in alternative dispute resolution, appearing as counsel in IP and TMT arbitrations. He is an experienced mediator, specialising in IP disputes. He has practised as a Senior Counsel for more than 10 years and is the first Singapore-born lawyer to have obtained a PhD in law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


English, Mandarin.


Chairman, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
Member of the Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property, Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
Member, Singapore Copyright Tribunal.
Senior Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre.
Specialist Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Centre.


Graduated from the University of Leicester with an LL.B. (Hons) degree and obtained an LL.M. and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

(Hall of Fame)

Stanley LaiAllen & Gledhill LLP

Allen & Gledhill LLP has a large and developed IP practice led by the highly acclaimed Stanley Lai, SC  who is also co-head of the cybersecurity & data protection practice. The team features an established patent protection group led by registered patent attorney Low Pei Lin and the group often works alongside corporate and dispute colleagues as well as having an active standalone practice. Tham Kok Leong  is also a key team leader as head of the technology & corporate intellectual property Practice. The team’s expertise covers traditional IP fields of patents, trademarks and copyright protection along with newer areas such as data protection, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, crypto and NFTs. The department continues to represent Allrightsreserved in the high-profile Kaws: Holiday Singapore exhibition case.