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Alexander Yap

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Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Corporate & Commercial, FinTech, Intellectual property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Partner and Co-Head of the FinTech Practice


Alexander's practice is focussed on advising on and negotiating documentation for the realisation of business objectives involving the acquisition, divestiture, provision, or receipt, of technology or intellectual property-related assets or services. This frequently involves drafting relevant agreements or deeds as part of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures or other collaborations, or preparing and reviewing materials in connection with intellectual property licensing, outsourcing, distribution and franchise agreements, R&D and sponsorship arrangements, and manufacturing and supply agreements.

In the area of FinTech, Alexander often advises on internet banking, online trading, electronic contracting, electronic document retention and various innovations in the delivery of financial and insurance services, including preparing related user and service agreements for Singapore or global roll-outs. A contact partner and specialist on the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) issues, he regularly directs client’s PDPA, data protection and privacy compliance activities, and advises on data breaches. Alexander is recognised by Who’s Who Legal in its Banking 2018: Fintech Analysis as one of only two lawyers named as a thought leader globally (excluding Europe and North America). Who’s Who Legal also notes that he is “a highly endorsed fintech specialist who boasts extensive experience advising on a range of matters including internet banking and online trading”, with a source effusing that “Alexander not only possesses a sharp intellect but also the ability to convey and communicate legal intricacies in simple terms”.

Alexander joined Allen & Gledhill in 2006 and was called to the Singapore Bar in the same year. He was also admitted as a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales. He contributed to the Personal Data Protection Commission’s inaugural PDP Digest in 2017, since 2015 has contributed the Singapore chapter of Proskauer on Privacy published by the Practising Law Institute, and since 2012 has co-authored the Singapore chapter of the International Encyclopaedia of Agency Distribution Agreements published by Kluwer Law International.




Graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in Jurisprudence.

Singapore: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Local firms

Within: Intellectual property – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP fields 'a fabulous team that knows its stuff and can deliver outcomes'. Practice head Dr Stanley Lai, SC is 'a good strategist and has the seniority to reach out to third parties and their counsel to mediate and deliver outcomes'. Other key members of the team include Low Pei Lin, Tham Kok Leong and William Ong. The group has a range of expertise in areas such as chemistry, biotechnology and engineering and undertakes patent and trade mark prosecution work and infringement matters together with transactional work including the negotiation of commercial agreements. It is acting for ASM Technology Singapore in an appeal to the Court of Appeal against a High Court decision regarding patent infringement and validity concerning a patent relating to a process and apparatus to seal electronic components with moulding resin. It is also representing a group of defendants in a dispute pertaining to allegations of copyright infringement and breach of confidence. Alexander Yap is a key name for commercial transactions relating to intellectual property, information technology and the protection and management of data.

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