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Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Singapore, Yangon

Kok Leong Tham

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Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, FinTech, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications.


Partner and Head of the Technology & Corporate Intellectual Property Practice.


Kok Leong practice area centres on technology and intellectual property transactions, agreements and advice. He has substantial experience in advising on, negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements related to intellectual property and IT, data protection and data privacy, cybersecurity, e-commerce, Finance Technology (FinTech), outsourcing, telecommunications, consultancy services, hotels and hospitality, contract manufacturing, technology transfer, research and development, merchandising, franchising, licensing, sports, on-line gaming, cloud services, streaming services, media and publishing, sales and agency and distributorships. In addition, Kok Leong is currently a director of NTUC Link Private Limited.

He is recognised as a leading lawyer in Technology, Media and Telecommunications in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific noted that he provides “careful and detail-oriented legal advice and drafting”.

Kok Leong was called to the Singapore Bar in 1994. He has contributed to the Singapore chapter of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecommunication Laws & Regulations published by Global Legal Group Ltd.




Licensing Executives Society.


Kok Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree.

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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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Local firms

Within: TMT – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP attracts praise for its 'sound and prompt advice and its bench strength'. The group's comprehensive expertise spans the acquisition and financing of technology companies, licensing, regulatory and data protection as well as related IP protection. It also advises on developing areas such as cloud systems and fintech. Tan Wee Meng and Yeo Boon Kiat led a team that advised NetLink NBN and SingTel on a S$2.3bn IPO and listing of NetLink NBN Trust on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading. Other work included assisting the Asean Football Federation on its appointment of Lagardère Sports as the exclusive marketing and media rights holder for the Suzuki Cup. Tham Kok Leong  and Dr Stanley Lai, SC are highly regarded.

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