Mr David N. Alfred > Drew & Napier LLC > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Corporate & Finance


Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice;

Co-Head and Programme Director, Drew Data Protection & Cybersecurity Academy


David is a senior data protection, cybersecurity and technology lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on a broad range of matters relating to digital technology, telecommunications and the Internet. He has significant experience advising on data protection, public policy, legislation, regulatory enforcement and international relations. His experience includes working in General Counsel or equivalent positions for over 10 years’ and he is familiar with corporate governance, legal risk management and development and management of the in-house legal function.




  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, National University of Singapore
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
  • Solicitor, England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Fellow of Information Privacy, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional / Asia (CIPP/A)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > TMT: local firms

Drew & Napier LLC’s ‘exceptional combination of legal prowess and technical acumen has earned them a well-deserved reputation as pioneers in the industry’. The team advises on a broad range of transactional, licensing, and regulatory mandates, from the roll-out of data centres and deployments of telecommunication infrastructure and services, to regulatory requirements pertaining to software, web-based platforms, video conferencing, gaming, and other technologies. Lim Chong Kin leads the team and has considerable experience advising on matters concerning telecoms and media. Other key contacts in the group include data protection and cybersecurity expert David Alfred and Rakesh Kirpalani, who handles disputes involving technology-related regulatory and cybersecurity issues.

Singapore > Data protection and cyber security: Local firms

(Leading Individuals)

David Alfred – Drew & Napier LLC

Blending legal acumen with deep industry knowledge and technical expertise’, Drew & Napier LLC handles a range of data and cyber governance matters, from data transfer agreements, policies and governance frameworks to data breaches and regulatory enforcement mandates. Lim Chong Kin counts data protection regulators, multinational corporations driving the data arena and technology companies among his key roster of clients. Chong Kin jointly leads the team alongside David Alfred, who ‘possesses a deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of data protection and can be relied on to provide sound advice and practical guidance at each stage of the matter’.