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Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution


Associate Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution


Javier specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution. He has acted for many clients across different industries such as the pharmaceutical, chemical and mechanical engineering as well as semiconductor industries in trademark and patent matters. Javier was named as a “Rising Star” in 2022 by Legal 500.

Counsels that have worked with him have described him as a “superb lawye[r] whose work in this complex case has been nothing short of amazing” and was also commended for “acquir[ing] an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the very challenging technical aspects of the disputes and of the volumes of evidence”.

Clients have described Javier as “very smart, quick and efficient” and that his “work rate is simply outstanding”.

Apart from his intellectual property practice, Javier has also practised in a wide array of commercial matters including company law, contract law, defamation and employment law, for both international and local clients.

Javier has authored a chapter in Contemporary Issues in Mediation: Volume 1, published by the Singapore International Mediation Institute and a chapter in the inaugural Patent Enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific Countries, published by Globe Law.


English, Chinese


Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Member, Law Society of Singapore

Member and Convenor of the Sports Committee, Law Society of Singapore


LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore

Admitted to the Singapore Bar in August 2016

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

(Rising stars)

Javier YeoDrew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC has one of the most established IP practices in Singapore and is widely known for its contentious cases expertise. It has developed fine record in trade mark, patent and design filings in Singapore and across Southeast Asia in addition to an outstanding reputation for IP litigation. It represents a large number of big-name multinationals and leading regional businesses. Department head Tony Yeo  has over 30 years’ experience in patent, trade mark and copyright infringement cases. Yvonne Tang  is also noted for trade mark and copyright infringement, along with passing off. Lim Siau Wen  manages global trade mark, patent and design portfolios for a wide range of regional and international clients. Meryl Koh  is a senior name in IP litigation and Javier Yeo has been promoted to associate director.

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