Mr Benjamin Gaw > Drew & Napier LLC > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Corporate & Finance; Healthcare & Life Sciences


Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences


Benjamin has experience advising companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including finance, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. He also advises on all aspects of employment law including employment agreements, secondment arrangements, and termination of employment.

His particular focus is in the technology, biotechnology, health, and pharmaceutical industries, where his experience includes reviewing and drafting clinical trial agreements, research and development agreements, licensing agreements, and franchise agreements. Benjamin has also been involved in life sciences, pharmaceutical, and healthcare regulations.

He is recognised as a leading life sciences lawyer in Who’s Who Legal. The Practical Law Company Which Lawyer? also recommends him in the category of Life Sciences: Corporate & Commercial.

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Establishment
  • Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employment
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property




  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law’s Committee on Legal Education and Studies
  • Member, Inquiry Panel
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, National Arthritis Foundation Executive Committee


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (2002)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (2003)
  • Specialist Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (2007)
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (2009)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms

Drew & Napier LLC has a highly developed employment practice, notably leveraging the firm’s celebrated dispute resolution history, but also having a recognised non-contentious and transactional practice. It has achieved further prominence in key areas such as discrimination claims, collective bargaining agreements and employee terminations. The group also shows high levels of expertise in negotiating Singapore regulations relating to the proportion of foreign employees. Kelvin Tan is a leader in employment disputes. Benjamin Gaw is highly rated as a non-contentious employment specialist, as is Lim Chong Kin. Rakesh Kirpalani provides further expertise in technology-related employment disputes.

Comparative Guides

Singapore: Employment & Labour Law March 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Employment & Labour Law laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.