Mr Tony Yeo > Drew & Napier LLC > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Drew & Napier LLC
10 COLLYER QUAY
#10-01 OCEAN FINANCIAL CENTRE
SINGAPORE 049315
Singapore

Work Department

Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution; Healthcare & Life Sciences

Position

Director, Intellectual Property;

Director, Dispute Resolution;

Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences

Career

Tony is a Director in our Intellectual Property Department and heads our Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. He has represented clients such as Aventis Pharma, Sanofi Aventis, Novartis, Baxter Healthcare, and The Health Promotion Board.

Tony is a litigator with an active court practice as an advocate. He has acted as lead counsel in many complex matters, including numerous patent infringement cases. He is experienced in intellectual property litigation and enforcement including patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. His civil and commercial litigation practice includes banking litigation and contract disputes.

He is the President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Singapore Group, a member of the Law Society’s Inquiry Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal, and a member of the Examination Board at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) for registered patent agents.

He also co-authored the Singapore chapter of Global Pharmacovigilance Laws & Regulations: The Essential Reference, which has been described as a “groundbreaking book” and a “landmark guide” published by the US based Food and Drug Law Institute. Tony also co-wrote the article “Legislating medical devices in Singapore” in Financier Worldwide: Biotechnology & Life Sciences e-Book 2010.

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property

Languages

English

Memberships

  • President, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Singapore Group
  • Honorary legal counsel, Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA)
  • Honorary legal counsel, Singapore Advertisers Association
  • Member, Singapore Patent Agents Examination Board at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
  • Member, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) Disciplinary Committee
  • Member, Supreme Court Pleadings Precedent Selection Committee – Intellectual Property
  • Member, Law Society’s Inquiry Panel and Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association

Education

  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1992)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

(Hall of Fame)

Tony 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.

Comparative Guides

Singapore: Patent Litigation October 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Patent Litigation laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.