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Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC




Daniel Lim has been listed as a leading lawyer consistently through the years in a diverse range of publications such as Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, IAM Patent 1000 and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers.

In particular, Chambers Asia-Pacific has noted that “Daniel Lim … has a well established reputation in technology-related IP. Clients describe him as an extremely professional lawyer who “speaks well, knows the pros and cons, and always has the best solution at hand”; and is “an excellent patent litigation lawyer” according to interviewees”.

The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 has listed Daniel as a Leading Individual for IT and Telecoms and has described him as “the ‘smart and hardworking’ Daniel Lim”.

Daniel Lim’s practice focuses on dispute resolution and advisory work, over a wide range of commercial and business subject matter, including in relation to contracts, M&A transactions, shareholders, directors, competition, employment, defamation, trade libel, trust, etc. and with particular strengths in intellectual property, information technology and telecommunications matters.

Daniel is a renowned patent litigation lawyer in Singapore, and remains actively engaged in this area, having represented Singapore Airlines in the patent infringement allegation by British Airways over the first-class sleeper seats.

In his handling of contentious proceedings, whether before the Appellate Court, High Court or State Courts in Singapore or in arbitration proceedings, Daniel deploys his procedural mastery and breadth of experience in the best interests of his clients, and has yielded many successful outcomes. As illustration, these have involved highly technical matters from clean water technology in wafer fabrication, process for splicing reinforced concrete steel bars, automatic molding to encapsulate electronic parts, surface coating on airplane engines, to the geophysical and geotechnical aspects of an anchor design in the context of an offshore oil field.

In less technical fields, Daniel has demonstrated his deftness in navigating commercial and business disputes including those involving the use of brands, fraud, banking services, standby offtake contracts, transshipment services, and investment transactions.

Daniel is a contributing author to the books “Law Relating to Specific Contracts In Singapore” (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell); “Intellectual Property” (Lexis-Nexis Butterworth’s); “International Franchising” (Kluwer Law International); and “Employment Law Review” (Law Business Research Ltd).


English, Malay


• Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore
• Registered Patent Agent, Singapore
• Member of Examinations Committee for Singapore Patent Agents Qualifying Examination, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, 2007-to-date
• Member of Intellectual Property Committee, Law Society of Singapore, 2015-to-date
• Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, 2013-2015


LLB (Honours), National University of Singapore.


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Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > TMT: local firms

Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC is a boutique firm which focuses on TMT matters across the IP, corporate, M&A and dispute resolution practice areas. Name partner Joyce A Tan  is an expert in intellectual property matters including prosecution and trade mark filing, while Jeffrey Lim  and Daniel Lim  handle both contentious and non-contentious areas of work such as cybersecurity and data protection.

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms

Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC is a well-known boutique law firm with a major focus on IP. Handling predominantly cross-border matters, it represents an impressive range of multinationals including big tech businesses. Joyce Tan is especially recognised for portfolio management, particularly for Singapore-based multinationals. Jeffrey Lim  specialises in IP and TMT, which includes the commercial exploitation and development of AI applications. Daniel Lim  focuses on IT, cybersecurity and data protection and is noted for technology-related IP, including patent litigation.