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Gateway Law Corporation

Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 3

Gateway Law Corporation is particularly strong for cross-border trade mark portfolio management and patent prosecution. Founding director Max Ng Chee Weng also advises on the commercialisation of intellectual property rights and on the preparation of specific contracts in the areas of licensing, franchising and technology law.

The firm: Gateway Law was incorporated and formed through a strategic merger with the local practice of Max Ng & Co on 15 March 2006. The name ‘Gateway’ epitomises the firm’s desire to offer a seamless one-stop service to all its clients, and to be a gateway for clients to Asia, as it protects and enhance their legal and commercial interests in the region.

Gateway’s strengths are in the areas of regional intellectual property (advisory and enforcement), franchising and licensing, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, technology and communications, media and entertainment and employment.

Gateway now has offices, people and associated offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines and other South East Asian countries. Such an extensive network allows it to leverage the skills and expertise of its numerous legal associates, patent attorneys, trade mark executives and other professionals in these countries, especially in the area of intellectual property protection. Together, the firm’s combined presence covers the leading cities in Asia, and the team will continue to provide the same personalised and professional legal services that clients have come to expect over the years.

Areas of practice: Corporate and commercial: incorporation of a company and registration of a foreign company or representative office; corporate secretarial services; employment, employee incentive and share option schemes and immigration; availability of grants and funding from the public sector in Singapore; licensing, merchandising and franchising agreements; distributorship agreements; joint ventures and strategic alliances; partnership agreements; investments and shareholders’ agreements; M&A; corporate restructuring; and general commercial contract advisory.

Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution: strategic dispute evaluation; litigation; arbitration; and other alternative dispute resolution.

Real estate: advice on leases, tenancy agreements, pretermination, sale and purchase and mortgage transactions; and drafting of related documents thereof. Some of the firm’s clients in this respect have been government statutory boards and major banks.

Intellectual property: focuses on and has extensive expertise in IP litigation, IP prosecution, domain names, franchising and licensing, copyright, designs, IP due diligence and IP audits, and anti-counterfeiting initiatives.

Infocommunications and technology: corporate finance, including securities, private equity and corporate venturing; systems procurement; complex technology licensing; outsourcing transactional and advisory services; legal compliance; tax planning; e-business advice and contracts; intellectual property and content clearance, registration and enforcement; regulatory advice; and broadcasting/satellite and digital terrestrial agreements.

Franchising and licensing: domestic, regional and international franchises; licenses; and distributorship and dealership agreements.

Employment: general employment advice and associated due diligence and internal audits; employment-related documents such as contracts, termination contracts, independent contractors agreement, director’s agreement and employee’s handbooks; representing employers in union-related negotiations; dispute resolution between employer and employee relating to remuneration, leave, CPF, benefits, constructive dismissal, etc, from the investigation phase to final resolution; and dispute resolution between employers and regulatory bodies (eg Central Provident Fund Board, Ministry of Manpower and Workforce Development Agency), including providing strategic communication advice.

Media and entertainment: options and literary property purchases; acquisition of remake and subsequent production rights; development (including screenwriting and acquisition of underlying properties); production and international co-productions; production services; financing (bank and equity investment); music synchronisation licenses; audio recording; sales agency and distribution/exploitation of rights; publishing arrangements; advertising, marketing and creative services; talent management; and live event management.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Franchising & Licensing, Info-communications & Technology, and Fintech Max Ng +65 6221 7311
Real Estate Alan Lee +65 6533 7522
Media and entertainment Michael Leow +65 6221 6360
Employment Amira Nabila Budiyano +65 6533 7967
Corporate and Commercial Tran Le Luu Phuong +65 6221 9780
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Amira Budiyano  photo Ms Amira Budiyano
Mr Alan Lee  photo Mr Alan Lee
Mr Hong Zhi Lee  photo Mr Hong Zhi Lee
Mr Michael Leow  photo Mr Michael Leow
Mr Max Ng  photo Mr Max Ng
Ms Pui Khim Ng  photo Ms Pui Khim Ng
Ms Loshini Shanker  photo Ms Loshini Shanker
Ms Phuong Tran  photo Ms Phuong Tran
Number of lawyers : 14
at this office : 13
INTA - International Trademark Association
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA)
AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)