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Alexander Yap


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Alexander Yap


Alexander is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Department, and is Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech Practice.

Alexander's practice is focussed on advising on and negotiating documentation for the realisation of business objectives involving the acquisition, divestiture, provision, or receipt, of technology or intellectual property-related assets or services. This frequently involves drafting relevant agreements or deeds as part of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures or other collaborations, or preparing and reviewing materials in connection with intellectual property licensing, outsourcing, distribution and franchise agreements, R&D and sponsorship arrangements, and  manufacturing and supply agreements.

In the area of FinTech, Alexander often advises on internet banking, online trading, electronic contracting, electronic document retention and various innovations in the delivery of financial and insurance services, including preparing related user and service agreements for Singapore or global roll-outs. A contact partner and specialist on the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) issues, he regularly directs client’s PDPA, data protection and privacy compliance activities, and advises on data breaches.

Alexander was named by Global Data Review as one of the world’s best upcoming generation of data lawyers under the age of 40, in their 40 Under 40 survey, and is one of the only two South-east Asian lawyers in the list. Alexander is recognised by Who’s Who Legal in its Banking 2018: Fintech Analysis as one of only two lawyers named as a thought leader globally (excluding Europe and North America). Who’s Who Legal also notes that he is “a highly endorsed fintech specialist who boasts extensive experience advising on a range of matters including internet banking and online trading”, with a source effusing that “Alexander not only possesses a sharp intellect but also the ability to convey and communicate legal intricacies in simple terms”.

Alexander contributed to the Personal Data Protection Commission’s inaugural PDP Digest in 2017, since 2015 has contributed the Singapore chapter of Proskauer on Privacy published by the Practising Law Institute, and since 2012 has co-authored the Singapore chapter of the International Encyclopaedia of Agency Distribution Agreements published by Kluwer Law International.

Alexander graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in Jurisprudence. He joined Allen & Gledhill in 2006 and was called to the Singapore Bar in the same year. He was also admitted as a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales.

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