Partner

Eugene is the Co-Head of the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice. His practice is focused on technology and intellectual property transactions, agreements and advice.    

Eugene’s clients include both established businesses as well as start-up companies. His experience encompasses matters related to outsourcing arrangements, IT systems development and procurement, software and content licensing and delivery (including Software-as-a-Service arrangements), FinTech, contractual collaborations and joint ventures, data centre arrangements, e-commerce, telecommunications, data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, contract manufacturing and research and development arrangements, gaming, Video-on-Demand, Over-the-Top and cloud / online services, media and events, hospitality and franchising, agency and distribution arrangements.

Eugene has been identified as a “Next Generation Partner” for TMT in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 edition.

In addition to Singapore, Eugene has advised on cross-border matters involving jurisdictions within and outside of South-East Asia and has spent time on secondment with a leading Silicon Valley-based U.S. law firm specialising in technology related matters. Proficient in written and spoken Mandarin, Eugene has also advised on Chinese transactions.

Work Highlights

  • Advised Lazada on the rollout and commercialization of their retail e-commerce platform.
  • Advised SGX on the intellectual property / technology-related issues and documentation relating to its acquisition of a 93 per cent. stake in Scientific Beta Pte Ltd in 2020.
  • Advised leading online service and content providers on Singapore law issues pertaining to the deployment of their product and services in Singapore via the internet, including the hosting of user-generated content, the provision of Video-on-Demand and Over-the-Top media services as well as Software-as-a-Service deployments.
  • Advised various clients on intellectual property and technology-related issues and documentation relating to their planned mergers and acquisitions, contractual joint ventures and/or other collaboration arrangements.
  • Advised start-up companies on the commercialisation of their intellectual property assets and technology platforms.

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