Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech Practice, Alexander focuses on the acquisition, divestiture, provision, sharing or receipt, of technology and intellectual property-related assets, data and services. He is recommended by Who’s Who Legal: Banking - Fintech 2020, which notes 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”. He is “identified for his ‘ability to negotiate outcomes for parties’, as well as his ‘strong skills in the tech space’”.

Alexander advises on intellectual property licensing, R&D and sponsorship arrangements, cybersecurity, collaboration agreements, outsourcing, distribution and franchising, online gaming, the cloud and “as-a-service” platforms, and is a key contact for data protection & privacy compliance matters and data breach management. He is recommended for his expertise in intellectual property work by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 which notes him as “a key name for commercial transactions relating to intellectual property, information technology and the protection and management of data”.

Alexander contributed to the Personal Data Protection Commission’s PDP Digest, the Singapore chapter of Proskauer on Privacy published by the Practising Law Institute, and is co-author of the Singapore chapter of the International Encyclopedia of Agency Distribution Agreements published by Kluwer Law International.

Work Highlights

  • Advised the Government Technology Agency on Singapore’s national digital identity project.
  • Advised Aviation Working Group (AWG) on the Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS) portal, through which the trading and financing of aircraft equipment may be executed and delivered online, so transfers are completed 100 per cent. electronically.
  • Advised Global Premium Hotels Limited on agreements with Accor, to rebrand the largest Singapore-owned hotel chain, to become “ibis”, “ibis Styles” or “Mercure” hotels.