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Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

Lee & Lee was founded in 1955 by the late Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, with his wife and brother. The firm remains one of Singapore’s leading law firms with a team of over 200 lawyers, paralegals and support staff. Individual partners have been recognised as leading experts in their respective fields by eminent legal publications.

The firm’s intellectual property department in particular advises extensively on both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to technology, media and telecommunications law. Led by senior counsel Tan Tee Jim, the team represents major clients in the media, telecommunication, film, sound recording and software industries. It has also advised a number of governmental authorities such as the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

The team is adept at developing new licensing and transactional frameworks and strategies, and regularly drafts, reviews and advises on media, software and related technology agreements. Lawyers have also advised on software and internet-based transactions, as well as personal data protection and management.

Practice Areas

As a full-service firm, its practice areas include banking, competition, corporate, employment, family, litigation and dispute resolution, and real estate.  

Notable Deals

Advised on media consultancy agreement with the producer of American spy action film Agent 47;

Advised MDA on co-investment, implementation and event management agreement for ScreenSingapore;


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Advised MDA on the Singapore’s Media Market Code of Conduct (2010) and on whether the code complies with Singapore’s international obligations under the Berne Convention and the TRIPS Agreement;

Advised one of Asia’s largest paint manufacturers on an allegation of copyright infringement concerning a video clip posted on YouTube;

Advised an interactive entertainment company on software programme for media purposes as well as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch;

Advised a leading media organisation in Asia on whether or not the use of its registered trademark by a service provider which engaged the services of Google Adwords amounted to trademark infringement.


Lee & Lee

50 Raffles Place
#06-00 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

T: +6562200666
E: leenlee@leenlee.com.sg

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