Jeremiah Chew is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore. He specializes in intellectual property and competition law. He has acted for clients at all levels of the Singapore courts, and represented clients before the Competition Commission of Singapore and the Competition Appeals Board.
In addition to dispute resolution, Jeremiah also advises on the non-contentious aspects of intellectual property and competition law. He has expertise in matters relating to intellectual property registration and licensing, as well as merger control and competition compliance.
Jeremiah is also experienced in the field of privacy and data protection. His work in this area includes conducting personal data protection compliance reviews, and coordinating corrective action following privacy breaches. He was a member of the inaugural panel of lawyers under the Law Society of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act Legal Advice Scheme for SMEs.
Jeremiah graduated from the National University of Singapore, where he was placed on the Dean’s List. Prior to joining the firm, he practised intellectual property and competition law under a Senior Counsel at a leading local firm.
Key industry sectors
- Technology and innovation
- Antitrust and competition
- Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Risk advisory
- Advocate and Solicitor, qualified in Singapore
Memberships and activities
- Member, Law Society of Singapore
- Member, Singapore Academy of Law
- Member, Law Society of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act Legal Advice Scheme for SMEs (2015 – 2016)
- Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
- Member, Intellectual Property Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
- HSBC – in relation to a proposed joint venture with a Chinese company to set up an online wealth management platform, which includes advice on various intellectual property issues.
- De Beers – in relation to the development of a blockchain platform that will provide a mining-to-consumer diamond traceability solution and proof of ethical sourcing, including advice on intellectual property issues, across a number of jurisdictions including the UK and Singapore.
- Aviva – advised on the intellectual property and brand licensing aspects of the combination of Singlife with Aviva Singapore for SGD 3.2bn, which as of December 2020 was the largest-ever insurance deal in Singapore.
Data privacy and cybersecurity
- One of the world’s largest fragrance companies - advising and recommending follow-up action in relation to a data privacy breach involving employees’ personal data.
- Leading sustainable energy provider – in relation to a cyber breach which resulted in unauthorised transfers of funds to Turkey, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, including taking remedial measures to trace and recover the funds.
- Leading F&B company – in relation to data privacy issues arising out of a dispute with an ex-employee, including advice on repeated data access requests under the GDPR, Indian and Singapore data privacy law.
- Delta Airlines – advising on the merger control aspects of a joint venture with Korean Air spanning 16 jurisdictions, including Singapore.
- Multinational real estate services firm – in an investigation conducted by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore arising out of alleged abuse of dominance and anti-competitive conduct against an online property portal.
- Major online food delivery service provider – in an investigation conducted by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore into allegations of abuse of dominance brought by a competitor.
- One of the world’s largest insurance companies – in an investigation conducted by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore relating to alleged sharing of sensitive commercial information.