Jeremiah Chew

Associate Director
Ascendant Legal

Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5414
Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5414
Jeremiah Chew

Jeremiah Chew

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Biography

Jeremiah Chew is a dispute resolution lawyer at Ascendant Legal, a Singapore law firm in Formal Law Alliance with Norton Rose Fulbright.

Jeremiah focuses on 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 significant experience 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.

Prior to joining the firm, he practised intellectual property and competition law under a Senior Counsel at a leading local firm.


Professional experience

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National University of Singapore (Dean's List)

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Advising:
 
Intellectual property
  • 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.
Competition
  • 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.
  • Member, The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, The 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, The Law Society of Singapore
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese