General Legal Counsel
As the General Legal Counsel of SGDCC, John is the main attorney and takes the lead in all matters pertaining to legal and corporate counsel at the organisation. His role encompasses law-antitrust, patent, trademark protection, merger and acquisition activity, labor and employment law among other areas of legal work.
John was called to the Bar in 1994 and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) back in 1996, as a Kuok Foundation Scholar. In addition to his law degree, he holds an Advance Diploma in Computer Studies. Right after graduation, he joined a prominent law firm in Singapore where he specialised in all areas of intellectual property law. His advisory expertise covers the full spectrum of intellectual property issues, including entertainment law, digital media, internet & IT, electronic commerce, media & advertising. He also deals with the maintenance of IP rights, technology transfers, licensing, franchising, protection of copyright and the like.
Furthermore, he is a registered Patent Agent in Singapore, and a member of the Association of Singapore Patent Agents (ASPA). He is also a registered Trademark and Industrial Design Agent in Malaysia.