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Xin Ya Tan

Ms. Tan is an associate at the firm’s Singapore office. She is a member of the commercial technology and sourcing and intellectual property and portfolio management groups. 

Ms. Tan is a technology lawyer who assists clients with procurement of new technology including ERP, bespoke software development, smaller software solutions such as SaaS, and other commercial IT matters including software licensing, website and app terms, services agreement. Her perspective is international as she regularly supports transactions in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. 

Her background in commercial litigation and support from the deep experience of other technology specialists in the firm’s commercial technology and sourcing group enables Ms. Tan to provide a seamless combination of dispute resolution advice and technical assessments in troubled implementation projects, bringing an economical and commercial approach to troubled projects. 

Ms. Tan also advises foreign corporations on privacy issues from a local and international perspective with a view to achieving streamlined data protection practices in multiple jurisdictions.

She also regularly advises on cross-border intellectual property matters, focusing on IP commercialisation including patent and trade mark licensing, global trade mark portfolio management, as well as copyright issues in media productions and exhibitions.  

Ms. Tan is a qualified Singapore lawyer and was on secondment to the firm’s Melbourne office working with the commercial technology and sourcing, privacy and intellectual property and portfolio management teams. She has returned to the firm’s Singapore office in June 2020. Her experience in the Melbourne office has enabled her to work across practice areas and borders, and apply her knowledge of the Asia Pacific market.

Ms. Tan completed a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2018. During her time in London, she focused on intellectual property issues in disruptive technology including Artificial Intelligence, Interactive Entertainment, Augmented and Virtual Reality, as well as technology procurement. She was also nominated by QMUL for an internship program with a RegTech start-up where she gained invaluable industry knowledge. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tan served as general counsel at a boutique investment firm in London where she advised on the firm’s trade mark portfolio, and worked with external counsels on a construction dispute.

Prior to transitioning to the IP and IT practice areas, Ms. Tan was a commercial litigation lawyer, with a focus on shareholders’ disputes and insolvency. 

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