Healthcare & Life Sciences

Drew & Napier has an award-winning, multi-disciplinary Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice, with expertise in intellectual property, dispute resolution, commercial and transactional, as well as regulatory practices.

Our clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical devices manufacturers and governmental agencies.

Drew & Napier was the first Singaporean law firm to be recognised by Asian-Counsel Representing Corporate Asia 2010 as Life Sciences Firm of the Year.

The work of the Life Sciences Practice Group spans across all legal and regulatory areas, and has strengths in intellectual property, dispute resolution and registration work, as well as corporate commercial support. 

Practice Areas  

Dispute Resolution

We are at the forefront of life sciences intellectual property disputes in Singapore. We have successfully represented the world-famous Institut Pasteur, Sanofi and Biorad in enforcing the patent for the HIV-2 virus and diagnostic kits to detect the HIV-2 virus in a ground breaking patent case in Singapore. The Singapore Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the patent owners and dismissed the appeals (See the reported decisions at Institut Pasteur & Anor v Genelabs Diagnostics Pte Ltd & Anor [2000] SGHC 53 and Genelabs Diagnostics Pte Ltd v Institut Pasteur and Another [2001] 1 SLR 121).

We have also successfully represented Novartis AG and Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“Novartis”) in their application to amend a Patent, post-grant, under section 83 of the Singapore Patents Act. This application to amend was made after Novartis started a suit for patent infringement against Ranbaxy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. This is the first reported Singapore case in which the hearing for the patent amendment was heard separately from the main infringement and invalidation hearing. The Singapore High Court found that the proposed amendments did not “add matter” to the Patent, and also that there was no undue delay on the part of Novartis in applying to amend the Patent in Singapore and granted the amendment. (See the reported decision at Novartis AG and Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Ranbaxy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd [2012] SGHC 253).

We also represented Becton Dickinson against B.Braun in a patent infringement actiont involving medical devices in Suit 655/2018. This was a multi-jurisdictional action involving proceedings in Singapore, the UK and New Zealand.

We further represented Novartis AG and Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd in a novel patent infringement in Singapore in Suit 1062/2019. This matter concerns a product licence for generic medicinal product for the treatment of, inter alia, chronic myeloid leukaemia. The outcome of the suit may have an effect on way public hospitals, pharmacies and oncologists prescribe and purchase medicinal products.

The Practice has also represented Novartis and sanofi-aventis in the following matters:

  • Novartis in Suit 150/2011/R and 1085/2012/G in a patent infringement action involving an invention relating to drugs for treatment of high blood pressure

  • sanofi aventis in Suit 305/2010/Y for alleged infringement of patents in the treatment of breast cancer

  • sanofi aventis in Originating Summons No. 991/2011/L for a determination under Section 16(1B)(c) of the Medicines Act (Cap 176) on issues concerning patent declarations by a generic company

Corporate Commercial and Regulatory

The Practice has expertise and strength in all corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. We have advised many pharmaceutical, life sciences, biotechnology, health care, and food and beverage companies.

These include:

  • Advising on labelling, advertising, as well as sales and promotion regulations for the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and the food and beverage industries

  • Advised a healthcare institution in relation to compliance with medical laws and regulations on promotional programmes

  • Reviewing and drafting clinical trial agreements, research and development agreements, licensing agreements, franchise agreements, funding agreements

  • Advising on all aspects of employments and other regulatory matters, including employment agreements, secondment arrangements, and termination of employees

  • Assisting in the due diligence, negotiations and acquisitions of pharmaceutical products and companies, hospitals and health care institutions.

Some of the matters handled include:

  • Acted for a European based pharmaceutical manufacturer in a high-stakes Exclusive Licence Agreement where the client would acquire worldwide exclusive rights to a pre-clinical platform developed by a Singapore based company. The expected earnout payments in upfront and success-based development and commercialisation milestones are expected to be more than US$1 billion.

  • ​Acted for Lucence Diagnostics in relation to its Series A funding round, which raised US$20 million. The funding round was led by Parkway Holdings Limited, which was coming in as a strategic investor, and was looking to, among others, co-develop solutions with Lucence. The Lucence group, which has offices in the US, Hong Kong and China, develops liquid biopsy tests to detect cancer early and improve treatment selection.

  • Acted for a healthcare-focused equity investment firm’s joint venture with an international private equity firm to invest up to S$20 million in a global medical healthcare group. This includes performing legal due diligence and advising on transactional documents. 

  • Acted for and advised the purchaser in the 100% sale of a leading supplier of multiplexed molecular diagnostic solutions. Under challenging timeframes, we conducted legal due diligence on the target company, and also assisted in the review and preparation of the transaction documentation, including the sale and purchase agreement. We also provided legal advice and assistance under Singapore laws on the transaction and also coordinated and liaised with lead counsel and with clients in Japan. The Sellers also included a French shareholder as part of the sellers’ consortium.


Who’s Who Legal

Tony Yeo – Global Elite Thought Leader: 
Thought Leaders Guide: Life Sciences - Patent Litigation 2022 (2 consecutive years)

Tony Yeo – Recommended Lawyer:
Global Guide: Life Sciences Sciences - Patent Litigation, and Regulatory 2023 (13 consecutive years)
Global Guide: IP - Patents 2023 (10 consecutive years)
National Guide: Southeast Asia - Life Sciences 2023 (3 consecutive years)
National Guide: Southeast Asia - Patents 2023 (3 consecutive years)

Benjamin Gaw – Global Elite Thought Leader: 
Thought Leaders Global Elite Guide: Life Sciences - Regulatory 2023 (2 consecutive years)
Thought Leaders Global Elite Guide: Life Sciences - Transactional 2023 (2 consecutive years)
Global Guide: Life Sciences 2022 - Regulatory (4 consecutive years)
Global Guide: Life Sciences 2022 - Transactional (2 consecutive years)

Benjamin Gaw – Recommended Lawyer:
Global Guide: Life Sciences - Patent Litigation, Product Liability, Regulatory, and Transactional 2023 (13 consecutive years)
National Guide: Southeast Asia - Life Sciences 2023 – Leading Lawyer (3 consecutive years)

Meryl Koh – Recommended Lawyer:
Global Guide: Life Sciences - Patent Litigation 2023 (3 consecutive years)
Global Guide: IP - Patents 2022 (2 consecutive years)
National Guide: Southeast Asia - Life Sciences 2023 (3 consecutive years)
National Guide: Southeast Asia - Patents 2023 (3 consecutive years)

“Drew & Napier [is] recognised as [a] leader in [the] domestic market.”

“Tony Yeo is highly sought after by listed biotech and pharmaceutical corporates and government boards for his first-rate regulatory advice.”  

Tony Yeo draws noteworthy plaudits from sources, who highlight his “depth of knowledge about IP subject matters” and his “impressive commercial mind.”

“Tony Yeo has amassed substantial experience advising on patent infringement and litigation across the region.”

“Tony Yeo enjoys a sterling reputation among peers in IP litigation and is described by sources as “a formidable and very well-regarded litigator in the IP field”.” 

Tony Yeo has “impressive width and depth of knowledge” and provides “practical solutions while considering client’s interests at the same time”.

“Tony Yeo is an authority in the sector known for his extensive experience representing pharmaceutical and biotech companies in complex litigation and enforcements.” 

“Tony Yeo is a standout patent litigator renowned for his precise approach and careful planning in complex IP disputes.”

Tony Yeo is “an excellent IP litigator” with a strong reputation for his top-tier work in the life sciences.

Tony Yeo of Drew & Napier is a "seasoned litigator" who "stands out among the pack." Clients commend him for being "highly engaged and hardworking" and for always "focusing on the best interest of clients".

“Tony Yeo is recommended across our life sciences chapters for his wide-ranging expertise in the area.”

“Benjamin Gaw drills deep into the issues to provide comprehensive and comprehensible advice.”

“Benjamin’s substantial experience in fund-raising in the health science space leads to winning outcomes.”

“Benjamin Gaw is “professional, calm and able to effectively manage counterparties in M&A transactions”, with sources further noting his deep regulatory understanding of the life sciences sector.”

“Benjamin Gaw is a top-tier lawyer, who is sought after for his expertise in M&A, joint venture transactions and restructurings.”

Benjamin Gaw is known as “a responsive and prompt advocate who gives clear advice and brings a calm and professional approach to matters”.    

Benjamin is a “first-class practitioner who expertly advises on complex issues”.

“Benjamin Gaw is a well-regarded name in Singapore for patent disputes”.

Benjamin is “held in high esteem for his excellence in joint ventures and M&A transactions in the life sciences sector”.

Benjamin is praised for being “extremely well informed of the needs of life sciences clients”.

“Benjamin Gaw is recognised for his dynamic corporate and commercial practice, where he excels at handling a wide range of complex matters for clients in the life sciences sector.”

Benjamin Gaw of Drew & Napier is " precise, knowledgeable and extremely commercial" in his approach, and "particularly good with biotechnology and high-tech issues associated with medical devices and medical systems." Peers call him "efficient and always a delight to work with."

Clients " warmly endorse" Benjamin Gaw for his excellent work in the field of patent law. He is particularly well-regarded for is deep knowledge life sciences and pharmeceutical regulation."

"Benjamin Gaw is one of the region's foremost lawyers in pharmecutical and healthcare regulatory matters."

“Meryl Koh is highly regarded by clients for her skill in navigating the full spectrum of complex patent disputes.”

“The excellent Meryl Koh is a renowned patent litigator with in-depth understanding of intricate IP disputes in the biomedical industry.”

Meryl Koh is praised by peers as “the lawyer you need in highly complex litigation as she focuses in to find the needle in the haystack that often wins the case”.

Meryl Koh is “at the top of the list for patent litigators”.

“Meryl Koh is a top-tier advocate in contentious corporate, domain name and patent disputes. Her impressive roster of clients spans the media, pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Intellectual Property: Domestic 2024 – Band 1 for 17 consecutive years

Leading Individual:        
Tony Yeo – Band 1 for 6 consecutive years; Band 2 (2009 to 2018)
Meryl Koh – Band 3 for 3 consecutive years

Senior Statesman: 
Morris John (f2014 to 2021)

“Drew & Napier has an amazing team of lawyers who are strong not only in science but also in different facets of the law, which is important in complex IP litigation. The firm also stands out because it focuses on the client's business needs first and then tailors the advice to meet those needs.”

“The team are very knowledgeable, savvy and client-centric, and they can see the big picture.”

"Drew & Napier has a strong IP department, and they are well resourced at every level. Their turnaround time and response time is very quick."

"Each partner is assisted by equally capable associates who are specialised in their field of work. They have left no stone unturned in their research and articulation."

Drew & Napier's lawyers "are meticulous and their advice is strategic".

"The firm is responsive to our company's needs and we are happy with the level of service."

“Large and established IP department in Singapore with in-depth experience in contentious IP matters across patents, designs, trade marks, copyrights, licensing, franchising and confidentiality agreements. Particularly adept at handling passing-off actions.”

“Deep bench of lawyers with cross-border expertise spanning China, Malaysia and the USA.”

Sources say the IP Practice is a "powerhouse in Singapore with very talented lawyers, who think globally while acting locally."

"The strength of the firm is the IP department which is very efficient and whose turnaround time is fast."

The team is also praised for being “very attentive to client needs, technically strong and good at project management," adding that it is "very good at ensuring a seamless service".

"They are really lovely to deal with; very hospitable and well organised. Everything you would expect from a top firm."

“The team is very responsive, knowledgeable and hard-working. Their grasp of details is impressive.”

Chambers Global
International & Cross-Border Capabilities 2024 – Leading firm for 6 consecutive years

Chambers Global says that “Drew & Napier have the expertise and experience to cover many jurisdictions and multiple areas of law.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Intellectual Property 2024 – Tier 1 for 25 consecutive years

Hall of Fame:
Tony Yeo for 5 consecutive years

Leading Individual:
Tony Yeo for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020)

Next Generation Lawyer: 
Meryl Koh for 8 consecutive years

“Drew & Napier is one of the biggest and best IP practices in Singapore. The services provided are top-notch.”

“The Drew & Napier team are unique in that they have experience dealing with complex patent litigations.”

“The team is very prompt and efficient.”

“We instruct the firm to file all our Singapore patent and trademark applications, which may originate worldwide. Their performance is very good, as our legal needs are satisfied by the firm at a reasonable cost.”

“Information flow within the D&N team is seamless. If you spoke on the phone with one member, the rest of the team will be updated so you do not have to repeat your concerns / points of view. During the pandemic, they could also switch easily into virtual meetings and share documents for editing remotely through their portal safely.”

“Very professional team. With D&N the key difference is their professionalism and internal confidence in their own abilities.”

“D&N has always impressed me with their professionalism and efficiency. Unlike other firms, they are always timely, detailed and careful in their handling of my cases. The most important thing that sets them apart from the rest is their perseverance and innovative ideas. Somehow, they always seem to have a solution for everything, even for the most difficult and challenging cases. Their flexibility to accommodate to my tight schedule is also a very big plus point.”

 "The team is effectively bilingual and was able to look through our curriculum and workflow documents in Chinese to identify gaps in IP compliance and security. They were also able to put together a comprehensive handbook which we use to train newcomers to our company.”

“Strategic and first-class lawyers. One of the best in the IP litigation arena. Possess a depth of knowledge, great commercial sense, and responsive. Consistently delivers reliable, excellent, and practical advice and work. Able to handle highly complex work.”

A fantastic legal team. They work closely as one unit. Their depth of knowledge, aggressiveness in litigation strategy and business savviness is outstanding.’

Sources say that Drew & Napier's “’very sharp team' provides 'practical business-focused advice' on all types of IP assets”

“Drew & Napier LLC’s ‘tenacious’ team is ‘meticulous and strategic in providing advice, seeing the big picture while drilling down into the finer points’.”

“Drew & Napier is the best there is when it comes to litigation.”

“The lawyers at Drew & Napier LLC excel in their ‘knowledge of local legislation’ and litigation.”

“Tony Yeo and Meryl Koh are sharp and appropriately aggressive lawyers whom you will want on your side. Possessing good commercial sense and great depth of knowledge as subject matter experts, they will be able to value-add by strategising approaches for the best outcomes. First-class lawyers.”

“Among all the lawyers whom I have worked with, Tony Yeo is the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyer I have met so far. He is very sharp and decisive and always gives me very good advice. His analysis of the cases and anticipation of the reaction from our opponents are always accurate and spot on.”

Tony Yeo is a “fantastic strategist and a great litigator”.

“Meryl Koh is meticulous, hard-working, available at all times for anything. Her work ethic is off the charts. She will truly work all hours just to make you reassured. Her work is outstanding. Very detailed and very skilled.”

“Meryl Koh is a great strategist and is able to align very well with our overall objectives. We are confident that her advice is professional and her approach is to the best of our interest.”

“Meryl Koh has shown her integrity and delivered professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and/or any firm looking to engage legal counsel and/or legal advisory.”

“Meryl Koh is a prominent IP litigator and highly rated by clients, especially where the Mandarin language is required.”

Meryl Koh is noted for “her great eye for detail, as well as an ability to see the big picture”.

“[Cecelia] is flexible in responding to clients’ needs.”

Asian Legal Business Magazine
Intellectual Property rankings 2023 (Singapore) – Tier 1 in the areas of Patents and Trademarks/Copyrights for 11 consecutive years

ALB South East Asia Law Awards 2023 – won Singapore Intellectual Property Firm of the Year for the third time; Healthcare and Life Sciences Firm of the Year

Tony Yeo – ALB Asia Top 15 IP Lawyers 2023 (for 3 consecutive years)

Managing IP
World IP Survey 2023: Singapore - Leading IP firm for 24 consecutive years

Singapore Patent Disputes and Singapore Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year 2023

Singapore Trademark Contentious and Singapore Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year 2022

Singapore Trade Mark Prosecution and Singapore Patent Contentious Firm of the Year 2020

Singapore Trade Mark Prosecution IP Firm of the Year 2019

Singapore Prosecution IP Firm of the Year 2018

Singapore Contentious IP Firm of the Year 2014-2017

Ranked top tiers in the following areas: Patent Contentious; Trade mark Prosecution; Trade mark Contentious

Leading firm in Patent Prosecution and Copyright & related rights

Highly recommended in IP transactions

IP Stars 2023:
Tony Yeo – Trade Mark Star for 10 consecutive years; Patent Star for 9 consecutive years 
Meryl Koh – Patent Star (2023); Top 250 Women in IP in 2023

"The firm thinks globally but act locally. They are a team player in global litigation matters and are a key contributor to global litigation strategies. They lead from the front."

"On a personal level, apart from providing superior legal services, its IP team is friendly, approachable and responsive."

"They are experts in the field, very responsive, and easy to work with."

"They provide solid advice needed by the business."

"Drew & Napier is very responsive when approached and provides sound legal advice from a commercial perspective whenever necessary. The firm also provided cost-effective prosecution services."

"I chose Drew & Napier because they are the leader in dealing with IP litigation. They have several IP and general practice lawyers which the firm taps into in complex cases to bring novel legal approaches to suit the client's needs."

Sources say that Drew & Napier is “definitely, a prominent team for any type of IP work”

“Definitely, a prominent team for any type of IP work”

“Tony is responsive, quick thinking and highly practical in his advice.”

“Tony [Yeo] is charming, knowledgeable, and has a knack of explaining things simply and in the context of the overall strategy. He is an effective litigator and is incisive in cross-examinations."

“Particularly forceful in IP litigation”. 

“They are hard-working, thorough and responsive, and understand well the client’s objectives and resolve disputes effectively and efficiently.”

Asia IP 
Intellectual Property 2023 – Tier 1 for 13 consecutive years

Singapore Trade Mark Firm of the Year 2012-2016, 2018, 2020
Singapore Patent Firm of the Year 2017-2019

Patent Prosecution – Tier 1
Patent Contentious – Tier 1
Trade Mark Prosecution – Tier 1
Trade Mark Contentious – Tier 1
Copyright – Tier 1

Asia IP Experts Endorsed Individuals

Tony Yeo – Identified as a leading IP lawyer in Singapore (3 consecutive years)
Meryl Koh

Asia IP Experts 2018 Endorsed Individuals:
Tony Yeo - Patents, Enforcement, Litigation, Pharma & Biotech

Benjamin Gaw - Leading individual in Pharma & Biotech

“They have solid teams who are dedicated and passionate about what they do and are savvy in providing strategic legal advice.”

Sources say that “Drew & Napier is a go-to firm for contentious IP work”

“Tony Yeo offers creative lawyering and business acumen.” 

IAM Patent 1000
Litigation 2023 – Gold band for 10 consecutive years
Prosecution 2023 – Silver band for 4 consecutive years; Recommended for 6 consecutive years (2014 - 2019)
Transactions 2023 – Highly Recommended for 2 consecutive years; Recommended for 3 consecutive years (2019 - 2021)

2023 Endorsed Individuals:
Tony Yeo – Gold band for Litigation for 5 consecutive years; Recommended for 5 consecutive years (2014 - 2018)
Meryl Koh – Silver band for Litigation for 3 consecutive years; Bronze band in 2020

“Drew & Napier has set the bar high for other practices in terms of expertise, billing and customer engagement.”

“It has a great breadth of experienced lawyers, which is often essential in complex litigations that cover patents, data protection, criminal and antitrust law.”

Tony is “head and shoulders above the competition”.

“We have not yet found another Singapore firm that is comparable to their services.”

“Paring a strong patent prosecution practice with a formidable litigation group, the IP practice at Drew & Napier has won the loyalty of an illustrious array of clientele from diverse industries.”

“They are the best IP lawyers I have ever worked with.”

“You know they are giving 110% to everything they do for you.”

“The venerable Drew & Napier LLC pairs a strong patent prosecution practice with a litigation side universally hailed as one of the market’s very best.”

Sources say that Drew & Napier is a “highly respected litigation practice throughout Southeast Asia”

“Not only are they the best in their field, these subject matter experts are responsive and commercially savvy.”

Sources say that Drew & Napier LLC “remains “one of the best” at what it does. With its “tremendously hardworking” team offering “sensible commercial advice” and applying “great strategic thinking” to every patent matter, it is a one-stop shop that “you can trust, always feeling that your case is in safe hands”.”

Drew & Napier’s “enviable share of the Singaporean patent prosecution market and its frequent appearances in the courtroom are testament to the trust accorded it by both Singaporean and foreign clients…”

“On an equal footing with the big global legal brands”, local player Drew & Napier casts a long shadow on Singapore’s patent landscape.

“Tony is a true master of patent litigation and a much sought-after counsel in the contentious patent space.”

“Tony has strong industry knowledge, good business acumen and has an excellent winning track record in prominent IP litigation.”

“Polished litigator Tony Yeo is highly respected in the Singapore legal community.”

Tony is “a gifted and tenacious litigator”.

“He has bags of experience and a great instinct, which allows him to know exactly where to direct his efforts in the litigation process to achieve the best results. Added to that, Tony is an extremely hard worker and is dedicated to his clients. He is my number one go-to counsel in Singapore.”

Managing Director of Intellectual Property Tony Yeo is most at home when resolving intricate patent disputes on behalf of major clients in the healthcare and life sciences arenas. Renowned for his silver-tongued advocacy, Yeo is a master of cross-border and technically advanced patent infringement suits.

The shining gem in the ensemble is Tony Yeo. “One of the most respected litigators in town”, the star player recently joined other distinguished IP legal experts on the IPOS IP Adjudicators Panel.

“Tony and Meryl provide sage IP advice on complex IP matters which are part of global litigation strategies. I trust their advice and they always bring fresh ideas and strategies to the table.”

“I sleep well at night knowing that Tony Yeo and Meryl Koh are at the wheel on Singapore IP matters.”

“Tony and Meryl are the attorneys to have on speed dial when a complex IP issue arises and you want pragmatic legal advice.”

“Polished litigator Meryl Koh is well received among peers and patrons.”

“Meryl was delightful to work with. I appreciate her confidence, honesty and strategic expertise. She came across as natural and trustworthy.”

“In terms of her approach, [Meryl] is thorough, details-oriented, and always well prepared. In terms of her advice and work product, it is crisp, pragmatic and commercial – clearly drawing on her years of experience.”

Consultant and all-rounder Cecelia Girvin dispenses invaluable, commercially on-point advice to the group’s host of household-name clients.

IAM Global Leaders (2023 Edition)
Tony Yeo – Identified as one of Singapore’s foremost patent experts for 3 consecutive years

IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2022
Tony Yeo – Named as one of the preeminent IP strategists in the world for 2 consecutive years

Asialaw Profiles
Intellectual Property 2016 to 2023/2024 – Outstanding practice for 9 consecutive years
Intellectual Property 2013 to 2015 – Highly recommended practice

Elite Practitioner
Tony Yeo for 7 consecutive years
Meryl Koh – Notable Practitioner in 2023

“They take the time to understand the business challenges and try to work on practical solutions.”

“Advice is technically sound and well-considered.”

“Drew & Napier continues to provide top-shelf legal service and advice. They always think globally while providing local advice. They focus on the client's objectives and needs, and tailor the advice accordingly. They have a large pool of highly talented attorneys which they can leverage when looking at the best approach in handling contentious IP matters.” 

“They were transparent about costs and were punctual with all our Zoom meetings.” 

“They have expertise of Singapore law in relation to intellectual property. They provided strong support in Singapore litigation for the client who is not familiar with the laws in the country.” 

“Clear explanations, expertise and management skills.” 

“Creative and attentive.” 

“The IP team led by Tony Yeo is always prompt and efficient in its response. It gives clear legal advice and is transparent in its costs estimates.”

“Meryl and her team were excellent strategists who understood our bottom lines and gave us reliable legal advice accordingly.”

“The lawyers are meticulous and preemptive in building the litigation case and explain your options clearly to you.”

“The lawyers are able to advise on different options to approach the dispute and try to settle it in the most appropriate manner.”

“The firm provides timely and good service as well as practical advice to suit our needs and is able to do so at a reasonable fee.”

“Very good at thinking outside the box, efficient, frank and clear advice, always has the client's goals in mind to meet the objective.”

Sources say that “the quality of work and service is excellent – a notch above most of the other premier law firms.”

“Highly competent on the technical aspect of the deal, practical and commercial, not pedantic and responsive.”

The IP team at Drew & Napier provides very high quality of work…They are timely in their responses and strategic in thinking and very knowledgeable in their specialist fields.”

“Provides reliable services in a cost-efficient manner.”

“Tony Yeo quickly grasps the highly technical and legal issues presented to him and distils them into something which is easy to understand. He has a great attention to detail and hones in on the chink in the armour to bring the greatest outcome for the client.”

“Tony Yeo made the way forward very clear.”

“Tony Yeo is supportive and gives clear explanations.”

“Tony Yeo is creative and attentive to details.”

“Tony Yeo is very warm and approachable. Responsible with sound legal advice.”

“Tony Yeo is truly an excellent lawyer. When he understands the issue, he comes up with creative solutions from his depth of knowledge in IP and general law. He is the person to go to when you have a high-value complex IP case. You know you are in safe hands with Tony.”

Tony Yeo was recommended by his client as someone who has “great depth of knowledge. Very Savvy. Fantastic litigator.”

“Benjamin was the most responsive and very helpful.”

“Meryl Koh is meticulous and will analyse the pros, cons and costs of each option for you so you can make the most informed decision for your company.”

“Meryl has shown her integrity and delivers professionalism objectively, enabling us to call for the right decision based on her careful thoughts and views.”

“Meryl is great at listening to your worries and giving you advice in accordance with your company's objectives.”

“Meryl is very helpful and detailed in analysing the situation to come up with the most suitable solution for the issue. She is able to calm and reassure the client about the situation to reduce the stressful situation.”

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Intellectual Property 2023 – Tier 1 for 5 consecutive years

Endorsed individuals:
Tony Yeo – Litigation Star in Intellectual Property 2023 for 5 consecutive years
Meryl Koh – Future Star in Intellectual Property 2023 for 2 consecutive years

“Tony is a very experienced IP litigator. He has excellent litigation skills, is very meticulous and also strategic.”

“Meryl is an excellent strategist and goes to court prepared. She does extensive research on cases which she may use in her favour and delivers her arguments clearly and confidently in court.” 

“Advice from the firm was professional, creative and productive.”

A client commented, “I appreciate having reminders before all renewals, proceeding and etc. They tackle issues with prompt decisions.”

Tony has “excellent knowledge and advice, ability to represent the client's interests, considers the practicality of advice and whether it can be implemented with a favourable outcome to the client. Good solutions. Accessible to the client even when busy, responsible. Accepts client feedback.”

“Tony is responsive, commercially aware and a skilled advocate”

“Meryl Koh is an excellent strategist and is candid at sharing her assessment of how the court will look at the charges and evidence presented. Empowering us with knowledge gave us much confidence when making decisions.”

“Meryl Koh took effort to understand our case completely, presented us the various strategies we may adopt and explained the pros, cons, probable outcomes and costs of each strategy so that we could make an informed decision.”

The Straits Times - Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2024
Rated full marks (5 stars) for Intellectual Property Law in the Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2022 survey by Singapore’s largest circulating broadsheet, The Straits Times, and international research company, Statista for 4 consecutive years

Asian-Counsel – Representing Corporate Asia Survey
Life Sciences 2010 – First Singaporean firm to be awarded Firm of the Year
Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?
Life Sciences 2011/2012 – Recommended firm for 5 consecutive years

Endorsed individuals
Life Sciences 2011/2012
Tony Yeo
Benjamin Gaw

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