Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Drew & Napier is the leading Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) practice in Singapore with unparalleled transactional, licensing and regulatory experience in the TMT and postal sectors
Drew & Napier is consistently ranked as a top tier TMT practice in Singapore by international publications
The strength of our team, headed by Director Lim Chong Kin, lies in a carefully selected mix of more than 10 practitioners with extensive experience in infocomms, data protection, and sector-specific and general competition law.
A trailblazer in the telecommunications and media competition law scene, the TMT Practice has constantly worked on every significant development in the Singapore TMT market.
Today, the TMT Practice acts for a broad range of clients – which spans multinational corporations and local companies across industries, telecommunication carriers, service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, consultants, specialist contractors, software houses, leading global broadcasters, content providers, international law firms and sectoral regulators (both local and foreign).
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- Data Protection and Compliance Audits
- Telecoms & Technology
- Media and Entertainment
- Merger Clearance
- Regulatory Advice and Enforcement
- Legislative Drafting, Enforcement, and Policy Advice
Chambers Asia Pacific
TMT 2021 - Band 1 for 14 consecutive years
Lim Chong Kin
"The firm is extremely knowledgeable in the areas we have discussed. Everyone we interacted with understands the issues from a commercial point of view."
"It was awesome - they are so fast and very hands-on."
"It's not only the quality of the work, for they're really more than just a transactional firm: when we ask for something, they not only do it well, but give other advice, pointing to new directions for the company."
The team's "strong telecoms practice" also attracts especially favourable comment. One client, who notes its "stronger understanding" of and "excellent performance" in the sphere, adds: "They rarely required input or advice about changes in the telecoms industry."
Clients consider that the firm offers a "strong and excellent team," explaining further that the lawyers "do a good job of ensuring that we are aware of what we need to do."
One impressed source describes the team as "the best of the best," explaining: "Their lawyers have top academic credentials, work incredibly hard and are unfailingly pleasant to work with."
"Every MNC worth its salt will know that this TMT team from Drew & Napier is pretty much number one up there."
"I have no hesitation in saying Drew is the best of the best. In my personal experience, I've never had a better relationship."
"The competence level and the handling shown by them was much more than I could have expected."
"They have expertise and one of the largest TMT bases in Singapore, so they are very prominent in this space."
"We've been working with them for a long time and they've given us excellent service the whole way through."
"Clear strength in telecoms regulation. The group is stable, long-standing and has been there since day one."
Asia Pacific Legal 500
TMT 2021 - Tier 2 for 2 consecutive years; Tier 1 for 11 consecutive years (2009 - 2019)
Hall of Fame:
Lim Chong Kin (2 consecutive years)
Lim Chong Kin (9 consecutive years)
'terrific – very knowledgeable in the TMT space and very responsive'
"Drew & Napier LLC is ‘advanced’ and experienced in transactional, licensing and regulatory TMT work. Practice head Lim Chong Kin ‘understands regulatory thinking like no other lawyer in the field’"
‘provides a truly excellent service in terms of responsiveness, business acumen and practical knowledge’
"standout transactional, licensing and regulatory experience in the telecoms, technology, media and postal sectors."
IT, Telco & Media 2021 - Outstanding practice for 6 consecutive years; Highly Recommended for 3 consecutive years
“Clients praise the TMT practice, which is headed by Lim Chong Kin. ‘Their TMT team is superb and knowledgeable,’ says a client, with Lim singled out for praise: ‘Lim Chong Kim’s work is consistently exceptional.’”
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
IT, Telco & Media 2021
Lim Chong Kin - Elite practitioner
Asian Legal Business
Asia Top 15 TMT Lawyers 2021 - Named as one of Asia's top 15 TMT lawyers in ALB's inaugural list
Media Law International
Media Law 2021 - Tier 1
"Drew & Napier 'provides a professional service on a consistent basis' say clients. The practice is distinguished for its media law specialisation and case handling that clients describe as 'above expectation.'"
"Department head Chong Kin Lim, who is described by clients as 'pragmatic, thorough and responsive', is recognised for his in-depth knowledge of the pay-television sector."
Who’s Who Legal
Data - (IT, Telecoms & Media) 2020/21 - Lim Chong Kin
Competition 2020/21 – Lim Chong Kin
Telecommunications, Media & Technology 2014-2017 - Lim Chong Kin (Leading Lawyer for 4 consecutive years)
Regulatory Communications 2013 - Lim Chong Kin (Leading Lawyer for 4 consecutive years)
"Chong Kin Lim is a 'true leader at the Singaporean competititon bar', say sources, who note his 'fine sense for how to navigate the enforcement regime'."
"Chong Kin Lim is highly sought-after by clients across the IT sector who commend his great ability to 'brilliantly resolve complex matters'."
Chong Kin Lim is held in high esteem by sources thanks to his adept handling of competition-related matters across the telecoms and media sector."
Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Media Law 2022 – Lim Chong Kin (Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years)
Regulatory Practice 2022 – Lim Chong Kin (Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years)
Telecommunications Law 2022 – Lim Chong Kin (Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years)
Information Technology Law 2022 - Benjamin Gaw (Endorsed individual for 2 consecutive years)
Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year Singapore 2020 - Lim Chong Kin
Joint venture between IronNet Cybersecurity and Ensign InfoSecurity
Asia Legal Awards 2020: TMT Deal of the Year
Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart
Asian Lawyer: Asia Legal Awards 2019: TMT Deal of the Year
Asian-MENA Counsel In-House Community Firm of the Year
Singapore Telecommunications, Media & Technology Firm of the Year 2016