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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Practice Areas

  • 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 2019 - Band 1 for 12 consecutive years

Leading Individual:
Lim Chong Kin

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 2019 - Tier 1 for 11 consecutive years

Leading Individual:
TMT 2019
Lim Chong Kin

Next Generation Lawyer:
TMT 2019
Shawn Ting

'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."

Asialaw Profiles
IT, Telco & Media 2020 - Outstanding practice for 5 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 2018
Lim Chong Kin - Market Leading Lawyer

Asian-MENA Counsel In-House Community Firm of the Year 
Singapore  Telecommunications, Media & Technology Firm of the Year 2016 

Media Law International
Media Law 2018 - 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
Leading Lawyer:
Data - (IT, Telecoms & Media) 2018 - Lim Chong Kin
Competition 2018 – Lim Chong Kin
Regulatory Communications 2013 - Lim Chong Kin 

Deal Awards

Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart
Asian Lawyer: Asia Legal Awards 2019: TMT Deal of the Year

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