Intellectual Property 2021 – Band 1 for 3 consecutive years
Band 2 (2009 to 2018)
“Tony is an esteemed practitioner who frequently represents clients in IP litigation at the appellate stages. He has experience working on royalties disputes, advising a range of domestic and multinational clients.”
Sources say that “You can take comfort knowing that Tony is at the wheel when driving forward your litigation in unchartered legal landscapes"
Tony is "a seasoned patent litigator".
“He quickly understands complex IP issues and is able to convey them in a way that is easy to understand,” adding: “He understands the client's needs and delivers results that meet the company's strategy and goals. He is also very creative and thinks outside the box.”
“He is extremely hands-on, clear in his thinking, has foresight and draws a lot of perspective from his past experience to evaluate the next steps,"
"...with Tony we are well informed, and he always walks in with a sound plan which makes it easy to make an informed decision.”
"[Tony] leverages on his strong healthcare and life sciences sector expertise and regularly acts for major pharmaceutical clients in notable patent infringement disputes."
"A highly reputed litigator in the IP practice who is described as both "hugely enthusiastic" and "very commercial.""
“A very confident individual who always stays on top of the situation."
The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Intellectual Property 2021 – Hall of Fame for 2 consecutive years
Intellectual Property 2020 – Leading individual for 10 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution 2018 – Recommended lawyer
“Tony Yeo is sharp and appropriately aggressive lawyer whom you will want on your side. Possessing good commercial sense and great depth of knowledge as subject matter experts, he will be able to value-add by strategising approaches for the best outcomes. First-class lawyer.’
“Tony Yeo is an absolutely first-class litigator. Amazing in the court room. He is not only able to provide high-level strategic advice, but is able to also zoom in and pick up on the minute details. Great depth of knowledge.”
Sources say that Tony is “a fantastic strategist and a great litigator”
“Diligent, sound in judgment and pragmatic in approach”
“One of the foremost lawyers in Drew & Napier’s excellent litigation practice with in-depth knowledge of IP-related issues”
Managing Intellectual Property
Voted as IP Star 2021 – Trade mark Star for 8 consecutive years; Patent Star for 8 consecutive years
“Tony is responsive, quick thinking and highly practical in his advice.”
“First class service and quality work”
“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."
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Intellectual Property 2021 - Elite Practitioner for 4 consecutive years
Tony Yeo is recommended by his client for his “great depth of knowledge. Very savvy. Fantastic litigator.”
Dispute Resolution 2018 – Market-Leading Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Client feedback (2017): “Market-leading lawyer Tony Yeo’s “strategic thinking, honesty and timely responsiveness”… (is) prized by clients.”
Who’s Who Legal
Life Sciences - Patent Litigation 2021 – Global Elite Thought Leader for 2 consecutive years
Life Sciences 2021
Leading Lawyer for 11 consecutive years
Recommended Lawyer for Patent Litigation, Product Liability, and Regulatory
Tony Yeo has “impressive width and depth of knowledge” and provides “practical solutions while considering client’s interests at the same time”.
Tony Yeo of Drew & Napier is as “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.”
Patents 2020 – Leading Lawyer for 7 consecutive years
Trademarks 2020 – Leading Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Clients say Tony is a “formidable litigator” who is “extremely knowledgeable in IP matters”. He impresses with his “ability to balance commercial considerations with effective legal strategies”.
Tony Yeo of Drew & Napier is “an extremely skilled litigator and strategist” who impresses clients with “his depth of knowledge of the subject matter”.
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Litigation Star in Intellectual Property 2021 for 2 consecutive years
Dispute Resolution Star in Intellectual Property 2019
“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”
World Trade Mark Review 1000
Enforcement and Litigation 2021 – Gold band (2 consecutive years); Recommended individual (2018 and 2019)
Sources commend Tony’s “efficient delivery” of “well-informed” strategies.
Tony Yeo is a “first-rate litigator who navigates clients through the minefields of IP management without a hitch”
World Trademark Review Global Leaders 2021 edition
Identified as one of Singapore’s foremost trademark experts for 2 consecutive years
IAM Patent 1000
Litigation 2021 – Gold band for 3 consecutive years; Recommended lawyer for 5 consecutive years (2014 - 2018)
“A gifted and tenacious litigator”
“I sleep well at night knowing that Tony Yeo is at the wheel on Singapore IP matters”
“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.”
“Tony provides sage IP advice on complex IP matters which are part of global litigation strategies. I trust his advice and he always brings fresh ideas and strategies to the table.”
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 [is] the attorney to have on speed dial when a complex IP issue arises and you want pragmatic legal advice.”
“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.”
“Famed for its strength in disputes, the firm boasts no shortage of star litigators – and Tony Yeo stands out among them. A courtroom sharpshooter with over 25 years’ experience in patent litigation…”
Life sciences captain Tony Yeo “keeps competitors on their toes” in hotly contested disputes between big pharma combatants.
“Clients adore the highly intelligent Tony Yeo; his facility for grasping the technicalities of a case means that he always quickly addresses the real problem.”
[Tony Yeo] is “bright and extremely easy to work with. He has a good instinct for the right answer and always provides sensible and pragmatic advice”.
IAM Global Leaders 2021 edition
Identified as one of Singapore’s foremost patent experts
IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2021
Named as one of the preeminent IP strategists in the world
Asia IP Experts
Identified as a leading IP lawyer in Singapore in 2021
Listed as a leading individual in IP Enforcement, Patents, and Litigation 2018 for 3 consecutive years
Listed as a leading individual for Pharma & Biotech 2018 for 6 consecutive years
World IP Review
Identified as a leading practitioner in IP in 2017
ILO Client Choice Awards
Winner of the Singapore Healthcare & Life Sciences Award 2013
Asian Legal Business
Ranked among other lawyers in ALB’s Hot 100