Media, Internet & Information Technology

BR LAW CORPORATION

Address 4 Battery Road #29-00 Bank of China 049908 Singapore Phone: (65) 6899 9888 Fax: (65) 6338 5377 Website: http://www.brlawcorp.com/

Biographical Info

For over 30 years our people have forged a reputation for championing our clients’ interests. We have represented major corporations, emerging enterprises and prominent families and individuals, sharing the belief that experience and empathy go hand in hand.

Our founding partners began their careers as legal and judicial officers in the Singapore legal service before moving to private practice. Over the last three decades, they have steadily built a comprehensive practice beyond litigation. We now offer a spectrum of legal-related services that includes corporate, commercial, intellectual property, technology, sports and media, and data protection matters.

Yet something that has not changed over the years is our culture of loyalty and tenacity. Our firm is partner-driven and offers accessible legal expertise with a personal touch. We continue to build enduring relationships with our clients. And, because litigation remains at the heart of our practice, we celebrate a culture of striving to prevail against the odds.

We are on your side. Contact us today.

Media, Internet and Information Technology

Technology is pervasive in every aspect of life, and legal practice in the area of technology law requires an interdisciplinary skill-set.

In addition to understanding how cutting-edge technology works, technology lawyers need to be able to identify novel applications of the technology, predict the potential regulatory challenges that may arise over time and with increased adoption, guide clients through the haze of regulatory uncertainty, and be familiar with a host of existing regulatory frameworks that include personal data protection, anti money laundering, financial regulation, and more.

In response, we have built an interdisciplinary team for a world bridging diversity with technology.


DIRECTORS:
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Contact:
DID: (65) 6394 7856
Main (65) 6899 9888
E-mail: siva@brlawcorp.com

Mr Ponnampalam Sivakumar
(Director)

Qualification:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore

Year of Admission:
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1991)

P. Sivakumar has been in practice for more than 25 years. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a registered Singapore Patent Agent and SCOPE IP Consultant. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.).

His practice specialities are corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, information technology and media, insurance, employment and immigration, commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration. He has represented a diverse array of local and multinational clients in civil litigation and arbitration; and has a Diploma in International Arbitration issued by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.).

In his corporate and commercial practice he has been involved in advising on the setting up of tax effective business structures and on mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on various aspects of corporate governance issues including anti-trust, consumer protection and product liability. He has conducted programs for clients including financial institutions relating to personal data protection and privacy. He has advised on the sale and purchase of businesses and shares and has drafted documentation of various types of corporate financing structures including redeemable preference shares and convertible bonds.


Dharma Sadasivan Photo

Contact:
DID: (65) 6394 7855
Main: (65) 6899 9888
E-mail: dharma@brlawcorp.com

Mr Dharma Sadasivan
(Associate Director)

Qualification:
Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), Singapore Management University

Year of Admission:
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (2012)

Dharma currently undertakes non-contentious commercial and advisory work, with a particular focus on matters involving intellectual property, technology, and personal data. Dharma also advises on estate planning and assists clients with wills, trusts, and lasting power of attorney.

Dharma began legal practice working and training under a Senior Counsel at a well-known local law firm, focusing on intellectual property disputes and personal data protection. He subsequently joined an international firm and undertook commercial work involving intellectual property, technology, and personal data protection. Dharma has assisted local and multinational businesses from a variety of industries, including the following: F&B, airline, engineering, digital imaging, retail, hospitality, property management, finance, fintech, luxury goods, automotive, pharmaceutical, technology and entertainment.

Dharma is a non-executive director of BR Family Assets Pte Ltd, an estate planning firm based in Singapore.

Dharma is a member of the following societies:

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • International Technology Law Association
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Law Society of Singapore

Contact:
DID: (65) 6394 7891
Main: (65) 6899 9888
E-mail: patrickyap@brlawcorp.com

Mr Patrick Yap
(Associate Director)

Qualification:
LLB (Hons), University of London, 1980
LLM, University of London, 1982

Year of Admission:
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) of England and Wales (1981)
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1983)
Barrister, Solicitor, and Proctor, Supreme Court of Western Australia (1990)
Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (1999)

Patrick is a professional lawyer with the ability to communicate and connect with clients at all levels. He is an experienced negotiator in achieving the best outcomes for clients. He has over three decades of experience in civil law and commercial law.​

Patrick was admitted to practice in Singapore in 1983, in Western Australia in 1990, and in Victoria in 1999. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with a good track record in court adjudication and arbitration. Patrick has a wide range of disputes experience, including corporate, commercial, intellectual property, insurance, building and construction disputes. Patrick is skilled in handling high value work such as joint ventures, purchases of companies and businesses, insolvency work, distributorships, and energy projects.

Patrick has acted for large corporate clients over the years. He has been involved in a wide range of cases before the State Courts, High Court, and Court of Appeal. Some of these cases are reported in the Singapore Law Reports.

Selected reported cases

  • Nike International Ltd v Campomar SL [2006] 1 SLR(R) 919 (trade mark dispute)
  • Nike International Ltd and another v Campomar SL [2005] 4 SLR(R) 76 (trade mark dispute)
  • Nation Fittings (M) Sdn Bhd v Oystertec Plc and Another Suit [2006] 1 SLR 712; [2005] SGHC 225 (trade mark dispute)
  • Johnson & Johnson v Uni-Charm Kabushiki Kaisha (Uni-Charm Corp) [2007] 1 SLR 1082; [2006] SGHC 241 (trade mark dispute)
  • Sebel Furniture Ltd v Tiong Hin Engineering Pte Ltd [1999] 2 SLR 662; [1998] SGHC 350 (passing off, registered design and copyright disputes)
  • Hunter Manufacturing Pte Ltd and Another v Soundtex Switchgear & Engineering Pte Ltd and Another Appeal No 1 [2000] 1 SLR 401; [1999] SGCA 88 (registered design dispute)
  • Hunter Manufacturing Pte Ltd and Another v Soundtex Switchgear & Engineering Pte Ltd (No 2) [2000] SGCA 3 (costs issue)
  • Hunter Manufacturing Pte Ltd v Soundtex Switchgear & Engineering Pte Ltd [1999] SGHC 108 (registered design dispute)
  • Pernod Ricard SA v Allswell Trading Pte Ltd [1993] 3 SLR(R) 518 (passing off dispute)
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