Senior Associate ASCENDANT LEGAL
Media and Entertainment
Media and Entertainment
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Technology, Media, Telecoms
Individuals & Companies
Year First Admitted To Bar
Jeremiah studied law at the National University of Singapore, where he was placed on the Dean's List and graduated in 2010. He did his pupillage in a leading local law firm under a Senior Counsel, and was called to the Singapore bar in 2011. Jeremiah specialises in IP (with a focus on technology), and handles a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious work involving the full range of IP. He has represented local and foreign clients in managing their IP portfolios, including advisory work, due diligence, drafting of IP agreements, and trade mark prosecution and opposition proceedings. He also advises clients on TMT-related issues. Some of his work highlights include - Acting for a local café© chain in a trademark infringement and passing off dispute against a global food manufacturer in the Court of Appeal. The decision was reported as Sarika Connoisseur Cafe Pte Ltd v Ferrero SPA  SGCA 56. - Acting for a sporting association in its claim for passing off against an ex-member who set up a competing association. The decision was reported as The Singapore Professional Golfers' Association v Chen Eng Waye & ors  SGCA 18. - Advising an American multinational entertainment company on the launch of their video streaming service in Singapore. - Advising on patent infringement claims against a major social media provider, two construction firms and an e-commerce start-up, among others. - Assisting the BSA and its constituent members in combating piracy in Singapore. - Advising a victim of cyber-attacks on its rights and obligations under Singapore's Computer Misuse and Cyber Security Act. - Advising a major telecoms service provider on a proposed M&A arrangement. - Advising a global MNC in relation to SSL decryption technology. - Defending a client who was charged with multiple breaches of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Security Act. The client paid a fine, with no jail term imposed. - Giving presentations to tertiary institutions on intellectual property issues in the video gaming and animation industry, and on product design. - Representing a supplier of film and video equipment, and a home-grown advertising company, in their claims against ex-employees. The claims involved complex issues relating to computer forensics and electronic discovery. - Representing a high net-worth individual in his successful application for pre-action discovery against an Internet Service Provider Jeremiah has given extensive advice on personal data protection to clients, and has helped to conduct comprehensive personal data protection compliance reviews for several companies. He was a member of the inaugural panel of lawyers under the Law Society of Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act Legal Advice Scheme for SMEs. Jeremiah is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin, and spent a semester on exchange at the prestigious Peking University in China, where he studied Chinese intellectual property law. He has handled several cross-border transactions involving Chinese parties and also liaised extensively in Mandarin with Chinese and Taiwanese counsel. Jeremiah is also experienced in competition law. He regularly represents clients in making submissions to the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), and has also appeared before the Competition Appeal Board. In recent years, he has assisted major MNCs and financial institutions in making several leniency applications to the CCS under the CCS's Leniency Guidelines. He has been invited by the CCS to speak at seminars on a range of topics.