SEE TOW Soo Ling

See Tow Soo Ling - Oct2017


Accolades and Testimonials

  • World Trademark Review, 2019
    “Leading IP professional for Prosecution and Strategy”
    World Trademark Review, 2019
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017
    “Recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property”
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
    “Recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution”
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021


Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes.

As head of the intellectual property team, she manages a team that ensures that the intellectual property rights of our clients are protected around the world. She is also deputy head of the Dispute Resolution team.


  • Acted for several foreign companies in enforcing a foreign arbitration award in relation to sale of company shares.
  • Acted for a local company in claims against a foreign company for breach of joint venture agreement for an infrastructure project overseas.
  • Acted for investors in claims against an international bank for losses suffered in purchasing structured products.
  • Acted for members of Committee of Persons and Estate to seek an account from other members.
  • Acted for a foreign company in an arbitration before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) in respect of a multi-million investment dispute with a major international bank.
  • Acted for a foreign company in commencing enforcement proceedings for injunctive reliefs and damages against a Singapore company.
  • Acted for a beneficiary in a contentious probate matter concerning assets worth multiple millions spanning several jurisdictions.
  • Acted for a minority shareholder in an action against majority shareholders for minority oppression under the Companies Act.
  • Acted for a director in a derivative action under the Companies Act.
  • Advising multinational companies on employments issues relating to restrictive covenants, confidentiality, cessation of employment etc.
  • Acted for a multinational company in defending an action by a high-ranking ex-employee for wrongful termination.
  • Acting for a professional body in disciplinary proceedings against a member.
  • Acted in disputes between shareholders involving joint venture agreements regarding infrastructure project overseas.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong company in arbitration proceedings in respect of breaches of the distributorship agreement.
  • Acted for a foreign company in suing on a foreign judgment for damages on infringement of Intellectual Property rights.
  • Acted for a company in enforcing agreements with former employees on unauthorised removal of intellectual property belonging to the company


  • Advised a multinational group of companies in the publishing business on measures to transfer and preserve IP rights in a group reorganization exercise.
  • Acted for a publishing company in defending allegations of copyright infringement.
  • Advised a multinational company in defending allegations of trade mark infringement.
  • Acting for a well-known Singapore night club in taking action against parties misappropriating their brand name and trade marks in several countries.
  • Acting for a client in acquiring the brand of a well-known Singapore wine distributor, and securing registration of these rights in various jurisdictions.
  • Acting for clients in prosecuting applications to register trademarks, designs and patents in Singapore as well as worldwide, through our network of foreign associate firms.
  • Advising clients in defending allegations of IPR infringement.