Allen & Gledhill
Dr Stanley Lai
Partner, Allen & Gledhill Chairman, IPOS Board of Directors
Dr Stanley Lai, SC leads the Intellectual Property practice and the Co-head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice at Allen & Gledhill.
Stanley specialises in all forms of IP litigation and information technology disputes and is also a commercial/chancery litigator. He is also active in arbitration practice (both as arbitrator and counsel) and sits on the IP panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Stanley also maintains a strong advisory practice for IP/data management and cybersecurity, serving a broad spectrum of clients in the area of Data Incident Management and remediation. He also represents clients in investigations that are undertaken by the Personal Data Protection Commission. In the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors, Stanley has substantial experience in advising on healthcare and medical IP and regulatory issues concerning medicines, generics, patent linkage, bio-similars, medical devices, clinical trials, product recalls and product liability. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. In 2021 Stanley was also appointed the Commissioner of the Government Procurement Adjudication Tribunal.
Stanley is currently the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Stanley is also a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre IP Panel and Singapore Copyright Tribunal. He has published extensively on IP and information technology law, including the book entitled “The Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom”, and an article entitled “Publisher reigned in on racing data copyright claim”. He serves as a Senior Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and is also a Specialist Mediator in the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He is also an Administrative Panellist at the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. He also serves as a member of the Market Surveillance and Compliance Panel (National Electricity Market of Singapore).