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Home to the country’s longest established practice, Donaldson & Burkinshaw has been at the forefront of Singapore’s vibrant IP scene for the past seven decades – it boasts the largest patent attorney squad among local practices, making it a major force in the drafting and prosecution market. From 5G to fintech, semiconductors to software, the mechanical and electrical group, led by partner Hubert Giam, sees applications through to grant with aplomb. Next to him is partner Gary Chua, who brings years of in-house engineering and IP management experience to the table. The life sciences and chemical section is captained by Teck Yeow Lim. An attestation to his invaluable ability to grasp technical concepts, he regularly lectures at the National University of Singapore on the country’s patent regimes. Another vital cog in this slick machine is Eveline Angstetra, a patent attorney who possesses profound knowledge in fields such as immunology, pathology, cellular biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The deep technical expertise makes the outfit well placed not just to secure patent rights, but also to provide invaluable advice on matters such as infringement and freedom to operate that often wind up in court.