Partner, Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
– Mergers & Acquisition
– Intellectual Property
Awesome Lawyer.Patient and do work with due diligence. Efficient and meticulous.Proffesional and understand clients requirements.Higly recommend.SEAN
Bernard’s experience is in the areas of M&A, commercial, technology, intellectual property and succession law, and has advised healthcare, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, retail, digital and social media, financial technology, data analytics, medical devices, lifestyle, F&B, and education businesses and their owners.
As an IP lawyer, he helps his clients to acquire, enforce, and license IP and data rights. Bernard also advises on the structuring of IP and data rights as business assets, including for collaborations, brand equity, value chain, fundraising and exit purposes.
As part of his private client practice, Bernard advises individuals, families and business owners on estate, family business and legacy planning through the use of wills, lasting powers of attorneys, trusts and family constitutions. He also assists on estate administration and mental capacity matters, i.e. grant of probate, grant of letter of administration, and deputyship applications. Finally, by uniquely combining his corporate and estate law expertise, he advises business owners on business succession and exit planning.
Before joining I.R.B. Law LLP, he practised in one of Singapore’s big 4 law firms, was regional legal counsel for the world’s largest luxury group and a private equity fund group, and started and headed a boutique corporate and technology law practice. He has advised on cross-border transactions involving Singapore, Greater China, most of Southeast Asia, the UK, the USA and Australia.