BANSEA Legal Workshop: Due Diligence

BANSEA Legal Workshop: Due Diligence

BANSEA x ACE x Davies Collision Cave: Due Diligence – What IP issues should you look at when investing, or going through fundraising?

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A significant portion of the value of a business may be tied to its intangible assets, including intellectual property. IP should therefore be considered carefully during routine due diligence on any investment opportunity. In this presentation, we will highlight the major IP issues that arise for investors when investing in or acquiring businesses, and likewise for businesses seeking investment. We will also provide some practical tips on preparing for and undergoing IP due diligence.


Speaker profiles

Esther Seow

Principal l Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte. Ltd.

Esther is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore, and is admitted to the bar in the UK as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is also registered as a Trade Mark, Patent and Industrial Design Agent in Malaysia.

Esther has wide ranging experience in the protection, prosecution, exploitation and enforcement of Trade Marks in Singapore. Esther has acted for a diverse range of clients across various industries, including entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, IT, luxury goods and manufacturing. In addition to providing advice in relation to trade mark matters, Esther advises on drafting and reviewing IP related agreements, including franchise and licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other commercial agreements.


Ken Simpson

Senior Associate l Davies Collison Cave Asia Pte. Ltd.

Ken’s technical background is in physics and bioinformatics, and he is a registered Patent Attorney in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He specialises in patents for software and computer technology, and has experience in a wide variety of other technologies, particularly FinTech, semiconductors, anti-counterfeiting technology, additive manufacturing, optics and bioinformatics.

Ken has worked with a range of clients in both the private and public sectors in Australia, Singapore and the UK, helping them to obtain, defend and enforce IP rights, as well as advising them on freedom-to-operate and IP strategy.

In addition to his years in private practice, Ken has worked as in-house counsel for a large multinational financial services company, where he advised on all areas of IP, including IP-related aspects of contracts and M&A deals, patent and brand strategy and protection, and technology and brand licensing. Having worked closely with product teams, he has a keen appreciation of how IP plays an integral role in the lead-up to product launch and beyond.



17 Apr


6:00pm - 8:30pm


Paypal Innovation Lab, Suntec Tower 5, #07-01, Block/House No Tower 5 , Temasek Boulevard 038985


BANSEA, ACE and Davies Collision Cave