LEOW Jiamin is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

Her practice involves a wide range of court and arbitration matters, ranging from commercial and corporate, cross-border, fraud, asset recovery, to intellectual property disputes. She is also fluent in Mandarin and regularly acts for Mandarin-speaking and Chinese clients.

Jiamin currently serves in the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee, and Intellectual Property Committee of the Singapore Law Society, the Asset Recovery Next Gen Committee, and the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group Core Committee.

She was placed Joint 4th in the 2014 Singapore Bar Examinations, and was awarded two distinctions (Intellectual Property Law and The Singapore Institute of Legal Education's Prize for the Top Student in Family Law). Besides being legally trained and qualified, Jiamin also holds a Bachelors of Engineering.

Matters of significance in which Jiamin has been involved in include acting/advising for the following:

  • The directors of a Brazilian entity in a complex multi-party purported derivative action arising from its proposed issuance of bonds in the amount of US$500 million in Singapore. The parties to the dispute are also involved in various related proceedings including proceedings in Brazil and the U.S., as well as an ICC arbitration.
  • A payroll company with regional operations against former employees who misappropriated its confidential information. The Singapore Court of Appeal, in a landmark decision finding in favour of the company, departed from the long-standing legal test for breach of confidence and set out a modified approach under Singapore law.
  • A subsidiary of a Singapore listed entity in the water industry against former employees who misappropriated its confidential information (and had started a competitor in China). The Singapore High Court adopted the modified approach under Singapore law and found in favour of the company.
  • One of Singapore's largest clean energy companies with regional operations in defending against alleged patent infringement suits brought by a competitor. The reported judgments in this matter has re-shaped the interlocutory processes of patent litigation in Singapore, and includes a landmark decision by the Singapore Court of Appeal (full bench) finding that the High Court can hear patent revocation applications.
  • Singapore-headquartered global mobile game publisher and Chinese-headquartered global game developer in separate instances, defending against an alleged intellectual property infringement in relation to extremely popular multiplayer online mobile games. 

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Disputes

Jiamin was mentioned in The Legal 500 – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession in 2019, and IAM Patent 1000 – The definitive 'go-to' resource for world-class, private practice patent expertise in 2020.