Dr Stanley Lai SC
Dr Stanley Lai SC
Head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Co-Head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice and Partner of the Litigation and Disputes Department
Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Dr Stanley Lai, SC is the Head of Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice and Co-Head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice. Stanley is a Senior Counsel who specialises in all forms of IP litigation/arbitration and information technology disputes before the Singapore Courts and is also a commercial litigator and SIAC Arbitrator. He maintains a strong advisory practice for IP/data management and cybersecurity, serving a broad spectrum of clients. In the sphere of artificial intelligence, Stanley continues to advise clients on issues relating to intellectual property, data protection, content regulation, governance as well as legal tech. As a veteran Intellectual Property lawyer, Stanley serves as a member of the Copyright Tribunal, and sits on the panel of Arbitrators in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, specializing in the intellectual property disputes and alternative dispute resolution. He also serves as a Senior Mediator. He is an author of many published journal articles and was the first Singapore born lawyer to be conferred a PhD by the University of Cambridge (UK) for his published thesis, The Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom (Hart Publishing, 1999). Stanley has been recognised as a leading individual in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and other leading legal publications. Stanley has been recognised as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Commercial Litigation 2024, a report that brings together the insight, expertise and wisdom of some of the world’s foremost litigation lawyers. Asian Legal Business named Stanley as one of Asia’s Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers in 2022. He was also named Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2023.