Singapore offers one of the world’s most robust regimes for the protection of intangible assets and intellectual property (IA/IP). There is a wide range of options available for IP disputes.


List of Experts

Find the experts that you need right here. The list below provides information on the experts' professions, industries and specific areas of expertise to make your search easy. The list has been expanded to include IA/IP valuation experts who could assist in IP and technology dispute resolution cases.

All of the experts on this list must be based in Singapore and fulfil the following criteria:

(a) Prior experience acting as an expert witness or assessor (i.e., provided oral evidence as an expert witness in court or arbitration tribunal); OR
(b) Minimum 10 years of experience in IA/IP valuation or the professed area of technical expertise and completed relevant course(s) as recognised by IPOS. Please refer to the list of recognised courses here.

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IPOS and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have also collaborated, with experts on the IPOS List of Experts automatically qualifying as WIPO Experts on its List of Neutrals. For more information on being an WIPO Expert on its List of Neutrals (comprising experts, arbitrators and mediators), please see the information here (in general) and here (specifically on IP valuation). 

Alternatively, you may also wish to consider engaging the services of the members of the Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx). APIEx is a Singapore-based registered Society which aims to spearhead the development of professional expertise in the field of Expert evidence both locally and in the Asia Pacific region. In September 2022, IPOS signed a MOU with APIEx to jointly promote and train technical and valuation experts for IP and technology disputes.

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Expert Witnesses

Updated as of 04 May 2023
Keoy Soo Earn
General Area(s) of Expertise:
IP Valuation
Specific Area(s) of Expertise:
IP Valuation
Regional Managing Partner, Southeast Asia Financial Advisory
Current Place of Employment:
Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Prior Experience Acting As Witness:
Profile Writeup:
Soo Earn has more than 30 years of professional experience. Throughout his career, Soo Earn has handled numerous valuation and modelling engagements for M&A, regulatory & taxation, and financial reporting purposes. Given his technical expertise, he has acted as an independent expert on valuation and accounting matters for a number of dispute cases. He has also gained extensive experience in advising investors and lenders in domestic and cross border M&A transactions as well as supporting vendors and entrepreneurs in divesting their business and accessing growth capital.

Soo Earn was a work group founding member and advisory council member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore from 2013 to 2018. He was a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants from 2011 to 2018 and chaired the Valuation sub-committee from 2011 to 2017. He has served as a Board member and Audit Committee Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore from 2011 to 2017.

He has also served as a Board Member of CFA Society Singapore from 2006 to 2014 and currently serves as a Member of the Audit Committee since 2020. He is a member of the Panel for the Copyright Tribunals, Ministry of Law since 2018.
Employment history, publications/patents and other relevant information: