NETWORK AND PARTNERS
SSLC is well poised to assist our clients in their legal needs, in particular, those which involve multi-jurisdictional issues.
In 2008, we established Seow & Associates, a full-service law firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We are associates with Migrino Law, a full-service law firm based in Manila, Philippines, and Heng Dian Law Firm, a full-service law firm based in Shanghai and Nanjing, China
SSLC is also the exclusive Singaporean member of International Law Firms (ILF), a worldwide association of international law firms with members spanning 70 countries. In addition, we have separately forged strong alliances and a well-connected network with foreign legal counterparts in territories like the People’s Republic of China, the Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, the United States of America, Australia and the European Union.
FINANCING & NETWORK BUILDING
Besides the provision of legal services, we work hard with you to make projects happen. Our lawyers are familiar with the practical aspects of the entertainment, arts and media industry. We have, over the years, established firm friendships and strong relationships with industry players across the spectrum and around the globe.
We frequently afford our clients the very tangible benefits of partnering with local and international individuals, corporations and financiers to make their dream projects come true.
Over the course of our five years, we have built up a global contact base through our work within creative industries. We are often approached by companies, organisations or individuals looking for investment, support or a leg-up in their respective fields. We help SMEs as well as established enterprises by putting them in touch with the right people at the right time.
Although we have strong links with boards, associations, societies and commissions predominantly within artistic circles, we have not restricted the scope of our contact network to those areas. We have good working relationships with Trade Offices overseas, most notably, with AusTrade (Australian Trade Commission), and we are listed with the Trade Industry of Taiwan. In this regard, we are able to facilitate business both here in Singapore and abroad on a number of levels.
From a legal point of view, our affiliation with Seow & Associates means that we are equipped to deal with requests regardless of jurisdictional complications. When the opportunity arises for our clients and friends to globalise their businesses, there is no practical limit to their potential success. Further, in 2009, Samuel Seow Law Corporation secured its place as the exclusive Singaporean member of International Law Firms (ILF), a worldwide association of international law firms with members spanning 70 countries. This has increased our network and allows you to liaise with law firms all over the world who are affiliated with the scheme, granting you access to global markets and limitless prospects for exposure and prosperity.
Our commitment to satisfy a universal client base is manifest in our efforts to establish strategic partnerships with international firms. Seow & Associates is a full-service Malaysian law firm specialising in Malaysian and cross-border dispute resolution and transactions.
PARTNERING THE INDUSTRY
Every year, we are contacted by a multitude of individuals, groups and organisations with academic, artistic or simply entrepreneurial aspirations in their search for financial and legal support. More often than not, we are supportive of their endeavours. It is for this reason that we have become so closely affiliated with development and excellence in the field of the Arts and commercial enterprise in Singapore.
When we choose to invest in a cause, we believe whole-heartedly in its success. Our devotion to that success is manifest in the time and effort we contribute. Commonly, we will provide a range of legal and advisory services on a pro bono or retainer basis in an attempt to nurture and promote whichever cause we pursue.
While the majority of the organisations that we sponsor are artistic, musical or dramatic, we are happy to consider working with and promoting enterprising individuals from all disciplines. The scope of our work will be tailored to each client individually. In the past, this has included legal advice (oral and/or written), drafting, reviewing and advising on various agreements, negotiation, opinions and any other incidental work.
Realising from day one that there is much more to legal practice than merely meeting billing targets, we have endeavoured to work on a pro bono or retainer basis with statutory bodies, non-governmental organisations and arts groups in a variety of ways and means.
Samuel Seow is a much sought-after speaker by government bodies, educational institutes and industry associations on intellectual property rights issues. He conducts courses and seminars on all aspects of Intellectual Property Law as well as on Entertainment, Arts and Media Law. Samuel has addressed, inter alia, the following organisations:
- Singapore Polytechnic
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Nanyang Polytechnic
- The Screenwriters Association (Singapore)
- The Association of Singapore Actors
- Machinimasia, the Asian Chapter of the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences
- MSC Kreatif Digital Content Conference, MSC Malaysia, National ICT Initiative
- X Media Lab
- National Library Board
- Society and Estate Agents
- IPP Financial Advisors
- Finexis Financial Advisory