Ung Gim Sei


  • Ung Gim Sei
  • Phone: +65 6311 3697
    Fax: +65 6311 0058

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  • Selvam LLC
    16 Collyer Quay #17-00
    Singapore 049318

Ung Gim Sei is a Director of Selvam LLC. He focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, including trademark applications and infringement, Internet and media law. He is a regular contributor to the Chinese Singapore daily newspaper on legal topics, including cyber defamation.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Ung spent 27 years in the media industry. He worked as a journalist and then later as Managing Director of the now-defunct Nanyang Siang Pau. In 1983, he became the Group General Manager, Chinese Newspapers Division, at Singapore Press Holdings and held that post until 1990. In 1991, Mr. Ung joined the Hong Kong Sing Tao Newspapers Group that publishes the Chinese Sing Tao Daily, which is circulated to Chinese communities around the world. Sing Tao Group also publishes the English Hong Kong Standard.

Mr. Ung graduated in 2002 from the National University of Singapore with a graduate diploma in Singapore Law. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Common Professional Examination in Law (London) and an LL.M. (Distinction) in Chinese and Comparative Laws from the City University of Hong Kong. He was admitted to practice law in 2003.

Selvam LLC is a Singapore Law Practice in Joint Venture with Duane Morris LLP, under Duane Morris & Selvam LLP.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Trademark, Internet and Media Law

Professional Activities

  • Singapore Law Society
  • Singapore Academy of Law

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Singapore Professional TCM Physicians Association
     - Legal Advisor
  • Singapore Tong An Association
     - Legal Advisor
  • Tan Kah Kee Foundation
    - Deputy Chairman
  • Singapore China Business Association
    - Legal Advisor
  • Singapore China Friendship Association
    - Vice Chairman
  • China Aw Boon Haw Foundation
    - Council Member


  • Singapore


  • National University of Singapore, Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, 2000
  • City University of Hong Kong, LL.M., Chinese Law and Comparative Laws, 2000
  • National University of Singapore, B.A. (Honours), Economics, 1965


  • Selvam LLC
    - Director, 2013-present

  • RHT Law Taylor Wessing LLP
    - Partner, 2011-2013
  • KhattarWong LLP
    - Partner, 2007-2011
  • TM Hoon & Co.
    - Partner, 2003-2007
  • Sing Tao Newspaper Group, Hong Kong
    - Group General Manager, 1990-1999
  • Singapore Press Holding Ltd.
    - Group General Manager, Chinese Newspaper Division, 1983-1990
  • Nanyang Press Ltd.
    - Managing Director, 1978-1983

Selected Publications

  • Regular columnist of the only daily Chinese newspaper in Singapore, writing on legal topics.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney," Lianhe Zaobao and the National Library Board, Singapore, 7 September 2018.

  • "The Economic and Investment Potential of ASEAN Countries, India and Pakistan in Inter and Intra Infrastructural Development," Jiangsu Jinpin Lawyers' Alliance Formation Ceremony and Legal Forum in Jiangsu, China, 10 July 2016.