Geraldine Tan


LL.B. (Hons)


Advocate & Solicitor

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A)

Direct: +65 6303 6231



Geraldine Tan is a Director of Amica Law LLC. Her practice focuses on IP and Technology commercialisation and licensing transactions and agreements, from their development and acquisition to their exploitation and use. She regularly advises on data protection and payment services regulatory concerns, and also handles general commercial transactions relating to supply, manufacturing and distribution arrangements.  Geraldine has represented clients from diverse industries, including banking and finance, education, e-commerce, fashion, food and beverage, hospitality, IT, manufacturing, print and media, semiconductor and ticketing. She delivers bespoke contracts to cater to the unique commercial and regulatory concerns of each client, and seeks to ensure that each deal is aligned with the business objectives and strategies of the client.  Geraldine graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws degree (Upper Class Division) in 2005, and was called to the Singapore Bar in May 2006.



Examples of her experience include:

  • Assisting clients in their technology projects, including in the acquisition, deployment and outsourcing of IT solutions and infrastructure. She has acted for both vendors and customers. She is also familiar with the regulatory and compliance requirements of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in relation to such projects, where the customer is a Singapore-based financial institution or where FinTech services are being provided

  • Advising on e-commerce, data protection and confidentiality issues, including drafting e-commerce terms of service and use, privacy policies and internal data protection policies and documents, advising on data protection compliance issues and management of data breach incidents, and conduct of training sessions

  • Advising a Singapore operator in a cross-border online payment linkage project between Singapore & Thailand

  • Advising an investment company on IP and licensing issues in a major pharmaceutical venture

  • Acting for a leading agribusiness company in the intellectual property aspects of their joint venture in China with a major US food company, as well as, their joint venture with a major specialty chemicals company

  • Assisting a leading cocoa confectionary company in the intellectual property aspects of the sale and divestment of their cocoa ingredients business

  • Assisting a payment service firm to successfully obtain their Major Payment Institution licence

  • Assisting clients in growing their business and brand presence through franchising, licensing and distribution. This includes multi-national companies who are looking to expand within Singapore and local companies looking to expand their operations within and beyond Singapore

  • Advising local education institutions in their technology transfer and research and collaboration projects

  • Advising and assisting a leading media organisation in matters relating to their print and online media and publishing business, and internet search business ​​

Memberships & Qualifications

Geraldine is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (Singapore) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  She was also part of the working group for the Payments Regulatory Evaluation Program (PREP), an initiative spearheaded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law. Geraldine also holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A) qualification.


Key Practice Areas

  • Advertising & Consumer Protection

  • Data Protection & Cybersecurit

  • E-commerce & Domain Names

  • Entertainment & Media

  • FinTech & Payment Services

  • Franchising

  • Information Technology

  • IP Commercialisation, R&D & Joint Venture