Ung Gim Sei



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.


  • 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

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law

Civic and Charitable Activities

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


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

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