Anastasia Su-Anne Chen

Director, Corporate & Finance


  • L.L.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar in May 2007
  • Cybersecurity for Business Leaders, University of Oxford

Anastasia is a Director with the Corporate & Finance Department in Drew & Napier.

Her key areas of practice are Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT), Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity.

Prior to joining the firm, Anastasia was Deputy Chief Counsel to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) for over 9 years. She was lead counsel for PDPC’s matters, IMDA’s procurement and intellectual property portfolios, as well as the legal advisor to IMDA’s Data Administration Group.

Anastasia has advised on a broad range of regulatory, compliance and commercial matters, both in her role as in-house counsel as well as in private practice. Her extensive experience includes advising on the administration, application and enforcement of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA). A significant national project would be the amendments to the PDPA, which came into effect on 1 February 2021.

She has been recognised as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Data & Digital Economy Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

  • Advised on the development, administration, enforcement and review of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), including the amendments to the PDPA and related regulations that came into effect on 1 February 2021.
  • Advised on cross-border transfers of data, including reviewing of data transfer agreements and transfer impact assessments.
  • Advised on the development of data protection policies, privacy notices, and contractual clauses.
  • Advised on data incidents, including mandatory breach notification requirements.
  • Advised on AI-related contractual and other legal issues.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Data Protection and Cyber Security 2024 – Recommended Individual

  • “Anastasia Su-Anne Chen’s subject matter expertise truly shines through when dealing with novel problems.”
  • Senior Accredited Specialist (Data and Digital Economy Law), Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Information Technology Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Global Data Review (GDR) Insight – Handbook – Data Privacy and Cybersecurity 2024
  • Lexology GTDT – Data Protection & Privacy 2024
  • Global Legal Insights – AI, Machine Learning & Big Data Laws and Regulations 2023 (Singapore)
  • Lexology GTDT: Cybersecurity 2023
  • The Legal 500 Comparative Guides: Artificial Intelligence 2023
  • The Legal 500: Data Protection & Cybersecurity 2023 (Singapore)
  • International Comparative Legal Guides: Data Protection 2023
  • Year-in-Review: Personal Data Protection Commission’s Decisions in 2022 [2022] PDP Digest 185
  • For Art’s Sake: The “Artistic or Literary Purposes” exception in the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 [2017] PDP Digest 277