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Christine Yiu

China and Hong Kong


Christine’s science background enables her to work seamlessly with technology companies in devising and implementing strategies that will maximise the return from their IP portfolio.

Christine is an Intellectual Property partner based in our Shanghai office.

Her particular expertise is in technology litigation. She has a strong reputation for her ability to handle numerous complex, high value disputes with a cross-border element.

Christine is an expert on the issue of FRAND resulting from the undertakings given by patent owners to various standard setting organisations as part of their IP policies, and advises international companies extensively on its development around the world.  She also has substantive experience with regulatory issues relating to inventor remuneration policy and technology transfer in China.

Christine is well-connected with both the international and local legal communities in China. She is involved in a number of high-level EU-China IPR discussions between the Ministry of Commerce and the DG Trade of the European Commission in Brussels. Christine also participated in meetings with the Supreme People's Court to discuss potential reform to the patent legislation and was frequently quoted by legal publications in China on IPR issues.

She was ranked as one of the IP Stars by Managing IP in 2014 and 2015. She also won the "Best for IP Litigation" category at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2015 and was recognised as one of the "Top 250 Women in IP 2016" by Managing IP.

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