Bird & Bird China scoops IP awards at 2012 Asian Legal Business and China Law & Practice awards


We are delighted to announce that our China IP team based across Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai was awarded ‘Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2012’ at the recent Asian Legal Business and China Law & Practice legal awards. This is the fourth consecutive year the China IP team has won the ALB award.

We are also pleased to have won 'International Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2012' for the first time at the annual China Law & Practice awards, having been shortlisted for the past three years.

 Stephen Yeo, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Asia - Manulife and Ted Chwu and Victor Tse, Bird & Bird Hong Kong accepting ‘Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2012’ Kay Yang, partner, Liu Shen & Associates, Xuelan Yue, patent attorney, Lui Shen & Associates, Jiang Jiang, partner, Hylands Law Firm and Rieko Michishita, senior associate and Troy Rice, of-counsel of Bird & Bird China

Matthew Laight, head of Bird & Bird's China IP team commented: "These awards are a testament of our continued commitment to providing clients with top quality legal advice throughout China and worldwide. We are very proud of this recognition and grateful to our clients for their ongoing support."

Bird & Bird has also been shortlisted for the International Patents, International Trademarks, Hong Kong Patents, Hong Kong Trademarks, Singapore Patents and Singapore Trademarks awards for the 2012 Asia IP Awards, which will be held on 26 October 2012, prior to the annual APAA conference.