As a partner in our Intellectual Property Group in Hong Kong and head of our Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Group in Asia, I have 20 years' experience in advising clients in the life sciences, healthcare, food & beverage and retail & consumer sectors.

Specialising in the conduct and supervision of multi-jurisdictional IP and patent litigation, I have significant experience in litigating in the Courts in Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, my non-contentious practice covers the development and implementation of IP protection strategies, regulatory advice, IP audits and clearances.

I also advise pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on regulatory issues, market authorisations, clinical trial agreements and public sector procurement. In recent years, I have also been involved in negotiating R&D agreements and technology licensing in both the biotechnology and pharmaceutical contexts.

Today, you'll find me ranked as a leading IP and life sciences lawyer by the major industry publications and legal directories including Chambers and Legal 500. I have also been recognised by Managing IP, ALB China IP, World IP Review, WTR 1000, IAM Patent, and China Law & Practice.

In addition to being a regular speaker at international conferences, I was involved in lobbying the HKSAR government and the HKSAR Legislative Council on copyright law reform. I am a member of APAA, INTA and the HKTMP.

  • US energy drinks producer: managing a leading US energy drinks producer's Asian (including PRC) trade mark portfolio and provide advice and counsel on the availability and registrability of proposed mark, full range of trade mark prosecution services including filing applications, responding to office actions and maintaining registrations; and advising on and prosecuting trade mark oppositions, invalidity and revocation actions at Community and national levels and recently.
  • A German multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company: representing the client in Hong Kong and China. It involves the potential breach of a settlement agreement in relation to the parties' use of a mark globally. The Hong Kong and China actions are part of a series of ongoing worldwide actions between the parties and they touch upon complex issues including contract law, trademark infringement, unfair competition, company name rights, the effect of proceedings in the UK and conflict of law issues.
  • A global pharmaceutical company: representing the client in defending against patent infringement proceedings in Hong Kong in relation to one of our client's generic drugs which has obtained marketing approval but has not formally launched in Hong Kong. It relates to the highly novel legal issue of whether obtaining marketing approval in itself is sufficient to constitute patent infringement in Hong Kong.
Education
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of East Anglia
  • Master of Laws, University of Nottingham
Admissions
  • Law Society of Hong Kong in 1997