Overview

Alison has 20 years' experience in advising clients in the life sciences & healthcare, food & beverage and retail & consumer sectors. 

Alison is a partner in our Intellectual Property practice, based in Hong Kong. She also heads the firm's Life Sciences & Healthcare sector group in Asia.

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

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

She advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on regulatory issues, market authorisations, clinical trial agreements and public sector procurement. Alison has also been involved in negotiating R&D agreements and technology licensing in both the biotechnology and pharmaceutical contexts.

Alison continues to be ranked as a leading IP and Life Science lawyer by the major industry publications and legal directories including Chambers and Legal 500. She has also been recognised by Managing IP, ALB China IP, World IP Review, WTR 1000, IAM Patent, and China Law & Practice. Recently she has been named as one of the "Leading Individuals" in IP by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 and WTR 1000 2018, "Top 250 Women in IP" in MIP 2018, "WIPR Leaders in IP" in World IP Review 2018, "Leading Women in Business Law – Trade Mark" in Expert Guides 2018, "Leading LS Lawyer" in Who's Who Legal 2018, "Patent & Trade Mark star" in MIP IP Stars 2017 and "Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year" in Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017.

She is a regular speaker at international conferences and was involved in lobbying the HKSAR government and the HKSAR Legislative Council on copyright law reform. Alison is also a member of APAA, INTA and the HKTMP.

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