China and SARs: Hong Kong

Months of protests and social unrest may have been the key talking point of 2019, but the trademark sphere in Hong Kong has had its eye on the adoption of the Madrid Protocol. Expected to take effect in 2022, this will massively simplify the process of registering trademarks in multiple jurisdictions by providing a one-stop application procedure. Practitioners are also excited about the much-anticipated IP specialist list – “a very welcome development” for a city that has long complained about extensive delays in bringing IP matters to trial. Moreover, trademark enforcement has continued to improve, with customs authorities raising their seizure rate by a third through the use of AI, as well as a landmark decision issued on the use of trademarks in comparative advertising between two large local telecoms companies. In addition to these promising developments, the IP Department welcomed its new director of intellectual property in mid-March, shortly before signing a memorandum of understanding with Australia to enhance mutual cooperation between the two jurisdictions.

Firms: enforcement and litigation

  • Baker McKenzie 
  • Deacons
  • Mayer Brown
  • Robin Bridge & John Liu 
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Bird & Bird
  • DLA Piper
  • Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Wilkinson & Grist
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Jones Day
  • MinterEllison

Firms: prosecution and strategy

  • Baker McKenzie 
  • Deacons
  • Mayer Brown
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Wilkinson & Grist
  • Bird & Bird
  • DLA Piper
  • Hogan Lovells
  • MinterEllison
  • Robin Bridge & John Liu 
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
  • Rouse & Co International
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Vivien Chan & Co 

Baker McKenzie 

Setting the gold standard in Hong Kong, Baker McKenzie is an elite full-service IP firm with an “excellent global network, especially for multinationals looking for convenience and efficiency without much budgetary concerns”. Its strong presence in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and fully integrated trademark services instil confidence in its resources and platform, with the group acting as a hub for top industry players and Fortune 500 companies seeking to coordinate IP matters across the region. For any and all trademark issues, clients can look to an illustrious and highly experienced team, with individuals ranked not only in every table, but almost always in the gold tier. “The engine of the trademark practice” and a well-respected figure locally, Maria Smith is “a very experienced, creative and hard-working professional” – the prime choice for companies that want to register and enforce trademarks regionally as well as around the world. On the contentious front, Christopher Smith represents giants in the IT and telecoms industry, while IP team captain Loke-Khoon Tan recently obtained well-known status for Givenchy’s Chinese name – a first for a LVMH brand. Another courtroom sharpshooter, Shih Yann Loo takes the wheel for cross-border litigation and enforcement matters in Greater China. Isabella Liu rounds off the set by tackling commercial IP matters, particularly licensing and technology transfers for local and foreign companies. On peer recommendation, Maltese Clifford Borg-Marks joins the luminaries table this year. Having helped to establish Baker McKenzie’s China IP practice in the 1990s, Mandarin-speaking Borg-Marks continues to solve trademark problems for a largely US and European clientele.

Bird & Bird

“A one-stop shop for all IP issues in Asia and Europe, Bird & Bird has true expertise and deep knowledge in all areas of intellectual property. Not only is the pricing reasonable, it comes with integrity and commercial awareness.” “The firm’s key strength is the direct hands-on involvement of partners in IP matters – they personally work on cases and make sure they stay on top of the key issues so that clients get the best advice and the best strategy is executed. This is reflected in the large number of massive multi-jurisdictional matters they handle.” The team handles enormous trademark portfolios and has recently seen an uptick in trademark work in the gaming industry. Captain of the Asia-Pacific life sciences and healthcare practice Alison Wong is deeply involved in a cross-border complex IP matter for Merck. Lauded as “great to work with”, “very approachable and practical”, newly promoted partner Hank Leung is the preferred counsel for trademark prosecution among local companies such as Oaktree Capital and Li & Fung, as well as multinationals such as Philip Morris.

Deacons

A full-service law firm that needs no introduction in the trademark field, gold-tiered Deacons claims the highest number of ranked individuals in the Hong Kong chapter, with over half topping the prosecution and enforcement tables. The well-integrated team of “go-to advisers in the region” amasses some of the most enthusiastic praise for its “deep knowledge” of multinational businesses, thorough understanding of IP portfolios and “great experience in IP matters”. As one client admits: “We instruct Deacons as a regional manager in numerous Asian countries even though we know we could do it directly ourselves less expensively, because we like to continuously have a side that is so familiar with our business provide us with a comprehensive Asia strategy.” “It is the most prominent, efficient and professional team I know in Hong Kong – I particularly appreciate the practitioners’ meticulousness and deep thoughts when comprising strategies for IP matters overall. Having them represent us, especially in contentious issues, seems to give us extra credit and intangible as well as higher bargaining power over the opposing party too.” Head of the China IP practice group Annie Tsoi navigates the complex IP landscape in the Greater China region with “a sure touch”, sitting in the top spot of the prosecution table with her colleague Catherine Zheng, who straddles the contentious/non-contentious divide. “Since she has ample experience in handling China IP issues, Catherine offers one-stop service to clients. She also has very good business sense to provide pragmatic legal advice and solutions.” “I know I can always phone her for advice or to run my suggestions by her.” Taking the lead for the IP litigation and enforcement practice, Charmaine Koo commands the courtroom in high-profile disputes on behalf of the largest businesses across industries. Recognised by foreign and domestic peers alike for her trademark prowess, she is currently representing Ping An, the largest insurer in China, in various contentious proceedings before the Court of Final Appeal. “Having been involved in many novel IP issues in Hong Kong, Charmaine is one of the best litigators in town. She has a good mastery of professional knowledge to deliver professional legal advice and handles sophisticated IP litigation.” Enforcement guru Dora Si “impresses with her intelligence and her superb results”. She works tirelessly with Customs authorities to get counterfeit products off the market and confects ironclad protection strategies for international conglomerates. A highly “renowned” California-qualified lawyer, Patsy Lau is adept at protecting multinational and regional portfolios for luxury brands and jewellery businesses. Benjamin Choi joins the dynamic outfit after more than 11 years at Mayer Brown. To round off the team, Andy Yu is a “highly capable rising star”, while Emmy Chow and Wendy Zhou also “possess exceptional characters and knowledge”. After spending two decades with Deacons, trademark prosecution strategists Vivian Poon and Rodney Goh left the firm in late 2019.

DLA Piper

For “high-quality advice on budget”, domestic and foreign companies alike can turn to DLA Piper. “A true one-stop shop with specialist knowledge,” it takes a “proactive approach” to provide “strategic IP advice and filing services in China and Hong Kong”. Through its “great” global platform, the firm “acts as a conduit and coordinator within Asia, providing introductions if necessary” to a host of famous global brands, including McDonald’s Corporation, Manolo Blahnik International Limited and Avon Products Inc. The exclusive adviser to Five Guys on trademark matters has also successfully defended Hong Kong Broadband Network in a landmark decision related to comparative advertising. One of the few ranked individuals in all three tables, Edward Chatterton is well versed in trademark matters of all stripes and garners enthusiastic feedback from multinational clients. “Ed is very pragmatic and commercial, taking complicated legal systems that are often different from those we are used to and explaining them in a clear and concise manner.” “Always with a strategic and commercial view on an issue instead of a solely legal one, Ed is responsive and will happily discuss queries over the phone and offer solid, reliable advice.”

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP earns a spot in the WTR 1000 this year on the back of effusive praise from numerous clients. “I highly recommend Dorsey & Whitney to those who are looking for a reliable and reputable law firm to take care of their global trademark portfolio and provide strategic advice. Not only does the team possess professional knowledge in intellectual property, it is supported by a very good docketing system that is accessible to us. In handling negotiations, they take a flexible and tactical approach, and present advice in a straightforward and simple manner.” “They understand that working with a start-up is different from working with a company – they treat small companies with respect!” Corporations of all sizes and sectors, including Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, MayoClinic, OrbusNeich Medical Company Limited and Bosa Technology, look to the team for assistance in brand protection strategies as well as trademark prosecution, enforcement and licensing, especially in relation to China. Making her first appearance in the Hong Kong chapter, Janet Wong recently took over as head of the Greater China IP practice, which has “become more energetic under her supervision”. “An invaluable resource,” particularly to start-ups like CodeSpark, she is “very diligent in making sure we have everything covered and taking the time to explain things”. “Always willing to explain and elaborate on her advice and help me to make the right decisions, Janet demonstrates care for her clients.” “She has been extraordinarily conscientious and insightful in guiding us through various issues in China. She stays on top of things and reminds us what we need to do with tact.”

Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries

IP boutique Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries may have been doing business for only 14 years, but it has already made a name for itself in the IP field, particularly in the fashion and luxury goods sectors. The contentious space is the firm’s forte; it represented PANDORA in Hong Kong’s first trademark infringement case involving the unauthorised use of a registered mark as a Google AdWord and China Oceanwide Holdings Limited in a multi-jurisdictional trademark dispute. The team of “seasoned and serious professionals” also helps to steer entire enforcement portfolios in Asia for big-name brands, including the LVMH Group, while enjoying huge growth in the entertainment space with the addition of Goyard, Sage International Group Limited and GEM (Gloria Tang) to the firm’s client base. To enhance its IP-related advisory services in the biotech and technology fields, the outfit recently established a formal association with an initial public offering-specialist law firm. Held in high esteem both in the local IP community and internationally, Ella Cheong needs no further introduction. “She is the most experienced IP practitioner in Hong Kong.” “Always proactive and helpful,” Cheong has “abundant knowledge on every aspect of IP law, which she can relate to whatever the client needs and always one step ahead”. Given his background in computer and telecoms law, managing partner Alan Chiu is a big draw for e-commerce and software companies. After 27 years with Mayer Brown, seasoned trademark enforcer Rosita Li joins the team in February 2020 as senior consultant.

Hogan Lovells

Overseeing “a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP matters for a multinational client base”, Hogan Lovells is a stalwart in managing trademark portfolios and protecting brands in disputes. This includes major cross-border trademark litigation for Merck Sharpe & Dohme (Asia) Limited and the maintenance and enforcement of a rare certification mark for the Industry Association. Fans tout the firm’s “experienced and driven team, which always provides responsive and practical advice”, as well as its familiarity with the retail industry, which is considered “a big plus”. “Its overseas knowledge and network add useful insights into multi-jurisdictional projects” and “lawyers always helpfully combine their experience in various trademark work”. Well versed in Hong Kong trademark law, Eugene Low is experienced in all types of IP matters. “Eugene has a strong capacity to listen to the client and his colleagues before providing good advice and the best solutions.” One of the most senior IP practitioners in Hong Kong, Kenny Wong is a “thorough and practical adviser with good business acumen”. Since establishing his niche in the entertainment industry, he “always aptly addresses clients’ needs”.

Jones Day

For its “professional advice with a global perspective”, especially on China-related enforcement and litigation matters, Jones Day is an excellent choice. By operating on the principle of ‘one firm worldwide’, the trademark team coordinates the strategic management of global portfolios for well-known businesses around the world, while remaining particularly adept at resolving high-profile trademark disputes in China. Splitting his time between Hong Kong and China, Haifeng Huang resolves contentious problems for clients in the Greater China region. Trademark prosecution doyenne Chiang Ling Li deals with global portfolios for multinationals. She also supports the mergers and acquisitions team on IP matters in transactions, having advised on regulatory and IP issues in Cardinal Health’s acquisition and IP licensing, which amounted to $6.1 billion.

Marks & Clerk

Patent prosecution powerhouse Marks & Clerk provides “excellent service” in the trademark field; “the Hong Kong IP practice mirrors the quality and technical capability for which the firm is known worldwide”. With multiple practitioners qualified in diverse jurisdictions, the firm ensures that its clients’ prosecution needs are fully met around the globe. UK trademark attorney Simon Speeks is a “softly spoken trademark lawyer who exudes confidence and knowledge in every word”. Trans-Tasman trademark attorney Sandra Gibbons previously presided over the Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners (HKITMP) and now advises the government on IP issues, while also lecturing on trademark law. “For navigating the complexities of the Chinese trademark field, Lily Pun is a high-level professional who provides top-end and reliable advice.”

Mayer Brown

Gold-rated in both trademark prosecution and enforcement, Mayer Brown has strong capabilities on the contentious and non-contentious front thanks to its 30-strong team, which recently expanded with the addition of four lawyers. Besides taking charge of regional trademark portfolio work, the firm develops strategies to maximise the value of such portfolios for multinational companies across industries and protects luxury brands in high-profile, cross-border litigation cases. It is also heavily involved in transactional matters, including licensing negotiations and IP due diligence. A prominent IP practitioner, Gabriela Kennedy captains the Asia IP and telecoms, media and technology group, and co-leads the global IP practice. Although she has been representing multinationals including Alibaba for two decades, her client base has an increasing number of technology start-ups and universities.

MinterEllison

With the arrival of Reed Smith Richards Butler’s IP team in January 2019, MinterEllison finds its way into the Hong Kong chapter of the WTR 1000 this year. Given its international platform, the Australian law firm has been adding new clients from the household goods industry to its existing portfolio of French and Italian brands. For the rest of the group, it is business as usual with four fee-earners handling all sorts of IP matters and two others specialising in trademark enforcement and oppositions. Lately, the ensemble has been protecting trademarks for LKK Health Group and acting for Duracell in High Court litigation against counterfeiters. At the helm of the practice is former president of the HKITMP Steven Birt, who has been involved in several government consultations and lobbies for legislative change. “Steven is outstanding in service and tackles all issues on a practical and cost-effective basis. I cannot speak more highly of him and his team.”

Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong

Full-service law firm Norton Rose Fulbright draws on the combined expertise of more than 100 lawyers across five continents to advise on all aspects of trademark law. From prosecution and enforcement to transactions, clients will find their multi-jurisdictional portfolios in safe hands. Besides taking charge of the team, Justin Davidson regularly discusses IP issues with the Hong Kong government and IP Department. He is ably assisted by Maggie Chong, an IP and technology lawyer straddling the contentious and non-contentious divide.

Robin Bridge & John Liu 

Ascending to the gold tier of the enforcement and litigation table this year, Robin Bridge & John Liu is an IP firm with a full-service offering that draws on over three decades of expertise to advise clients in a variety of trademark matters. A trusted partner of businesses in the fashion, entertainment and toy industries, the outfit represents 15 international brands owned by Richemont International SA in Hong Kong, as well as multiple famous brands across various sectors. Not only does it protect clients against counterfeiters in China, it has an active profile in the local trademark industry; out of the 10 consultants appointed by the Hong Kong IP Department guide to SMEs on IP matters, three are from Robin Bridge & John Liu. Managing partner Anthony Tong takes the gold spot in both the prosecution and enforcement tables this year. Since 2015, he has been the lead counsel in a complex litigation matter involving more than 60 proceedings in 15 European countries, while speaking for regulatory bodies and engaging in controversial debates about IP issues in Hong Kong. He is also representing four of Richemont’s brands before the High Court in trademark infringement matters against Dynasty Jewelry. A happy client quips: “I give Anthony our very highest rating amongst our outside counsel around the world. Clearly an expert in his field, he provides unsurpassed service and excellent advice. He has always been very responsive to our needs.” New equity partner Anthea Loo prosecutes and protects trademarks before the Supreme Court and has recently been involved in various proceedings for H Huntsman & Sons Limited. “Anthony and Anthea are invaluable advisers for our Hong Kong and China matters. They always give prompt advice with clear explanations.”

Rouse & Co International

“Rouse Legal is one of the few firms that really stand out – it is inventive and provides something unique. Its practitioners have always provided timely and accurate advice to ensure our intellectual property is protected, demonstrating very high professionalism and expertise in protecting our IP portfolio in the Hong Kong market. We are very satisfied with their skills in enforcement, especially in handling customs cases.” Enforcement aficionado Adelaide Yu protects well-known brands such as Shiseido, New Balance Athletics, Daniel Wellington and Universal City Studios. “Adelaide is responsive and always thinks in the best interest of our company. She provides excellent insight into the different complexities in the Asia-Pacific region.” Joining the WTR 1000 this year, Theresa Mak is “highly competent” in managing portfolios and prosecuting trademarks for multinational corporations.

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Backed by a global team of more than 50 professionals, Simmons & Simmons LLP is a one-stop shop for blue-chip clients of all stripes. Although the firm has a particularly strong trademark practice in Europe and provides extensive worldwide filing services, famous brands such as Cathay Pacific and Alibaba also instruct it on trademark portfolio management matters across the globe. “Responsive, efficient, organised and nimble, the well-oiled team gets the job done and always with great results. Lawyers are cost-effective and communicate very clearly.” Based in London, John Slater runs the Hong Kong ensemble. “I trust John implicitly with our legal work – not only does he have a deep knowledge of the Chinese market and litigation landscape, he is incredibly effective at devising and implementing an enforcement strategy in China by taking a clear and practical approach.”

Spruson & Ferguson

Spruson & Ferguson is an IP boutique with one of the largest prosecution practices in Asia. Running as an integrated trademark group across 10 offices, the firm offers a single point of contact in multiple Asian countries for corporations that want to operate and protect their brands in the region quickly and consistently. Foreign associates praise the practitioners for their “speed and good partnership in Southeast Asia”. Their instructions are also “clear and thorough”, with “fair” demands. Experienced in contentious and non-contentious trademark matters in Singapore and Hong Kong, Coral Toh now oversees the trademark practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Breaking into the gold tier of both the prosecution and enforcement tables, Stephenson Harwood garners enthusiastic feedback from clients and foreign associates for its stellar trademark work. “We have found a trusted partner in protecting our commercial interests through comprehensive strategies. There are four key reasons: the firm’s approach is strategic – it digs deep and provides intelligent mechanisms for us to protect ourselves; its response time is excellent; the communication throughout the entire process kept us well informed; and the fees represent value for money.” “Uniquely positioned in Hong Kong to provide high-quality IP-related work at both the advisory and contentious ends, the firm has a deep bench of expertise in intellectual property that I trust from top to bottom.” Unsurprisingly then, the nimble and efficient team tends to all manners of trademark work worldwide for high-calibre clients, including Xiaomi, Samsung and Plaza Premium Lounge Limited. On the enforcement side, Jezamine Fewins is a “great” IP lawyer who “instils confidence” in her foreign associates. “Responsive and capable,” Fewins is often found in the High Court, representing clients in trademark infringement and passing-off proceedings.

Vivien Chan & Co 

“Consistently reliable,” full-service law firm Vivien Chan & Co handles “a wide range of IP matters, including trademark prosecution and disputes”. Known for its high volume of trademark filings, the team represents famous brands in the Greater China region and protects their IP rights in cross-border matters. Founder Vivien Chan is a well-recognised and acclaimed figure in the local community; she was appointed justice of the peace and has received the Silver Bauhinia Star from the government and the lifetime achievement award from the US Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Wilkinson & Grist

As one of the top trademark filers in Hong Kong, independent law firm Wilkinson & Grist rises to the gold tier of the prosecution and strategy table this year. Since it was established 130 years ago, the full-service outfit has had a prominent trademark filing and enforcement practice in Greater China. For decades, this has been serving and managing the trademark portfolios of famous brands, including Kao Corporation, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, and it recently obtained well-known trademark recognition for Ikea in China. On strong recommendations from domestic and foreign peers, Andrea Fong is newly minted in the gold tier of the prosecution and strategy table. While Fong takes charge of the IP group, IP veteran Yvonne Chua dispenses sage advice on trademark strategy. Annie Tsoi and Mena Lo join the WTR 1000 this year. “Very helpful and knowledgeable, Annie has strong commercial and strategic skills to provide efficient and straight to the point assistance,” while Lo handles numerous portfolios for a diverse group of brands, keeping a keen eye on IP commercialisation and enforcement.

Other recommended experts

Hailing from full-service law firm K&L Gates, WTR 1000 newcomer Winnie Chan has 25 years of experience in the trademark field and recently presented a discussion at Art Basel on IP law in the art industry. “Winnie is fast in rendering IP advice and providing an effective solution. She offers her views proactively at a reasonable fee. Our experience with her has been great.” “She is the star for trademark work in Hong Kong, as well as a very kind and nice person to work with.” John Cheung takes charge of trademark prosecution for his clients at JCC Cheung & Co Solicitors. Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong’ s Grace Chu joins the WTR 1000 this year on the back of enthusiastic praise from foreign associates. “Grace is responsive and helpful with filing and prosecuting trademark applications in Hong Kong.” Jonathan Chu swapped Stephenson Harwood for CMS in January 2020. With a drive for client care that is “second to none” and well-rounded expertise in intellectual property, Chu is the “go-to” person for trademark matters. “He is at the top for trademark and IP matters, and is seasoned in other areas of laws.” “Given his background as an IP barrister, Jonathan understands areas that could be problematic and contentious, providing advice for us to avoid them. He can provide advice that others cannot.” “Jonathan’s rich and diversified experience and knowledge are reflected in his robust and pragmatic approach to legal issues. He can always devise effective solutions and strategies by being attentive to details, astute to the latest trends and developments in the market and understanding a business’s commercial objectives.” His associates, who joined him from their previous firm, Mengyi Chen and Candy Tong deserve a mention too: “Mengyi Chen is the very knowledgeable lawyer that you can always rely on to provide sound and practical advice on complex problems.” “It is always a pleasure to work with Candy, a friendly lawyer who carefully considers all aspects of IP registration and IP procedures. She also has a fine ability to translate IP technicalities for easier understanding.” With more than two decades of experience in intellectual property behind her, Clifford Chance’s Ling Ho makes her first appearance in the WTR 1000 this year. She draws on her deep expertise to counsel multinationals and government agencies on IP strategy and commercial matters. A year since he joined Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Cedric Lam has been growing his local team while servicing big-name clients in multi-jurisdictional IP matters. Chloe Lee of the eponymous Chloe Lee & Co is “a very experienced and knowledgeable IP specialist, who always provides responsive and professional advice for IP infringement and litigation cases. Her services are always timely and efficient. She always knows the client’s needs and concerns, and will take them into consideration before making practical recommendations in resolving IP disputes. I am impressed by her professionalism, profound knowledge and wealth of experience, as well as her untiring work attitude; they have done more than is expected.” She recently obtained one of a handful of defensive trademark registrations for Vitasoy International Holdings Limited – the only brand to do so in Hong Kong. Founder of the eponymous firm Rebecca Lo & Co, Rebecca Lo is a “very experienced and knowledgeable” trademark prosecutor. Qualified in England and Wales, Janine Yee Shun Mok from Hastings & Co guides clients through trademark prosecution in Hong Kong and China. A spry and seasoned IP expert, Henry Wheare plies his trade at Nixon Peabody CWL. “Knowledgeable, careful and responsive,” Australian Barry Joseph Yen of So Keung Yip & Sin draws top praise from foreign associates in his home country for providing “comprehensive advice in Hong Kong and China”. From ONC Lawyers, Lawrence Yeung makes his first appearance in the prosecution table of the WTR 1000 for his “excellent blue-chip clients and strong trademark skillset”. As one foreign associate acknowledges: “Lawrence provides very personalised service to his clients, who speak very highly of him. He explains situations in a straightforward, honest and uncomplicated way, so we can often pass on his advice without extensive revisions, additions or redrafts.”

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • Jonathan Chu - CMS
  • Gabriela Kennedy - Mayer Brown
  • Charmaine Koo - Deacons
  • Shih Yann Loo - Baker McKenzie
  • Loke-Khoon Tan - Baker McKenzie
  • Anthony Tong - Robin Bridge & John Liu
  • Steven J Birt - MinterEllison
  • Edward Chatterton - DLA Piper
  • Alan Chiu - Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries
  • Justin Davidson - Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
  • Jezamine Fewins - Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Haifeng Huang - Jones Day
  • Rosita Li - Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries
  • Mena Lo - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Eugene Low - Hogan Lovells
  • Dora Si - Deacons
  • John Slater - Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Christopher Smith - Baker McKenzie
  • Henry Wheare - Nixon Peabody CWL
  • Alison Wong - Bird & Bird
  • Janet Wong - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Barry Joseph Yen - So Keung Yip & Sin
  • Adelaide Yu - Rouse & Co International
  • Catherine Zheng - Deacons

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Edward Chatterton - DLA Piper
  • Andrea Fong - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Maria Smith - Baker McKenzie
  • Anthony Tong - Robin Bridge & John Liu
  • Annie Tsoi - Deacons
  • Catherine Zheng - Deacons
  • Steven J Birt - MinterEllison
  • Vivien Chan - Vivien Chan & Co 
  • Benjamin Choi - Deacons
  • Patsy Lau - Deacons
  • Chloe Lee - Chloe Lee & Co
  • Chiang Ling Li - Jones Day
  • Mena Lo - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Rebecca Lo - Rebecca Lo & Co
  • Anthea Loo - Robin Bridge & John Liu
  • Eugene Low - Hogan Lovells
  • Theresa Mak - Rouse & Co International
  • John Slater - Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Simon J Speeks - Marks & Clerk
  • Coral Toh - Spruson & Ferguson
  • Annie Tsoi - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Winnie Chan - K&L Gates
  • John CC Cheung - JCC Cheung & Co Solicitors
  • Maggie Chong - Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong
  • Grace HW Chu - Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong
  • Jonathan Chu - CMS
  • Ling Ho - Clifford Chance
  • Hank Leung - Bird & Bird
  • Janine Yee Shun Mok - Hastings & Co
  • Janet Wong - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Lawrence Yeung - ONC Lawyers

Individuals: transactions

  • Edward Chatterton - DLA Piper
  • Alan Chiu - Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries
  • Jonathan Chu - CMS
  • Gabriela Kennedy - Mayer Brown
  • Charmaine Koo - Deacons
  • Cedric Lam - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Chiang Ling Li - Jones Day
  • Isabella Liu - Baker McKenzie
  • Anthony Tong - Robin Bridge & John Liu
  • Henry Wheare - Nixon Peabody CWL
  • Alison Wong - Bird & Bird
  • Catherine Zheng - Deacons

Luminaries

  • Clifford Borg Marks - Baker McKenzie
  • Ella Cheong - Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries
  • Yvonne Chua - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Sandra Gibbons - Marks & Clerk
  • Kenny KS Wong - Hogan Lovells