China and SARs: Hong Kong

Coming out of a tumultuous year of social unrest in 2019, Hong Kong entered 2020 to be immediately confronted with a growing pandemic. The economy has certainly taken a battering. Yet the IP field has remained relatively unscathed. Asia had a chance to adapt and recover before covid-19 spread to the rest of the world, benefitting firms with a strong local client base at a time when strategy has become more important than ever. While the city remains an attractive place to do business, companies are closely monitoring the impact of the new national security law, as well as the effects of the US-China trade war. In terms of legal developments, the Trademarks (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, effective as of 19 June, paves the way for the long-awaited Madrid Protocol, which is expected to be implemented in 2022. Not only does the amendment leave the enforcement responsibility of trademark-related offences to the Customs and Excise Department, it also introduces various changes that aim to improve the trademark application and registration system.

Firms: enforcement and litigation

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Deacons
  • Robin Bridge & John Liu 
  • Bird & Bird LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • ELLALAN
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Mayer Brown
  • Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Wilkinson & Grist
  • CMS 
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Jones Day
  • MinterEllison

Firms: prosecution and strategy

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

Baker McKenzie

Topping both the enforcement and prosecution tables, full-service firm Baker McKenzie is no newcomer to the gold tier. With its global reach and skilled IP team, the side is frequently asked to advise the world’s leading brands, especially since the Hong Kong office is perfectly situated for companies looking to expand internationally. Its joint operation Chinese firm FenXun Partners further enables it to be one of few outfits capable of providing seamless, full-range legal services on both international and Chinese law, including Chinese litigation. The fact that several of the set’s individuals top their respective tables speaks to the consistent quality of the work produced, earning them distinguished clients such as Louis Vuitton Malletier, Starbucks and Procter & Gamble. A high-publicity dispute that IP team leader Loke-Khoon Tan worked on for Starbucks was recently selected as a top 10 typical IP case in Jiangsu province in 2019. Having been involved in several landmark litigations across the Greater China region, Shih Yann Loo skilfully steers the cross-border litigation and enforcement practice. Heading the Hong Kong and regional brand protection and enforcement team, Maria Smith is known for her work in regional and global portfolio management. New to the rankings this year is “very experienced” Ruby Chan, whose practice is centred on brand protection. On the transactional front, Isabella Liu handles licensing and technology transfers, as well as brand acquisitions. A pioneer in the Chinese IP field, luminary Clifford Borg-Marks offers “tremendous insight into the Chinese trademark system and culture, which is invaluable when evaluating how best to address an issue”.

Bird & Bird LLP

With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Bird & Bird China group is an integrated practice working as one to offer services in all areas of intellectual property. The close working relationship between the offices in Asia and around the world allows for a one-stop-shop approach, enabling the team to coordinate complex projects across multiple jurisdictions. The firm possesses particular industry expertise in the life sciences and healthcare arenas, working on trademark matters ranging from portfolio management and brand protection to handling transactions and disputes. Alison Wong heads the life sciences and healthcare sector group for the Asia-Pacific region. Armed with extensive experience conducting and supervising cross-border matters, Wong is taking the lead on a complex case for German company Merck. Besides managing Riot Games’ extensive trademark portfolio in Hong Kong and China, Hank Leung is busy advising Vans on various trademark issues.

CMS 

Making its way into the Hong Kong chapter this year on the back of glowing client feedback is the globally recognised CMS, which began to offer a full range of IP services in the special administrative regions of China at the beginning of 2020. “The firm displays a deep knowledge of the law and provides effective, business-oriented solutions to IP protection issues. Furthermore, the team is responsive to requests for assistance and unfailingly outlines in a clear manner all possible actions along with their advantages and disadvantages.” “What sets the firm apart is its reliable advice on a wide range of legal matters and its deep expertise.” Jonathan Chu leads the squad and works closely with Nick Beckett in the Beijing office to extend all-encompassing IP protection to clients across the Greater China region. “Jonathan is not just good at intellectual property; he also understands the importance of it in the context of a business or M&A transaction.” “Beyond legal advisers, Jonathan has become a trusted business associate who looks out for our best interests while managing our trademarks with clarity and professionalism. They offer truly holistic support to the company and take the time to understand developments and discuss the business as a whole.”

Deacons

Gold-tier full-service law firm Deacons enjoys an unrivalled reputation in its home city of Hong Kong and elsewhere. Boasting the highest number of ranked individuals and over half of them topping their respective tables in the Hong Kong chapter, “the sophistication and on-point analysis of the team makes it the firm to rely on for accurate reports on Asia’s IP climate”. “Strong technical skills, commercial acumen and an understanding of the business world” characterise Deacons practitioners, leading to “business savvy advice and recommendations on strategies and practical solutions to address clients’ specific needs in any situation”. Aside from possessing vast collective and individual legal knowledge, the team displays “a caring attitude and takes the initiative to reach out and connect with clients”. Regularly representing the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property at conferences and seminars as the first deputy secretary general of the bureau and a committee member of the Law Society of Hong Kong IP Committee, head of Deacons’ China IP practice group Annie Tsoi has become a respected name in IP circles after two decades of practising in the field. Specialising in trademark litigation and IP transactional and protection strategy, Catherine Zheng recently succeeded in securing a retrial in an ongoing case for Charlotte Olympia Holdings Limited. Professional “beyond doubt”, Charmaine Koo is captain of the IP litigation and enforcement department. “She is exceptionally dedicated and highly proficient at her work. Efficient and quick in thought and action, she stays on top of things and has complete mastery of a case.” “Charmaine has the ability to articulate her views convincingly and clearly, whether to lawyers or laypersons, and is exceptionally dedicated and highly proficient at her work.” An expert in trademark counselling, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, Dora Si has the “local insights, level of professionalism and proactivity” sought out by major local companies and renowned multinationals alike. Rights holders marvel at her “efficiency and how she is able to carry out the relevant preparatory work in a very timely manner without compromising on quality”. “She also demonstrates a nuanced understanding of cultural differences, allowing her to avoid or work through any related obstacles that may arise.” Feedback for portfolio management maestro Patsy Lau is a never-ending stream of praise; one foreign associate who admits to being “extremely particular about the firms and lawyers” with which they work proclaims “without reservation that Patsy Lau and Deacons deserve gold-tier rankings” for the quality of work provided and their accommodating attitude. Another is impressed by Lau’s “intuitive grasp of clients’ needs, and the firm’s desire to grow and develop its practice to better meet ours. They truly go above and beyond by meeting with us annually to discuss how they can provide better service, and they always deliver.” For one patron, “what stands out is that Patsy never sits on the fence, and her advice is always tailor-made to suit our business’ requirements and timelines.” “She is phenomenal and deserves to be listed among the best in the world based on legal acumen, business savviness, creativity and responsiveness, as well as her ability to get us the results we are looking for.” WTR 1000 debutante Emmy Chow is “among the best trademark lawyers in the region” and “highly responsive and business-focused in the strategic, practical and clear advice she provides”. Fellow counsel Loretta Lau is described as “extremely knowledgeable about trademark and registration issues, delivering quality work”. “Her unwavering support and professional advice are deeply appreciated.”

DLA Piper

DLA Piper provides expertise across various practice areas and sectors with a strong global IP offering, ensuring “a coordinated approach for IP protection, enforcement and related advice”. The excellent team of dedicated trademark professionals at the Hong Kong office is part of one of the largest global IP practices in the world. “Thoughtful in their advice,” they manage to “balance legal requirements with practicalities and provide forward-looking strategic recommendations”. The group’s enviable client list includes international giants Avon Products Inc, Five Guys, Manolo Blahnik and McDonald’s Corporation. IP practice co-head Edward Chatterton is one of few individuals featured in all three tables, garnering some of the best feedback from his patrons. “Because Ed takes a genuine interest in his clients and in understanding their regional and global objectives, he is able to advise the business effectively.” “He skilfully manages a variety of different matters and gives clear, concise recommendations that are invaluable for a business and help make sense of territories that can be particularly challenging from an IP perspective.”

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

With an extraordinary Greater China trademark practice, Dorsey & Whitney receives high praise from clientele. “Proficient in all areas of trademark law, the firm provides invaluable insight and knowledge on extremely tough litigation matters in Hong Kong and China. It also takes a holistic approach to IP protection to competently and creatively manage trademark portfolios while keeping cost-efficiency in mind.” At the helm of the Greater China IP practice group, “highly recommended” Janet Wong has a knack for building long-lasting relationships with IP owners that admire her “intense passion for IP law” and personability. “What really sets her apart from other lawyers is how she actually works with the client, rather than being a pure adviser. She does not differentiate between small or large clients but displays the same enthusiasm for both. Janet generously shares her knowledge on any legal matter, even if not directly instructed on it. If there is something she doesn’t know, she will find out the answer and excitedly report back on her findings. She is definitely the go-to person for all IP-related matters.” Wong further demonstrates a “high specialisation in IP matters, in China and elsewhere” with “a strong track record in portfolio management as well as both contentious and non-contentious matters”. Highly knowledgeable in Chinese law, Lilian Shi joins the WTR 1000 this year. “Lilian and Janet provide incredible legal expertise on very complex trademark matters of all kinds. The services and knowledge that Dorsey & Whitney provide are immeasurably valuable because of the firm’s global presence and long experience.”

ELLALAN

“Expanding aggressively,” 2020 has been an eventful year for ELLALAN. Since January the firm has added trademark prosecution to its service offerings and become an all-round IP provider. The same month, it acquired local boutique Hung Au Yeung & Partners, further boosting the IP practice. In terms of new clientele, Alibaba Group entrusted ELLALAN with its entire overseas portfolio, bringing in an immense amount of full-range trademark work. With an industry focus in fashion and luxury goods, technology and entertainment, and highly responsive practitioners who possess a “keen commercial sense” and make “practical recommendations based on the commercial objectives of the client”, it is no wonder that some of the world’s most well-known brands turn to ELLALAN for complex trademark conundrums. Other companies that have enlisted the side’s help in the past year include LVMH Group, Pandora, Vivienne Tam and Hong Kong’s first unicorn, GogoVan. A legend in IP circles, luminary Ella Cheong has gained extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property throughout her career, as well as “sound technical knowledge and a thorough understanding of judicial trends”. In recent years, Cheong’s practice has focused on licensing and franchising transactions. Renowned litigator and managing partner Alan Chiu draws on additional expertise from his background in computer and telecoms law. With nearly 30 years in the field, Rosita Li moved from Mayer Brown in February 2020 to support the team as a senior consultant.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Joining the rankings this year is Eversheds Sutherland, a relatively new presence on the IP market in Hong Kong and China. Cedric Lam was chosen in 2018 to lead the IPT team and has built the intellectual property practice from the bottom up. Throughout his 25 years in the field, he has accumulated a great wealth of experience and has mentored a number of the individuals currently ranked in the Hong Kong chapter. The list of high calibre clients continues to grow, with several renowned companies having been added over the past 12 months.

Hogan Lovells

Eminent around the globe, Hogan Lovells provides IP advice to more than half of the world’s top 100 brands. “Trademarks is one of the firm’s well-known strengths” and, thanks to a team of “lawyers with strong individual abilities”, the Hong Kong office is part of a connected global practice that offers Chinese legal advice as well as litigation services through associated law firm Hogan Lovells Fidelity. Reliable all-rounder Eugene Low continues to achieve great success for businesses in contentious and non-contentious matters across the Greater China region. “What is special about his service is that I can safely entrust our trademark strategy to him, assured that he will come up with clear, practical and commercially sound advice while taking our company budget into account. On top of that, he is always quick to respond.” Besides being one of the most experienced IP practitioners in Hong Kong, luminary Kenny Wong has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry.

Jones Day

From its vantage point in the Jones Day Hong Kong office, a team of skilled practitioners provides IP protection services to top Chinese and multinational companies seeking expert advice on trademark matters across the Greater China region. As part of an international outfit, the firm’s IP lawyers operate as one entity to coordinate the management of global portfolios for businesses around the world. In China, the group is well known and highly regarded for its dispute resolution abilities. A seasoned litigator splitting his time between Hong Kong and China, Haifeng Huang is no stranger to high-stakes matters. Meanwhile, trademark specialist Chiang Ling Li has a wealth of experience in portfolio management and provides valuable support on transactional matters.

Marks & Clerk

One of the oldest IP specialist practices in Hong Kong, Marks & Clerk has been serving clients since 1984. Through strong relationships with foreign associates across Southeast Asia, the firm offers comprehensive trademark services in the region and helps clients ranging from SMEs to multinationals in protecting and enforcing their IP rights – paying particular attention to the individual needs of each business. China-focused UK registered attorney Simon Speeks has been stationed in the Hong Kong office for nearly three decades. His practice covers everything related to trademarks – from portfolio management to dispute resolution and transactions.

Mayer Brown

With more than 50 members in its Asia IP and technology, media and telecoms team, Mayer Brown has one of the largest practices in the region, handling contentious and non-contentious matters with ease for rights holders across all industries. Attracted by the firm’s proven success in litigation, an increasing number of luxury and fashion brands are turning to the side for assistance with complex cross-border trademark infringement matters. The outfit also runs a strong licensing and trademark practice, taking care of transactional needs for clients throughout Greater China. Co-leader of the IP practice Gabriela Kennedy is an experienced practitioner specialised in telecommunications, media and technology. Long-standing patron Alibaba is one of many well-known names entrusting Kennedy with protecting their IP rights.

MinterEllison

“Special because of the way they approach issues with a practical rather than purely theoretical approach,” Australian firm MinterEllison makes its sophomore appearance in WTR 1000’s Hong Kong chapter this year. Proactive in communication and commercial in its approach, the set assists well-known businesses with portfolio management in Hong Kong and China, helping brand owners to protect their valuable assets against infringers. The outfit has recently offered its “outstanding services” to companies including Duracell and LKK Health Group. The past year has also seen an uptick in instructions from IP owners in the household goods sector, adding to an extensive portfolio of French and Italian clothing and bag brands. One patron gives the team the “highest possible mark as cost-effective advisers on trademark issues”. Backed by “strong support from terrific researchers and legal minds in their own right”, Steven Birt is an “excellent lawyer with a clear understanding of IP laws and a keen intellect, and a strong advocate for his clients’ interests”.

Norton Rose Fulbright

“Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong’s lawyers are easy to work with and responsive, giving straightforward advice and personalised services.” Members of a global practice of 250 IP practitioners, the Hong Kong team of 10 is fully equipped to handle everything from prosecution to enforcement and transactions. “An excellent practitioner with an equally fantastic personality,” former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners Justin Davidson is “very well known” for his work in intellectual property. Supporting him is Maggie Chong, an IP and technology lawyer who helps clients to manage, protect and commercialise their portfolios throughout Asia.

Robin Bridge & John Liu 

Gold ranked for enforcement and litigation, Robin Bridge & John Liu “doesn’t only answer the questions you ask, but also the ones you should have”. The firm offers a range of legal services but “what is special about it is its robust IP practice” with fashion, entertainment and toys as areas of expertise. The group is currently tending to over a dozen of Richemont International SA’s brands in Hong Kong, as well as the IP rights of numerous other multinationals in the luxury goods sector. Managing partner and the man behind the extraordinarily successful IP department Anthony Tong has extensive litigation practice in Hong Kong and China, as well as internationally in Australia, Europe and the United States. Tong’s “practical and skilled approach to IP protection, not just in Asia but around the world”, thoroughly impresses rights holders who consider him a “truly international lawyer who genuinely cares about his work”. “He successfully navigates a complicated legal landscape and achieves the best possible outcomes for his clients, always keeping business objectives in mind.” “Anthony’s legal acumen, business savviness and responsiveness” are commendable. Anthea Loo is a skilled prosecutor who has been involved in appeal proceedings before the Supreme People’s Court of China. “The quality of Anthea’s work is very high.” “She is extremely conscientious and service-oriented. Her advice is always well thought out and takes into consideration the needs of each particular business.”

Rouse

Rouse inspires great confidence in all its patrons, with one self-proclaimed “Rouse enthusiast” admitting that they keep coming back because of “the firm’s uniquely high level of engagement, transparency and competence”. Another fan values the team’s “solid business approach, high integrity and ability to achieve incredible results”. “They always offer sound and up-to-date legal advice. Efficient and pragmatic, they offer multiple solutions when presented with a complex problem.” Having provided comprehensive IP services in Hong Kong for over 20 years, Rouse has fine-tuned its practice and earned an enviable roster of clients, including Canada Goose, Mars Inc, Jaguar Land Rover Limited and Universal City Studios. Head of the trademarks department Theresa Mak “provides services of a consistent high quality and always makes herself available to share her knowledge”. Enforcer Adelaide Yu’s practice covers contentious and non-contentious matters. As well as being experienced in handling China-Hong Kong infringement cases, she also works regularly with Hong Kong Customs on criminal enforcement matters.

Simmons & Simmons LLP

A one-stop shop offering the full range of services, Simmons & Simmons handles everything trademark-related. Practitioners in Hong Kong work as part of the same interconnected global team, enabling clients to benefit from the collective knowledge of 50 professionals around the world who collaborate to provide seamless services to blue-chip businesses throughout multiple jurisdictions. Not only was the Hong Kong office recently strengthened with the addition of a new senior associate, an office opened in Shenzhen in June 2019 has further extended the firm’s international reach. Alibaba and Cathay Pacific are two high-profile clients relying on the side’s expert advice on portfolio management. John Slater leads the regional IP group from London, offering valuable insight into trademark prosecution and enforcement.

Spruson & Ferguson

IP boutique Spruson & Ferguson boasts one of the largest prosecution practices in Asia. With offices in key locations in the Asia-Pacific region, it provides holistic trademark services through a singular team, rather than dividing work by jurisdiction. As work is handled according to client need, the group ensures a personalised experience tailored to each business. Patrons hail from a wide range of industries, although the side is known for its food and beverage and pharmaceutical sector expertise. Coral Toh oversees the Hong Kong and mainland China practice.

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Stephenson Harwood offers seamless services through its international network of offices, renowned in Hong Kong for its cross-border litigation and transactions-related capabilities. “Highly appreciative of the help and direction” that they receive, rights holders benefit from the way that the team “takes the time to listen and respond to inquiries in a timely fashion”. An enforcer with an impressive track record, Jezamine Fewins holds the reins at the regional office and her experience as an IP attorney, combined with her legal knowledge, makes her “invaluable to clients who need a trusted partner in Hong Kong. Both her expertise and guidance in the area of trademark law are top tier”. “Jezamine’s brightness and insights on intellectual property are truly attention grabbing. She is prompt and precise in her advice, and the fact that she has a solid commercial and labour law background enhances the scope of her analyses.” “Not only is she knowledgeable on intellectual property, she is also capable of presenting a full picture of dos and don’ts that a client ought to be aware of in a distant country with a completely different legal system.”

Vivien Chan & Co

Backed by 35 years of experience helping clients to protect their IP rights across Greater China, full-service law firm Vivien Chan & Co competently manages complex local and cross-border trademark matters. With a licensed office in Beijing, the outfit assists with filing and enforcement on the mainland too, “acting as an effective and convenient one-stop shop for Hong Kong and China”. “Solutions provided by the firm are insightful, skilful, of high quality and practical.” Founder and senior partner Vivien Chan has a “talent for business and management and communication skills, resulting in the practice’s well-deserved success”. Anna Mae Koo advises on all areas of intellectual property and oversees matters for some of the side’s most high-profile patrons.

Wilkinson & Grist

Wilkinson & Grist’s long-established IP practice has been serving rights holders for over 50 years. The team consists of 30 professionals spread out across offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. Among the top filers in the special administrative regions, the firm occupies a well-earned spot in the gold tier for prosecution and strategy, although it offers high-quality enforcement services too. Practitioners are known for their “professionalism, deep expertise and commerciality” and provide “speedy, nuanced legal advice that takes all aspects of a matter into consideration”. Topping the prosecution and strategy table is IP head Andrea Fong – respected by peers for her “realistic” advice, which greatly benefits enterprises seeking assistance with portfolio management. Having made significant contributions to the IP field throughout her career, luminary Yvonne Chua specialises in the protection, management, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights in Hong Kong and China. Annie Tsoi has considerable experience in contentious and non-contentious matters, while Mena Lo, in addition to engaging in portfolio planning and protection strategising, handles transactional matters. Esther Wai-Ling Ho’s practice focuses on enforcement and IP commercialisation. Together with Tsoi, she assists the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department in updating the Practical Guide to IP Managers, which was originally written by the team at Wilkinson & Grist, as well as providing training on the topic.

Other recommended experts

K&L Gates’ Winnie Chan has over 20 years’ experience in multi-jurisdictional work for influential rights holders across a wide range of industries. Over at JCC Cheung & Co Solicitors, John Cheung competently handles prosecution matters for all his clients. Former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners Benjamin Choi recently left Deacons to join the team at OLN IP as managing director. The partner in charge of China affairs and intellectual property at Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong, Grace Chu, works closely with the Hong Kong and Chinese authorities to assist international companies with infringement matters in Greater China and internationally. Boasting 20 years of experience in intellectual property, Clifford Chance’s Ling Ho has acted in numerous leading trademark cases. Chloe Lee at eponymous Chloe Lee & Co has successfully secured a number of defensive trademark registrations for Vitasoy International Holdings Limited – a unique accomplishment in Hong Kong. Rebecca Lo is a trademark practitioner with plenty of experience in prosecution and heads Gallant’s IP practice. Taking care of trademark applications at Hastings & Co, Janine Yee Shun Mok also oversees contentious matters in Hong Kong and China. Australian Barry Joseph Yen comes highly recommended by peers for his work in trademark enforcement and litigation – he can be found at So Keung Yip & Sin. ONC Lawyers’ Lawrence Yeung enjoys a reputation as a “consummate IP professional”. “His Hong Kong trademark advice is professional, efficient and to the point. He is not afraid to go out on a limb to give clients commercially relevant advice – something that many practitioners in Hong Kong are not used to doing. He also has a strong stable of clients both in Hong Kong and in China and offers a good mix of high standards for the work he does at great value.” “Lawrence lives on his reputation, and it is strong – as is attested by the fact that many Chinese firms and companies rely on him exclusively for Hong Kong IP and trademark services.”

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • Jonathan Chu - CMS
  • 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 - ELLALAN
  • Justin Davidson - Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Jezamine Fewins - Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • Esther Wai-Ling Ho - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Haifeng Huang - Jones Day
  • Gabriela Kennedy - Mayer Brown
  • Cedric Lam - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Rosita Li - ELLALAN
  • Mena Lo - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Eugene Low - Hogan Lovells
  • Lilian Shi - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Dora Si - Deacons
  • John Slater - Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Alison Wong - Bird & Bird LLP
  • Janet Wong - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Barry Joseph Yen - So Keung Yip & Sin
  • Adelaide Yu - Rouse
  • Catherine Zheng - Deacons

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Edward Chatterton - DLA Piper
  • Andrea Fong - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Patsy Lau - Deacons
  • 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 - OLN IP Services Limited
  • Chloe Lee - Chloe Lee & Co
  • Chiang Ling Li - Jones Day
  • Mena Lo - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Rebecca Lo - Gallant
  • Anthea Loo - Robin Bridge & John Liu
  • Eugene Low - Hogan Lovells
  • Theresa Mak - Rouse
  • John Slater - Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Simon J Speeks - Marks & Clerk
  • Coral Toh - Spruson & Ferguson
  • Annie Tsoi - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Ruby Yu Ting Chan - Baker McKenzie
  • Winnie Chan - K&L Gates LLP
  • John CC Cheung - JCC Cheung & Co Solicitors
  • Maggie Chong - Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Emmy Chow - Deacons
  • Grace HW Chu - Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong
  • Jonathan Chu - CMS
  • Ling Ho - Clifford Chance
  • Anna Mae Koo - Vivien Chan & Co
  • Cedric Lam - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Loretta Lau - Deacons
  • Hank Leung - Bird & Bird LLP
  • Janine Yee Shun Mok - Hastings & Co
  • Lilian Shi - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Janet Wong - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Lawrence Yeung - ONC Lawyers

Individuals: transactions

  • Edward Chatterton - DLA Piper
  • Alan Chiu - ELLALAN
  • 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
  • Alison Wong - Bird & Bird LLP
  • Janet Wong - Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Catherine Zheng - Deacons

Luminaries

  • Clifford Borg Marks - Baker McKenzie
  • Ella Cheong - ELLALAN
  • Yvonne Chua - Wilkinson & Grist
  • Kenny KS Wong - Hogan Lovells