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Jezamine Fewins

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Employment and Intellectual Property




Jezamine heads up the employment and intellectual property departments in the Hong Kong office. She is a seasoned litigator and has acted in a number of high profile cases litigated in Hong Kong. Jezamine is ranked as a leading lawyer in both fields by legal publications. Clients praise her responsiveness and her ability to simplify the issues whilst providing clear and practical advice.  

Jezamine acts for a number of multi-national companies which have established operations in Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in giving employment, business immigration and intellectual property advice.  In addition to assisting on pre-operation set up she also advises and represents clients in contentious matters.

Jezamine has acted in a large number of employment cases litigated through the High Court for employers and employees. She is well known for her work in relation to cases involving team moves, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the misuse of trade secrets and confidential information.

Jezamine has a solid track record in respect of enforcement matters relating to clients’ intellectual property rights. She is often appearing in court to obtain prohibitive and mareva injunctions. She has been particularly successful in restraining cross border infringement activities and freezing accounts to which the proceeds of sales of counterfeit goods have been remitted. 



Hong Kong

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Leveraging a strong presence on the ground in mainland China, Stephenson Harwood's two-partner Hong Kong team is well-equipped to represent local and international corporates on the prosecution and enforcement of IPR, in addition to handling commercial and corporate IP matters. Jonathan Chu is well-versed in handling work across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP, often from a multi-jurisdictional perspective. Chu recently acted for US-based life sciences company Grail on the Hong Kong IP aspects of its acquisition of key IP owned by a Hong Kong team of leading researchers. Although she also handles a considerable amount of employment law work, Jezamine Fewins is also a formidable IP litigator; among her recent highlights has been defending Henriette Joop's revocation application in respect of its JJ trademark for perfumes. Leveraging her employment law expertise, Fewins also has a particular specialty in representing clients in matters that involve the theft of trade secrets and confidential information by employees.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

In addition to handling a considerable amount of day-to-day employment advisory work for small and medium-sized enterprises, Stephenson Harwood has a strong reputation for handling contentious matters for international corporates, particularly relating to theft of confidential information and trade secrets. Jezamine Fewins is the principal partner for handling employment litigation and is representing Thomson Reuters Hong Kong in the defence of an unlawful dismissal claim, alleging disability discrimination, brought by a former employee. Although he is principally involved in corporate matters, Paul Westover regularly handles employment-related work, including advising on share options and other employee incentive schemes. Consultant Yeeling Wan also regularly handles employment litigation. Other clients include Duff & Phelps, Formia Airline Supplies, Generali Assicurazioni and Generali Worldwide.

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