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Wilkinson & Grist
6TH FLOOR, PRINCE'S BUILDING, CHATER ROAD
CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Intellectual property Tier 3

Operating out of Hong Kong and Beijing, Wilkinson & Grist is well placed to handle a broad range of IP matters across the region. Under the leadership of Andrea Fong, the practice continues to act for internationally recognised brands, as well as local businesses, on contentious and non-contentious issues, including protection of trade mark, design and patents, enforcement, IP portfolio management, litigation and transactions. Mena Lo is a name to note for licensing agreements and IP rights portfolio planning and protection strategies.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Mena Lo; Florence Lam; Annie Tsoi; Shireen So; Priscilla Chan

Key clients

Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

7-ELEVEN Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Adidas International Marketing B.V.

The Coca-Cola Company

Dyson Limited

Samsonite

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Richemont International SA

Universal Music Limited

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Kao Corporation

Bloomberg

Kraft Foods

Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

Genting Hong Kong Limited

Novartis

Exxon Mobile Corporation

Yahoo Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Costco Wholesale Corporation on conducting clearance searches and on filing strategies in China.
  • Advising Coca-Cola on trade mark clearance work and on prosecuting and maintaining a portfolio of nearly 1,000 trade mark registrations and applications in Hong Kong.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson on the management of more than 2,000 trade mark registrations and applications in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 5

Wilkinson & Grist's practice group handles contentious probate matters, shareholders’ disputes and insolvency litigation, with a client roster including banks, professional services networks and high-net-worth individuals. It has also seen a recent uptick in claims for complex high-value loan default awards. Ivan Chu now leads the team, with experienced support from Lawrence Chan, Florence Chan and Paul Liu.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Alvarez & Marsal

Ernst & Young

FTI Consulting

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd

KPMG

Mr Timothy Fok Tsun Ting

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

RSM Nelson Wheeler

The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in successfully defending a judicial review commenced by SUNeVision Holdings Limited (a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Group) for an alleged change of client’s stated policy against subletting by the grantees and condoning the breach of the lease restrictions against parting with possession.
  • Advised Mr Timothy FOK Tsun Ting in relation to disputes with his brothers and other siblings with regard to the estate of their late father, Mr Henry FOK Ying Tung, deceased who at his death was one of Hong Kong’s richest tycoons.
  • Advised Eton Properties Group Limited, Legend Properties (Xiamen) Company Limited, Legend Properties (Xiamen) Company Limited when defending an appeal to the Court of Final Appeal concerning a dispute on the development of a valuable piece of land in the PRC that involves complex issues on the jurisdiction and power of the Hong Kong Court and the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award.

We believe in:
Provision of high quality and cost effective “One-Stop Solutions” to meet your legal needs
As a full service law firm, our professional services encompass a wide range of practice areas including China trade, company and commercial, dispute resolution, employment, family, information technology, insolvency, intellectual property, real estate and private client.

Treating your business as our business
Our dedicated and dynamic members are proactive, innovative and pragmatic. We strive to understand your business needs and provide practical solutions for legal issues.

Connecting you globally
We work closely with professionals, corporations and officials in different parts of the world. We have continuously been identified as “AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers” and recognized by “The Legal 500 Asia Pacific”, “Chambers Global”, “Managing Intellectual Property”, “Who’s Who Legal” and other publications.

Commitment to our society
Living out a long tradition of commitment for making our society a better place for all, many of our lawyers provide pro bono services through their services on various statutory/governmental committees, boards and tribunals.

Our China presence
Working in conjunction with our Beijing IP Agency and our representative office, we are pleased to have been our clients’ trusted partner in their business expansion in mainland China.

As the first non-PRC firm approved by the Chinese government to set up an IP agency in China with the licence to attend before the PRC Trade Mark Office and the Copyright Office, we have for over a decade been directly securing such registrations for clients and also handling all other areas of IP work from protection and enforcement to commercialization of IP.

Amidst the challenges, we have continuously attained notable successes and established precedent cases through our team efforts and received published recognitions for our outstanding IP practice in mainland China.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Intellectual property Andrea Fongiprop@wilgrist.com
Intellectual property Mena Loiprop@wilgrist.com
Protection of IP rights and licensing in Greater China Howard Tsangbeijing@wilgrist.com
Conveyancing and real estate David Choiconveyancing@wilgrist.com
Conveyancing and real estate Hannah Chowconveyancing@wilgrist.com
Company, mergers and acquisitions Raymond Chancom@wilgrist.com
Company, mergers and acquisitions Michael Macom@wilgrist.com
China practice Raymond Chancom@wilgrist.com
China practice Michael Macom@wilgrist.com
Company and commercial Raymond Chancom@wilgrist.com
Company and commercial Michael Macom@wilgrist.com
Banking, securities and finance Raymond Chancom@wilgrist.com
Banking, securities and finance Michael Macom@wilgrist.com
Information technology Mena Loiprop@wilgrist.com
Information technology Esther Hoiprop@wilgrist.com
Private client and estate administration Ivan Chulit@wilgrist.com
Private client and estate administration Florence Chanlit@wilgrist.com
Civil and commercial litigation Keith Holit@wilgrist.com
Civil and commercial litigation Lawrence Chanlit@wilgrist.com
Insolvency and restructuring Keith Holit@wilgrist.com
Insolvency and restructuring Lawrence Chanlit@wilgrist.com
Arbitration Ivan Chulit@wilgrist.com
Arbitration Lawrence Chanlit@wilgrist.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
John Robertson Budge photoMr John Robertson BudgeConsultant
Raymond Chi-Kin Chan photoMr Raymond Chi-Kin ChanManaging Partner.
Michael Wah-Tip Chan photoMr Michael Wah-Tip ChanConsultant.
Florence Yim-Yi Chan photoMs Florence Yim-Yi ChanPartner.
Priscilla Ka-Po Chan photoMs Priscilla Ka-Po ChanSenior Associate.
Iris Shu-Ting Chan photoMs Iris Shu-Ting ChanSenior Associate.
Lily Cheung photoMs Lily CheungPartner.
Kenny Jordan Cheung photoMr Kenny Jordan CheungAssociate.
David Pui-Wai Choi photoMr David Pui-Wai ChoiPartner.
Catherine Yuet-Ngai Chong photoMs Catherine Yuet-Ngai ChongConsultant.
Johnny Cho-Chi Chow photoMr Johnny Cho-Chi ChowAssociate.
Hannah Mei-Wa Chow photoMs Hannah Mei-Wa ChowPartner.
Ivan Siu-Lun Chu photoMr Ivan Siu-Lun ChuPartner.
Andrea Sui-Yi Fong photoMs Andrea Sui-Yi FongSenior Partner
Pearl Pui-Man Fung photoMs Pearl Pui-Man FungSenior Associate
Grace Sin-Yu Fung photoMs Grace Sin-Yu FungConsultant.
Keith Man-Kei Ho photoMr Keith Man-Kei HoConsultant
Esther Wai-Ling Ho photoMs Esther Wai-Ling HoPartner.
Grace Shing-Yan Ip photoMs Grace Shing-Yan IpAssociate
Florence Ka-Yee Lam photoMs Florence Ka-Yee LamPartner.
Charlie Ching-Yiu Lau photoMr Charlie Ching-Yiu LauAssociate.
Flora On-Yin Lee photoMs Flora On-Yin LeePartner.
Venus Ka-Po Lee photoMs Venus Ka-Po LeePartner
Serena Wing-Yee Lee photoMs Serena Wing-Yee LeeSenior Associate.
Leo Ho-Hin Leung photoMr Leo Ho-Hin LeungSenior Associate.
Stephanie Lok-Yan Leung photoMs Stephanie Lok-Yan LeungAssociate.
Jessica Man-Chi Leung photoMs Jessica Man-Chi LeungPartner
Michael Ka-Hong Leung photoMr Michael Ka-Hong LeungAssociate.
Paul Pak-Yin Liu photoMr Paul Pak-Yin LiuPartner.
Mena Shuk-Man Lo photoMs Mena Shuk-Man LoPartner.
Michael Shiu-Sun Ma photoMr Michael Shiu-Sun MaPartner
K.Y. So photoMr K.Y. SoPartner.
Shireen Lok-Ka So photoMs Shireen Lok-Ka SoPartner.
Frederick Chi-Hang Tai photoMr Frederick Chi-Hang TaiSenior Associate.
Chi-Chuen Tang photoMr Chi-Chuen TangConsultant.
Howard How-Leung Tsang photoMr Howard How-Leung TsangConsultant.
Tammy Mei-Ting Tsang photoMs Tammy Mei-Ting TsangSenior Associate.
Annie Tsoi photoMs Annie TsoiPartner.
Venus Ka-Chi Yim photoMs Venus Ka-Chi YimAssociate.
Number of lawyers : 52
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CLIENT: World-Wide China Group Company Limited

TESTIMONIAL: Our Group founder has known Cleresa Wong of Wilkinson & Grist for more than a decade and our Group companies have been requiring legal services and advices from Cleresa over the years. Having numerous satisfactory experiences with Cleresa and her team from Wilkinson & Grist, we have no hesitation to recommend Cleresa and Wilkinson & Grist to anyone who is looking for legal services or advices and expecting such services or advices to be professional, timely, responsive and reliable.