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Wilkinson & Grist
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Intellectual property Tier 3

Longstanding independent Hong Kong-based firm Wilkinson & Grist remains a popular choice among domestic and China-based multinational companies across a range of industry sectors for its ability to provide ‘practical and creative’ advice regarding the management and enforcement of their IP portfolios. In this context, the team, which is able to draw upon significant firepower both domestically and in Beijing (including trade mark and patent attorneys), has a particularly strong reputation advising on trade mark filing work. Other strengths include advice on domain name registrations/disputes, actions against cyber squatters, and internet-related infringements. Mena Lo heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Mena Lo

Other key lawyers:

Annie Tsoi; Florence Lam; Shireen So; Venus Lee; Priscilla Chan; Andrea Fong


They provide consistently high levels of service and advice.’

‘The advice is practical and creative.’

Key clients

Inter IKEA Systems B.V.


Johnson & Johnson

Adidas International Marketing B.V.

The Coca-Cola Company

Dyson Limited

CK Asset Holdings Limited


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Richemont International

Universal Music Limited

Mercedes-Benz Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG

Kao Corporation


Kraft Foods

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

Genting Hong Kong Limited


Exxon Mobile Corporation

Yahoo Inc.


L’Occitane International (Suisse) SA


Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 5

Wilkinson & Grist increasingly receives mandates from private clients in relation to family disputes, as well as acting for a number of major local and international banks in Hong Kong in significant and high-value banking disputes. Practice head Ivan Chu’s practice spans the spectrum of civil litigation and he oversees a practice that is highly active across commercial and shareholder disputes, defamation, employment and professional negligence matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Chu

Other key lawyers:

Florence Chan; Paul Liu

Key clients

Alvarez & Marsal

Ernst & Young

FTI Consulting

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd



RSM Nelson Wheeler

The Bank of East Asia, Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in resisting the judicial review proceedings commenced by SUNeVision Holdings Limited in the Court of First Instance and contested an appeal to the Court of Appeal.
  • Advising Grand Network Technology Limited on contesting legal actions commenced by XY, LLC, which sought to recover assets from the client.

Hong Kong > Banking and finance

Wilkinson & Grist handles contentious and non-contentious banking matters, frequently assisting local, international, and PRC banks.

Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

Wilkinson & Grist frequently represents liquidators in cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases, often working closely with its prominent dispute resolution and litigation practice.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual property Andrea Fong iprop@wilgrist.com
Intellectual property Mena Lo iprop@wilgrist.com
Protection of IP rights and licensing in Greater China Howard Tsang beijing@wilgrist.com
Conveyancing and real estate David Choi conveyancing@wilgrist.com
Conveyancing and real estate Hannah Chow conveyancing@wilgrist.com
Company, mergers and acquisitions Raymond Chan com@wilgrist.com
Company, mergers and acquisitions Michael Ma com@wilgrist.com
China practice Raymond Chan com@wilgrist.com
China practice Michael Ma com@wilgrist.com
Company and commercial Raymond Chan com@wilgrist.com
Company and commercial Michael Ma com@wilgrist.com
Banking, securities and finance Raymond Chan com@wilgrist.com
Banking, securities and finance Michael Ma com@wilgrist.com
Information technology Mena Lo iprop@wilgrist.com
Information technology Esther Ho iprop@wilgrist.com
Private client and estate administration Ivan Chu lit@wilgrist.com
Private client and estate administration Florence Chan lit@wilgrist.com
Civil and commercial litigation Keith Ho lit@wilgrist.com
Civil and commercial litigation Lawrence Chan lit@wilgrist.com
Insolvency and restructuring Keith Ho lit@wilgrist.com
Insolvency and restructuring Lawrence Chan lit@wilgrist.com
Arbitration Ivan Chu lit@wilgrist.com
Arbitration Lawrence Chan lit@wilgrist.com
Photo Name Position Profile
John Robertson Budge photo Mr John Robertson Budge Consultant
Raymond Chi-Kin Chan photo Mr Raymond Chi-Kin Chan Managing Partner.
Michael Wah-Tip Chan photo Mr Michael Wah-Tip Chan Consultant.
Florence Yim-Yi Chan photo Ms Florence Yim-Yi Chan Partner.
Priscilla Ka-Po Chan photo Ms Priscilla Ka-Po Chan Senior Associate.
Iris Shu-Ting Chan photo Ms Iris Shu-Ting Chan Senior Associate.
Lily Cheung photo Ms Lily Cheung Partner.
Kenny Jordan Cheung photo Mr Kenny Jordan Cheung Associate.
David Pui-Wai Choi photo Mr David Pui-Wai Choi Partner.
Catherine Yuet-Ngai Chong photo Ms Catherine Yuet-Ngai Chong Consultant.
Johnny Cho-Chi Chow photo Mr Johnny Cho-Chi Chow Associate.
Hannah Mei-Wa Chow photo Ms Hannah Mei-Wa Chow Partner.
Ivan Siu-Lun Chu photo Mr Ivan Siu-Lun Chu Partner.
Andrea Sui-Yi Fong photo Ms Andrea Sui-Yi Fong Senior Partner
Pearl Pui-Man Fung photo Ms Pearl Pui-Man Fung Senior Associate
Grace Sin-Yu Fung photo Ms Grace Sin-Yu Fung Consultant.
Keith Man-Kei Ho photo Mr Keith Man-Kei Ho Consultant
Esther Wai-Ling Ho photo Ms Esther Wai-Ling Ho Partner.
Grace Shing-Yan Ip photo Ms Grace Shing-Yan Ip Associate
Florence Ka-Yee Lam photo Ms Florence Ka-Yee Lam Partner.
Charlie Ching-Yiu Lau photo Mr Charlie Ching-Yiu Lau Associate.
Flora On-Yin Lee photo Ms Flora On-Yin Lee Partner.
Venus Ka-Po Lee photo Ms Venus Ka-Po Lee Partner
Serena Wing-Yee Lee photo Ms Serena Wing-Yee Lee Senior Associate.
Leo Ho-Hin Leung photo Mr Leo Ho-Hin Leung Senior Associate.
Stephanie Lok-Yan Leung photo Ms Stephanie Lok-Yan Leung Associate.
Jessica Man-Chi Leung photo Ms Jessica Man-Chi Leung Partner
Michael Ka-Hong Leung photo Mr Michael Ka-Hong Leung Associate.
Paul Pak-Yin Liu photo Mr Paul Pak-Yin Liu Partner.
Mena Shuk-Man Lo photo Ms Mena Shuk-Man Lo Partner.
Michael Shiu-Sun Ma photo Mr Michael Shiu-Sun Ma Partner
K.Y. So photo Mr K.Y. So Partner.
Shireen Lok-Ka So photo Ms Shireen Lok-Ka So Partner.
Frederick Chi-Hang Tai photo Mr Frederick Chi-Hang Tai Senior Associate.
Chi-Chuen Tang photo Mr Chi-Chuen Tang Consultant.
Howard How-Leung Tsang photo Mr Howard How-Leung Tsang Consultant.
Tammy Mei-Ting Tsang photo Ms Tammy Mei-Ting Tsang Senior Associate.
Annie Tsoi photo Ms Annie Tsoi Partner.
Venus Ka-Chi Yim photo Ms Venus Ka-Chi Yim Associate.
Number of lawyers : 52

CLIENT: Ms. Iris Kwok, General Manager & Head of Legal & Compliance Department

COMPANY/FIRM: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (Hong Kong Branch)

TESTIMONIAL: I know that we can rely on WILKINSON & GRIST which always deliver prompt helpful advice that makes a meaningful difference to our business. I have engaged them on more than 20 different occasions and they never fail me. I would strongly recommend their service to anyone/any financial institution, and I have no doubts and second thoughts in doing so.

CLIENT: Legal and Compliance Department

COMPANY/FIRM: Agricultural Bank of China Limited Hong Kong Branch

TESTIMONIAL: Wilkinson & Grist is one of the legal firms in our panel list and we have engaged it to provide legal services in respect of banking matters on various occasions. Wilkinson & Grist has shown its expertise and professionalism in those areas. It has also been proven itself to be responsible and reliable in all respects.

CLIENT: Mr. Emmanuel Yip

COMPANY/FIRM: CK Asset Holdings Limited

TESTIMONIAL: Wilkinson & Grist has a long standing relationship with our group. Throughout the years, the firm has been providing us with high quality legal services and has advised us on many prominent transactions in Hong Kong and Mainland China. More recently Wilkinson & Grist acted for our group in the disposal of our interest in The Center in 2017, the transaction value amounting to HK$40.2 billion. The firm was efficient and provided us with prompt legal and commercial advice with demonstration of a deep understanding of our needs. With its expertise in Hong Kong conveyancing, Wilkinson & Grist has advised our group in the sales of first hand residential properties on numerous occasions. Also, we are impressed by the firm’s intellectual property practice for its responsiveness and commitment to provide high quality works.

CLIENT: Mr. Tony Tam, Head of Legal & Tax Affairs Department

COMPANY/FIRM: The Bank of East Asia, Limited

TESTIMONIAL: Mr. Raymond Chan, Managing Partner of Wilkinson & Grist has a comprehensive understanding of corporate and commercial laws. He is highly knowledgeable, responsive and professional. He always suggests practical and feasible solutions to resolve the issues from legal perspective and advises how to get things done effectively.

CLIENT: Mr. Peter Lui, Chief Operating Officer

COMPANY/FIRM: Neil Pryde Limited

TESTIMONIAL: We have been using services of Wilkinson & Grist for more than 30 years. They look after our group’s trademark portfolio, provide legal support to our commercial matters and provide litigation support to us. They are reliable and have always been able to provide useful advice to us in a timely manner.

CLIENT: Ms. Winnie Sung, General Counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: MassMutual Asia Limited

TESTIMONIAL: We have been engaging WILKINSON & GRIST for providing regulatory advice, secretarial services and managing our trademark portfolio. I find their services be of high quality, efficient, practical and consistent.

CLIENT: Ms. Jennifer Powell, Trademarks Counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: The Kraft Heinz Company

TESTIMONIAL: The attorneys at Wilkinson and Grist have helped us successfully clear and register a large number of trademarks in China and Hong Kong. I’m able to present a challenge to W & G and they’ll come back to me with a thorough analysis and a well-reasoned, cost-effective strategy to tackle it. W & G are also extremely proactive in identifying and analyzing gaps in our trademark coverage and potentially infringing trademark applications. I’ve enjoyed working with W & G for nearly 3 years and will continue to rely on W & G for my China and Hong Kong trademark needs.

CLIENT: Ms. Ivy Cheung, Head of Legal

COMPANY/FIRM: Yunfeng Financial Group

TESTIMONIAL: W & G is a brand of confidence in IP related work. Annie Tsoi from W & G is exceptional in attending to last minute request, and delivers professional opinion which is just right for the purpose especially with HK and PRC elements involved. Added up with the fee charge for the work done, I would say super value for the money.

CLIENT: Georgianna Lam

COMPANY/FIRM: Europe Watch Company Limited | Puyi Optical Limited

TESTIMONIAL: I’ve been recruiting the service of WILKINSON & GRIST’s Real Estate Department on tenancy matters for over 10 years. Their consultants are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and professional, where they ensure the obligations of both the landlord and our side during the course of tenancy is clear and well understood. I especially appreciate the work and professionalism of Cleresa Wong and highly recommend her team to everyone.

CLIENT: The Salvation Army: Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China

TESTIMONIAL: Over many years of partnership with Wilkinson & Gist we have found them to provide excellent professional legal advice efficiently and with a deep understanding of our core values and mission. They are very aware of our desire to serve Hong Kong and its many communities and have joined with us to make a transformational difference. Wilkinson & Gist have supported us across a wide range of topics and endeavors but most recently have been actively engaged with our property redeployment projects. As we move through the various steps and stages of renewing and developing new buildings to house new programs for individuals and families we have found their guidance to be of great value. I recommend not only the services and professionalism of Wilkinson & Gist but have found their staff and office bearers to be quinine, sensitive, and compassionate.

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.