For many businesses intellectual property is not only their badge of identity but their most important corporate asset. This is why IP requires vigilant legal protection and a strategic legal response when disputes arise. This not only necessitates a consideration of alternative dispute resolution but can entail an ability to understand cutting-edge technology and its legal implications.
DVC’s IP specialists have a solid track record in this niche area. Members provide tailored advice to meet the legal and commercial needs of IP owners as well as those who are caught up in infringement litigation, arbitration concerning patents, technology transfer and breach of confidentiality. High profile trade mark litigation forms part of their mainstay and this includes notably several cases featuring Louis Vuitton’s luxury products.
What the directories say:
He is praised for his "deep knowledge of both IP law and dispute resolution," and is commended for being "extremely busy and one of the IP experts.” He is also noted for being "an obvious name to put on the list." He is "approachable and responsive" and a "highly commercial and pragmatic" barrister who pays "strong attention to detail." He devotes a significant proportion of his broad civil and commercial practice to IP issues, offering experience in all areas of the discipline, handling both contentious and non-contentious issues, but being particularly trade mark-related mandates.
She is universally acknowledged as "an IP guru," and “is without doubt the top counsel in the area of intellectual property law." She continues to command immense respect as one of the jurisdiction's most eminent IP practitioners, operating in all areas of the discipline and maintaining a focus on the handling of high-profile, cross-border cases on behalf of clients from a diverse range of sectors. Noted for her involvement not only in the litigation, but also in the arbitration, of IP disputes, she is also praised for being "incredibly good and incredibly busy," and recognised for “her advocacy skills and ability to lead a case".
Chambers & Partners Greater China Region (2022)
'An authoritative counsel, who has a highly persuasive courtroom manner.'
Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2022)
Praised for her “great gravitas” and “specialist knowledge in IP,” this silk is described as “excellent tactically” and an “outstanding advocate, at the top of her field.” She maintains a focus on impressive high-profile cross-border cases and acts on both litigation and arbitration proceedings, acting on behalf of clients from a diverse range of sectors. She is described as “a really impressive senior counsel and obviously an IP expert who is very knowledgeable and commercial, and very good on her feet.”
This silk is highlighted as a “very sharp and user-friendly” choice of counsel, whose “recall of detail is quite striking.” His practice spans an impressive range of instructions, with a civil and commercial remit incorporating company, insolvency and intellectual property law, in addition to contentious securities, probate and professional negligence matters. He receives further plaudits as a “thorough and experienced advocate” who is “able to understand business dynamics.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2021)
“Excellent: one of the best if not the best barrister for IP in Hong Kong, you can always rely on her to do her very best and fight hard in court.”
“Hardworking with strong attention to detail, he is highly commercial and pragmatic.”
Legal 500 Asia Pacific HK Bar (2021)
“She's very sharp and quick on her feet and has the ear of the judge.” This silk is recognised for her busy IP practice and well known for her “handling of cross-jurisdictional cases.” She is also acknowledged for being an “excellent advocate.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2020)
Consistently identified as “one of the leading silks for IP in HK” this respected Silk is consistently identified as “the top specialist” in the jurisdiction and “everything she provides is just excellent… and she is absolutely invaluable.” She is recognised as being an “extremely strong advocate who has the patience and skill to explain complex IP laws and “she will fight as hard as she can and she has managed to turn around a number of difficult court cases successfully.”
Being described as having “all the gravitas of a silk,” this junior is “active in the commercial, regulatory and intellectual property sectors.” She is characterised as “very intelligent with a particularly impressive advocacy style - eloquent and passionate and yet calm; a very powerful combination.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2019)
One Silk is noted for being “an excellent advocate and a pleasure to work with and to instruct.” Her “broad practice covers all key IP issues and extends across an impressive range of industry sectors.” One of DVC's juniors stand out for being “seen as one of the rising stars of his seniority” and for possessing “very powerful advocacy” skills “in his own right.”
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (2018)
“Ling Chun Wai of Des Voux Chambers represents parties in a diverse array of commercial and administrative cases and is a seasoned pro in IP, particularly trademark, disputes.”
World Trademark Review (2018)
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