Hall & Wilcox recruits commercial lawyer

Hall & Wilcox has hired John Gray from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers as a partner. He will be leading the IT and IP practice in its Sydney office. Gray specialises in IT and soft IP work, particularly commercial IP.


Twelve Tables Law Firm hires new partners

Beijing-based boutique IP law firm Twelve Tables Law Firm has hired Yang Li and Tao Jiang as partners. Li and Jiang joined from IP firm Lung Tin Law Firm, where they served as deputy director and senior patent counsel, respectively. They specialise in patent prosecution and litigation.

Hong Kong

Deacons strengthens trade mark practice with IP partner

Deacons has boosted its trade marks practice with the appointment of Benjamin Choi as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Choi, who is a trade mark specialist, joined from international law firm Mayer Brown.

Rosita Li joins ELLALAN

Former Mayer Brown IP partner Rosita Li has joined Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu Solicitors and Notaries (ELLALAN) as a senior consultant. Li is experienced in both contentious and non-contentious IP in Hong Kong and China.

Mayer Brown promotes two lawyers

Mayer Brown has promoted Amita Haylock and Michelle Yee to partner and counsel, respectively. Yee specialises in soft IP and transactional IP matters while Haylock focuses on IP disputes.


TMI Associates opens new office

TMI Associates launched a new office in Fukuoka in February 2020, the firm’s sixth office in Japan. Makiko Yamamoto, whose legal practice covers IP, is a notable lawyer in this new office.

Kubota hires new partner in Japan

Kubota welcomed patent attorney Akihiro Sako as a partner in the firm. He was previously a partner at Miyake & Yamazaki, where he advised on contentious and non-contentious IP matters.


Raja Darryl & Loh welcomes new IP partner

Trade mark and patent agent Leong Ooi Ling joined Raja Darryl & Loh as a partner. Her practice covers IP filing and enforcement, with experience in sectors such as FMCG and fashion.

RamRais & Partners changes firm name

Malaysian law firm RamRais & Partners changed its name to Ram Caroline Sha & Syah. The composition of partnership and contact details remain unchanged.


Withers KhattarWong hires IP team

Withers KhattarWong hired Jonathan Kok as a partner in its office in Singapore. He joins from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, where he was head of IP and technology. Kok, who advises on contentious and non-contentious IP, joined with his junior IP colleagues Joyce Lee and Eileen Ng.