Intellectual Property and Technology
Our IP practice covers
contentious and non-contentious issues relating to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, copyright, industrial designs, passing
off/unfair competition, plant varieties and integrated circuits. We work with clients to properly and cost-effectively secure,
protect and enforce their IP rights in China, Australia and globally. We act for some of the world's most well
known companies in relation to IP rights, as well as counsel government regulators and industry groups.
Corporate and Business Transactions
Our business transactions practice covers complex international mergers and acquisitions, tax planning,
corporate finance, franchising and IP commercialisation transactions, foreign direct investment advisory, restructuring, anti-trust
and competition law, Asian labor relations and consumer protection. We have acted in some of the most complex commercial transactions
in Asia in recent times, in the capacity of market consultants, legal advisers or deal facilitators.
Our Partners and Associates are involved in dispute resolution on a daily basis. At the more
formal level, our Partners have litigated civil disputes in the highest courts in China and Hong Kong. Further, one
of our Partners was a judge's associate, with him later becoming
a well respected arbitrator with the HKIAC, CIETAC, ADNDRC and KLRCA. We work closely with our clients to resolve commercial
disputes in a cost-effective manner, keeping in mind our client's commercial goals and business/government relationships.
and International Trade
Our market leading tax and Customs/trade team
has assisted some of the world's major manufacturers in relation to transfer pricing disputes, process trade audits, Customs
investigations, structuring of employment compensation arrangements, R&D incentive plannings and the taxation aspects
of licensing and restructurings in the Asia Pacific region. Our firm was given the Tax Advisor of the Year Award in 2013,
despite stiff competition from the larger law and accounting firms. Included in our tax team are lawyers, consultants and