Amita Haylock

IAM Research

The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

Bronze - Individuals: litigation

When it comes to IP-rich transactions and Sino-US cross-border disputes, few can surpass Mayer Brown. Long recognised for its expertise in TMT, the Hong Kong outfit is home to an elite IP licensing and dispute offering. Close collaboration with its US colleagues is another hallmark of the intercontinental practice – it has an unrivalled track record of securing victories before the US International Trade Commission on behalf of Chinese companies. Pacing the team is Gabriela Kennedy, who is the co-chair of the global IP group and head of the Asia IP and TMT division. She is also a valued partner of the Hong Kong science and technology park, where she is a panel member providing legal support to the leading enterprises acceleration programme. Alongside her is Michelle Yee, a trained chemical engineer who leverages her technical expertise to devise commercially sound IP protection strategy with vigour. On the disputes front, courtroom dynamo Amita Haylock has spot-on trial capabilities and has seen many successes before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

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