& innovation

Our lawyers have expertise in a variety of intellectual property and technology-related transactions, including ever changing regulatory environment and aspects of business life cycle.  Our clients include global technology companies, start-ups, both domestic and international, as well as investors. 

cyber security
digital asset & regulation
Technology transactions
data protection & privacy
Intellectual Property

Cyber Security

Our multi-disciplinary team advises clients in response to matters relevant to managing cyber security.  We represent companies that offer cyber security products or services on their business activities, in M&A transactions, in litigation, devise cyber resilience program, and advise clients on use and development of cyber security technology.   

Data Protection & Privacy

We have a strong proven track record in advising clients in all aspects of privacy matters and data protection arising from their business operations.  We regularly advise clients on drafting of privacy notices to data subjects, handling data subject requests, cross-border data transfers, use of data (including biometric data) for research and marketing.   In addition, we actively assist technology and financial services companies in negotiating complex transactions involving data protection and privacy issues.

Technology Transactions

Our lawyers have in-depth experience and industry know-how in structuring, negotiating technology transactions of varying scope and complexity.  We act for a large number of local and international companies across a broad range of information technology, biotechnology, consumer products, medical devices, mining companies.  We work with corporations at early stages, fund raising, IP development and exploitation through exit.

Intellectual Property

Our experienced team of lawyers advise clients on the creation, management, protection and commercialisation of intellectual property.  Our lawyers provide both non-contentious and contentious IP services.  For non-contentious IP services, we offer trademarks, designs, service marks, patents registration services; formulation, negotiation and execution of IP transactions, IP commercial agreements, formulation and implementation of IP strategy and formulation, IP audit, advise on IP portfolio, and advise issues related to employees invention and creations.  Our contentious lawyers advise on IP disputes (both domestically and internationally) involving ownership, validity and infringement, breaches of confidence and misleading conduct actions.

Digital Asset & Blockchain

We regularly advise clients in emerging areas of digital commerce, Fintech and Regtech.  Our dedicated team work closely with technology companies in providing blockchain advisory, structuring, AML/CTF advice and compliance, due diligence, drafting of whitepapers and transactional documents, smart contracts, digital databases, and engagement with regulators.

In addition, we collaborate with legal and tech experts.  In Hong Kong crypto field, we collaborate with Gilbert Ng.  Gilbert is one of the few Hong Kong qualified lawyers who is fully devoted in fintech, block chain and digital asset industries.  Gilbert formerly served as the head of legal of the two digital asset exchanges.

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