Winnie is a barrister-at-law, arbitrator and mediator in independent private practice in Hong Kong. Her practice areas include civil and commercial law with an emphasis on intellectual property. She was admitted to practise as a barrister in England and Wales in 1988, and remains to date an overseas member of IP specialist chambers at 8 New Square, London. She was also admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and the Australian Capital Territory.
Winnie was awarded the title of Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of HKSAR in 2006. She was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association between January 2015 to January 2017 and in that capacity spearheaded a number of significant reforms. In 2015, she was appointed as a Recorder of the Court of First Instance, High Court of the Hong Kong SAR. In her capacity as a Deputy High Court Judge and then Recorder, she has adjudicated on a wide range of civil and commercial matters. She is fully bilingual in Chinese and English, and has an excellent command of Putonghua and written Chinese. Winnie has broad experience in commercial especially intellectual property litigation, and in the use of pre-emptive remedies in commerical and corporate disputes. For a selected list of cases she has been involved, please visit the website www.dvc.hk.
Published reviews of her work by other members of the legal industry are extracted below. Winnie is a panel arbitrator of the HKIAC’s Intellectual Property Specialist Panel, a CIETAC panel arbitrator, a member of the Expert Committee of the Hi-tech and IP Arbitration Committee of the South China International Arbitration Commission (SCIA), a panel arbitrator of SCIA, and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR-accredited mediator. In her capacity as a leading intellectual property barrister she has been invited to join a working group of the Department of Justice on the arbitrability of intellectual property rights, and has contributed to the drafting of a bill presented to LegCo in December 2016.
Winnie has been appointed presiding arbitrator and co-arbitrator in cases involving international commercial and joint-venture disputes, international intellectual property disputes, and foreign investment disputes in the PRC. She has been appointed as arbitrator in arbitrations to be conducted in both English and Chinese. She has acted as leading counsel and co-counsel in international arbitrations and court actions in aid of international arbitration.
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