In an effort to become more responsive to the PRC’s rapidly evolving IP laws, Stephenson Harwood has bolstered its IP practice with the appointment of Audrey Shum as partner in the firm’s Greater China IP Department. Previously a consultant at Clifford Chance, Shum has extensive experience in complex IP disputes and litigation in Mainland China, where she has been involved in landmark patent and copyright cases. She also advises on issues relating to the exploitation of IP rights in Hong Kong and Mainland China, particularly in respect of issues concerning companies engaged in the IT, pharmaceutical and other high-tech industries. Having graduated from the University of Hong Kong (LLB) and the University of Cambridge (LLM), Shum is admitted to practice in both Hong Kong and England and Wales. She also holds a Master of Business Systems degree from Australia’s Monash University.

Yulchon has strengthened its litigation group with the appointment of Tae Hak Chung as partner. Prior to joining the firm, Chung served as a judge for over sixteen years, a period which included a stint as a research judge at the Supreme Court of Korea. He has also headed election commissions in a number of electoral districts around Korea. Chung’s litigation practice covers both general civil and criminal work as well as tax and administrative proceedings.

Yulchon has also appointed Dae Dong Park, a veteran government financial service official, as a senior advisor in the firm. Previously, Park was engaged as Supervisory and Policy Division Standing Director at the South Korean government’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission. More recently, he served as President of the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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