|Hogan Lovells has added partners Alan Chiu and Eugene Low to its IP practice on 2 March 2015. Previously with Mayer Brown JSM, both of them will be based in Hong Kong. Chiu handles the full spectrum of contentious and advisory IP work in both Hong Kong and China, ranging from complex litigation to IP due diligence, licensing, defamation and privacy. He is particularly experienced in managing anti-counterfeiting portfolios and coordinating Customs seizure programmes for well-known brands in the Greater China Region. Chiu has handled a number of headline litigation in Hong Kong involving family disputes with high-worth IP assets. With a computer forensic background, he also advises on domain names, social media issues, computer security, software and cloud contracts, etc. He currently serves as a member of the China Subcommittee of the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee and of the Technology Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society. He is an accredited mediator and has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Law by the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. On the other hand, Low is likewise an all-rounded IP practitioner with an impressive track record of contentious and advisory work experience in Hong Kong and China. He also advises on an interesting range of subjects, including gaming laws, technology licensing and disputes, copyright clearance projects and various types of contracts and projects for the sports and entertainment sectors. Low also advises extensively on data privacy, trade descriptions, consumer protection and advertising laws, and is experienced in advising clients in handling customer complaints and investigations by regulatory authorities. He is an accredited mediator, a member of the INTA China Bulletin Committee and also serves as a panellist for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.|
Norton Rose Fulbright has added experienced real estate partner Andrea Rezos as a partner in Perth. Rezos has most recently been a partner at Ashurst, where she joined the Perth partnership in 1999. She advises Australian and international institutions on large scale and complex property developments, property joint ventures and development management agreements, large scale infrastructure projects, sales, leasing, development and acquisition in the areas of commercial properties, large office complexes, retail, tourism, agribusiness and industrial.
Norton Rose Fulbright has also added David Johnson as a US capital markets / corporate partner in its Hong Kong office. Johnson has worked in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He joins from K&L Gates where he has been a partner since 2013. He was previously a partner at Allen & Overy for 11 years and, prior to that, an associate and special counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for 10 years in New York and Hong Kong. Johnson will lead the US securities team in Asia. He will build the practice in debt and equity capital markets and will be focusing on South East Asia in particular. He has advised on transactions throughout Asia involving clients which included corporates, sovereign issuers and investment banks. He represents them in a variety of debt, equity and equity linked capital markets transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions, SEC-registered offerings and other corporate transactions, including tender and exchange offers, reorganisations, acquisitions and privatisations.
New regulation on the prohibition of sales of alcoholic beverages online
In line with evolving trends in technology, certain entrepreneurs and retailers have started using online channels to sell alcoholic beverages, which makes it difficult to ensure the sale of such beverages is in accordance with existing laws ...