PwC Legal's Hong Kong arm hires leading IP practice lawyer
Chiang Ling Li joins Tiang & Partners after spending 13 years with Jones Day
Tiang & Partners, the Hong Kong-based arm of the US law firm PwC Legal, has hired intellectual property (IP) lawyer Chiang Ling Li from Jones Day to lead its IP practice.
Tiang & Partners, established in 2017, is allied to PwC Legal's Singapore arm. It was set up as part of PwC's expansion into the Asian legal services market under the stewardship of David Tiang, a former Beijing-based partner at King & Wood Mallesons.
Li joins as a partner after spending 13 years at Jones Day, where she specialised in China IP and pharmaceutical law. She had moved to the Jones Day from Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong in 2007.
She brings with her rich experience of handling a range of IP issues in Hong Kong and mainland China, including patents, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, 3-D marks and well-known marks.
Li has had a distinguished career of more than two decades, having been appointed as an arbitrator by arbitration centres in Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
She is also actively pursuing enforcement of IP infringement in China and has worked closely alongside industry organisations lobbying for legal reform, including those concerning patent linkage and data exclusivity.
"We are thrilled to have Chiang to join us to build our IP practice. Her deep IP experience, market reputation and unparalleled expertise in the life sciences and healthcare sectors will significantly boost our legal capabilities and support our strategic growth in Greater China," Michelle Taylor, a partner at Tiang & Partners and a member of PwC's global legal leadership team, said.
According to Li, joining Tiang & Partners would allow her to expand the scope of her practice by collaborating with PwC's multidisciplinary network of professionals across its 20 offices in 15 countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Tiang & Partners is associated with PwC's foreign licensed law practice in Singapore, PwC Legal International, and collaborates closely with PwC's allied firms in China, Rui Bai Law Firm in Beijing and Xin Bai Law Firm in Shanghai.