Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer operates out of its Shanghai and Beijing offices. The team includes two partners and 10 IP professionals largely based in Hong Kong. Notable clients include PepsiCo, Tingyi-Asahi and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Richard Bird is advising a leading international car company on all aspects relating to development of a new vehicle under a new brand targeting the Chinese market. Bird is advising on all R&D related legal activities in China, including setting up its employee patent compensation scheme that was recently introduced.
Mark Parsons and Longbo Wang undertook an analysis of the social network patent landscape across China, the US, Europe, Korea and Japan. The duo was able to provide a global patent strategy examining existing patent rights and ongoing high-profile litigants in each respective jurisdiction.