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Tiang & Partners bolsters legal offering with leading IP partner hire

16 August 2021

Tiang & Partners, an independent Hong Kong law firm which collaborates closely with PwC, announced today that Chiang Ling Li, a leading intellectual property (“IP”) lawyer in Hong Kong and Mainland China, has joined the firm to lead the IP practice.

Chiang has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of China IP and pharmaceutical law. As a market leading expert, Chiang advises clients on their litigation and transactions involving patents, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, 3-D marks and well-known marks. She also pursues criminal enforcement of IP infringement in China. She works closely with industry organisations lobbying for legal reform, including those concerning patent linkage and data exclusivity. Chiang has been appointed as an arbitrator by CIETAC, HKIAC, ADNDRC, and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Chiang joins from international law firm Jones Day. She brings a strong technical background to complement her deep experience advocating for clients in a variety of complex patents and trade secrets disputes and brand protection mandates involving multinational companies and Chinese companies in the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Commenting on Chiang’s hire, Michelle Taylor, partner at Tiang & Partners and a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team, said: “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.”

Chiang said: “I am very excited to join Tiang & Partners, a great platform for me to expand the scope of work for my clients by collaborating closely with PwC’s market-leading professionals across multiple disciplines. I am confident that my practice will play an integral part of offering one-stop business solutions to solve clients’ important IP related problems and deliver sustained outcomes.”

Chiang has been widely recognised as the leading lawyer by legal directories and publications. She was listed among the "A-List" of the top 100 lawyers for China by China Business Law Journal. She is a recommended lawyer by PLC in all three categories of life sciences: intellectual property, corporate and commercial (China), and corporate and commercial. She has also been recognized by The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, World Trademark Review (WTR 1000), Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global, The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, IAM 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals, WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, and IAM Licensing 250: The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners.

Chiang received her B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 1989, LL.B. from the Queen’s University in 1992, and LL.M. from the University of London in 1998. She is admitted to practise in Hong Kong, Canada and England & Wales. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. 

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