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Koon-yiu Tse, Associate

Koon-yiu Tse



English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Health and life sciences
  • Intellectual property

Practice notes

Koon-yiu is an Associate in our Greater China Intellectual Property Team, based in Hong Kong. He specialises in intellectual property (“IP”) and technology law. He advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters for a broad range of industries, including electronics, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, advanced materials, luxury and consumer products.

Koon-yiu regularly assists clients in high-value, complex disputes involving IP rights in Hong Kong and China, including patents, trade marks, copyright, registered designs and licensing agreements. He is experienced in advocacy before the Hong Kong High Court for interlocutory matters.

In respect of non-contentious IP matters, Koon-yiu advises clients in acquiring IP rights, such as patents, trade marks, registered designs, etc., and on their commercialisation, including licensing negotiation, commercial IP agreements, and IP due diligence. He also advises on regulatory matters in the sectors of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Hong Kong and China.

Before embarking on his legal career, Koon-yiu acquired a decade of professional experience in technology research, policy development and consulting.

Koon-yiu graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics and from Imperial College London with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He received his academic legal training from the University of Hong Kong, where he obtained a Juris Doctor degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws.

Koon-yiu is admitted as a Solicitor of the Hong Kong High Court. He is a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology and The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is also qualified as a National Cleaner Production Auditor in China.

Koon-yiu is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.