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Intellectual Property

Andrea joined Wilkinson & Grist as a trainee solicitor in 1987 and became a partner from 1995 - 2023. She specializes in the area of Intellectual Property.

Andrea’s practice covers all aspects of IP work with special focus in IP portfolio management and strategy, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the region. She also has extensive experience in advising on complex IP litigation as well as commercial IP transactions.

Andrea represents many world’s leading companies in different sectors including automobile, electronics, fashion, cosmetics, health care, luxury goods, hotels and restaurants, entertainment, food, toys, pharmaceutical, financial services, telecommunication and technology industries.

Andrea was senior partner of Wilkinson & Grist from 2021 to 2023.


  • The University of Hong Kong, LLB(Hons), PCLL

  • Admitted Hong Kong 1989

  • Also admitted England and Wales, Australia (ACT) and Singapore (non-practising)

Past and Present Honours and Appointments

  • Leading Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers

  • Market-leading IP lawyer by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers

  • Leading Individual in IP (HK) by the LEGAL 500

  • Leading Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property by WHO’S WHO LEGAL

  • Leading Trade Mark Practitioner in Women in Business Law Expert Guides

  • Leading individual in Trademark Prosecution and Strategy in the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals by WTR1000

  • Leading IP lawyer in Asia IP Experts by Apex Asia

  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide

  • Recognized Practitioner and Leading Individual in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific Guide

  • iam 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

  • IP Stars in Trade Mark in the Definitive Guide to Leading IP Firms and Lawyers by Managing Intellectual Property

  • Council Member, Hong Kong Institute of Trade Marks Practitioners

  • Vice-chair and Working Committee member, HK Intellectual Property Rights Protection Alliance

  • Past Council Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Group

  • Member of International IP organizations including APAA, AIPPI, ECTA, FICPI, INTA and LES China HK Sub-chapter

  • Member, Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) (2006-2014)