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Lewis Silkin expands litigation offering in Hong Kong

04 January 2022

Experienced employment and IP litigator Jezamine Fewins joins team.

HONG KONG – Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of Jezamine Fewins as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office to further enhance the firm’s capabilities in the Asian market, particularly in respect of litigation and dispute resolution.

An experienced litigator, Jezamine’s practice focuses on both employment and intellectual property matters. She is highly rated by Chambers and Legal 500 across both areas and described as ‘definitely the counsel you would like in your corner’. She has acted for local companies and multi-nationals with operations in Hong Kong on various high-profile cases litigated in the jurisdiction. She has also assisted clients in the enforcement of their arbitration awards in Hong Kong in ground breaking cases and regularly represents clients in complex commercial disputes litigated through the courts.

Jezamine is renowned for her work on High Court employment law matters such as team moves, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the misuse of confidential information. She also advises on other employment disputes (including discrimination and whistleblowing), as well as immigration, and is experienced in conducting investigations in respect of sensitive issues.

Additionally, Jezamine is skilled in the enforcement of matters relating to intellectual property, including the obtaining of prohibitive and Mareva injunctions, restraining cross-border infringement activities, and freezing accounts where the sales proceeds of counterfeit goods have been remitted.

Her arrival comes at a period of significant growth for Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office, as the office has also hired two associates, Joanne Chan and Carly Fan, and paralegal/PA Bowie Chong, to join around the same time.

Kathryn Weaver, Head of Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office, said:

The landscape for employment and IP law continues to grow in complexity as well as diversity, with clients increasingly understanding how vital it is to protect their most critical assets: their people, brand and ideas. We are delighted that Jezamine has joined our team to complement and grow our dispute resolution offering for our clients and I look forward to working with her in growing our practice. This is an exciting time of expansion for our Hong Kong office, which has more than doubled in headcount since 2019.”

Giles Crown, Joint Managing Partner at Lewis Silkin, said:

Lewis Silkin has always had the ambition of supporting businesses in protecting and enhancing their people and ideas. As a firm, we are determined to keep bringing in new talent in order to provide the highest level of service to our clients in our chosen sectors and markets. Jezamine’s arrival to our firm further enhances our IP360 service to our clients and we look forward to the contributions from Jezamine to help achieve further growth in the Asia Pacific region.”

Jezamine Fewins, Partner at Lewis Silkin, added:

I am pleased to have joined Lewis Silkin’s renowned Hong Kong office. The firm has quickly built up an outstanding reputation in the local market and I look forward to collaborating closely with clients and colleagues alike.”

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