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Greater China Region Guide 2022

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Gabriela Kennedy is a partner of Mayer Brown and head of the Asia IP and TMT group. She is also co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Intellectual Property practice and a member of the firm’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. She is based in Hong Kong, practising intellectual property, media, information technology and telecommunications law. She handles the full spectrum of intellectual property work from litigation to licensing, strategic advice and portfolio management. Gabriela advises extensively on technology and data protection issues in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, particularly in relation to business processing outsourcing, the cross-border transfer of data, data compliance, data breaches and cybersecurity issues. She has handled a number of data breach complaints filed with the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong and has conducted in-depth data audits and drafted/devised privacy manuals and procedures for the Asia operations of a number of multi-national companies. On the information technology side, Gabriela's particular expertise includes advising on complex IT transactions and projects, IT outsourcing, cloud-computing, mobile payments, smart card projects, the regulation of encryption technology, software licensing, and disputes stemming from failed IT projects.

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Intellectual Property (International Firms) - China
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Gabriela Kennedy maintains a highly active practice in the IP arena and is well known for her expertise across a broad range of non-contentious and contentious mandates. Her significant experience in handling IP portfolio audits and management mandates coupled with her IP enforcement and commercial IP expertise wins her many instructions from Chinese and international household names. "She is a very personable and superbly capable lawyer," according to one client, while another appreciates that "she has quick turnaround."


TMT: Information Technology (International Firms) - China
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Gabriela Kennedy is a well-established figure in the market with a wealth of experience in data protection, technology licensing and telecoms. She is frequently engaged by financial institutions, broadcasters, retailers, fashion houses and telecoms providers in both a contentious and a non-contentious capacity. One client remarks: "Gabriela Kennedy has deep knowledge and expertise in managing and advising on legal issues in connection with technology transactions that involve the use of cutting-edge technologies."


TMT: Telecommunications & Broadcasting (International Firms) - China
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Gabriela Kennedy is a well-established figure in the market with a wealth of experience in data protection, technology licensing and telecoms. She is frequently engaged by financial institutions, broadcasters, retailers, fashion houses and telecoms providers in both a contentious and a non-contentious capacity. One client remarks: "Gabriela Kennedy has deep knowledge and expertise in managing and advising on legal issues in connection with technology transactions that involve the use of cutting-edge technologies."

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