Sher Hann Chua is a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok and Yangon offices. Her practice focuses on intellectual property (IP) for the firm’s offices across the region, and corporate and commercial matters in emerging markets. Sher Hann represents a broad range of clients across industries that include automotive, energy, entertainment, food and beverage, life sciences, media, sports, real estate, and technology. She is a trusted advisor for IP, technology, and data transactions, and has extensive experience handling IP due diligence exercises, audits, valuations, acquisitions, and licensing and franchising projects. She has also regularly appeared before trademark registrars and government bodies on behalf of brand owners in negotiations, IP enforcement actions, and regulatory affairs matters.
Sher Hann was ranked in World IP Review’s 2022 Leaders list and their 2020 list of Influential Women in IP, which profiles 100 of the world’s leading female IP practitioners. She is also recognized as a leading trademark lawyer in the annual WTR 1000 rankings, which in 2020 highlighted her “practical and tenacious problem-solving ability.” Sher Hann was the recipient of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) highly coveted Tomorrow’s Leader Award in 2019—an award that recognizes young practitioners around the world who have shown exceptional leadership in the field of IP. She was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in the practice areas of IP and Corporate & Commercial in Asialaw Profiles 2019.
Sher Hann is co-head of the firm’s regional China desk, and is a director of the Malaysian-Thai Chamber of Commerce. Sher Hann is appointed to the INTA Emerging Issues Committee, and serves on the group’s Cannabis Subcommittee. She is also a prolific author and a regular speaker at both domestic and international conferences and events.
Sher Hann received her LLB from the University of Reading and holds an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from University College London. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor (non-practicing) in England and Wales and as an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia, and is fluent in English, Chinese, and Bahasa Malaysia.
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