HONG KONG – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Lewis Ho has joined the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the Capital Markets and Corporate Department. Ho helps life sciences and technology companies and their financial sponsors manage their intellectual property assets. His practice focuses on negotiating technology transfer transactions and enforcing IP rights. Ho has extensive experience advising on both inbound and outbound IP driven transactions, including negotiating a wide variety of M&A, collaboration, outsourcing, joint venture and licensing deals. He also assists Chinese companies acquiring IP assets and manufacturing facilities overseas.
“We are delighted to welcome Lewis to the firm,” commented Lawrence Venick, co-managing partner of Loeb & Loeb’s Hong Kong office. “His skillset and practice background will be a great asset to our growing platform.”
“Lewis’ transactional experience within the life sciences and technology sectors couldn’t align better with our firm’s strategic focus on these core industries,” added Mitchell Nussbaum, co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets and Corporate Department.
“Our presence in Asia remains an important anchor in Loeb’s footprint. Lewis will add great value to our clients in China and the U.S. and we are pleased to welcome him,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck.
“There is great alignment between my practice and many other practices at the firm that are servicing companies in the life sciences and technology arenas,” said Ho. “I look forward to further strengthening the firm’s active practice in Hong Kong and China and working with a sophisticated team of colleagues in Hong Kong, Beijing and throughout the U.S.”
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb, Ho was a partner at Dechert LLP in Hong Kong. He has been consistently recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 as one of the leading life sciences and IP lawyers in China. He has also been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 in China. Ho has been active in a number of industry associations over the course of his career, including serving as Honorary Legal Advisor to the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (HKAPI) and Vice-Chairman of the IP Working Group of the Shanghai Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.
Loeb & Loeb’s IP Practice helps clients around the globe establish, acquire and protect, as well as develop and implement strategies to manage and exploit, their IP portfolios. The firm’s practice is composed of both transactional attorneys and litigators who are capable of handling virtually every type of IP matter, including the full spectrum of issues related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity and privacy.
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Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with approximately 350 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advertising and marketing; media and entertainment; intellectual property; real estate; technology; tax exempt organizations and private client services. Loeb & Loeb has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, Beijing and Hong Kong.