Which firm are you with?
When did you join that firm?
When were you made a partner of that firm?
On my arrival – I was admitted to partnership from the outset.
Which firm were you at most recently prior to this?
King & Wood Mallesons.
What practice group are you with?
IP/Media, where my work mainly involves the media, advertising and entertainment industries.
What has been the most significant change to your practice area during your career?
Undoubtedly, the revolution of internet publication – from mainstream news media to social media and individual bloggers. The notion of what is published and by who has become global, is constantly changing but is also long lasting. Applying a legal framework to those concepts is a very different exercise to the consideration that is required for traditional print or broadcast media.
What has been a major career highlight for you?
As I value the views of my clients above all else, I think that being recognised in the upcoming edition of Chambers Asia as a leader in my field is a significant career highlight as this recognition is based upon the publishers seeking the views of clients.
What do you like about being a lawyer?
Working with creative people to ensure that their stories are published and their brands are protected.
What do you find challenging?
Trying to remain aware of, let alone on top of, what is happening in the news, media and consumer trends.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Laughing at my children dancing around the house Gangnam Style.