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Moulis Legal appoints new senior associate

03.09.2018

Moulis Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandy Zhang, a senior associate in our Brisbane Office. Partner Director, Shaun Creighton, commented:

Sandy’s experience and expertise is an ideal fit for Moulis Legal and our clients. The quality of Sandy’s expertise is highlighted by Sandy’s listing in the 2018 Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star for intellectual property, technology and media matters. It is rare to find a lawyer with expertise in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, in addition to experience with China / Australia business transactions. Sandy’s appointment is aligned with the bolstering of the Moulis Legal intellectual property team, coming soon after the appointment of patent attorney and trade mark attorney, Warren Wong. We are excited to add such a well-credentialed lawyer to our team.

Sandy is an astute commercial lawyer with special skills in intellectual property litigation and experience in handling China-Australia business issues. Intellectual property is the key driver of modern business value and Sandy helps businesses and individuals commercialise and protect their IP assets.

Sandy thrives on the resolution of complex commercial problems. His clients operate in industries that you would expect them to – for example, the digital and IT industries – and in industries you might not – for example, foreign investment, construction and employment. Sandy’s practice is unified by his close understanding of how business works, and how the law can be employed to fix it when it is broken. His information technology and IP background has been a launch pad for engagement in transactions and disputes involving a broad cross-section of businesses in a number of jurisdictions. His dual-country cultural appreciation stands him in good stead when it comes time to explain, negotiate or resolve Australia-China business problems.

In Sandy’s words:

Moulis Legal is proof that size doesn’t matter. Its relatively small but incredibly talented and experienced team regularly competes with, and often outshines, firms at the national top-tier level. It is these qualities and their client-centric, results-driven approach to service that attracted me to the team and I am very much looking forward to being a part of the continued growth of its IP and China practice.

Sandy is a current member of the Queensland committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (“IPSANZ”). He has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a “Rising Star” in the Intellectual Property and Technology, Media and Communication category.

About Moulis Legal

Moulis Legal is a leading Australian law firm with offices in Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne. Our accolades include a Chambers Asia Pacific listing as one of Australia’s Top 30 Law Firms (2015). The firm is currently Band 1 for International Trade/WTO (Chambers and Partners), one of only three Australian firms to have that ranking. Daniel Moulis is regarded as being amongst the top trade lawyers in the world (Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners). Moulis Legal lawyer Alistair Bridges is one of Chambers Asia Pacific’s Top 20 Associates to Watch.

For further information contact Shaun Creighton, Partner Director, on 02 6163 1000, 0430 227 862 or shaun.creighton@moulislegal.com.