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Ling Ho

Ling Ho


Ling Ho

Ling Ho has spent over 20 years advising clients on intellectual property related matters in the Greater China region. Her expertise covers the full spread of contentious and non-contentious IP issues. She is a core member of the firm's global Tech Group with particular focus on IP, cyber, tech disputes and risk management.

Ling has extensive trial, deal and strategic counselling experience, and has acted in leading cases in the fields of trademarks, patents, copyright, designs to confidential information.

Ling is regularly involved in negotiating and drafting brand usage, technology transfer and other IP licence agreements for clients investing into Asia markets.

Ling's practice also spans commercial litigation, anti-corruption, defamation as well as product liability claims. Her clients range from multinational corporations and government agencies to leading businesses and individuals in the region, across a broad spectrum of industries including healthcare, technology, media, consumer goods and retail, financial services and leisure.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Birmingham (LLB) 1988
  • College of Law, Lancaster Gate, London (Law Finals)
  • Qualified as Associate with IP department of Denton Hall 1991
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 1991
  • Kao, Lee and Yip 1993-1994
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1994
  • Partner since 2005
  • Head of Asia Intellectual Property Group since 1998 and China Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice since 2008

Awards and citations

  • Ling Ho has over two decades of experience in handling disputes and non-contentious IP matters spanning portfolio management and issues arising from corporate transactions. "Ling Ho impressed me deeply with her sharp insights into IP values and potential risks in the context of transactions," enthuses one client, while another reports: "Her risk assessment is sensible, and she's commercial.
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, Intellectual Property (International Firms) – China
  • Team head Ling Ho leverages her general litigation expertise to provide a strong service to clients on enforcement matters and is regularly involved in non-contentious matters, including her representation of New World on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Hong Kong and China.
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, Intellectual Property – Hong Kong
  • Ling Ho, who has intellectual property experience, is ‘particularly good, based on her rich experiences and insights in to what clients require
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, Intellectual Property – Hong Kong
  • One peer says that she is "a well-known IP partner. She's been around for years, and does a good job."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018, Intellectual Property (International Firms) – China