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Jezamine Fewins

Jezamine FewinsPartner and Head of Litigation

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I am a litigator who has been practising in Hong Kong for more than 20 years.

I qualified in Hong Kong in 2000 and England and Wales in 2002. Since qualifying in Hong Kong, I have helped clients set up their businesses in Hong Kong. Having a dual practice of employment and IP has enabled me to offer clients a unique perspective.

I spent my university years in Nottingham where I obtained my LLB, LLM and Diploma in Legal Practice. Thereafter, I took some time out travelling across Asia and the Indian subcontinent before joining an international law firm in Hong Kong as a Trainee Solicitor.

My clients are made up of multi-national companies, high net worth individuals, SMEs and not for profit organisations.

I provide pro-bono services to charities, not for profit organisations and deserving causes and have for a number of years have received individual awards from the Law Society’s Pro Bono and Community Recognition Programme.

Employment

I assist clients with the drafting and reviewing of their employment documentation. I also handle their litigious matters, dealing with cases of employee misconduct, enforcement of restrictive covenants and theft of trade secrets, all of which require immediate attention and sensitivity.

IP

On the IP side, I help clients with their anti-counterfeiting strategies and the enforcement of their IP rights. I liaise with Customs for the recordal of IP rights and I have significant experience in obtaining prohibitive injunctions to restrain acts of infringement as well as Mareva injunctions to freeze accounts to which sale proceeds of counterfeit activities can be traced to Hong Kong banks.

Dispute Resolution

I handle complex commercial disputes for clients including JV disputes, fraud, negligence and misrepresentation. I have substantial experience in dealing with asset tracing, obtaining Norwich Pharmacal orders, Prohibition orders and defending injunction applications. I have also been involved in ground-breaking cases relating to the enforcement of arbitration awards in Hong Kong and the abolition of the fraud exception rule for summary judgment applications.

Awards & Recognition

  • Chambers Global 2021 (Intellectual Property) “She sets herself apart… I find her flexibility to be immeasurable; she pushes hard in a very difficult case. I cannot think of anything more that she could have done"
  • Chambers Great China 2022 (Employment) "Jezamine Fewins provided prompt and pragmatic advice in helping us navigate the circumstances,"
  • Chambers Great China 2022 (IP) "Her detailed approach in providing tailored advice on local procedure, transparency in the costs, and the thorough reporting of work done give the clients the assurance that work is being performed professionally."
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 (Employment) ‘‘Jezamine Fewins is highly responsive, practical, and extremely knowledgeable of the civil litigation procedure in Hong Kong and definitely the counsel you would like in your corner’
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Intellectual Property) ‘Jezamine Fewins is very responsive, thorough, and pleasant to work with’
  • Recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2021 (Hong Kong: Employment)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 (Employment) “very client-centric… very helpful, proactive and responsive… she goes above and beyond"
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 (Intellectual Property) "She sets herself apart… I find her flexibility to be immeasurable; she pushes hard in a very difficult case. I cannot think of anything more that she could have done"
  • WTR 1000 2021 “At the helm in Hong Kong, Jezamine Fewins never blinks when in the spotlight of high-profile cases”
  • Recipient of the Gold Individual Award from the Law Society Pro Bono and Community Recognition Programme 2021
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