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Sharon Yiu has a broad practice covering intellectual property, cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. She handles due diligence and commercial agreements negotiations, manages patent and trademark portfolios, and assists in contentious matters such as patent litigation and trademark opposition and invalidation proceedings. Sharon has advised multinational companies in industry sectors such as software and systems, semiconductors, telecommunications, technology, pharmaceuticals, and financial institutions.

Sharon is coauthor of the Hong Kong chapter of The Virtual Currency Regulation Review, published by The Law Reviews (2018 and 2019), and a number of articles on cybersecurity and blockchain development in China and substantive examination of patents in Hong Kong. Sharon is also coauthor of the Hong Kong-specific Q&A of the global guide to Corporate Governance, published by The In-House Lawyer (2018).

Prior to joining Jones Day, Sharon worked in the legal department of a global technology company, where she provided in-house legal support to business counterparts and advised on legal and regulatory compliance for cloud computing.


  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Additional Publications

    • December 2019
      New Patent System with Substantive Examination Introduced in Hong Kong
    • November 2019
      China Cybersecurity Law Continues to Bring Enforcement Crackdown
    • September 2019
      The Virtual Currency Regulation Review - Edition 1 & 2 - Chapter 12 Hong Kong
    • October 2017
      China's New Cybersecurity Law Brings Enforcement Crackdown
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