Contact details

Jezamine Fewins

T: +852 2533 2877 M: +852 6083 5525 Email Jezamine | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Awards

Employment ; Intellectual Property - Hong Kong

Employment ; Intellectual Property - Hong Kong

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Employment: Band 3; Intellectual Property: Band 4

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Employment: Band 3; Intellectual Property: Band 4

Jezamine Fewins Partner

Contact details

Jezamine Fewins

Jezamine Fewins
Partner

T: +852 2533 2877 M: +852 6083 5525 Email Jezamine | Vcard Office: Hong Kong

Jezamine heads up the employment and intellectual property departments in the Hong Kong office. She is a seasoned litigator and has acted in a number of high profile cases litigated in Hong Kong. She is ranked as a leading lawyer in both fields by legal publications. Clients praise her responsiveness and her ability to simplify the issues whilst providing clear and practical advice.  
  • Profile
  • Services

Jezamine acts for a number of multi-national companies which have established operations in Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in giving employment, business immigration and intellectual property advice.  In addition to assisting on pre-operation set up she also advises and represents clients in contentious matters.

Jezamine has acted in a large number of employment cases litigated through the High Court for employers and employees. She is well known for her work in relation to cases involving team moves, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the misuse of trade secrets and confidential information.

Jezamine has a solid track record in respect of enforcement matters relating to clients’ intellectual property rights. She is often appearing in court to obtain prohibitive and mareva injunctions. She has been particularly successful in restraining cross border infringement activities and freezing accounts to which the proceeds of sales of counterfeit goods have been remitted. 

"excellent and responsive"

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014

  • Employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Commercial litigation

Representing a top scientist in proceedings issued through the High Court for amounts due to her under her employment contract. Jezamine defeated arguments that the Labour Tribunal had exclusive jurisdiction concerning mixed claims. She also obtained a judgment for her client in respect of her claim for damages relating to restrictive stock units.

Representing a jet leasing company in proceedings issued in the High Court to restrain a departing employee from using confidential information of the employer which he had taken before his employment terminated.

Representing a Canadian company in court proceedings issued against an employee who had been summarily dismissed after it was discovered that he had defrauded his employer of almost RMB1 million. Assistance was also given to the employer to defend claims brought by the employee in the Labour Tribunal for payment of wages.

More: Employment

Representing the owner of Rainbow Loom toys in court proceedings issued in Hong Kong against Hong Kong companies operating out of China and their directors for copyright infringement and passing off. Judgment was obtained against the defendants whose operations were shut down and bank accounts frozen through obtaining prohibitive and mareva injunctions.  

Advising and assisting a multi-national company specialising in home security products in respect of their IP issues on a global basis. Strategies were devised and implemented for dealing with patent trolls in the US as well as advising on brand launches.

Representing various listed companies in court proceedings against shadow companies to restrain them from infringing the trademarks of brand owners.

More: Intellectual property

Representing a Swedish manufacturer of orthopaedic products who had been the victim of a fraud in court proceedings. By taking swift action through the courts, a large proportion of the fraud proceeds were traced to accounts in Hong Kong and frozen whilst litigation against the recipients of the funds was undertaken.

Representing and advising a group of individuals in respect of incidents of commercial fraud committed by the majority shareholder of their employer.

Representing and advising auction houses in respect of breach of contract issues.

More: Commercial litigation

Awards

Employment ; Intellectual Property - Hong Kong

Employment ; Intellectual Property - Hong Kong

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Employment: Band 3; Intellectual Property: Band 4

Chambers Asia Pacific (China) 2016 - Employment: Band 3; Intellectual Property: Band 4

Latest news & insights

20 Sep 2016

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Hong Kong court affirms implied anti-avoidance term in contracts

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11 Nov 2015

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How to protect an employer's customer connections

Jezamine Fewins writes for Human Resources on protecting employer's customer connections.

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05 Jun 2015

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Taking action against shadow companies in Hong Kong

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