Lorraine is the joint managing partner and head of the intellectual property group at Bird & Bird in Singapore.
Lorraine focuses primarily on non-contentious intellectual property (IP) and general IP advisory work. She works closely with numerous clients across various industries to manage and protect their portfolio of intellectual property rights, which include trademarks, patents and designs, and covering multiple jurisdictions worldwide. She is also very experienced in handling complex cross-border IP issues, as well as disputes, including oppositions and negotiations.
She also manages commercial transactions involving IP issues (such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, franchising and the sale and purchase of intellectual property rights), and has experience in managing global due diligence and clearance exercises, negotiations and the drafting and preparation of related documentation. Aside from these areas, Lorraine also regularly advises clients on regulatory and advertising-related issues.
Lorraine actively participates on various committees with the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is consistently recognised as a leading IP lawyer by clients and top legal directories, including The Legal 500, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review and Expert Guides. She regularly presents on intellectual property issues at seminars and events. Lorraine is also a registered Singapore patent agent. She is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Franchising Law.