Co-leader of Intellectual Property, Leader of Asia IP and TMT, Co-leader of Cyber-Incident Response Team

Gabriela Kennedy

Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Technology & IP Transactions

"Gabriela Kennedy is on the frontlines; a prominent figure on the Asian IP scene, the strategic thinker has any number of innovative approaches up her sleeve."
World Trademark Review 1000 (2016)


"Sources commend Gabriela Kennedy as a 'quality all-round lawyer in both IP and TMT matters'. 'She knows her practice areas inside out' and working with her is a 'consistently positive experience'. Her 'impressive intellect 'and 'ability to think laterally' are cited as chief amongst the reasons why she commands high respect in the market.'. 'She is very experienced and gives very practical advice- she gives insights and creates strategies'. Clients value her 'wealth and spectrum of experience, which enables her to provide insight into issues across the board'.. and regard 'Gabriela Kennedy as a leading figure in the China TMT market'"

Chambers Asia Pacific (2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015)


Intellectual Property

  • Acted for a well-known international food and beverage company on all intellectual property aspects of the dissolving of its joint venture in Indonesia.
  • Acted for a well-known celebrity hair stylist in Asia on all aspects of his joint venture arrangement for the development of his brand and related hair care products.
  • Advised a listed property developer on a dispute with one of its licensors in relation to the operation of award winning of restaurants in Hong Kong.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong-based retail company on a parallel import claim in relation to a global cookies brand.



  • Thought Leading Author - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Hong Kong – Mondaq Thought Leadership Awards (Autumn 2023)
  • Ranked World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: China and SARs: Hong Kong (2023)
  • Winner of the Intellectual Property - Copyright category, Hong Kong – Client Choice Awards (2022)
  • Technology Lawyer of the Year – Euromoney Legal Media Group Women in Business Law Awards for APAC (2022)
  • Private Practitioner of the Year, North Asia – Asian Legal Business Inaugural Women in Law Awards (2021)
  • Thought Leader - Data Protection, China – Mondaq Thought Leadership Awards (Autumn 2021)


  • University of Strathclyde, LLM, with distinction, Information Technology and Telecommunications Law
  • The University of Hong Kong, PCLL, with distinction
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, CPE (Commendation)


  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past President and Executive Board Member, ITechlaw (premier association of technology lawyers)
  • Board Member, Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design Ltd
  • Member of Global Board of the Commons Project
  • Member of Editorial Board, Global Data Review
  • Member of Professional Board, Computer Law & Security Report