Andrew Chien has over five years of experience managing his clients’ brands on a global basis, enforcing his clients’ intellectual property rights, and representing clients in cross-border transactions with intellectual property components.
Representative Legal Matters
- Manages the global trademark portfolios of various Fortune 500 companies, including a US-based global market leader in the computer and technology industry, several New Zealand-based multinational agricultural companies, a US-based multinational advertising agency, and a Canadian-based global asset management company.
- Advised Hitachi on intellectual property matters pertaining to its $11 billion acquisition of ABB’s power grids business.
- Advised Impala Platinum Holdings Limited on Canadian intellectual property matters pertaining to its $1 billion proposed acquisition of North American Palladium.
- Assisted Fuji Oil Holding, Inc. with the management of its intellectual property assets following its cross-border acquisition of Blommer Chocolate for $750 million.
- Obtained a favorable judgment for Mars Canada Inc. in a case involving “grey market” issues before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice [2016 ONSC 7201].
- Acted for and won a USD 30 million arbitration claim brought by a biotechnology company against a global venture capital fund regarding a breached investment agreement.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Ontario
- Ontario~Canada (2016)
- Queen's University, Canada (J.D.) (2015)
- University of Western Ontario (B.MSc., Medical Cell Biology) (2008)
- Author, “Federal Court of Appeal Confirms Lower Court Decision on Meta Tag Copying,” Lexology, January 2016
- Author, “The Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Review (6th ed – Canada Chapter),” Law Business Research Ltd., 2015
- Author, “Canada ratifies the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty,” Lexology, May 2014