Loo, Shih Yann

Shih Yann Loo

Baker & McKenzie


Shih Yann Loo is a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Hong Kong. He is also a member of Gray’s Inn and is admitted to the Bar in England & Wales. Mr. Loo is registered as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong. He is noted as a leading lawyer in his field by leading legal directories including Chambers Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer?, and has been recognized as Corporate IP Lawyer of the Year (Hong Kong) at the CorporateINTL Legal Awards 2013, as well as IP Lawyer of the Year (Hong Kong) at the International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2013 and 2012.

Practice Focus

Mr. Loo focuses on cross-border litigation and enforcement in Hong Kong and China. He has extensive litigation and enforcement experience and has been helping clients to successfully litigate some of the leading IP landmark cases across the Greater China region.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Successfully defended the first antitrust action based on IP misuse brought into China
  • Won one of the top 10 PRC Supreme People's court case for 2006 in relation to patent litigation and enforcement and consecutively winning the best case awards at the 2005 to 2008 QBPC awards in China
  • Coordinated the industry group enforcement of golf, musical instruments and auto parts manufacturers in China
  • Coordinated and advised on simultaneous multiple jurisdiction enforcement in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan
  • Advised and executed numerous Anton Piller orders (search and seizure orders) in Hong Kong
  • Advised clients on a comprehensive review of IP security from transmission to production
  • Litigated successfully the first trade secret case in China
  • Advised a US client on its landmark patent/FRAND litigation against Huawei
  • Successfully advised and litigated in Hong Kong for a pharmaceutical client on the extension of patent rights post expiry using the “spring-board” doctrine of unjust enrichment

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Gray's Inn, London
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of Singapore
  • English Bar Association


  • Hong Kong (2003)
  • Singapore (1992)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1989)


  • London School of Economics (LL.M.) (1990)
  • Council of Legal Education (Barrister-at-Law) (1989)
  • University of London (LL.B.) (1988)


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin