George Hwang

Mr. George Hwang started his own boutique practice which specializes in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media related work in 2012. He has more than 15 years of experience in these topics, in practice, as inhouse counsel and in academia.  George’s practice in licensing of IP/IT spans the spectrum of industries and subject matter – from copyright in the entertainment industry, software in IT, trade marks in garment industry, patents in pharmaceutical to transfer of technology for turnkey projects in engineering industry. Whilst working in Hong Kong, he set up the regional licensing unit for a major international music company. Besides commercial Intellectual Property, George litigates in IP/IT related matters. He has appeared in Singapore’s apex court on a “Norwich Pharmacal” order case, where the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision, successfully defending the client’s, a journalist, right to keep the identity of his sources confidential (Dorsey v World Sports Group).

George’s role as a leading practitioner in his field is validated by his appointment as Content Partner for Lexis Practical Guidance’s for IP/IT – (i) Corporate; and (ii) Advertising and Marketing. He has also been commissioned by Lexis Nexis to write the inaugural volume on Media Law for Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore. The book, “Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age” edited by professors of Hong Kong University, where he has contributed a chapter should be published in October 2016