Sher Hann Chua

Consultant
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Practices

Office

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese

Education

LLM, University College London

LLB, University of Reading

Sher Hann Chua is a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office. Sher Hann’s practice focuses on intellectual property and corporate and commercial matters. She has strong business acumen and a habitual commitment to helping companies capitalize on their strengths and maintain their competitive edge. Sher Hann has represented a broad range of clients across industries that include energy, food and beverage, real estate, media and entertainment, information technology, and automotive. She has regularly appeared before trademark registrars and government bodies on behalf of brand owners in negotiations, enforcement actions, and regulatory affairs.

Sher Hann also actively contributes her legal expertise to World Bank research projects on investment, employment, and property in Myanmar.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Sher Hann was an associate at a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she advised on intellectual property, technology, franchising, and regulatory issues. Sher Hann received a law degree from the University of Reading, and she holds a master’s degree in intellectual property from University College London, a top-ranked university in the United Kingdom. She is admitted to the Malaysian Bar and is fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Chinese.

  • Secured a favorable outcome for a leading advertising company in a dispute over a domain name before an arbitration agency. An order was imposed on the counterparty to cancel its domain name.

  • Advised a telecommunications company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on the regulations applicable to launching a film and music streaming service on the Internet.

  • Drafted and negotiated intellectual property licensing and technology agreements in setting up one of the largest e-commerce websites in the region, which involved a joint venture between a South Korean e-commerce company and a Malaysian telecommunications service provider.

  • Provided ongoing assistance to a French fashion brand in its anticounterfeiting activities and advised on matters including jewelry making, trade descriptions, and retaining counterfeit goods subsequent to a raid action.

  • Represented an oil and gas company and its subsidiaries in the defense against an allegation of passing off.

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized for Work in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbins’ four youngest offices have all been recognized as leading practices in their respective jurisdictions in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the Asia Pacific region’s leading...

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June 5, 2017

Asia IP Trademark Survey 2017 Awards Top Rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Four Countries

The Asia IP  Trademark Survey 2017 has recognized Tilleke & Gibbins with “Tier 1” rankings in three categories across four countries: Cambodia: Trademarks Myanmar: Trademarks Thailand:...

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March 10, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Nominations for Tax Firm of the Year in Myanmar and Thailand in Asia Tax Awards 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Awards 2017 in two categories: Myanmar National Tax Firm of the Year Thailand National Tax Firm of the Year...

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February 3, 2017

MIP Awards “Recommended” Status to Tilleke in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar

The Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar offices of Tilleke & Gibbins have earned important praise for their IP practices in the latest comprehensive research from Managing Intellectual Property. In the...

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November 25, 2016

The Asian Lawyer: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Intellectual Property Firm of the Year

The Asian Lawyer  has named Tilleke & Gibbins as the Intellectual Property Firm of the Year as part of its annual Emerging Markets Awards. Suebsiri Taweepon, a partner in Tilleke &...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Myanmar Chapter

Nwe Oo, Sher Hann Chua

Under the governance of the National League for Democracy government led by President Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has witnessed many remarkable improvements in its legal...

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January 10, 2017

New Visa System in Myanmar

Sher Hann Chua

The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population announced on December 1, 2016, that the visa fees for Myanmar have been increased with immediate effect. Aimed at bringing Myanmar’s visa fees in...

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December 30, 2016

PLC Doing Business in … Global Guide 2017 – Myanmar Chapter

Members of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office have contributed the Myanmar chapter to Practical Law’s Doing Business in … Global Guide. In the chapter, Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, director of the firm’s...

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December 2, 2016

Myanmar: New Payment of Wages Law 2016

Nwe Oo, Sher Hann Chua

The Payment of Wages Law 2016 (the “Law”) came into force earlier this year, repealing the old Payment of Wages Act 1936 (the “Old Act”). The Law sets out (amongst other things): The obligations on...

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November 24, 2016

Franchising in Myanmar: Navigating the Local Requirements

Sher Hann Chua

Take a walk along Bogyoke Aung San Road in downtown Yangon, and you will see longyi-clad men and teenagers in school uniforms with thanaka-painted faces digging their fingers into golden pieces of...

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