Gabriela Kennedy, Partner (Hong Kong)

Gabriela Kennedy is a partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Group of Hogan Lovells in Hong Kong, practicing intellectual property law, media, information technology, and telecommunications law.Gabriela has handled all aspects of intellectual property work including enforcement, licensing and registration work. She has handled a number of high profile cases including a copyright infringement claim that went to the Court of Appeal in 1997 and ground-breaking litigation in Hong Kong on behalf of Microsoft in relation to the sale of mod-chips that enable the circumvention of copyright protection measures in Xbox consoles. She has handled a number of digital piracy cases and has been involved in lobbying for changes to the Copyright Ordinance in Hong Kong.On the information technology side, Gabriela's particular knowledge base includes IT outsourcing, issues stemming from cloud-computing, smart card projects, the regulation of encryption technology, software licensing, as well as disputes stemming from failed IT projects, or disputes relating to mod-chips and anti-circumvention devices. Gabriela has advised on, drafted and negotiated various types of information technology and new economy agreements including systems integration agreements, software license agreements, software and hardware maintenance agreements, source-code escrow agreements, click-wrap and shrink-wrap agreements, and reseller agreements.

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