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Rebekah Gay Has Joined Herbert Smith Freehills

Issued: January 28 2014

Rebekah Gay has joined Herbert Smith Freehills in its Sydney office. Gay, a former HSF lawyer, joins from Shelston IP. The practice, which is led by London partner Mark Shillito and in Australia by Sydney partner Sue Gilchrist, currently includes 13 partners and 55 associates globally.


Gay has built a strong practice in all areas of IP litigation with a focus on patent litigation, including pharmaceutical patents utilizing her science/law qualifications. The team has particular experience in successfully managing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional disputes when key IP rights are litigated in parallel proceedings in separate countries. Current high profile examples include acting for Apple in Australia in the Apple v. Samsung patent and design litigation relating to tablets and smartphones and acting for Apotex in multiple Australian patent cases.


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