Davies Collison Cave (DCC) is pleased to announce a number of promotions that took effect on Wednesday, 1 July 2020.

DCC welcomes two new Principals:

Aaron Yates is an experienced and exceptionally talented IP litigator including in the patent, design, copyright and trade mark areas. Aaron has experience providing advice to local and international clients and has been involved in a significant number of landmark IP cases in Australia. Aaron has acted in major multijurisdictional IP litigation as well as in important Australian pharmaceutical patent litigation cases. Aaron also has experience in designing anti-counterfeiting programs including in dealing with online infringement as well as advising on labelling laws, pharmaceutical regulatory issues, and copyright protection and infringement.

Jack Shan is a registered patent attorney who is involved in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and registered design applications, formulating patent and registered design infringement and validity opinions, and oppositions in mechanical engineering and related disciplines. Jack brings a commercially astute approach to his practice owing to his background as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, many years' experience as a business strategist and mentor, and a Master's degree in the field of commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

DCC is also pleased to announce that Edith Hamilton has been elevated to the position of Senior Patent Counsel. Edith is a registered patent attorney who specialises in preparing, filing and prosecuting patents in technology at the interface of chemistry and engineering. She also has extensive experience and expertise in complex patent opposition matters.

DCC is pleased to welcome the elevation of five Senior Associates Andrew Sutherland, Dario Buso, Jessica Sapountsis, Sally Davis and Simone Vink; and four Associates Althea Tsang, Grace O'Connor, Janette Li and Linda Xu.

Commenting on the appointments, DCC Group Managing Principal Michael Wolnizer says:

'These promotions underpin the future growth and success of DCC and illustrate the depth of DCC's talent pool. Each individual is a respected expert in their field and have a strong commitment to serve their clients with excellence and integrity. It is exciting to have so many talented lawyers and attorneys promoted this year - the future of the firm is in very good hands.'

With a history that spans more than 140 years, DCC is one of the premier intellectual property firms in the Asia Pacific region. DCC provide expert advice in areas of patents, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets, copyright and design protection, as well as licensing, litigation, and related legal and commercial matters.