Sandy Zhang

Sandy Zhang

BBus(Distinc) / LLB (Hons)

EMAIL: [email protected]

ACCOLADES AND HONORS
‘Rising Star’ in the Australia-wide Intellectual Property and TMT category – Doyles Guide.
Queensland committee member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
Top 10 "30 Under 30" finalist across Australia in the IP category - Lawyers Weekly

Sandy is a senior associate at Eaglegate Lawyers specialising in intellectual property, commercial and competition law, startups and dispute resolution.

Sandy acts for businesses and individuals who need to commercialise or protect their intellectual property assets, especially when the legal and business matters are complex or extend across borders. In particular, clients in digital and IT industries utilise his web programming background and understanding of IT and business to meet their IP and commercial legal needs. Sandy also supports foreign entities to transact business and protect their IP rights in Australia.

He understands that intellectual property law is not an isolated field. As a business asset, intellectual property cannot be removed from the commercial complexities of running a business. His broad background, commercial acumen and talent for simplifying and resolving complex situations helps him deliver holistic and practical advice for his clients.

EXPERIENCE
Sandy is also an experienced litigator. He has both appeared personally and instructed counsel to appear in Australian and international courts over IP, commercial and competition law disputes. He has taken a number of cases to trial and successfully settled many others at mediation or other alternative dispute resolution processes. His experience in litigation and dispute resolution feeds directly into his commercial advice, providing him with unique insight into how a commercial deal can go wrong and what can be done to protect against such a scenario.

Sandy migrated to Australia from Shanghai at the age of 10 and utilises his knowledge of Chinese culture and language to facilitate legal protection and resolution of disputes across geopolitical and jurisdictional boundaries.

He is a current Queensland committee member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ). He has been independently recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Australia-wide Intellectual Property and TMT category, and by Lawyers Weekly as a top 10 "30 Under 30" finalist across Australia in the IP category.

Sandy holds a double degree in Business and Law and is proficient in multiple programming languages including PHP, MySQL, HTML and JavaScript and programming frameworks such as Yii, Laravel and MEAN. He is also an avid blockchain / cryptocurrency enthusiast, having personally coded a blockchain explorer in the past.

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