Name: Girard-Foley, Philippe
Firm: GIRARD-FOLEY & Associates
Location: La Rochelle, France; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Over a continuous presence of more than 25 years, Philippe Girard-Foley has helped many European companies protect and defend their IP rights and establish a successful business in Asia, through direct investment, partnership, distributorship, agency, franchising or otherwise. He is a regular speaker at events focusing on China matters, including 'Horizon Chine' with former French PM Jean-Pierre Raffarin, and has authored several publications on China IP laws.
Philippe Girard-Foley has received both a civil law and common law education (Paris Sorbonne, Paris Institute of Political Sciences 'Sciences Po', University of Pennsylvania Law School, CIArb London) and is a member of the Paris Bar from France as well as an associate member of the Victoria Law Institute from Australia. Philippe joined China IPR SME Helpdesk network in 2011.