Nimrod Amanuel
Henry Mitchell
Law Graduate
Jiashu Wang
Law Graduate
Rachel Stower
Chris Lin
Eamonn Carpenter
Sam Poulsen
Joel Whale
Special Counsel

Janice Yew

Senior Associate

Janice is a lawyer with specialist expertise in intellectual property, technology, and commercial law. After a few years in private practice, she spent a number of years as inhouse counsel, assisting on various cross-border transactions and enterprise deals. This combination of private practice and inhouse experience has given her the insight that enables her to deliver pragmatic, solutions-driven advice that is tailored to the client’s commercial objectives.

Janice has extensive experience in the intellectual property and technology space. She advises on intellectual property licensing and distribution arrangements, procurement contracts including master service agreements and IT contracts, privacy policies and data breach response plans, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe. Janice has experience managing global trade mark portfolios and advising on trade mark protection and enforcement strategies. She has also acted on behalf of clients in intellectual property disputes in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court relating to all areas of intellectual property.

Janice enjoys assisting clients to achieve the best commercial outcome, which she does with a practical, yet calm and friendly approach. Her adaptable nature makes Janice a great asset to Hamilton Locke.

Before joining Hamilton Locke, Janice worked as inhouse counsel at Vocus (a leading specialist fibre and network solutions provider) and Althea (an ASX-listed producer, supplier and exporter of pharmaceutical grade medicinal cannabis), and prior to that worked in private practice with a specialist IP firm.


Intellectual property, Privacy law, Technology, Corporate and Commercial law


  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Melbourne
  • Juris Doctor – University of Melbourne
  • Admitted to practice in Victoria
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe – International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • Assisted with Althea’s expansion into various markets by drafting and negotiating cross border transactions contracts with distributors, partners and customers in various jurisdictions including France, Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States and Canada.
  • Developed and implemented Althea’s intellectual property strategy, including setting up and managing its global trade mark portfolio.
  • Acted for an Australian telco on various contracts including in cross-border negotiations with a LEO satellite communications company to deliver high-speed, low-latency communications services across Australia, and a submarine cable maintenance provider for services related to a submarine fibre optic cable system linking Australia to Singapore.
  • Worked closely with the federal government team of an Australian telco to negotiate and tender for the supply of telecommunications services to various federal government agencies.
  • Acted for an Australian distributor in an intellectual property and commercial dispute with a multinational manufacturer in the Federal Court.