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Vivien Chan & Co
Suite 508, Beijing Tower
10 East Changan Street
Beijing 100006, PRC

Tel: (8610) 6522 7069
Fax: (8610) 6522 6967


Vivien Chan is the senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co., a Greater China law firm with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. She has over 30 years of experience in M&A, China direct investment, corporate services, employment, technology transfers, information technology, intellectual property and related tax issues.

Her legal expertise in various area of practice has been well-recognized. For successive years, Vivien has been identified by Euromoney Legal Media Group as one of Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and General Corporate Practice. In addition to being selected as one of the leading IP lawyers in China in Chambers Asia Pacific and in Global Law Expert, Vivien was also selected as one of the world’s leading lawyers and named in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, Patent Lawyers, Technology Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and Information Technology Lawyers. She is the winner in Hong Kong for IP law by Global Law Experts. Vivien is a finalist of TMT category of Asia Women in Business Law Awards.

Vivien is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs award. She was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BSS) in 2008 and Silver Bronze Bauhinia Star (SBS) in 2014 by the HKSAR Government for her outstanding contributions to the community of Hong Kong. In January 2010, she was named as one of China’s 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Chan was a finalist for Managing Partner of the Year for ALB Hong Kong Law Awards in 2012 and 2013.

Vivien is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese.

The IP Law Practice:

We are a premier and top ranked IP practice. We help manage and enforce the IP portfolios of multinational corporations in Greater China (most of which are Fortune 500 companies), who are owners of the world’s household name brands.

In 1985, we were consulted by the CTMO on the drafting of the first Trade Mark laws in the PRC. We recognise the inconsistent and often ineffective enforcement of IP rights in the PRC. The nature of a developing legal framework may give rise to sometimes contradictory interpretation and application of its laws and implementation regulations. We see Greater China IP management as a strategic issue. We have garnered seasoned experience in adopting a cost effective and result orientated approach to delivering practical solutions.

We are licensed to file direct in China and therefore represent a one stop service. There is no need to subcontract our work to outside agents. We do all aspects of work ourselves. We clear obstacles in registration and enforcement directly with the regulators. Our advice is based on over 25 years of experience in the law, practice and culture, targeted at practical and expeditious resolution of problems.

We portfolio manage, including acquisition, protecting, enforcing and help their exploiting of the intellectual property rights, as well as stewardship of their franchise and licensing programs.

Vivien Chan & Co:

Vivien Chan & Co. is a full-service law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We are consistently recognized as a premier law firm for and in Greater China. With nearly 30 years of doing business in Greater China, our Hong Kong and China teams have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the legal culture and market dynamics.

Our long established licensed law offices in Greater China have allowed us to develop deep local roots and an integrated global perspective necessary to help domestic businesses and multinational companies alike seamlessly manage even the most complex local and cross border transactions.

We have advised on some of the most significant acquisitions, arbitrations, real estate projects and intellectual property enforcement to date. This is particularly evident from our leading position in areas such as intellectual property, tax, employment, mergers & acquisitions and dispute resolution. Our ability to collaborate across practices and borders with ease allows us to bring the right team to every transaction, regardless of location.

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