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Vivien Chan & Co. have a dedicated team of legal professionals, spread over our Hong Kong and Beijing offices consisting of experienced lawyers, trademark attorneys, patent attorneys, trainee solicitors, senior paralegals and administration group across a wide range of disciplines.

Vivien Chan, SBS, BBS, JP

Founding and Senior Partner

American Chambers of Commerce Women of Influence Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017


Hong Kong since 1981
United Kingdom since 1981 (not practising)
State of Victoria, Australia since 1982
Singapore since 1990

Areas of Practice:

Mergers and acquisitions
China direct investment
Corporate services
Technology transfers
Information technology
Intellectual property and related tax issues


LLM, King's College, University of London

Contact Details:

(852) 2522 9183
(852) 2845 9205

Quasi-judicial/judicial offices :

Appointment by PRC National Government

CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission)
SHIAC (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)
SZAC (Shenzhen Arbitration Commission)

Appointment by Hong Kong SAR Government Advisory Boards and Statutory Bodies

Estate Agents Authority
Energy Advisory Committee

International Professional Legal Membership:

Past President

Inter Pacific Bar Association

Publications and Speeches :

Patent Claim Interpretation – Global Edition by West Services, Inc (Thomson Reuters Publication), 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Edition

Hong Kong Chapter

Practitioner’s Guide to the Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement for INTA, 2010-2014

China Editorial

International Opposition Guide: Comparative Practice and Procedures for INTA, 2011-2014

Hong Kong Section

Annual Global Report of the Global Employment Institute for IBA, 2012-2013

Employment and Immigration Law - Hong Kong Section

Getting the Deal Through – Outsourcing by Law Business Research, 2013

China & Hong Kong Chapters

IPBA Journal by LexisNexis, March 2013 issue

New Offences related to Trade Descriptions in Hong Kong – Future Enforcement Directions

ITMA Review by Think Publishing, Jul/Aug 2012 issue

Big brands battle in China

Ambush Marketing: a Global Analysis by Editions Weblaw, Bern (an e-book by a Swiss online-publishing house), 2012

China Section

World Intellectual Property Report by BNA International, 2012

Utility Model Patent: A Fast and Powerful Tool for Protecting Inventions in China

International Trademark Association, Annual Meeting, 2011, San Francisco

Another BRIC(S) In the Wall

INTA Bulletin, 2011, Vol 66 No. 1

Pre-Registration Use Relevant to Establishing Mark’s Fame

MIP China IP Focus Magazine by Euromoney, 2011

A Review of 2010’s Cases

Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee Newsletter for IBA, 2010, Vol 20 No. 2 issue

Effective Strategies to Safeguard Your Trade Secrets and Know How in China

Asia Pacific Forum Newsletter for IBA, 2010, Vol 17 No. 1 issue

Impact of China’s Anti-monopoly Law on Foreign Investors: In Times of Financial Crisis

Employing People Abroad: Norrbom Vinding, 2010, Copenhagen

  • Data protection regulations in various jurisdictions and the Safe Harbour Agreement, the EU Data Protection Directive, etc. – is employee consent required to transfer personal data across borders? What is the legal impact of non-compliance with national requirements?
  • Implementing global policies to ensure compliance with local regulations and requirements – what are the legal implications of implementing policies which cannot be upheld locally?
  • Advantages/disadvantages of secondment versus local employment when hiring employees abroad – will or can home country legislation apply to employees working abroad? Does it make a difference if choice of law issues are addressed in the employment contract? Are dual employment/dual employment contracts advisable? Consequences of non-compliance with national choice of law rules?
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 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has recently recognized as WIPR Leaders 2018 of Trademark and Patent. 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. Ms. Chan was a finalist for Managing Partner of the Year for ALB Hong Kong Law Awards in 2012 and 2013. In 2010, she was named as one of China’s 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs, and also the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs award.

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