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With over 35 years’ of practice experiences in the Greater China Region, we advise clients from different industries on a full spectrum of regulatory issues from product ingredient specifications to packaging labelling and trade promotions, from trading of financial products and securities to virtual assets and digital collectibles transactions, and from lobbying legislative amendments to adapting to the latest policies and regulatory environments.

Our services go beyond interpreting the letter of law. We help our clients to forward plan and navigate through the challenges in the changing regulatory landscape in Hong Kong and mainland China. Our rich experiences in dealing with the ministries and law enforcement bodies enable us to advise on the latest policies, so that our clients can better decide on their investment and business plans.

PRACTICES
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Anti-bribery and Corruption
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Banking
  • Building and Construction
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Customs
  • Cybersecurity
  • Charities and Social Affairs
  • Digital Collectibles, Virtual Assets and NFTs
  • Direct SellingE-CommerceEmployment
  • EntertainmentEnvironment
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Food
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  • Intellectual Property
  • Listing Rules
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Tax
  • Trade Promotion Competition
  • Trade Practices and Trade Descriptions
HOW WE CAN HELP
  • Administrative review
  • Administrative complaint
  • Appeal
  • ESG best practices
  • Compliance solutions
  • Contract review
  • Corporate governance
  • Crisis management policy
  • Government relations
  • Investigation
  • Labelling
  • Legislative amendments
  • Licensing
  • Product recall strategy and manual
  • Risk analysis
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION
  • Advice a trade association to reform its articles and member recruitment mechanism to ward off potential anti-trust issues
DIRECT SELLING
  • Advise a multi-national direct selling company on compliance of its sales and reward structure and operational modus under the Pyramid Schemes Prohibition Ordinance and the Securities and Futures Ordinance
DIGITAL COLLECTIBLES, VIRTUAL ASSETS AND NFTS
  • Advise a leading troupe on structuring NFT transactions
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
  • Counsel to senior management of a leading shoe manufacturer against discrimination complaint based on sexual harassment allegations before the Equal Opportunities Commission
E-COMMERCE
  • Advise a leading skin care product manufacturer on sales and import mechanism, payment gateway, and terms and conditions for online sales platform target at mainland Chinese consumers
  • Advise mobile apps developers on the terms and conditions and privacy statement for use of the app in Greater China Region
FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • Advise securities houses on compliance and regulatory issues under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and SFC investigations
FASHION
  • Advise a luxury fashion brand on national clothing standards and safety technical specifications for textile products in China
FOOD
  • Advise a leading confectionery brand on product recall to minimize liability on accidental product contamination
  • Develop and devise annual update of regional labelling manual for confectionary and veterinary MNC
HEALTHCARE AND PHARMACEUTICAL
  • Devise strategies for a major pharmaceutical distributor on mitigation of adverse publicity and impacts on its wholesale licence in relation to prosecution for pharmaceutical regulatory offence
  • Advise a US-based direct selling company on submissions strategy for product classification under Chinese Medicine Ordinance
  • Advise drug manufacturers on product labelling, packaging and product registration under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance
  • Advise on regulatory requirements for online sale of drugs and health products across the Asia-Pacific region
LISTING RULES
  • Advise listed companies on compliance issues under the Listing Rules and the Takeover Code
  • Advise high net worth individuals and senior management of a listed company in defending insider dealing and marketing manipulation allegations
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
  • Advise a global leading education and examination organization on compliance of personal data collection and cross-border transfer requirements under the Personal Information Protection Law in mainland China
  • Advise and devise strategy for a US based direct selling company on handling complaints of breach of privacy law and investigations by the Privacy Commissioner
TRADE PROMOTION COMPETITION
  • Advise on the licensing and compliance issues of an online trade promotion sweepstake in Greater China Region
  • Counsel a leading confectionery brand on police investigation on potential breach of the Gambling Ordinance for conducting trade promotion competition without a licence

WHAT OTHERS SAY
"We can rely on the Vivien Chan firm as our needs, technology and the law changes."
~ Amway
"Vivien Chan law firm has handled complex TM squatting disputes which have been resolved in a very satisfactory way. We appreciate in particular their great team and the strong dedication they have shown in helping us resolve complex issues."
~ Saint Laurent
"I send thanks to you for the fantastic services your colleagues have given to Bradley and me so many times for our clients and for our general education."
~ Bradley
"Vivien Chan is one of the most respected practitioners.”
~ Asialaw Profiles
"A strong reputation in general disputes and intellectual property."
~ Benchmark Litigation
ACCOLADES
ASIALAW LEADING LAWYERS
Notable Practitioner in Dispute Resolution 2020
Hong Kong
ASIALAW LEADING LAWYERS
Distinguished Practitioner in Intellectual Property 2022
Hong Kong
BENCHMARK LITIGATION ASIA PACIFIC RANKING

Notable Domestic Firm for Private Client 2020
Hong Kong
CHINA BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL
China’s Elite 100 Lawyers(Foreign Firm) 2020
CORP TODAY MAGAZINE
GLOBAL BUSINESS AWARDS

Best Corporate Service Providers 2020
Hong Kong
GLOBAL LAW EXPERTS AWARDS
Employment Law Firm of The Year 2021
Hong Kong
CORPHUB HONG KONG'S MOST
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARDS

Greater China's Most Trusted Legal Consulting Services
Of The Year 2021
CORPHUB HONG KONG'S MOST
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARDS
Greater China's Outstanding Full-Service Law Firm of The Year 2022
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