Recognized by Asian Legal Business (2015) as one of the top lawyers under the age of 40 in Asia, Alan Chiu has received close to 30 awards as a leading IP and entertainment lawyer in Hong Kong and China. Under his leadership, ELLALAN has been recognized as a Tier 1 Copyright/ Trademark firm in Hong Kong in 2019 despite our relatively young history.
Since 2002, Alan has been focusing on both contentious and transactional intellectual property matters and covering also data privacy, advertising law, competition law, e-commerce, digital forensic, internet security as well as mediation and arbitration. In particular, Alan has handled a number of headline IP litigation in Hong Kong and is renowned for his sophisticated strategies in handling cross-border and convoluted IP disputes for global fashion brands, technology giants, artists and celebrities. He has a substantial entertainment practice, working closely with A-list artistes, film directors, film production companies, music labels, animation designers as well as music/ movie royalty collecting societies. He is uniquely positioned in understanding and handling artist and entertainment matters in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Before combining with Ella Cheong to run his own firm ELLALAN, Alan was a partner at Mayer Brown JSM and then Hogan Lovells, responsible for managing both their Hong Kong and China IP, Media and Technology practices. Alan was also the Managing Director of Mayer Brown JSM’s Beijing IP Agency and led their Beijing IP team, where he gained substantial experience in managing IP practices and developed close relationships with government officials and IP lawyers/professionals of different levels in the Greater China Region.
With an IT forensic background, Alan advises and speaks extensively on artificial intelligence, blockchain, crypto-currency, e-commerce, social media, online consumer protection, cybersecurity and data privacy matters. He also has extensive experience in assisting clients in handling digital forensic issues in civil proceedings concerning counterfeiting, software copycats, online defamation, misappropriation of trade secrets and message authenticity of instant messaging app. He is currently a member of the InnoTech Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and a member of the INTA Enforcement Committee.
He is an accredited mediator, a China-Appointed Attesting Officer appointed by the PRC Ministry of Justice, a Civil Celebrant and an Adjunct Professor of Law appointed by Hong Kong Shue Yan University.