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Vivien Chan


Vivien Chan is the founder and senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co, a Greater China law firm with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. She was named one of the China's 100 "outstanding women entrepreneurs" in 2010 and has recently recognized as WIPR Leaders 2018 of Trademark and Patent. Vivien was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2008 and Silver Bauhinia Star in 2014 by the HKSAR government for her outstanding contributions to Hong Kong.

Vivien started her own law firm in 1985 and has over 30 years of experience in M&A, China direct investment, corporate services, employment, technology transfers and information technology, intellectual property and related tax issues. As a firm, Vivien Chan & Co has won numerous awards and accolades, and is consistently named as one of the leading intellectual property firms in Greater China and Asia.

Vivien is a Justice of the Peace and a past president of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. She is a Notary Public, a Notarial Attesting Officer in PRC, and an arbitrator at CIETAC, Shanghai International Arbitration Center and the Shenzhen Arbitration Commission. She founded the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund and is the former chair of the Hong Kong Adventure Corps (HKAC) and the HKSAR Estate Agents Authority. She is a member of governing Council of the University of Hong Kong.

Vivien received her law degree from King's College London, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Hong Kong, NSW of Australia and Singapore. Vivien is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese.

Professional Affiliations

Justice of Peace

Notary Public

Appointment by PRC National Government


CIETAC Arbitrator

SHIAC Arbitrator,

China Notarial Attesting Officer


Estate Agents Authority 2009-2014


IPBA 2002-2003

Council Member & Advisory Board Member

IBA 2008-2010

Famous and Well-Known Marks committee Member

International Trademark Association (INTA)


International Bar Association (IBA)

Inter- Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)


Shanghai Bar Association