Eugene Low

Eugene Low

Partner
Hong Kong

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5907

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

"Quick, pragmatic and smart", "Very responsive with in-depth industry knowledge"

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2019

Eugene doesn't like sitting on things. He doesn't like sitting on the fence either. Eugene takes pride in delivering prompt, clear and pragmatic advice to clients.

Eugene leads our IPMT practice in Hong Kong. Eugene is also a key member of our China and Vietnam IPMT teams. Eugene co-leads the esports and video gaming practice at Hogan Lovells.

Eugene's practice covers a wide range of contentious and advisory work, with a particular focus on intellectual property and data privacy matters. Eugene handles litigation and regulatory investigations. His experience includes advising on some high-stake litigation and data breach incidents. Eugene also advises clients on how best to register, enforce and commercialise their intellectual property.

Eugene is appointed a domain name panelist by various arbitral institutions. He is also a notary public and an accredited mediator.

Given his diverse practice, Eugene has assisted clients in many industry sectors including technology, education, food & beverages, retail, luxury brands, financial institutions, sports (e-sports), gaming and entertainment.

Awards and recognitions

2022

Leading individual for Intellectual Property (China)
Chambers Greater China Region

2015-2021

Leading individual for Intellectual Property (China)
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2019-2022

Leading individual for Intellectual Property (Hong Kong)
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific

2018-2022

Patent star
MIP IP Stars

2020-2022

Trade mark star
MIP IP Stars

2019-2022

Silver for prosecution and strategy (Hong Kong)
WTR 1000

2021-2022

Recommended individual for enforcement and litigation (Hong Kong)
WTR 1000

2020-2021

Individual Bronze Award, Pro Bono and Community Service Awards
The Law Society of Hong Kong

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., The London School of Economics

PCLL (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong

Memberships

Notary Public, Hong Kong Society of Notaries

Panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Panelist, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

Panelist, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Centre

Panelist, The Forum

Panelist, Asian International Arbitration Centre

Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd

Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Representative experience

Advised a major gaming software company in several successful arbitrations.

Advised on the handling of a headline data breach incident.

Advised on regulatory investigations under Trade Descriptions Ordinance, Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Ombudsman Ordinance, Competition Ordinance.

Advised retailer operators and brand owners in setting up e-commerce platforms and customer loyalty schemes.

Advised various statutory bodies in Hong Kong on dispute-related work (e.g. regulatory investigations, contractual claims, judicial review) and matters involving IP and data privacy.

Represented Tencent in high-profile domain name dispute cases, including the successful recovery of weixin.com (WeChat in Chinese).

Advised in a copyright and encryption-circumvention litigation case in Hong Kong (with Mareva injunctions against the defendants). 

Acted for telecom clients in lawsuits concerning the recovery of unlawfully-charged licence fees.

Advised gaming industry clients in IP enforcement, trade marks protection, data privacy, content compliance and contractual matters.

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