Eugene Low

Eugene Low

Partner, Hong Kong

Email eugene.low@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2840 5907

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice groupIntellectual Property

'The comments and explanations were really great: so helpful and exactly what I was looking for!'

Inhouse Legal Counsel in the hospitality industry

Eugene is a partner of the Hong Kong, China and Vietnam IP and TMT practices. Eugene also leads the Hong Kong office's citizenship and diversity initiatives.

Starting off as an IP litigator, Eugene has developed his practice to cover the full spectrum of contentious and advisory IP and TMT work in Hong Kong and China. The experience of seeing how things went wrong enables Eugene to spot risks early, prevent problems from happening and resolve them in a practical manner. Since 2017, Eugene has also led the Vietnam IP practice.

Serving as an appointed domain name panelist and an accredited mediator also helps Eugene evaluate issues from an adjudicator's perspective. As examples, Eugene has helped clients resolve disputes in all areas of IP including copyright, patents, trademarks and domain names, through litigation, negotiations and alternative dispute resolutions (e.g. arbitration and mediation).

Eugene also advises and speaks extensively on data privacy, e-commerce, consumer protection and advertising laws – areas which are rapidly-changing in Asia. Again, Eugene covers his clients' full needs, from screening the use of superlatives in online advertisements, to the handling of data/cybersecurity breaches and the defence of investigations by regulators. Given his diverse practice, Eugene has assisted clients from many industry sectors including technology, education, food & beverages, retail, hospitality, financial institutions, sports (e-sports), gaming and entertainment.

Eugene features regularly in journals and seminars concerning intellectual property, data privacy, domain names and advertising laws. He is recognised as an outstanding practitioner by various publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, Client Choice, and IP Star.

Eugene speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Awards and recognitions

2017

Copyright
Client Choice Awards

2017

Legal 500

2016

Managing IP

2015-2018

Intellectual Property
Chambers and Partners

2013-2014

Asia IP Profile

2013

Asialaw Profile

2016

Deal of the Year (Tencent domain name case)
China Business Law Journal

2018

IP Stars

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., The London School of Economics

PCLL (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong

Memberships

Co-chair of China Bulletin, INTA Bulletins Committee

Panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Panelist, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

Panelist, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd

Accredited Mediator, Law Society of Hong Kong

Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Panelist, The Forum (formerly the National Arbitration Forum)

Representative experience

Advised a major bank in rolling out an electronic signature project for its account-opening process and related issues on data privacy and electronic evidence.

Advising on complaints and regulatory investigations under Trade Descriptions, Ombudsman, Competition laws, formulating staff training programs and compliance policies.

Advising retailer operators and brand owners in setting up e-commerce and marketplace platforms targeting Hong Kong and China.

Advising Hong Kong Trade Development Council in its Belt and Road trade mark project involving multiple Asian and European jurisdictions.

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

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

Advising clients on handling of data breaches, notifications to authorities, remedial steps, and actions against service providers.

Represent China-based clients in arbitration cases concerning royalty disputes in gaming projects.

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