Eugene Chen is a partner based in Hogan Lovells’ Shanghai office, and is one of the few US-trained and experienced litigators located full-time in China to advise Chinese and international clients regarding the advantages and potential liabilities of international dispute resolution. His practice focuses on cross-border disputes and investigations in the United States, China and elsewhere in Asia.
Mr Chen has experience in representing Asian and western companies in all matters of litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution. His disputes practice includes both international and domestic Chinese anti-bribery or anti-corruption investigations and compliance, large and small-scale product liability suits, patent infringement litigation, trademark and copyright issues, commercial contract and unfair competition disputes, and US consumer class-action lawsuits. He has worked on a number of the largest and most high-profile product liability cases, including tobacco, Fen-phen, Rezulin and, most recently, Chinese-manufactured drywall. Mr Chen has also worked with a number of US and European clients, helping to structure and implement global recalls as they apply to China.
The firm’s Asia litigation practice is regarded as ‘a very robust PRC practice [with] solid cross-border capability’ (Chambers Asia 2012) and Eugene has been specially mentioned as ‘valued for his direct experience in US litigation and Chinese language ability, in addition to his unique and precious understanding of Chinese culture’ (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2012).