China | Hong Kong
ELLALAN is a Hong Kong based law firm with Ella Cheong, JP as our Senior Partner and Alan Chiu as our Managing Partner, both of whom are award-winning and leading individuals in the Asian legal market.
Ella is a highly respectable IP figure with 100+ professional awards and one of the pioneers in IP practice in Asia. In 2018, Ella was inducted into the prestigious IAM IP Hall of Fame. She also features annually in numerous IP publications, such as IP Luminaries, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of Professionals, Who’s Who – including International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, Trademark Lawyers, Patent Lawyers & Business Lawyers, Asia Law & Practice as a leading professional and practitioner, The Best of the Best (listed as one of the world’s top 20 trademark law practitioners), Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Global Law Experts, etc. Through all her years of practice, she has been widely recognized as one of the best woman lawyers in Asia. She also founded a law firm Ella Cheong LLC in Singapore (by personal invitation from the Singapore Government) supported by its Malaysian office in Kuala Lumpur, which assist for all legal issues in 10 ASEAN countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Cambodia and Brunei Darussalam.
Alan was recognized by Asian Legal Business as one of the top lawyers under the age of 40 in Asia in 2015. He is particularly renowned for his IP litigation and advisory practice in both Hong Kong and China. His practice is diversified covering a wide range of areas including civil and commercial litigation, M&A deals, due diligence, corporate compliance, data privacy, computer forensic, internet security, e-commerce, IP strategies and portfolio management, licensing and franchising, advertising and trade description, product labelling and safety, mediation as well as employment. He was a partner of two international firms, namely Mayer Brown JSM and Hogan Lovells and the former Managing Director of JSM IP Agency in Beijing. Alan has substantial legal practice managing experience in the Greater China Region and has excellent on-the-ground experiences and network in both Hong Kong and China. He has been recognized for Enforcement and Litigation, and Transactions by the World Trademarks Review (WTR) 1000 in 2019 and “Recommend Lawyer” in Hong Kong for Enforcement and Litigation in WTR 1000 in 2018 and 2020, by IAM Patent 1000 as Recommended Lawyer since 2015 for 6 consecutive years and also awarded as an IP Star, by Managing IP for 7 consecutive years since 2014.