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

"Clear, concise and practical... always delivered in lightning-fast turnaround times. Never wordy, his advice is to-the-point and he goes the extra mile for his clients"

World Trademark Review 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'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 intellectul 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

2015-2019

Intellectual Property (China)
Chambers Global

2019

WTR 1000

2018-2019

IP Stars

2017

Copyright
Client Choice Awards

2017

China Business Law Journal, The A-List

2016

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

2013-2014

Asia IP Profile

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).

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

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

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