Hogan Lovells appoints Dr Frederick Ch'en as new Office Managing Partner of its Tokyo Office

Tokyo, 18 December 2020 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce Dr Frederick Ch'en as the new Office Managing Partner for the firm's Tokyo office effective December 21, 2020.

Dr Frederick Ch'en joined Hogan Lovells' Tokyo office in 2013 and advises clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, especially in the Life Sciences & Healthcare and Technology & Telecoms areas.

Ch’en’s particular focus is multi-jurisdictional patent litigation, which allows him to assist more pragmatically on IP licensing as well as IP aspects of transactions. More recently, he has also been involved in cross-border Life Sciences regulatory matters, as well as significant dispute resolution matters. Ch’en is a solicitor (England & Wales), U.S. attorney-at-law (California), U.S. patent attorney, and registered foreign lawyer in Japan.  He was formerly a biochemist, has a doctorate in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford, is a member of AIPPI Japan, the Licensing Executive Society in Japan, Pharma Delegates, and was the ALB Japan Foreign Lawyer of the Year 2020. He is currently also Office Administrative Partner for the Tokyo office.

Dr Frederick Ch'en succeeds Lloyd Parker who was appointed Regional Managing Partner of the Asia-Pacific region earlier this year.

In partnership with our offices in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Jakarta*, and across our broader network in Asia-Pacific and beyond, our Tokyo team, which is made up of approximately 40 lawyers, provide a broad offering of legal services to domestic and international clients. We are one of the few long-established international law firms in Japan with genuine multi-disciplinary industry skills across sectors including Automotive, Diversified Industrials, Financial Institutions, Energy and Natural Resources, Life Sciences & Healthcare, and Technology & Telecoms. We are delighted to have been recognised for many years by clients and independent legal directories as being top-tier in intellectual property, including trademark and patent law, corporate, project finance and life sciences.

* associated office


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