George Chan

  • Beachhead Advisor, China

Dr George Chan is a partner of the international law firm Simmons & Simmons and is the head of the Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency. 

George has worked in China for over eight years in the area of intellectual property (“IP”) law, as a partner in a Chinese law firm and as a consultant for a UK law firm based in China. 

During his time in China, George has provided assistance to multinational companies and SMEs with their China IP matters. George also served as outside counsel for the New Zealand Government, in projects aimed at protecting the New Zealand industry and the “New Zealand” brand in China through the use of IP. 

Advisory areas 

Legal - intellectual property, global filing strategies, licensing and franchising. 

Sector areas 

Legal, Entertainment.


George has experience working in mainland China.


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