Dr. DONG, Donnie

Dr. DONG, Donnie

IP & Tech Law / Litigation / Investment
Tel: +86 21 2285 9877 Email: donnie.dong@fujae.com
Suite 1901, ICC Tower 2, 288 Shanxi Road South, Shanghai 200020, China

Overview

Mr. Dong is a partner specialized in tech law, intellectual property, data & privacy, and cross-border investment.

Mr. Dong regularly advises MNCs, unicorns and start-ups in cross-border intellectual property and data privacy matters. He acquired knowledge of various industries in his 16+ years practice, such as TMT, Fin-tech, tourism, floriculture, luxury, investment, education, entertainment and games, pharmaceutical, mining and resources.

Data & Privacy

Being a key member of China’s earliest state-sponsored research project on personal information protection (in 2005), Dr. Dong is experienced in designing and implementing data and privacy programs for multi-national companies.  Being an in-house senior counsel, Mr. Dong had overseen a leading Fin-tech group’s data and privacy-related legal matters in 12 jurisdictions across the region of Asia Pacific.

Mr. Dong reviewed numerous mobile applications (APPs), software programs, e-payment tools, e-commerce platforms and other products for various legal purposes, such as data compliance, IP clearance, investment due diligence, government license applications and dispute resolution. Based on these experiences, he is skillful in communicating sensible solutions to corporate executives, product managers and other business functions.

Intellectual Propery

Mr. Dong’s spectrum of IP practice covers copyright, trademark, plant varieties, patent, trade secret, commercial IP and anti-unfair competition, in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has represented clients in a few complex multi-jurisdictional and multi-forum litigations, and negotiated against globally leading companies in many major projects.  His cases were recognized by the PRC Supreme People’s Court and international brand protection organizations as leading cases.

Investment

Mr. Dong also assists clients to set up and operate their overseas businesses. He has extensive experiences in managing multi-jurisdictional projects by working with local counsels, tax experts and security advisors in the regions of the Greater China and Asia Pacific.

Credentials

Before join FuJea Partners, Mr. Dong was a Managing Director of a Hong Kong-headquartered consulting firm. Prior to that role, he served as a Senior Legal Counsel with Ant Financial Services Group. He also worked with Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong office for 7 years, where he led the firm’s tier-1 copyright and software-related practices. In the early stage of his career, Dr. Dong was an assistant professor with a top law school in China, as well as a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2009-2011).  He is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and a steering committee member at Digital Asia Hub, a non-profit think tank headquartered in Hong Kong.

Education
– LL.M. – University of California, Berkeley School of Law
– J.S.D. in Civil & Commercial Law – China University of Political Science & Law
– Ph.D. in Common Law – City University of Hong Kong
– LL.B. & LL.M. in International Economic Law – Yunnan University

Professional Qualifications
– Admitted – New York
– Admitted – China
– Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) – International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Languages
– Mandarin Chinese – native speaker
– English – fluent
– Cantonese – fluent


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