• Jihong CHEN

    Equity Partner / Beijing

  • Tel +86-10-5957-2288

    Email chenjihong@zhonglun.com

  • Practices

    Cybersecurity & Data Protection, IP Licensing & Enforcement, Antitrust & Competition

  • Industries

    Financial Innovation & Fintech, Telecommunications & Internet, Information & Intelligence Technology


Jihong CHEN

Mr. Jihong Chen is a senior equity partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm. As one of the pioneers in the field of data compliance in China, he specializes in cybersecurity, data compliance, intellectual property protection, and TMT, among others. Having been practicing since 1996, Mr. Chen's inter-disciplinary education background in law and technology earned him "Band 1" titles and "Highly Recommended" honors in the field of TMT, intellectual property, and data protection from professional legal ranking institutions such as Chambers, ALB, LEGALBAND, and The Legal 500.
Having represented many MNCs and leading Chinese companies in numerous influential projects and cases, Mr. Chen stands out for his impressive depth and breadth of experience and remarkable expertise. Many of the cases he has handled have been selected into "Representative Cases of the Year".
Mr. Chen has published a good number of books and articles on legal practice and has also participated in seminars regarding cybersecurity, data protection, intellectual property, as well as relevant legislative consultations. His insights and research have been featured by Xinhua News, People’s Daily, and other major publications.

Representative Matters

  • Advised on Noah Holdings'secondary listing in Hong Kong

  • Represented Roxtec AB in a trademark infringement dispute over the trademark of Color Per Se and won the case

  • Advised Arm, a UK chip giant, on the establishment of a joint venture for Arm's semiconductor technology in China

Honors and Awards

Ten Best IP Lawyers, Beijing Bar Association, 2013

National IP Expert, SIPO, 2012

50 Best Chinese Lawyers, Corporate INTL Magazines. 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

National IP Strategy Expert, China National IPR Strategy Office, 2005 to present

National IP Expert, SIPO National IP Expert Pool, 2011 to present

Standing Executive Commissioner, Beijing Municipal IPR Protection Association

Chairman, Telecoms Law Committee, Beijing Lawyers Association, 2009 to present

Deputy Chairman and Secretary General, IT/High-Tech Committee, All China Lawyers Association, 2001 to present

General IP Counsel, National AVS Working Committee

IP Counsel, Beijing Municipal Key Industries IPR Alliance, 2007 to present

Deputy Chairman, e-Commerce Committee, Beijing Lawyers Association, 2002-2005

Mediator, China Writers Association, Copyright Dispute Mediation Center

General Counsel, China Linux Industry League

Member, All China Lawyers Association and Beijing Lawyers Association

Chairman, Technology and Big Data Law Committee, Beijing Lawyers Association

Standing Director, Cyber and Information Law Society, China Law Society

Co-Chairman, Asia-Pacific Region, Privacy-Rules

Committee Member, Data Security Committee, China Computer Industry Association

Committee Member, New Retailing and Livestreaming E-commerce Expert Committee, State Administration for Market Regulation Development Research Center

Member of Editorial Board, International Cybersecurity Law Review (ICLR)

Berkeley-Tsinghua Annual Forum, 2018 (attended with Mr. Bisheng Shi)


“TMT Law Review” (author of China chapter), 2013

“Key Amendments of New Chinese Trademark Law and its Impacts on Foreign Investors”, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2013

“Get the Deal through e-Commerce 2012” (author of China chapter), 2012

“Information Networks and High-tech Legal Frontier 2005” (chief editor), China Press of Democracy and Legal System Press, December 2005

“Challenges to the Legal System Arising from Millennium Bugs”, China Law Press, October 1999

“Legal Forum on Information Network and High-Tech” (co-author and member of editors panel), China Law Press, July 2002

“Comparison of Typical Video Standards Patents Pool License Agreements”, J. of Information Technology and Standardization, September 2006

“Software Patents and Open Source Software Development”, J. of NetInfo Security, November 2006

“Legal Issues in the Cooperation between Traditional Media and Internet Contents Provider”, Journal of China Justice, July 2002

“Foreign Capital in China's Telecom Sector—Legal Perspective”, Journal of China Lawyers, July 2001, also published online by e-Commerce and Law Forum (sponsored by ACLA), October 2000, Beijing

“Free Software and Its Marketing—Legal Perspective”, China Information World, Vol. 35, May 2000

“Legal Research on GNU GPL and Linux Development in China”, China Information World, Vol. 39, June 2000

“Legal Profession in China's Information Era”, Journal of China Lawyers, June 2000

“Introduction and Annotation on U.S. Y2K Act”, China Lawyer News, December 29, 1999

“Legal Thinking on Wang Wenxi, Liu Qingjiang v. China Writer, He Jianming”, Journal of China Justice, August 1999

“The Protective Scope of Copyright Law and Appraisal of Copyright Infringement”, China Lawyer News, Vol. 98, August 23, 1999

“Legal Issues Arising from Millennium Bugs”, China Legal Daily, Vol. 4855, 1998

“Legal Procedure on Y2K Legal Disputes”, China Computer Millennium Bugs 2000 Conference (sponsored by Ministry of Information), May 1999

“The Impact of New Information Technology on Copyright Law”, China Copyright Law (revised version) Forum (sponsored by ACLA), 1999

“How to Avoid Legal Disputes with Y2K?”, China Information World, Vol. 13, March 1999

“Legal Aspects of Y2K”, J. of Computer World, Vol. 18, May 1999

“Legal Thinking on Computer Millennium Bugs”, China Lawyer News, Vol. 5, January 1999

“Research on Automatic Modeling of FMS Based on Petri Nets”, J. of Southeastern University, Vol. 25, 1995

“The Compositive Method of Plain Linkage Balance—Response of Shaking” (co-author), J. of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Vol. 29, 1995

“The Optimum Balance of Shaking Force and Shaking Moment of Linkage” (co-author), Mech. Mach. Theory, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1995

“China Lawyers Focus on Y2K”, Journal of China Justice, June 1999

“Legal Aspects of Y2K Disputes”, J. of Beijing Bar Association, January 2000

“Laws v. Y2K”, J. of China Lawyers, December 1999

“Legal Analysis on GNU GPL and LINUX Development in China”, J. of China Lawyers, August, 2000

“Chinese SCCs for Data Cross-border Transfer in a Nutshell”

“China's 3 Data Cross-border Transfer Mechanisms In a Nutshell”

“Commentary on the Chinese Personal Information Protection Law”

“China's Data Security Law: Analysis and Compliance Guidance”

“New Legislative Trend of Tightening ICV Data Regulation in China”

“Commentary on the New Draft Personal Information Protection Law”

“Annual Reviews on Cyber Security Law 2018”

“Commentary on Regulations for the Protection of CII Security”


  • Bar Admissions/Professional Qualifications

    PRC Bar

  • Education

    LL.M., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2002
    Master, Tsinghua University, 1996
    Bachelor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1993

  • Professional Experience

    Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm (Beijing), March 2008 to present
    Senior partner, partner, and associate, Chinese leading law firms, September 1996 - March 2008

  • Languages