Thomas Chen

  • Partner at Vovan & Associes Beijing
  • 12th Floor, Guohua Plaza, 3 Dongzhimennan Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Thomas Chen graduated from the French Department of Beijing Languages Institute in 1991 and became a licensed attorney in the People's Republic of China in 1994. In 1998 he was awarded a scholarship by the French Foreign Ministry to undertake legal research in France, where he got a Ph.D. in 2002. Thomas Chen worked as of-counsel for two European law firms established in Beijing before becoming a partner of Finefields Associates, and eventually joined in 2007, Dacheng Law Offices, the biggest law firm in China. He is specialized in foreign-related Chinese business law and has provided legal assistance to many foreign enterprises in investment projects and mergers and acquisitions projects (in such sectors as industry, telecommunications, insurance, real estate, trade and retail business), while acting as a permanent legal counsel for several other companies. Thomas Chen also has extensive experience in litigation practice, having successfully defended several clients in international trade disputes (arbitration) and intellectual property rights infringement cases.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+86 (10) 58 13 76 89  Phone
+86 (10) 95 05 07  Fax
University Attended:
Beijing Languages Institute, Master's Degree, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Aix-Marseilles, Faculty of Law, France, DEA, Post-Graduate Degree, French Civil Law, with distinction, 1998; University of Aix-Marseilles, Faculty of Law, France, Ph.D., Law, 2002
Year of First Admission:
1994, China
Chinese (Mandarin) and French and English
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Beijing, China

  • Beijing, China
    12th Floor, Guohua Plaza , 3 Dongzhimennan Avenue, Dongcheng District

    +86 (10) 58 13 76 89 Phone

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