Douglas Clark

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor
BA (Asian Studies), LLB (Hons), ANU


Doug Clark is a barrister practising in Hong Kong. Since 2016, he has been teaching the LLM Hong Kong Intellectual Property course.

Prior to returning to Hong Kong in 2011, Doug practised as a solicitor and was managing partner of International Law Firm Lovells Shanghai office and also head of the firm’s Mainland China Intellectual Property Practice between 2003 and 2010. Doug’s main practice in intellectual property, particularly patent litigation and he regularly appears in the higher courts in Hong Kong as an advocate and continues to work on Mainland China IP cases.

Doug is author of Patent Litigation in China (OUP, 2nd ed., 2015) and the General Editor and co-author of the looseleaf service Intellectual Property Rights in Hong Kong (LexisNexis). He has also published a three volume history of British and American extraterritoriality in China and Japan, Gunboat Justice (Earnshaw Books, 2015).

Doug holds a LLB (Hons) and BA (Asian Studies) from the Australian National University, a PCLL from the City University of Hong Kong and attended post-graduate studies at Fudan University in Shanghai. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.