Doug Clark

Solicitor Advocate, Global Head of Dispute Resolution, Rouse

Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong
BA (Asian Studies), LLB (Hons), ANU


Doug Clark is an intellectual property law based in Hong Kong. Since 2016, he has been teaching the LLM/JD Hong Kong Intellectual Property course.

Doug is currently Global Head of Dispute Resolution with Rouse.  From 2011 to 2019 he was an IP barrister practicing in Hong Kong. Prior to that he practiced 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 as a barrister he regularly appeared in the higher courts in Hong Kong as an advocate as well as sitting as an arbitrator.

Doug is author of Patent Litigation in China (OUP, 2nd ed., 2015) and the General Editor and author of Intellectual Property Rights in Hong Kong (LexisNexis, 2019 – the title is also available in loose-leaf). 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.

  • Solicitor Advocate, Global Head of Dispute Resolution, Rouse