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Chris Bailey

Head of UK & EU Enforcement


+86 21 3251 9966


Chris lived and worked in China for more than 25 years, where his career has focused on intellectual property management, enforcement, monetisation and commercialisation.

Chris has been involved in numerous technology transactions in a range of sectors including medical devices, hydrogen fuel cells, batteries and environmental technologies. He leads Rouse’s Springboard program that helps emerging technology companies to conclude deals in China, working alongside Rouse’s strategic partner, Lusheng Law Firm.

Chris is co-creator of CIELA, a Chinese IP litigation database ( which is regularly used by IP professionals and data providers, and Intangio (, an automated valuation tool for patent auctions in China.

As well as IP transactions, Chris has spearheaded a number of high-value IP litigation cases and licensing campaigns.

Chris is a co-author of two books:

“Patent Law in Greater China”, ed. Luginbuehl and Ganea, Edward Elgar Press 2014;

“Commercialisation of IP Rights in China” ed. Chien-Hale, American Bar Association, 2020.

Chris speaks and reads Chinese.


  • LLM, Intellectual Property Law, The University of Edinburgh
  • MA, Chinese, Oxford University
  • BA (Hons), (Chinese), Oxford University
  • MBA, Kellogg-HKUST program


  • Global Leader (China International Firms) - IAM Strategy 300, 2020 - 2021
  • Leading individual (China International Firms) - IAM Strategy 300, 2012 - 2016
  • The World's Leading IP Strategists (China International Firms)- IAM Strategy 300, 2014
  • Notable practitioners in IP (China International Firms) - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2013