Jihong Chen

     Asia  China  
     [email protected]


  • Automotive Privacy
  • Intellectual Property Privacy
  • Media & Entertainment Privacy
  • Online Privacy
  • PIPL (China)
  • Telecommunications Privacy


Mr. Chen has been practicing since 1996, his specialties cover but not limited to cybersecurity and personal information protection, intellectual property, telecommunication compliance, etc.

Mr. Chen serves as the Deputy Chairman of IT/High-Tech Committee of China National Bar Association, the Chairman of Technology and Big Data Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association, honor professor at China University of Political Science and Law, etc.

Mr. Chen has greatly participated in legislation making related to cybersecurity and data protection, the insights and research of Mr. Chen have been reported and published by Xinhua News, People’s Daily and key law reviews. In recognition of the contribution of Mr. Chen in data protection and privacy practice, he has been awarded:

  • Band one privacy and data security lawyer by Chambers in 2022
  • Band one telecommunication lawyer by Chambers in 2022
  • Band one Cybersecurity and Data Protection Lawyer by LEGALBAND in 2021
  • Band one TMT lawyer by Chambers in 2021
  • Top 15 recommended Cybersecurity and Data Protection Lawyer in China by LEGALBAND in 2020
  • ALB China Top 15 TMT Lawyer and Top 10 Internet Lawyer by China IP Forum in 2019
  • Global TMT and Compliance Lawyer of the Year by Finance Monthly in 2017-2018
  • Best 15 IP Lawyers in China” by ALB in 2015
  • National IP Expert by SIPO in 2012

Mr. Chen has provided legal services for a large number of MNCs and world-leading companies, clients of Mr. Chen remarked him as “a well-regarded practitioner with strong expertise and considerable experience and is currently very active in privacy and data protection”.

Mr. Chen is a senior equity partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm. Zhong Lun was among the first law firms approved by China’s Ministry of Justice and after years of rapid development and steady growth, Zhong Lun has become one of the largest full-service law firms in China with over 300 partners, 1900 professionals, working in eighteen offices globally providing market leading legal services to clients from more than 90 jurisdictions. Zhong Lun has been recognized as the PRC law firm with the most rated practices especially in cybersecurity and data protection sectors by Chambers and other legal rating agencies for many consecutive years.

Mr. Chen, as the Chair of Privacy Rules, is dedicated to the insightful communication of data legislation developments in China as well as the latest compliance enforcement and practices in privacy regulation sphere. Mr. Chen aims to contribute to the cooperation and alliance of data protection specialists across the world to provide one-stop compliance solutions covering full spectrum of privacy issues for companies in the fast-evolving and dynamic privacy environment.