IP firm Rouse has announced the appointment of Doug Clark as global head of dispute resolution.

A patent litigation expert with over 25 years of IP litigation and commercial law experience in China, Clark will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices, commencing January 2020.

Clark will lead the firm’s dispute resolution practice, with particular focus in multinational cross border disputes and the development of Rouse’s IP arbitration practice. He will also form an integral part of Rouse’s strategic IP consultancy offering globally.

General Manager Rachel Tan, Rouse Hong Kong, commented: "We are thrilled to have Doug join our Hong Kong office. Doug is a leading light in the China IP industry and embodies the same pioneering spirit we have at Rouse. We can't wait to work alongside him and for our clients to experience the depth and breadth of his unrivalled expertise.”