Richard Wigley

Richard Wigley

Areas of practice

Mr. Wigley specializes in intellectual property, IT, Internet, telecom, data privacy, and technology law.

Mr. Wigley's expertise covers a full range of contentious, non-contentious and transactional intellectual property, Internet, telecom, data privacy, and technology matters. He has experience in addressing client’s legal needs in the areas of IP protection (patent, copyright, trademark, domain names and trade secrets), IP licensing, technology licensing, Internet content regulation, technology transfer agreements, data protection, and dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration).

Work experience

Mr. Wigley joined King & Wood Mallesons’ Beijing office in 2007. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Wigley was previously an executive in the technology sector, rising to the level of Vice President in multinational companies such as British Telecom and American Management Systems. As a business executive, Mr. Wigley was responsible for leading the product management, product development and strategic planning functions of organizations, requiring the management of teams of over 35 employees and the oversight of multi-million dollar capital budgets.

Mr. Wigley obtained his LL.M. in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University School of Law and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. Additionally, he has an M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University and dual B.S. degrees (Chemical Engineering and Education) from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Wigley is member of the State Bar of California and an adjunct faculty member of Tsinghua University School of Law, teaching “Copyright Law in a Digital World”. He is a native speaker of English and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.

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Legal insights

Legal claims involving such pre-installed applications have, in certain cases, been the basis for litigation in the P.R.C.

08 January 2016

With the litigation bar in China becomes more sophisticated, more and larger "class action"-type suits will be brought in China in the future.

03 September 2014

The Revision to China’s Consumer Rights Protection Law places additional requirements upon both online and traditional retailers.

03 December 2013