Watson & Band has assembled an impressive team of capable, well-educated lawyers, IP agents, engineers, professors, sicentific researchers and senior advisors who possess a variety of local and international experience and proficiency in languages such as English, Japanese, German, Korean and Russian. By working together and pooling these talents, we are able to deliver the high-quality and efficient services that have won us praise. Each member has a unique background and set of experiences that he or she can draw from to better assist our clients. To learn more about a lawyer, please select a practice area or a name from the list below.
Hairong Tao
Business:Intellectual Property,Corporate and Commercial,Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Qualification:President of Administrative Committee,Senior Partner,Patent Attorney,Attorney-at-law,Arbitrator
Languages :Chinese,English

Mr. Tao is President of Administrative Committee of Watson & Band Law Offices,and also an Arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission(SAC)and Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)(SHIAC). 

Mr. Tao joined Watson & Band Law Offices in July 2016. As an expert in dispute resolution through litigation and arbitration, Mr. Tao is particularly experienced in disputes involving complex commercial issues, corporate governance, intellectual property and real estate, based on which he is able to provide clients with comprehensive legal solutions.

Before joining Watson & Band, Mr. Tao served as judge at the Shanghai Intermediate People's Court, where he accumulated over ten years of experience in trial proceedings. As a trial and appellate judge, he tried over 400 cases that involved civil and commercial issues, intellectual property and family law, thereby accumulating rich experience in all of these fields. He has been honored by the Supreme People's Court of China for his outstanding work. 

Mr. Tao graduated from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law and the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His master's degree in law and his bachelor's degree in applied electronic technology have provided him with a comprehensive knowledge base. He qualified as a lawyer in 2000 and as a patent agent in 2013. In 2006 he attended a training program at the University of Wisconsin Law School offered by the U.S. state and federal courts. 

Mr. Tao also worked for Shanghai Baosteel Group and Chongqing Wudu Law Firm, where he was responsible for management and legal matters, respectively. During that period he was named runner-up in the Chongqing finals of the First National Lawyers' Debate Contest.

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