On August 10, 2023, LEGALBAND, an international legal rating agency, officially announced its "LEGALBAND’s Client Choice: Top 15 Rising Partners of 2023" list. Simon Du, a partner at GEN Law Firm, was honored due to his extensive professional experience, and high client satisfaction.


Simon Du is a lawyer with rich experience in intellectual property protection and litigation, as well as having notable courtroom skills. He has served as the legal representative for several renowned multinational corporations, successfully helping clients achieve well-known trademark cognizance, patent pre-litigation injunctions, and trade secret litigation injunctions. His substantial contribution to protecting these corporations' legal rights and interests has mustered high praise from his clients.

Cases led by Mr. Du have frequently been selected as the Top 10 Cases by QBPC and as annual typical cases by various levels of courts. In recent years, he successfully represented clients in trade secret civil litigation cases, securing positive judicial relief for the rights holders. In a criminal case involving infringement of trade secrets, Du provided comprehensive legal services for the rights holder. This case was chosen as a benchmark case for the protection of IP in Guangdong Province, and one of the top ten intellectual property trials of Guangdong Province in 2020. Recently, Du secured a seldom-granted pre-litigation injunction for the rights holder at the national level in a patent infringement case he represented.

Client testimonials for Du include

  • "I have been collaborating with Simon Du for many years. He is professional, communicative, and possesses outstanding courtroom skills and business acumen. I highly recommend him."

  •  "Mr. Du is not only incredibly professional and communicative, but he also consistently considers problems from the client's perspective and provides targeted solutions. He is a trusted external partner of our legal department."

Client Choice: Top 15 Rising Partners

The "LEGALBAND’s Client Choice: Top 15 Rising Partners of 2023" list is the culmination of over a month of comprehensive research by LEGALBAND, incorporating recommendations from various law firms, self-nominated materials from lawyers, and client feedback. The LEGALBAND China research team, with its long-standing focus on the young partner group, ultimately selected the 15 most favored rising partner lawyers in Mainland China.

Simon Du's recognition on this prestigious list highlights his expertise and dedication in the legal field, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted and highly competent lawyer.