Dr. Jia Du
M. jur, Dr. jur
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Law
Dr. Jia Du is one of the earliest professionals from mainland China who are engaged in judicial study and legal profession in Germany. Up to now she has been studying and working in Germany for nearly 30 years. Dr. Du is highly experienced in assisting clients with various problems encountered in transnational business concerning mainland China and Germany, especially in the following areas related to both countries: international private law, international civil procedure law, company law, contract law, real estate law, immigration law, and trademark law.
Dr. Du received her degree of Bachelor of Law with honours from Guizhou University and Sun Yat-sen University (Zhongshan University) in China. Thereafter, she pursued further education at Trier University in Germany, where she concentrated on the study and research in international private law, international civil procedure law, and international legal disputes and was awarded the degrees of Master of Laws and Doctor of Laws in 1989 and 2001 respectively. From 2001 to 2002 Dr. Du studied at the Bavaria International Trade Research Institute in Munich Germany (Bayerische Akademie für Außenwirtschaft e.V. München) and obtained her Master´s degree in Business Administration.
Between her master’s study and doctor’s study, Dr. Du undertook law research for several years in the Center of Jurisprudence Research of University Karlsruhe, Germany. After having completed her studies Dr. Du worked for several German companies, including Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where she assisted business clients by conducting market survey, designing investment plans, and providing relevant legal advice regarding doing business in China as well as in Germany.
Presently, Dr. Du continues her professional career with ProI Patent and Trademark Attorneys by offering clients consulting services relating to business establishment and general intellectual-property legal issues in China and in Germany. Her consulting activities focus on the following aspects: company formation, commercial contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property due diligence, trademark registration in China, Germany, and the European Union.
Dr. Du is fluent in German, Chinese and English.