Scott Livingston

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Covington & Burling LLP
2301 Tower C Yintai Centre
2 Jianguomenwai Avenue
Chaoyang Dist., Beijing 100022
Tel: 86.10.5910.0511






  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2008
    • cum laude
  • Boston University, B.A., 2002
  • National Taiwan University
    • International Chinese Language Program

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • English
  • Mandarin

English    中文

Scott Livingston is an associate in the firm’s Beijing office.  His practice is focused on internet & technology law, global privacy & data security, government affairs, and foreign direct investment.

Representative Matters

  • Advising multinational companies in China on developing privacy strategies and ensuring compliance with relevant PRC data privacy and personal information laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Advising an online publishing service in navigating internet licensing requirements in China, including as applied to content and services delivered from servers located outside China.
  • Advising a leading global IT company on various IP and technology related matters, and providing strategic government affairs advice.
  • Advising an international financial services company on potential Chinese regulatory regimes governing the licensing and operations of foreign electronic payment suppliers.
  • Representing a global financial services company in establishing a pilot joint venture with a major State-owned enterprise pursuant to regulations of the China Banking Regulatory Commission.
  • Advising a US hedge fund on matters related to winding down of China manufacturing WFOE and subsequent investment remittance.
  • Researched and co-authored comprehensive report on China’s approval process for inbound foreign direct investment.

Pro Bono

  • Advising The Nature Conservancy with respect to their China operations.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asia Privacy Scholars Network
  • American Bar Association

Publications and Speeches

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